Grain Valley, Missouri

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Grain Valley, Missouri
City
Location of Grain Valley, Missouri
Location of Grain Valley, Missouri
Coordinates: 39°0′31″N 94°12′27″W / 39.00861°N 94.20750°W / 39.00861; -94.20750Coordinates: 39°0′31″N 94°12′27″W / 39.00861°N 94.20750°W / 39.00861; -94.20750
Country United States
State Missouri
County Jackson
Area[1]
 • Total 6.07 sq mi (15.72 km2)
 • Land 6.06 sq mi (15.70 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 794 ft (242 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 12,854
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 13,030
 • Density 2,121.1/sq mi (819.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64029
Area code(s) 816
FIPS code 29-28090[4]
GNIS feature ID 0718661[5]

Grain Valley is a city in Jackson County, Missouri, in the United States. Grain Valley is located in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and is a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. It is approx. 23 miles east of Kansas City. The population was 12,854 as of the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Grain Valley was founded in the 1870s. It was named for the general character of the grain-producing region.[6]

Geography[edit]

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)[7].

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.[1] Nickname- The Valley

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 12,854 people, 4,566 households, and 3,395 families residing 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 population.

There were 4,566 households of which 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 all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.22.

The median age in the city 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 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000,[dated info] there were 5,160 people. The city, however, estimates that currently there are approximately 12,975 people living in the city's 4,647 households. The population density was 1,075.0 people per square mile (415.1/km²). There were 2,022 housing units at an average density of 421.2 per square mile (162.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.43% White, 0.56% African American, 0.48% Asian, 0.39% Native American, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.48% of the population.

There were 1,921 households out of which 44.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 39.0% from 25 to 44, 14.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $50,118 (current estimate $64,859), and the median income for a family was $57,240. Males had a median income of $37,436 versus $27,961 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,265. About 3.9% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

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

Education[edit]

Grain Valley High School participates in several AP (Advanced Placement) courses. AP courses give students a chance to earn college credit while still in high school and are an academic challenge for students who excel in a broad range of studies. Grain Valley also participates in the A+ program giving students the chance to attend a 2 year community college or vocational school if they meet certain requirements.

In August 2010,[citation needed] Newsweek named Grain Valley High School as one the three top high schools in the Kansas City metropolitan area, along with Lincoln College Preparatory Academy and The Pembroke Hill School.

Extra Curricular[edit]

Grain Valley's High School has a show choir, concert choir, campus choir, marching band, jazz band, concert band, academic competition team, diversity club, student government, and a robotics club.

Sports[edit]

Grain Valley's High School has a football, soccer, tennis, baseball and softball, golf, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, cross country, and cheerleading teams. The middle school has the same except baseball, softball, golf, or tennis. Home of the three-time State Champion cheerleading team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 177. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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