Kirksville, Missouri Population 2023

17,536

Kirksville is a city located in Adair County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Adair County. With a 2023 population of 17,536, it is the 49th largest city in Missouri and the 2604th largest city in the United States.Kirksville is currently growing at a rate of 0.01% annually and its population has increased by 0.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,530 in 2020. Spanning over 14 miles, Kirksville has a population density of 1,219 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kirksville is $49,191 with a poverty rate of 28.83%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Kirksville is 23.7 years, 23.6 years for males, and 23.7 years for females.

Kirksville Demographics

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

  • White: 88.16%
  • Black or African American: 5.27%
  • Asian: 3.29%
  • Two or more races: 2.68%
  • Other race: 0.41%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
The current population of Kirksville, Missouri is 17,536 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 17,530.

Kirksville, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Kirksville Population by Race

Kirksville Population Pyramid 2023

Kirksville Median Age

23.7

Total

23.6

Male

23.7

Female

Kirksville Adults

There are 14,618 adults, (2,241 of whom are seniors) in Kirksville.

Kirksville Age Dependency

42.6

Age Dependency Ratio

18.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Kirksville Sex Ratio

Female9,17652%
Male8,46948%

Kirksville Population by Age

Kirksville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.17

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

48.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Kirksville Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Kirksville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kirksville 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 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 21.87%.

Kirksville Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$32,483

Average Earnings

$40,668

Average Male

$26,591

Average Female

Kirksville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kirksville Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Kirksville Language

93.42% of Kirksville residents speak only English, while 6.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 3.29% of the population.

Kirksville Language

Kirksville Poverty by Race

rate

28.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.42%

Male Poverty Rate

31.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kirksville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kirksville is Asian, with 46.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kirksville is Black, with 6.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.3%. Among those working part-time, it was 44.7%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.24%.

Kirksville Poverty

Kirksville Poverty Rate by Education

Kirksville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kirksville Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Kirksville Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

28.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.7%

Male Marriage Rate

25.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Kirksville Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Kirksville Marriage

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

Kirksville Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Kirksville Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

603

Number of Veterans

579

Male Veterans

24

Female Veterans

Kirksville Veterans by War

Kirksville Veterans by Age

count

Kirksville Veterans by Race

Kirksville Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kirksville Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.5%

Labor Force Participation

46.8%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Kirksville Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Kirksville Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Kirksville 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

67.24%

Born in Kirksville

94.87%

Native Born

5.79%

Foreign Born

4.87%

Non Citizen

0.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.87% of Kirksville residents were born in the United States, with 67.24% having been born in Missouri. 4.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Kirksville Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Kirksville Population by Year