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Overview

Introduction to Grandview, Missouri

Grandview, Missouri, in Jackson county, is located 10 miles SE of Overland Park, Kansas and 15 miles S of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is located in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Grandview History

Grandview was originally known a small farming community as was known as Anderson District. It was named after John Anderson; the owner of the first general store of the area. The city adopted its present name in the late 1800s. The Kansas City Southern railroad opened a terminal in the city in 1912. Grandview is the hometown of Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States.

Grandview and nearby Attractions

  • Harry S Truman Farm
  • Depot Museum
  • Kansas City Zoo
  • Strawberry Hill Museum
  • Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site
  • Hillsdale State Park

Things To Do In Grandview

The Wonderscope Children's Museum, the Pleasant Hill Historical Society Museum, the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site and the Walt Disney House and Garage are some popular sites located in and around Grandview. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Minor Park Golf Course. Local shopping centers include the Truman Corners Shopping Center and Meadows Shopping Center.

Grandview Transportation

Kansas City International is the nearest major airport.

Grandview Higher Education

The Devry Institute of Technology, the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Metropolitan Community College are some of the local colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 24,997
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 10.9%
Employed Population 16+ 11,658
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 39.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20%
Median Earnings25+ $30,582
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,469
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,401

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,040
% Above Poverty Level 81.7%
% Below Poverty Level 18.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.1%
Median Gross Rent $741
Median House Value $105,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 56%
US/American 0%
English 6.6%
Irish 11.8%

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

Grandview Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles SE of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles S of Kansas City, Missouri
County Jackson
Metro Area Kansas City
Standard Zip Codes 64030
Phone Area Codes 816
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.885
Longitude -94.532

Grandview 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 10.7 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 OLATHE 3 E
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 45 to 67 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches
Station INDEPENDENCE
Distance 16.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belton 23,209 $62,191
Greenwood 5,400 $76,605
Lake Winnebago 1,287 $103,359

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

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Grandview High Schools

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GRANDVIEW SR. HIGH
2300 HIGH GROVE RD
816-316-5800
Serves 1,337 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

GRANDVIEW ALTERNATIVE SCH.
1001 MAIN ST
816-316-5150
A Non-traditional School

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