Grain Valley, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Grain Valley, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Grain Valley had a population of 14,130 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

The City of Grain Valley is located within Township of Sni-A-Bar, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

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, 2018.

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Grain Valley, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 14,130
Population in Households 14,099
Population in Familes 11,919
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density1 2,326
Diversity Index2 24


Median Household Income $63,899
Average Household Income $76,220
Per Capita Income $27,192


Total Housing Units 5,101 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,084 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,890 (37.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 127 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $171,671
Average Home Value $193,310


Total Households 4,974
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 3,689
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.15% 0.93%
Households 1.04% 0.82%
Families 1.01% 0.82%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

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, 2018 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 # 62 94th
Population Density # 92 91st
Diversity Index # 208 80th
Median Household Income # 141 86th
Per Capita Income # 273 74th

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