Berkeley, Missouri Population 2020

8,801

Berkeley is a city located in Missouri. With a 2020 population of 8,801, it is the 86th largest city in Missouri and the 3361st largest city in the United States. Berkeley is currently declining at a rate of -0.54% annually and its population has decreased by -1.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,978 in 2010. Berkeley reached it's highest population of 19,743 in 1970. Spanning over 5 miles, Berkeley has a population density of 1,774 people per square mile.

The average household income in Berkeley is $40,525 with a poverty rate of 17.00%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $976 per month, and the median house value is $64,700. The median age in Berkeley is 35.2 years, 34.3 years for males, and 35.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 85.8 males.

Berkeley Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Berkeley was:

  • Black or African American: 82.27%
  • White: 16.75%
  • Two or more races: 0.75%
  • Other race: 0.23%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Berkeley, Missouri is 8,801, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,897.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,978.

Berkeley, Missouri Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American7,39782.27%
White1,50616.75%
Two or More Races670.75%
Some Other Race210.23%

Berkeley Population Pyramid 2020

Berkeley Median Age

35.2


Total

34.3


Male

35.9


Female

Berkeley Adults

There are 6,587 adults, (1,245 of whom are seniors) in Berkeley.

Berkeley Age Dependency

68.3

Age Dependency Ratio

23.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45

Child Dependency Ratio

Berkeley Sex Ratio

Female

4,838

53.81%

Male

4,153

46.19%

Berkeley Households and Families

Berkeley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Berkeley Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married64%36%
Non Family51.6%48.4%
All48.5%51.5%
Female39%61%
Male29.6%70.4%

48.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,6022.4648.5
Non Family1,5181.251.6
Female9753.3139
Married7473.764
Male3622.8929.6

3.26

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Berkeley Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2023.44%
9th to 12th Grade66411.31%
High School Graduate1,76430.04%
Some College1,94833.17%
Associates Degree4177.10%
Bachelors Degree5459.28%
Graduate Degree3335.67%

Berkeley Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black4,5553,887503
White1,1991,060365
Hispanic8241
Multiple Races281010
Other Race99

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 35.71%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,234$24,186$21,832
Less Than High School$$8,571$19,886
High School Grad$21,315$20,861$21,650
Some College$25,552$33,099$21,463
Bachelors Degree$31,518$40,750$30,446
Graduate Degree$31,061$$37,788

$22,234

Average Earnings

$24,186

Average Male

$21,832

Average Female

Berkeley Language

Berkeley Language by Age

Berkeley Language

96.24% of Berkeley residents speak only English, while 3.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.46% of the population.

Berkeley Poverty

Berkeley Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black7,3471,20716.43%
White1,32522316.83%
Hispanic1167564.66%
Multiple6745.97%

17.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.57%

Male Poverty Rate

19.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Berkeley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Berkeley is Hispanic, with 64.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Berkeley is Multiple, with 5.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.03%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.04%
Bachelors or Greater19.02%
Some College17.24%
High School6.53%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed45.39%
Female Employed13.05%
Male Employed6.76%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Berkeley Income

Berkeley Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,874$40,525
Families$38,298$42,536
Married Families$53,060-
Non Families$26,195$34,599

Berkeley Marital Status

Berkeley Marital Status

Marriage Rates

24.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

25.7%

Male Marriage Rate

22.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Berkeley Married by Age and Sex

Berkeley Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Berkeley Marital Status by Race

Berkeley Veterans

536

Number of Veterans

520

Male Veterans

16

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam266
First Gulf War66
Korea4
World War II
Second Gulf War

$Berkeley Veterans by Education

2.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berkeley Employment Status

65.2%

Labor Force Participation

58.2%

Employment Rate

10.7%

Unemployment Rate

Berkeley Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

77.66%

Born in Missouri

98.57%

Native Born

1.43%

Foreign Born

1.31%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.57% of Berkeley residents were born in the United States, with 77.66% having been born in Missouri. 1.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20208,801-48-0.54%
20198,849-48-0.54%
20188,897-34-0.38%
20178,931-48-0.53%
20168,979-76-0.84%
20159,055-21-0.23%
20149,076-19-0.21%
20139,095-23-0.25%
20129,118-5-0.05%
20119,123-13-0.14%
20109,136-927-0.96%
200010,063-2,387-2.11%
199012,450-3,472-2.43%
198015,922-3,821-2.13%
197019,7431,0670.56%
196018,67613,40813.49%
19505,2682,6917.41%
19402,5770.00%