Grinnell Chamber

Residents & Relocation

Grinnell is a vibrant community with much to offer its citizens. Living in Grinnell means enjoying an exceptional quality of life where commutes are short, housing is affordable, life is great and you are part of the community. Whether you enjoy outdoor recreation, a thriving arts and culture scene, dining out at unique, independent restaurants, or being involved in a civic organization, there is something for everyone in Grinnell. The community is family-friendly and well suited for active retirement. Many volunteer opportunities exist and make living in Grinnell meaningful and sustainable for future generations. Quite simply, living in Grinnell is more than just owning a's about sharing ownership in a vibrant community.

Grinnell By the Numbers:

Founded in 1854

Population: 9,564

Average commute of residents is 14.4 minutes

5.6 square miles of land area

Grinnell College brings in students from all 50 states & 50+ countries

1.7 million people live within 75 miles of Grinnell


Iowa was ranked #6 in U.S. News and World Report of best states. Click HERE to read more. 

Interested in seeing our Iowa compares to another state when it comes to cost of living, education, business climate and more? Click HERE to visit the Iowa Economic Development Authority's state by state companion. 

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