Dexter, Missouri Population 2023

7,945

Dexter is a city located in Stoddard County Missouri. With a 2023 population of 7,945, it is the 110th largest city in Missouri and the 4910th largest city in the United States.Dexter is currently growing at a rate of 0.08% annually and its population has increased by 0.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,927 in 2020. Spanning over 7 miles, Dexter has a population density of 1,103 people per square mile.

The average household income in Dexter is $41,531 with a poverty rate of 30.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Dexter is 41 years, 40.2 years for males, and 41.8 years for females.

Dexter Demographics

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

  • White: 98.36%
  • Black or African American: 0.92%
  • Two or more races: 0.72%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
The current population of Dexter, Missouri is 7,945 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,927.

Dexter, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Dexter Population by Race

Dexter Population Pyramid 2023

Dexter Median Age

41

Total

40.2

Male

41.8

Female

Dexter Adults

There are 5,982 adults, (1,727 of whom are seniors) in Dexter.

Dexter Age Dependency

84.9

Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Dexter Sex Ratio

Female4,52357.49%
Male3,34442.51%

Dexter Population by Age

Dexter Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.22

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

57.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dexter Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Dexter Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dexter Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 67.54%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 10.18%.

Dexter Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$27,894

Average Earnings

$39,803

Average Male

$20,365

Average Female

Dexter Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dexter Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Dexter Language

98.94% of Dexter residents speak only English, while 1.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.06% of the population.

Dexter Language

Dexter Poverty by Race

rate

30.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.48%

Male Poverty Rate

29.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dexter

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dexter is Black, with 81.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dexter is White, with 30.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.87%.

Dexter Poverty

Dexter Poverty Rate by Education

Dexter Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dexter Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dexter Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.2%

Male Marriage Rate

34.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Dexter Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Dexter Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Dexter Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dexter Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

694

Number of Veterans

659

Male Veterans

35

Female Veterans

Dexter Veterans by War

Dexter Veterans by Age

count

Dexter Veterans by Race

Dexter Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dexter Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48.8%

Labor Force Participation

48%

Employment Rate

1.6%

Unemployment Rate

Dexter Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Dexter Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Dexter Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

75.79%

Born in Dexter

98.73%

Native Born

0.52%

Foreign Born

0.52%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.73% of Dexter residents were born in the United States, with 75.79% having been born in Missouri. 0.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Dexter Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Dexter Population by Year