Kirksville, Missouri Population 2021

17,496
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Kirksville is a city located in Adair County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Adair County. With a 2020 population of 17,496, it is the 43rd largest city in Missouri and the 2067th largest city in the United States . Kirksville is currently declining at a rate of -0.30% annually and its population has decreased by -0.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,505 in 2010. Kirksville reached it's highest population of 17,655 in 2018. Spanning over 14 miles, Kirksville has a population density of 1,216 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kirksville is $49,191 with a poverty rate of 30.85%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $643 per month, and the median house value is $118,400. The median age in Kirksville is 23.6 years, 23.5 years for males, and 23.7 years for females.

Kirksville Demographics

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

  • White: 89.52%
  • Black or African American: 3.75%
  • Asian: 3.46%
  • Two or more races: 2.88%
  • Other race: 0.17%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
The current population of Kirksville, Missouri is 17,496 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,655.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,505.

Kirksville, Missouri Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202129,869-67-0.22%
202029,936-67-0.22%
201930,003-67-0.22%
201830,0701230.41%
201729,9472020.67%
201629,745-108-0.36%
201529,853-60-0.20%
201429,913-160-0.53%
201330,073110.04%
201230,062160.05%
201130,046-20-0.07%
201030,0660.00%

Kirksville Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,71589.52%
Black or African American6583.75%
Asian6083.46%
Two or More Races5052.88%
Some Other Race300.17%
American Indian and Alaska Native220.13%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander160.09%
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Kirksville Population by Race

Kirksville Population Pyramid $2021

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Kirksville Median Age

23.6


Total

23.5


Male

23.7


Female

Kirksville Adults

There are 14,731 adults, (2,241 of whom are seniors) in Kirksville.

Kirksville Age Dependency

40.5

Age Dependency Ratio

17.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Kirksville Sex Ratio

Female

9,139

52.06%

Male

8,415

47.94%

Kirksville Population by Age

Kirksville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kirksville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.9%25.1%
Male65%35%
All47.1%52.9%
Female43.4%56.6%
Non Family31.2%68.8%

47.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kirksville Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,4132.3147.1
Non Family3,5941.6431.2
Married1,9473.0974.9
Female5783.5243.4
Male2943.0265

3.08

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

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Kirksville Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2473.00%
9th to 12th Grade4475.44%
High School Graduate2,82034.30%
Some College1,42217.30%
Associates Degree6437.82%
Bachelors Degree1,20414.64%
Graduate Degree1,43917.50%
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Kirksville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kirksville Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,5106,8952,484
Black3152885
Asian171171118
2+ Races10710736
Hispanic7242
Other Race3030
Native American22
Islander1616

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 69.01%.

Kirksville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,497$42,292$26,145
Less Than 9th Grade$25,230$24,659$
High School Graduate$25,248$27,286$19,904
Some College$32,078$41,317$21,806
Bachelors Degree$36,136$46,063$27,260
Graduate Degree$50,873$59,500$46,524

$33,497

Average Earnings

$42,292

Average Male

$26,145

Average Female

Kirksville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kirksville Language by Age

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Kirksville Language

93.39% of Kirksville residents speak only English, while 6.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.85% of the population.

Kirksville Language

Kirksville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,3664,12330.85%
Asian53829855.39%
Black49211322.97%
Hispanic2416928.63%
Multiple361184.99%

30.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.86%

Male Poverty Rate

31.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kirksville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kirksville is Asian, with 55.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kirksville is Multiple, with 4.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 51.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.18%.

Kirksville Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.86%
High School18.75%
Some College13.75%
Bachelors or Greater8.23%

Kirksville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed58.24%
Female Unemployed51.00%
Female Employed19.68%
Male Employed18.14%

Kirksville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kirksville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,575$49,191
Families$56,840$71,995
Married Families$69,161-
Non Families$17,525$30,486
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Income by Household Type

Kirksville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

27.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.3%

Male Marriage Rate

24.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Kirksville Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Kirksville Marital Status

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731

Number of Veterans

690

Male Veterans

41

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam219
Korea145
Second Gulf War143
First Gulf War114
World War II21

Kirksville Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+190
65 to 74185
35 to 54157
55 to 64142
18 to 3457

Kirksville Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6735.08%
Other Race30100.00%
Islander16100.00%
2+ Races123.90%

Kirksville Veterans by Race

Kirksville Veterans by Education

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6.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kirksville Veterans by Education

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49%

Labor Force Participation

45.3%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Kirksville Employment by Age

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Kirksville Employment by Race

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Kirksville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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63.22%

Born in Kirksville

94.75%

Native Born

5.25%

Foreign Born

4.35%

Non Citizen

0.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.75% of Kirksville residents were born in the United States, with 63.22% having been born in Missouri. 4.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Kirksville Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202117,496-53-0.30%
202017,549-53-0.30%
201917,602-53-0.30%
201817,655810.46%
201717,5741570.90%
201617,417-52-0.30%
201517,469-83-0.47%
201417,552-82-0.47%
201317,634640.36%
201217,570260.15%
201117,544240.14%
201017,5205320.31%
200016,988-164-0.10%
199017,152-15-0.01%
198017,1671,6070.99%
197015,5602,4371.72%
196013,1232,0131.68%
195011,1101,0300.98%
194010,0801,7871.97%
19308,2931,0801.41%
19207,2138661.29%
19106,3473810.62%
19005,9662,4565.45%
18903,5100.00%

Kirksville Population by Year