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Grinnell, Kansas
Location within Gove County and Kansas
Location within Gove County and Kansas
KDOT map of Gove County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Gove
Founded 1880s
Incorporated 1917
Named for Moses Grinnell
Area
 • Total 0.49 sq mi (1.27 km2)
 • Land 0.49 sq mi (1.27 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,910 ft (890 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 259
 • Estimate 
(2019)
230
 • Density 469.39/sq mi (181.30/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67738
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-28900
GNIS ID 0471312
Website Info

Grinnell is a city in Gove County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 259.

History

Grinnell was named for businessman Moses Hicks Grinnell.

The first newspaper in Grinnell was the Golden Belt, in 1885.

Geography

Grinnell is located at 39°7′26″N 100°37′47″W / 39.12389°N 100.62972°W / 39.12389; -100.62972 (39.123999, -100.629852). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.51 square miles (1.32 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 162
1930 303 87.0%
1940 289 −4.6%
1950 364 26.0%
1960 396 8.8%
1970 449 13.4%
1980 410 −8.7%
1990 348 −15.1%
2000 329 −5.5%
2010 259 −21.3%
2019 (est.) 230 −11.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 259 people, 135 households, and 81 families residing in the city. The population density was 507.8 inhabitants per square mile (196.1/km2). There were 156 housing units at an average density of 305.9 per square mile (118.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 135 households, of which 14.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.0% were non-families. 38.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.92 and the average family size was 2.48.

The median age in the city was 55.9 years. 13.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.6% were from 25 to 44; 32.8% were from 45 to 64; and 32% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.1% male and 47.9% female.

Education

USD 291 Grinnell has a cooperative agreement with USD 292 Wheatland to educate high school students at Wheatland High School. The Wheatland High School mascot is a Thunderhawk.

Grinnell High School was closed with the cooperative agreement.

The Grinnell Warriors won the following Kansas State High School championships:

  • 1974 Boys Basketball - Class 1A
  • 1976 Girls Volleyball - Class 1A
  • 1979 Girls Volleyball - Class 1A
  • 1981 Girls Volleyball - Class 1A
  • 1982 Girls Volleyball - Class 1A
  • 1985 Girls Basketball - Class 1A
  • 1987 Girls Volleyball - Class 1A
  • 1988 Girls Volleyball - Class 1A

Notable people

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