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Gladstone, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Gladstone had a population of 26,927 as of July 1, 2018. Gladstone ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gladstone is located at latitude 39.213 and longitude -94.559 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gladstone (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 942 feet.

The City of Gladstone (GNIS ID: 2394907) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Gladstone is located within Township of Gallatin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clay County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gladstone population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gladstone: Evanston, Linden, Thomas Heights.

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Gladstone, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 26,927
Population in Households 26,873
Population in Familes 20,326
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density2 3,349
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $55,477
Average Household Income $71,379
Per Capita Income $31,297


Total Housing Units 12,582 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,531 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,279 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 772 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $143,927
Average Home Value $169,831


Total Households 11,810
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 7,098
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.71% 0.84%
Households 0.66% 0.83%
Families 0.42% 0.69%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

Gladstone, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gladstone to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 27 97th
Population Density # 58 94th
Diversity Index # 77 93rd
Median Household Income # 256 75th
Per Capita Income # 138 87th

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