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Sunset over a festival on Grandview's revitalized Main Street.
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Location of Grandview, Missouri
|Incorporated||February 6, 1912|
|• Total||14.78 sq mi (38.29 km2)|
|• Land||14.73 sq mi (38.15 km2)|
|• Water||0.05 sq mi (0.14 km2)|
|Elevation||1,050 ft (320 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,687.67/sq mi (651.60/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0718686|
Grandview is a city in Jackson County, Missouri, United States. The population was 24,475 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.
A post office called Grandview has been in operation since 1889. The city was named for the view obtained from the elevated town site.
Grandview is located at 38°53′6″N 94°31′21″W / 38.88500°N 94.52250°W (38.885007, -94.522578), along U.S. Route 71, bordering Kansas City, Missouri, to the south.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.79 square miles (38.31 km2), of which, 14.73 square miles (38.15 km2) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census
The library in Grandview is part of the Mid-Continent Public Library system.
As of the census of 2010, there were 24,475 people, 9,640 households, and 6,137 families living in the city. The population density was 1,661.6 inhabitants per square mile (641.5/km2). There were 11,070 housing units at an average density of 751.5 per square mile (290.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 48.4% White (45.0% non-Hispanic white), 40.8% African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 5.1% from other races, and 4.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.7% of the population.
There were 9,640 households, of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.6% were married couples living together, 19.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.3% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.12.
The median age in the city was 33.7 years. 26.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.7% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 11.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.
According to the town's 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:
|#||Employer||# of Employees|
|1||Grandview C-4 School District||584|
|3||Mead Westvaco Calmar, Inc.||340|
|4||City of Grandview||206|
|6||Kenny's Tile & Floor Covering, Inc.||151|
|7||Maxi-Seal Harness Systems, Inc.||146|
|8||United Heating & Cooling||300|
|10||Durham School Services||123|
Grandview C-4 School District operates six elementary schools, one middle school, Grandview Alternative School and Grandview Sr. High School.
Grandview has a public library, a branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library.
- Alec Burks, 2011 1st round pick of the Utah Jazz, attended Grandview High School.
- Josh Freeman, Quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts
- Harry S. Truman, President of the United States, lived in Grandview for part of his early years.
- Martha Ellen Young Truman, mother of President Harry S. Truman.
- Xavier Williams, Defensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs attended and graduated from Grandview High School.