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Glenaire, Missouri
Location of Glenaire, Missouri
Location of Glenaire, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Clay
 • Total 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Land 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
801 ft (244 m)
 • Total 545
 • Estimate 
 • Density 2,129.15/sq mi (820.69/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 816
FIPS code 29-27262
GNIS feature ID 0730105

Glenaire is a city in Clay County, Missouri, United States. The population was 545 at the 2010 census. The city is completely surrounded by the city of Liberty. It was originally referred to as "Interurban Heights" or "Belleview" because of the interurban train that ran through the area and stopped at the Belleview depot near the Belleview Dairy. It is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.


Glenaire is located at 39°13′12″N 94°27′1″W / 39.22000°N 94.45028°W / 39.22000; -94.45028 (39.220035, -94.450215).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 341
1970 505 48.1%
1980 541 7.1%
1990 597 10.4%
2000 553 −7.4%
2010 545 −1.4%
2019 (est.) 577 5.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 545 people, 220 households, and 166 families living in the city. The population density was 2,018.5 inhabitants per square mile (779.3/km2). There were 231 housing units at an average density of 855.6 per square mile (330.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.7% White, 0.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 220 households, of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.5% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 42.5 years. 22% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.5% were from 25 to 44; 31.2% were from 45 to 64; and 16.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.


Glenaire was originally the location of a resort in between the cities of Liberty and Claycomo. The resort was called Urban Lake and was home to a 14-acre (57,000 m2) lake that was open for recreational activities. The lake disappeared when the dam burst in 1945. Subsequently, in 1950 after petitioning the Clay County courts, the residents of the area celebrated the incorporation of The Village of Glenaire. In 1994 Glenaire became a 4th class city, shedding its status as a village.

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