Imperial, Missouri Population 2023

4,317

Imperial is a city located in Jefferson County Missouri. With a 2023 population of 4,317, it is the 166th largest city in Missouri and the 7234th largest city in the United States.Imperial is currently declining at a rate of -0.69% annually and its population has decreased by -12.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,947 in 2020. Spanning over 6 miles, Imperial has a population density of 823 people per square mile.

The average household income in Imperial is $74,215 with a poverty rate of 9.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Imperial is 38.5 years, 37.9 years for males, and 39.4 years for females.

Imperial Demographics

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

  • White: 94.14%
  • Two or more races: 4.12%
  • Asian: 0.95%
  • Black or African American: 0.59%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.20%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Imperial, Missouri is 4,317 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,947.

Imperial, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Other race

Imperial Population by Race

Imperial Population Pyramid 2023

Imperial Median Age

38.5

Total

37.9

Male

39.4

Female

Imperial Adults

There are 3,500 adults, (722 of whom are seniors) in Imperial.

Imperial Age Dependency

78.1

Age Dependency Ratio

26

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Imperial Sex Ratio

Female2,27145.91%
Male2,67654.09%

Imperial Population by Age

Imperial Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.18

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

85.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Imperial Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Imperial Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Imperial Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 51.72%.

Imperial Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$40,860

Average Earnings

$52,691

Average Male

$31,972

Average Female

Imperial Earnings by Educational Attainment

Imperial Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Imperial Language

94.53% of Imperial residents speak only English, while 5.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.95% of the population.

Imperial Language

Imperial Poverty by Race

rate

9.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.57%

Male Poverty Rate

7.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Imperial

The race most likely to be in poverty in Imperial is Multiple, with 22.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Imperial is Black, with 3.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.01%.

Imperial Poverty

Imperial Poverty Rate by Education

Imperial Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Imperial Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Imperial Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

58.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Imperial Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Imperial 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.

Imperial Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Imperial Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

265

Number of Veterans

265

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Imperial Veterans by War

Imperial Veterans by Age

count

Imperial Veterans by Race

Imperial Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Imperial Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

73.1%

Labor Force Participation

67.8%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Imperial Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Imperial Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Imperial 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

89.15%

Born in Imperial

109.71%

Native Born

2.54%

Foreign Born

1.79%

Non Citizen

0.75%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

109.71% of Imperial residents were born in the United States, with 89.15% having been born in Missouri. 1.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Imperial Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Imperial Population by Year