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Grain Valley, Missouri
Location of Grain Valley, Missouri
Location of Grain Valley, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Jackson
Incorporated 1945
Area
 • Total 6.14 sq mi (15.91 km2)
 • Land 6.14 sq mi (15.90 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
794 ft (242 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 12,854
 • Estimate 
(2019)
14,526
 • Density 2,366.57/sq mi (913.80/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
64029
Area code(s) 816
FIPS code 29-28090
GNIS feature ID 0718661

Grain Valley is a city in Jackson County, Missouri, United States. Grain Valley is located in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and is a suburb of Kansas City. The population was 12,854 at the 2010 census and an estimated 14,526 in 2019. It is 23 miles (37 km) east of downtown Kansas City.

History

Grain Valley was founded in the 1870s. The city was named for the general character of the grain-producing region.

Textile-Mill, established and operated since before 1878

A post office called Grain Valley has been in operation since 1879.

The Grain Valley High School marching band appeared in the 2016 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Geography

Grain Valley is located at 39°0′31″N 94°12′27″W / 39.00861°N 94.20750°W / 39.00861; -94.20750 (39.008733, -94.207465).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.07 square miles (15.72 km2), of which, 6.06 square miles (15.70 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water. Nickname- The Valley

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 80
1890 193 141.3%
1910 133
1920 354 166.2%
1930 358 1.1%
1940 362 1.1%
1950 348 −3.9%
1960 552 58.6%
1970 709 28.4%
1980 1,327 87.2%
1990 1,898 43.0%
2000 5,160 171.9%
2010 12,854 149.1%
2019 (est.) 14,526 13.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2010 census there were 12,854 people in 4,566 households, including 3,395 families, in the city. The population density was 2,121.1 inhabitants per square mile (819.0/km2). There were 4,867 housing units at an average density of 803.1 per square mile (310.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.6% White, 2.5% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.2% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.9%.

Of the 4,566 households 47.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.6% were non-families. 19.1% of households were one person and 5.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.22.

The median age was 30.5 years. 32.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 35.2% were from 25 to 44; 18.3% were from 45 to 64; and 6.8% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

Economy

The Owner–Operator Independent Drivers Association is based in Grain Valley.

Education

The Grain Valley R-V School District serves Grain Valley, as well as parts of Blue Springs, Oak Grove, and unincorporated eastern Jackson County, in the State of Missouri. The district had an enrollment of over 4000 students in 2015, up from 1659 students in 2000. Grain Valley R-V School District operates four elementary schools, two middle schools, and Grain Valley High School. Grain Valley has a public library, a branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library.

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