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Grain Valley
Jackson County, Missouri


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Statistics & Facts

The Missouri state capital is Jefferson City.
The population of Grain Valley is approximately 7,500 (2003), 12854 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 727 (1990), 4566 (2010).
The amount of land area in Grain Valley is 7.93 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Grain Valley is 4.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Grain Valley to Washington DC is 975 miles.
The distance to the Missouri state capital is 118 miles. (as the crow flies)
Grain Valley is positioned 39.00 degrees north of the equator and 94.20 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Grain Valley elevation is 793 feet above sea level.
Grain Valley median income is $ 50,118 (2000).
The Grain Valley median home price is $ 102,800 (2000).
Grain Valley average annual precipitation is 41.9 inches peryear.
Grain Valley average annual snowfall is 19.9 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 26.0 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 53.3 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 77.3 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 56.5 degrees F.


about 20 miles east of Kansas City, Missouri on I-70. Other nearby communities include Blue Springs, Oak Grove, Buckner, Lake Lotawana, Lake Tapawingo, Bates City, Lone Jack and Sibley.
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History & History Related Items

In the early 1800's, this area was explored and used extensively for trapping. Eventually, in the mid-1800's, two settlements grew up near the trapping. These were Stony Point and Pink Hill, the forerunners of Grain Valley. The area suffered greatly during the Civil War. AFter the peace was restored, the people returned to rebuild. When the Chicago and Alton Railroad surveyed in the area, they decided to bypass Pink Hill and run the tracks the two towns. As time went by, more business came and then the people began to migrate from both Pink Hill and Stony Point. The result was Grain Valley. The town was created officially on 5 September 1878. It was named because of the great abundance of grain found in the area and also because of the valley in which it was located. Grain Valley was incorporated in 1945 and continues to grow at a rapid pace in the early 21st century.

Here is a good history page for Grain Valley.
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East Kansas City Airport
The airport has a 4,501 foot lighted, hard surface runway.
Phone: (816) 228-8868.
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Grain Valley City Government

City of Grain Valley
711 Main
Grain Valley, Missouri 64029
Phone: (816) 847-6200
Fax: (816) 847-6209

Grain Valley is a city of the fourth class (2005)
It is governed by a mayor and a Board of Aldermen numbering six members. Each position is elected for a two year term with the Mayor and three Aldermen elected at the same time. The other two slots are elected in the off year election. The Board of Aldermen appoint a city administrator to run the city on a daily basis.

Grain Valley Chamber

Grain Valley Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 195
Grain Valley, MO 64029
Phone: 816-847-2627
Fax: 816-847-2555

Grain Valley Community News

Looking for the Class of 1954
I am writing to ask if anyone who reads this page knows anything about the class of l954 of Grain Valley High School, which had only 18 graduating seniors. If so, please contact me.
Thanks. Bob Gretchell

Grain Valley Organizations

Grain Valley Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 195
Grain Valley, MO 64029
Phone: 816-847-2627
Fax: 816-847-2555
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The population of Grain Valley was:
1990 - 1,898
2000 - 5,160
2002 - 6,250
2003 - 7,500
2005 - 11,000 (estimate)
2008 - 14,000 (projection)

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