Gladstone is a medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 26,861 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Gladstone is the 26th largest community in Missouri.
Gladstone is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Gladstone is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gladstone who work in office and administrative support (15.98%), sales jobs (13.32%), and management occupations (9.20%).
In terms of college education, Gladstone is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.70% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Gladstone in 2010 was $26,939, which is wealthy relative to Missouri, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,756 for a family of four. However, Gladstone contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Gladstone home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gladstone residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Gladstone include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Gladstone is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.