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. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2011-2015 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 1,100
BNSF Railway Co. Railroad 1,163
Cerner Corporation Healthcare information systems (Hdq.) 4.572
Clay County Government 521
FedEx Ground Hub & Local Terminal Delivery services 610
Ford Motor Company Motor vehicle manufacturing 7,400
Garmin International, Inc. Global positioning systems contact center 114
Grainger Electric motors distribution center 400
Hallmark Cards Greeting cards distribution 700
Harrah's North Kansas City Casino & Hotel Riverboat gaming 1,000
Kearney Public Schools Education 443
Liberty Hospital Health care 1,178
Liberty School District Education 1,968
Musician's Friend Music equipment retail distribution center 400
North Kansas City Hospital Health services 3,000
North Kansas City School District Education 3,160
R R Donnelly Printing 350
Union Pacific Railroad Railroad 1,600
VML Web design, media (Hdq.) 280

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

KC's Agricultural Heritage

KC Animal Health Initiative

Advisory Board

Strategic Priorities

KC Animal Health Investment Forum