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
Incorporated 1945[1]
Area[2]
 • 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)[3]
 • Total 12,854
 • Estimate (2016)[4] 13,684
 • Density 2,100/sq mi (820/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code 64029
Area code(s) 816
FIPS code 29-28090[5]
GNIS feature ID 0718661[6]

Grain Valley is a city in Jackson County, Missouri, United States. Grain Valley is located in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and is a suburb of Kansas City. The population was 12,854 at the 2010 census[7] and an estimated 13,684 in 2016.[4] It is 23 miles (37 km) east of downtown Kansas City.

History[edit]

Grain Valley was founded in the 1870s.[8] The city was named for the general character of the grain-producing region.[9] A post office called Grain Valley has been in operation since 1879.[10]

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).[11]

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.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
188080
1890193141.3%
1910133
1920354166.2%
19303581.1%
19403621.1%
1950348−3.9%
196055258.6%
197070928.4%
19801,32787.2%
19901,89843.0%
20005,160171.9%
201012,854149.1%
Est. 201613,684[4]6.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] 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[5] of 2000,[needs update] 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]

The Grain Valley R-V School District serves Grain Valley, as well as parts of Blue Springs, Oak Grove, and unincorporated eastern Jackson County, in the State of Missouri. The district had an enrollment of over 4000 students in 2015, up from 1659 students in 2000.[13]

Grain Valley R-V School District operates four elementary schools, two middle schools, and Grain Valley High School.[14]

Grain Valley has a public library, a branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://cityofgrainvalley.org/about-the-city/history/
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  4. ^ a b c "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Grain Valley city, Missouri". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  8. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 177.
  9. ^ "Jackson County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  13. ^ "Missouri Comprehensive Data System - District and School Information". mcds.dese.mo.gov. Retrieved 2016-01-09.
  14. ^ "Grain Valley R-V School District". Great Schools. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  15. ^ "Locations". Mid-Continent Public Library. Retrieved 17 March 2018.

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