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Gladstone, Missouri
City of Gladstone
Location of Gladstone, Missouri
Location of Gladstone, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Clay
 • Total 8.09 sq mi (20.94 km2)
 • Land 8.08 sq mi (20.93 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
938 ft (286 m)
 • Total 27,063
 • Estimate 
 • Density 3,402.10/sq mi (1,313.60/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s) 816
FIPS code 29-27190
Interstates I-29 (MO).svg
U.S. Routes US 69.svg US 71.svg US 169.svg
State routes MO-1.svg
Website City of Gladstone

Gladstone is a city in Clay County, Missouri, United States and a suburb of Kansas City. The City of Gladstone is located only 10 minutes from downtown Kansas City, and 10 minutes from Kansas City International Airport. As of the 2020 census, the city population was 27,063. It is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.


The Atkins-Johnson Farmhouse Property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.


Gladstone is located at 39°12′42″N 94°33′42″W / 39.21167°N 94.56167°W / 39.21167; -94.56167 (39.211752, -94.561687). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.06 square miles (20.88 km2), of which, 8.05 square miles (20.85 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water. The city is connected to nearby North Kansas City and Kansas City proper by Routes 1 and 283 as well as nearby U.S. Route 169, which sits less than a mile from the city's western border. I-29 runs near the city's southernmost tip shortly after its initial break from I-35. A handful of small subdivisions maintain independent municipalities along North Oak Trafficway, a road host to much of the area's shopping. The city is rectangular in shape, with the city limits generally extending from NE Englewood Road or NE 55th to NE 78th south to north, and N. Jackson Ave. to N. Broadway east to west. The city boundaries include a panhandle that goes south to NW 44th St. and from NW Briarcliff Ln. to Gladstone Waterworks Rd. from east to west. A portion of the panhandle was de-annexed by Kansas City and annexed by Gladstone in 2005 to bring the Gladstone Water Plant property within the Gladstone city limits.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 14,502
1970 23,422 61.5%
1980 24,990 6.7%
1990 26,243 5.0%
2000 26,365 0.5%
2010 25,410 −3.6%
2019 (est.) 27,489 8.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 25,410 people, 11,182 households, and 6,859 families living in the city. The population density was 3,156.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,218.7/km2). There were 12,148 housing units at an average density of 1,509.1 per square mile (582.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 85.8% White, 5.2% African American, 0.6% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.6% Pacific Islander, 2.6% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.3%.

Of the 11,182 households 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.7% were non-families. 32.4% of households were one person and 12.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age was 41.7 years. 21.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.5% were from 25 to 44; 28.7% were from 45 to 64; and 17.6% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.


Top employers

According to the town's 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Wal-Mart 354
2 North Kansas City School District 335
3 Hy-Vee 280
4 City of Gladstone 196
5 Van Chevrolet 155
6 The Home Depot 117
7 McDonald's 104
8 Price Chopper 66
9 Sunsmart Technologies 12
10 QuikTrip 26

Linden Woods Village is a continuing care retirement community in Gladstone and is one of the city's top employers.


Gladstone has a public library, a branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library. Gladstone is in the North Kansas City Public School District.

Notable people

  • Melana Scantlin, Miss Missouri USA 2002 and Average Joe star
  • Jerry Nolte, artist, representative to the Missouri state legislature, and Clay County Presiding Commissioner
  • Jason Johnson, former Indianapolis Colts player

See also

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