Grain Valley Report Card

Demographic and Socioeconomic Indicators

According to the 2013-2017 population estimates, the city of Grain Valley had 13,480 residents. Of these, 47.7% were male and 52.3% were female. 90.7% of the population in Grain Valley identified as White and 5.5% identified as Hispanic or Latino. Additionally, 7.3% of Grain Valley residents are living below the poverty level.

Life Expectancy in Grain Valley

Life Expectancy at birth provides an estimate of the number of years a person is expected to live. A high life expectancy can be attributed to a number of factors, including improved lifestyle, better education, higher income, and greater access to healthcare. A low life expectancy can bring to light existing health disparities in a community, such as crime, poverty, and poor access to affordable healthcare. In Grain Valley, life expectancy ranges from 80.2 to 80.4. Census Tract 140.07 is 22nd and Census Tract 140.06 is 19th out of the 78 Census Tracts in all of EJC. Life expectancy in Grain Valley is higher than EJC's life expectancy at 77.7. 

National Center for Health Statistics. U.S. Small-Area Life Expectancy Estimates Project (USALEEP): Life Expectancy Estimates File for {Jurisdiction}, 2010-2015]. National Center for Health Statistics. 2018. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/usaleep/usaleep.html.

Community Comments

Top Health Concerns:

1. 44% of Grain Valley residents identified Overweight and Obesity as a top health concern.

2. 39% of Grain Valley residents identified Distracted Driving as a top health concern.

3. 28% of Grain Valley residents identified Alcohol and Drug Use as a top health concern. 

Top Factors for a Health Community:

1. 45% of Grain Valley residents identified Safe Neighborhoods as a top healthy community factor.

2. 44% of Grain Valley residents identified Good Schools as a top healthy community factor.

3. 25% of Grain Valley residents identified Good Place to Raise Children as a top healthy community factor. 

Fluoride:

Approximately 52% of Grain Valley residents say that safe amounts of fluoride should be added to the drinking water.

Policy in Place: Not Currently

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Tobacco 21:

Approximately 88% of Grain Valley residents say the minimum age of purchase and sale of tobacco products should be 21.

Policy in Place: Not Currently

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Clean Indoor Air:

Approximately 88% of Grain Valley residents say tobacco products should not be allowed to be used inside all public places.

Policy in Place: Not Currently

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Electronic Cigarettes:

Approximately 72% of Grain Valley residents say electronic cigarette use should not be allowed inside all public places.

Policy in Place: Not Currently 

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Tobacco and Alcohol Retailers:

Approximately 53% of Grain Valley residents say the city should limit the number of tobacco and alcohol retailers.

Policy in Place: Partially

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Food Inspection Scores:

Approximately 87% of Grain Valley residents say restaurants should be ranked or graded based on their food inspection score.

Policy in Place: Not Currently

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