Concordia is a city in Lafayette County, Missouri. The population was 2,450 at the 2010 census.
The city was named after a place mentioned in the poem Das Lied der Glocke by Friedrich Schiller. A post office called Concordia has been in operation since 1865.
Founded in 1860 and was platted in 1868 by its mostly German population, the City of Concordia is a community of citizens with a strong work ethic, family values and vision for the future, based on traditional values and progressive leadership. Located midway between Kansas City and Columbia, Concordia offers a rural lifestyle to its 2,360 residents. Throughout the years, Concordia has developed the reputation for being a clean, well-kept community that offers residents an abundance of parks, recreational choices and a quiet, peaceful rural community atmosphere. But this community offers so much more. Concordia has become a great place to live, raise a family and retire, offering both a public and a private school system serving students from preschool through grade 12, health care services, senior center, and a retirement/nursing home.
From our busy downtown business district to relaxing at the Family Aquatic Center to quiet city parks or fishing and boating at the beautiful Edwin A. Pape city lake, Concordia provides a safe destination for adventure and getaway. As Mayor, and on behalf of 2,450 Concordian’s, I invite you to enjoy all Concordia has to offer during your trip through Missouri. A stop in Concordia can make lasting memories, whether you are a first-time visitor or life-long resident.