Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri Population 2023

16,229

Fort Leonard Wood is a city located in Pulaski County Missouri. With a 2023 population of 16,229, it is the 55th largest city in Missouri and the 2798th largest city in the United States.Fort Leonard Wood is currently growing at a rate of 0.56% annually and its population has increased by 1.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,959 in 2020. Spanning over 23 miles, Fort Leonard Wood has a population density of 705 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fort Leonard Wood is $63,888 with a poverty rate of 1.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fort Leonard Wood is 20.6 years, 20.5 years for males, and 20.8 years for females.

Fort Leonard Wood Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fort Leonard Wood was:

  • White: 61.47%
  • Black or African American: 18.45%
  • Two or more races: 6.27%
  • Asian: 5.77%
  • Other race: 4.42%
  • Native American: 2.42%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.2%
The current population of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri is 16,229 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 15,959.

Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Fort Leonard Wood Population by Race

Fort Leonard Wood Population Pyramid 2023

Fort Leonard Wood Median Age

20.6

Total

20.5

Male

20.8

Female

Fort Leonard Wood Adults

There are 12,079 adults, (11 of whom are seniors) in Fort Leonard Wood.

Fort Leonard Wood Age Dependency

22.5

Age Dependency Ratio

0.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Leonard Wood Sex Ratio

Female4,96533.59%
Male9,81466.41%

Fort Leonard Wood Population by Age

Fort Leonard Wood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

4.02

Average Family Size

3.23

Average Household Size

0.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fort Leonard Wood Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fort Leonard Wood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fort Leonard Wood Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 97.8%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 30.97%.

Fort Leonard Wood Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$36,454

Average Earnings

$43,193

Average Male

$32,684

Average Female

Fort Leonard Wood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fort Leonard Wood Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fort Leonard Wood Language

77.59% of Fort Leonard Wood residents speak only English, while 22.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.22% of the population.

Fort Leonard Wood Language

Fort Leonard Wood Poverty by Race

rate

1.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.59%

Male Poverty Rate

5.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Leonard Wood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Leonard Wood is Multiple, with 15.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Leonard Wood is Asian, with 0.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 3.19%.

Fort Leonard Wood Poverty

Fort Leonard Wood Poverty Rate by Education

Fort Leonard Wood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fort Leonard Wood Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fort Leonard Wood Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

29.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

25.7%

Male Marriage Rate

36.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Leonard Wood Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fort Leonard Wood Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Fort Leonard Wood Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fort Leonard Wood Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

734

Number of Veterans

620

Male Veterans

114

Female Veterans

Fort Leonard Wood Veterans by War

Fort Leonard Wood Veterans by Age

count

Fort Leonard Wood Veterans by Race

Fort Leonard Wood Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Leonard Wood Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

88.6%

Labor Force Participation

22.4%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Leonard Wood Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Leonard Wood Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Leonard Wood 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

8.76%

Born in Fort Leonard Wood

83.38%

Native Born

9.23%

Foreign Born

5.65%

Non Citizen

3.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.38% of Fort Leonard Wood residents were born in the United States, with 8.76% having been born in Missouri. 5.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Fort Leonard Wood Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Fort Leonard Wood Population by Year