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Granger, Iowa
Granger Post Office
Granger Post Office
Location of Granger, Iowa
Location of Granger, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
Counties Dallas, Polk
Area
 • Total 1.67 sq mi (4.32 km2)
 • Land 1.67 sq mi (4.32 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
889 ft (271 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,654
 • Density 991.61/sq mi (382.83/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50109
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-32160
GNIS feature ID 0457046

Granger is a city in Dallas and Polk counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 1,654 at the time of the 2020 census, up 184% from 583 in 2000. It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Granger is located at 41°45′42″N 93°49′26″W / 41.76167°N 93.82389°W / 41.76167; -93.82389 (41.761672, -93.823921).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.45 square miles (3.76 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

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Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1910 225 —    
1920 324 +44.0%
1930 319 −1.5%
1940 324 +1.6%
1950 300 −7.4%
1960 468 +56.0%
1970 661 +41.2%
1980 619 −6.4%
1990 624 +0.8%
2000 583 −6.6%
2010 1,244 +113.4%
2020 1,654 +33.0%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
GrangerIowaPopPlot
The population of Granger, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,244 people, 461 households, and 330 families living in the city. The population density was 857.9 inhabitants per square mile (331.2/km2). There were 490 housing units at an average density of 337.9 per square mile (130.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.5% White, 0.3% African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 461 households, of which 44.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.4% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the city was 32 years. 30.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 34.7% were from 25 to 44; 17.7% were from 45 to 64, and 11.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.

Education

The Woodward-Granger Community School District serves most of the children in Granger, but the Johnston Community School District also serves a section of Granger.

The nearest Catholic school of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Des Moines is St. Pius X School in Urbandale. The diocese formerly operated Assumption Catholic School in Granger. Circa 2013 it had about 82-92 students. In 2016 that was down to 62. In addition to the enrollment drop, the school's expenses grew. The school closed in 2016. The area Catholic high school is Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines.

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