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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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,273
Male Share of the Population46.5%
Female Share of the Population53.5%
Senior Citizens9.2%
Employed Population 16+6,694
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married53.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27%
Median Earnings25+$39,001
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,031
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,047

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,602
% Above Poverty Level91.7%
% Below Poverty Level8.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone25.5%
Median Gross Rent$971
Median House Value$151,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.1%
German17%
Irish8.9%
English8.8%
Italian2.4%
French Except Basque2%
Scottish1.8%
Polish1.3%
Swedish1.1%
Dutch1.1%
Welsh1%
Swiss0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Russian0.1%
Czech0.1%
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Grain Valley Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jackson County
Standard Zip Codes64029
Phone Area Codes816
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude39
Approximate Longitude-94.2

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)

StationLEES SUMMIT REED WLR
Distance11.6 miles
Jan Temp15 to 34 F
Apr Temp42 to 63 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip41.1 inches
StationINDEPENDENCE
Distance13.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp42 to 64 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 67 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches
StationKANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN AP
Distance22.7 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp46 to 67 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 69 F
Annual Precip35.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bates City244$50,625
Blue Springs53,641$75,945
Buckner3,082$54,821
Lake Lotawana2,274$96,792
Lake Tapawingo718$84,792
Oak Grove7,844$61,836

Grain Valley Public Schools

Grain Valley Early Childhd Ctr
31604 Ne Pink Hill Road
ZIP: 64029
(816) 847-5006
Primary
Total Enrollment 68
Grain Valley High
551 Sw Eagles Pkwy
ZIP: 64029
(816) 847-5000
High
Total Enrollment 1112
Grain Valley North Middle Schl
31608 Ne Pink Hill Road
ZIP: 64029
(816) 994-4800
Middle
Total Enrollment 282
Grain Valley South Middle Schl
901 Se Ryan Rd
ZIP: 64029
(816) 229-3499
Middle
Total Enrollment 632
Matthews Elem.
144 Mcquerry Rd
ZIP: 64029
(816) 229-4870
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
Prairie Branch Elem.
2100 Dillingham Rd
ZIP: 64029
(816) 847-5070
Primary
Total Enrollment 532
Sni-a-bar Elem.
701 Sw Eagles Pkwy
ZIP: 64029
(816) 847-5020
Primary
Total Enrollment 503
Stony Point Elem.
1001 W Ryan Rd
ZIP: 64029
(816) 847-7800
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
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