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Overview

Introduction to Grain Valley, Missouri

Grain Valley, Missouri, in Jackson county, is located 12 miles SE of Independence, Missouri (center to center) and is 21 miles E of Kansas City, Missouri. The people of the city are in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Grain Valley has a population of 5,160.

Grain Valley History

Grain Valley was originally inhabited by the Osage Indian tribe. The early white settlers came from Tennessee, Virginia, and Kentucky. The city was founded on September 5, 1878. Due to the abundance of grain, the city was named Grain Valley. The Christian Church was the first church of the area, which was established in 1883. In its initial year, Grain Valley was a small farming community. The city was incorporated in 1945.

Grain Valley and nearby Attractions

  • Missouri Town 1855
  • George Owens Nature Park
  • National Frontier Trails Museum
  • Harry S. Truman National Historic Site
  • Kansas City Museum
  • Watkins Mill State Park

Things To Do In Grain Valley

Grain Valley provides easy access to a number of historical sites and museums including the Harry S. Truman Farm Home, Pleasant Hill Historical Society Museum, Walt Disney House and Garage, Fort Osage, and National Frontier Trails Museum. One can also plan a trip to the Watkins Mill State Park, which offers several recreational facilities. Apart from these, the city hosts the Valley Fair Daze every year in the month of September.

Grain Valley Transportation

East Kansas City Airport is close by.

Grain Valley Higher Education

Metropolitan Community College, Devry Institute of Technology, and University of Missouri-Kansas City are the centers of higher education.

People

Total Population 13,134
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 7.9%
Employed Population 16+ 6,591
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 53.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,398
% Above Poverty Level 88%
% Below Poverty Level 12%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 22.1%
Median Gross Rent $991
Median House Value $154,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19%
US/American 0%
English 6.8%
Irish 8.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Grain Valley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles SE of Independence, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles E of Kansas City, Missouri
County Jackson
Metro Area Kansas City
Standard Zip Codes 64029
Phone Area Codes 816
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.015
Longitude -94.198

Grain Valley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LEES SUMMIT REED WLR
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 41.1 inches
Station INDEPENDENCE
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 67 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Station KANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN AP
Distance 22.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 69 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bates City 235 $48,958
Blue Springs 53,364 $73,820
Buckner 3,077 $57,250
Lake Lotawana 2,100 $94,000
Lake Tapawingo 689 $87,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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GRAIN VALLEY HIGH
551 AA HWY
816-847-5000
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 572 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

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