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Grain Valley, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Grain Valley had a population of 13,418 as of July 1, 2015. Grain Valley ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Grain Valley is located at latitude 39.0156 and longitude -94.2081 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Grain Valley (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 794 feet.

The City of Grain Valley (GNIS ID: 2394945) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Grain Valley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Grain Valley, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 13,418
Population in Households 13,387
Population in Familes 11,362
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density1 2,213
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 4,750
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 3,518
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,960 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,133 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,617 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 210 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $182,656
Average Home Value $199,936


Median Household Income $61,775
Average Household Income $71,307
Per Capita Income $25,574
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.82% 0.73%
Households 0.76% 0.7%
Families 0.68% 0.63%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   2.33%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Grain Valley, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grain Valley to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 63 94th
Population Density1 # 95 91st
Diversity Index2 # 202 80th
Median Household Income # 108 90th
Per Capita Income # 204 80th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.