Gladstone, a small city in Missouri, has a population of approximately 27,000. Retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (17%) here than nationally (14%). Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 36% of residents rent. The average rent of $881 per month is roughly equal to the state average.
Gladstone has a relatively large number of residents over the age of 25 who have earned a high school degree or GED (22%) compared to the national average. Additionally, 14% possess a Bachelor's degree and 6% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Gladstone. The four most common are retail, healthcare, entertainment, and manufacturing. Combined, these industries account for 27% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 10% of residents work in sales, making it the top field in the city. With an average annual income of around $67,000, Gladstone workers earn about the same as the average Missouri resident. Gladstone, however, compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345.
Gladstone residents have an average commute of about 24 minutes. Many residents (47%) commute to work by car, while public transportation is not extensively used. A small percentage of residents commute to work on foot.