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Overview

Introduction to Gladstone, Missouri

Gladstone, Missouri, in Clay county, is located 7 miles N of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is included in the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 26,365 people resided in Gladstone.

Gladstone History

Gladstone is located in Clay County, which was organized on January 2, 1822 and was named after Henry Clay who was the U.S. Representative from Kentucky. Gladstone was originally named as Linden. It adopted its present name in 1952. The city is informally nicknamed as Happy Rock.

Gladstone and nearby Attractions

  • Meadowbrook Shopping Center
  • Timber Ridge Golf Park
  • Strawberry Hill Museum
  • Worlds of Fun
  • Walt Disney House and Garage
  • Weston Bend State Park

Things To Do In Gladstone

During your stay in Gladstone, one can visit the Strawberry Hill Museum, Children's Museum of Kansas City, and Kansas City Museum. The City Market and Worlds of Fun are also in the neighborhood. One can shop at the Meadowbrook Shopping Center. The Timber Ridge Golf Park is an ideal destination for the golf lovers. The Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site, Fort Osage, and Harry S. Truman National Historic Site are some of the popular tourist destinations. The city also hosts the Bluesfest and Gladfest every year.

Gladstone Transportation

Kansas City International Airport is less than an hour's drive away.

Gladstone Higher Education

Metropolitan Community College, Metropolitan Community Colleges, and Park University are nearby.

People

Total Population 26,309
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 18.1%
Employed Population 16+ 12,846
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 47.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.9%
Median Earnings25+ $33,015
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,071
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,530

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,281
% Above Poverty Level 87.9%
% Below Poverty Level 12.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.6%
Median Gross Rent $771
Median House Value $131,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.8%
US/American 0%
English 10.7%
Irish 16.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Gladstone Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 7 miles N of Kansas City, Missouri
County Clay
Metro Area Kansas City
Standard Zip Codes 64116, 64118, 64119, 64155, 64156, 64165, 64166
Phone Area Codes 816
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.203
Longitude -94.554

Gladstone Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station KANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN AP
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 69 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
Station EDGERTON
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 68 F
Jul Temp 65 to 90 F
Oct Temp 42 to 70 F
Annual Precip 39 inches
Station OLATHE 3 E
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 45 to 67 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Gladstone, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Kans City (64116)

Kans Cty (64116)

Kansas Cty (64116)

Village of Oakview (64118)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Avondale 392 $53,750
Claycomo 1,457 $45,313
Houston Lake 347 $78,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Gladstone High Schools

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731 NE 76TH ST
816-437-3607
A Non-traditional School
Serves 5 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.8

Gladstone Colleges

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