Gladstone, Missouri Population 2024

26,706

Gladstone is a city located in Clay County and Platte County Missouri. Gladstone has a 2024 population of 26,706. Gladstone is currently declining at a rate of -0.37% annually and its population has decreased by -1.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,108 in 2020.

The average household income in Gladstone is $84,147 with a poverty rate of 11.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Gladstone is 41 years, 39.2 years for males, and 43.6 years for females.

Gladstone Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gladstone was:

  • White: 77.58%
  • Black or African American: 8.39%
  • Two or more races: 7.07%
  • Other race: 2.89%
  • Asian: 1.7%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.43%
  • Native American: 0.93%
Land Area (mi²)
8.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,305.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.48% (-402)
The current population of Gladstone, Missouri is 26,706 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 27,108.

Gladstone, Missouri Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White20,92077.58%
Black or African American2,2638.39%
Two or more races1,9077.07%
Other race7782.89%
Asian4591.7%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander3851.43%
Native American2520.93%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Gladstone Population by Race

Gladstone Population Pyramid 2024

Gladstone Median Age

41

Total

39.2

Male

43.6

Female

Gladstone Adults

There are 21,492 adults, (5,274 of whom are seniors) in Gladstone.

Gladstone Age Dependency

66.3

Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Gladstone Sex Ratio

Female13,09648.57%
Male13,86851.43%

Gladstone Population by Age

Gladstone Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All11,8382.2763.836.2
Married4,7623.028020
Non Family4,6581.1652.747.3
Female1,5353.065446
Male8832.7252.247.8

2.91

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

63.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Gladstone Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1870.96%
9th to 12th Grade1,0175.25%
High School Graduate5,97530.83%
Some College4,56923.58%
Associates Degree1,5107.79%
Bachelors Degree3,94620.36%
Graduate Degree2,17511.22%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Gladstone Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gladstone Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White15,82814,9945,048
Black1,2401,087269
Hispanic1,126972264
2+ Races799746415
Other Race553486109
Asian342319167
Native American17915669
Islander1151150

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 51.94%.

Gladstone Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$45,371$50,352$39,688
Less Than 9th Grade$35,735$47,535$0
High School Graduate$36,182$39,314$29,389
Some College$41,662$52,219$33,569
Bachelors Degree$50,567$50,616$50,441
Graduate Degree$68,940$79,519$63,004

$45,371

Average Earnings

$50,352

Average Male

$39,688

Average Female

Gladstone Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gladstone Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Gladstone Language

89.05% of Gladstone residents speak only English, while 10.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.07% of the population.

Gladstone Language

Gladstone Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White20,0021,4937.46%
Black2,26373832.61%
Hispanic2,30750922.06%
Other76626234.2%
Multiple1,9071849.65%
Islander38511028.57%
Asian459347.41%
Native25272.78%

11.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.65%

Male Poverty Rate

11.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gladstone

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gladstone is Other, with 34.2% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gladstone is Native, with 2.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.75%.

Gladstone Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.55%
High School13.4%
Some College7.01%
Bachelors or Greater3.01%

Gladstone Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed35.13%
Male Unemployed20.87%
Male Employed7.23%
Female Employed5.86%

Gladstone Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gladstone Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$68,633$84,147
Families$81,215$96,221
Married Families$90,696$-999,999,999
Non Families$43,063$61,887

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Gladstone Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

44.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Gladstone Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Gladstone Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Gladstone Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Gladstone Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,982

Number of Veterans

1,911

Male Veterans

71

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam887
First Gulf War392
Second Gulf War339
Korea211
World War II33

Gladstone Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+699
65 to 74437
35 to 54379
55 to 64377
18 to 3490

Gladstone Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,78210.05%
Black1167.84%
Hispanic453.24%
2+ Races373.49%
Other Race366.51%
Native American73.83%
Asian41.11%

Gladstone Veterans by Race

Gladstone Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gladstone Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.9%

Labor Force Participation

61%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Gladstone Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Gladstone Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Gladstone Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

53.92%

Born in Gladstone

91.5%

Native Born

8.5%

Foreign Born

3.3%

Non Citizen

5.2%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.5% of Gladstone residents were born in the United States, with 53.92% having been born in Missouri. 3.3% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Gladstone Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202926,203-101-0.38%
202826,304-100-0.38%
202726,404-101-0.38%
202626,505-100-0.38%
202526,605-101-0.38%
202426,706-100-0.37%
202326,806-101-0.38%
202226,907-154-0.57%
202127,061-47-0.17%
202027,108-443-1.61%
201927,5511780.65%
201827,3732340.86%
201727,1391120.41%
201627,0272660.99%
201526,761310.12%
201426,7305832.23%
201326,1471890.73%
201225,9582070.8%
201125,7512500.98%
201025,501-864-3.28%
200026,3651220.46%
199026,2431,2535.01%
198024,9901,5686.69%
197023,4228,92061.51%
196014,50200%
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Gladstone Population by Year