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Granger, Iowa
—  City  —
Location of Granger, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°45′42″N 93°49′26″W / 41.76167°N 93.82389°W / 41.76167; -93.82389
Country  United States
State  Iowa
Counties Dallas, Polk
Area
 - Total 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 - Land 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 889 ft (271 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 583
 - Density 1,136.6/sq mi (438.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
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 583 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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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)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

"Hot" and "Cold" water towers

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 583 people, 245 households, and 150 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,136.6 people per square mile (441.4/km²). There were 265 housing units at an average density of 516.6/sq mi (200.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.63% White, 0.17% African American, 0.86% Asian, 0.34% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population.

There were 245 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.4% were non-families. 35.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,442, and the median income for a family was $47,750. Males had a median income of $34,125 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,110. About 2.8% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.

Trivia

Granger is well known for having two water towers, with one labeled HOT and the other labeled COLD.

References

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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