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Clay County is one of the largest and fastest-growing counties that make up the Kansas City metropolitan area with nearly 200,000 residents. The county stretches from the north bank of the Missouri River, opposite downtown Kansas City, north and northeast for some 30 miles. With 50% of its area still undeveloped, Clay County has prime land available for business and residential development.

Estimated Total Population    184,006
18 and over    136,476
Median age    35
Increase from 1990    19.90%
Largest City    Gladstone
Estimated population of city    26,365
Total Housing Units    76,230
Median value    $104,900
Total Households    72,558
Family households    50,120
Average household    size 2.5
Average family size    3
Population Over    25 120,500
High-school graduate    38,610
Some college, no degree    31,200
Associate's degree    7,056
Bachelor's degree    21,041
Graduate or professional degree    9,006
Percent graduated high school    88.70%
Percent with bachelor's or higher    24.90%
Population 16 and over    141,769
In labor force    101,627
Commuting to work    96,971
Ford Motor Co., Cerner Corp., Harrah's North Kansas City Casino, Station Casino, Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun
Management, professional    31,907
Service    13,445
Sales and office    30,003
Construction, extraction, maintenance    9,055
Production, transportation    13,587
Median Household Income   $48,347
Median Family Income   $56,772
Land Area (square miles)   396
Persons per square mile)   464.3
County Seat    Liberty
County Government Info   
Presiding Commissioner—Carol McCaslin
Courthouse Square
Liberty, MO
Tel: 816.792.7600
Fax: 816.792.7777
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Missouri Office of the Secretary of State

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