Clay County, Missouri

Demographic Snapshot

Clay County Kansas City MSA United States
Population, 2017 239,085 2,128,912 325,719,178
Population % Ch., 2007-2017 13.2% 7.47% 7.99%
Median Age, 2016 36.6 37.4 37.9
Land Area (sq. mi.) 397.3 7,950 3,531,905
High School Grads, 2016 92% 91.4% 87%
College Grads, 2016 31% 35% 30.3%
Labor Force, 2017 134,661 1,128,859 160,320,000
Unemployment Rate, 2017 3.3% 3.8% 4.4%
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 1,150 
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  Healthcare   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 Greeting cards  1,364
Harrah's North Kansas City Casino & Hotel Riverboat gaming 1,032
Ingredion  Starch & by-products
manufacturing
205 
Liberty Hospital Healthcare 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 Country Economic Development Council

  • T.J. Berry, Executive Director
  • 7001 North Locust Street, Suite 123
  • Kansas City, MO 64118
  • Email: tj@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