Grain Valley is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 14,277 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Grain Valley is the 58th largest community in Missouri. Grain Valley has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Grain Valley, where the median household income is $70,193.00.
Unlike some cities, Grain Valley isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Grain Valley are a mix 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 (16.08%), sales jobs (9.75%), and management occupations (8.44%).
In Grain Valley, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.27 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, Grain Valley is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.59% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Grain Valley in 2010 was $29,393, which is wealthy relative to Missouri, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $117,572 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 Black or African-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 Italian and Spanish.