Grain Valley is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 13,996 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Grain Valley is the 58th largest community in Missouri. Much of the housing stock in Grain Valley was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Grain Valley economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Grain Valley, where the median household income is $61,630.00.
Grain Valley real estate is some of the most expensive in Missouri, although Grain Valley house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Grain Valley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Grain Valley is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Grain Valley who work in office and administrative support (17.49%), sales jobs (9.92%), and management occupations (9.43%).
Also of interest is that Grain Valley has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The education level of Grain Valley citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.86% of adults in Grain Valley have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Grain Valley in 2010 was $26,619, which is upper middle income relative to Missouri, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,476 for a family of four. However, Grain Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Grain Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Grain Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Grain Valley include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Grain Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.