Clay County, Missouri

Demographic Snapshot

Clay County Kansas City MSA United States
Population, 2016 239,085 2,104,509 323,127,513
Population % Ch., 2007-2016 13.2% 4.4% 6.8%
Median Age, 2015 36.6 35.9 37.8
Land Area (sq. mi.) 397.3 7,950 3,531,905
High School Grads, 2015 92% 91.2% 87.1%
College Grads, 2015 31% 35.8% 30.6%
Labor Force, 2016 134,661 1,126,141 158,968,000
Unemployment Rate, 2016 3.3% 3.8% 4.5%
Note: Educational Attainment rates are for the population 25 years and older. Annual education attainment rates are not available for communities under 25,000 population. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, American Community Survey; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Major Employers

 
Company
Type of Operation
Employees
Ameristar Casino  Riverboat gaming 1,150
C&C Produce Produce wholesaler 90
Cerner Corporation  Healthcare information systems (Hdq.)  3,623
CEVA Logistics Freight forwarding, contract logistics, transportation and distribution management 390
City of Gladstone Government  200 
Clay County Government  521
Cook Composites & Polymers Chemical manufacturing (Hdq.)  200 
Delden Manufacturing Co. Window & door manufacturing  228 
Excelsior Springs Hospital   Health care  201
FedEx Ground Hub & Local Terminal  Delivery services  610
Ferrelgas LGP marketing & energy services  200 
Ford Motor Company  Motor vehicle manufacturing  7,500 
Grupo Antolin North America Automotive manufacturing   300
Hallmark Cards, Inc. Greeting cards  1,364
Harrah's North Kansas City Casino & Hotel Riverboat gaming 1,032
Ingredion Starch & by-products manufacturing 205
Liberty Hospital  Health care  1,213
Liberty School District  Education  1,985
Liberty, City of   Government 185
Magna Seating of America Automotive seating manufacturing  273
Musician's Friend  Music equipment retail distribution center  400 
North Kansas City Hospital   Health services 2,513
North Kansas City School District  Education  3,186
Ply-Gem   Viny siding & related products manufacturing (Hdq.)  225
R R Donnelly Printing 350
Tnemec Co., Inc.  Industrial coatings manufacturing  145
U.S. Treasury Government  131
Union Pacific Railroad  Railroad  1,600 
VML  Web design, media (Hdq.)  587 
Wagner Logistics Trucking, warehousing, and logistics (Hdq.)  190 
Waller Trucking Trucking & transportation  220 

Contact Information

Clay County Economic Development Council

  • Jim Hampton, Executive Director
  • 1251 N.W. Briarcliff Parkway, Suite 25
  • Kansas City, MO 64116
  • Email: jimh@clayedc.com
  • Phone: 816.468.4989
  • Website: www.clayedc.com

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