Kirksville, Missouri Population 2020

17,838

Kirksville is a city located in Missouri. With a 2020 population of 17,838, it is the 41st largest city in Missouri and the 2031st largest city in the United States. Kirksville is currently growing at a rate of 0.77% annually and its population has increased by 1.90% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,505 in 2010. Spanning over 14 miles, Kirksville has a population density of 1,240 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kirksville is $43,964 with a poverty rate of 34.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $613 per month, and the median house value is $106,900. The median age in Kirksville is 23.4 years, 23.4 years for males, and 23.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.0 males.

Kirksville Demographics

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

  • White: 88.36%
  • Black or African American: 4.98%
  • Asian: 3.37%
  • Two or more races: 2.64%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Other race: 0.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%
The current population of Kirksville, Missouri is 17,838, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,566.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,505.

Kirksville, Missouri Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202030,1741180.39%
201930,0561180.39%
201829,9381180.39%
201729,8201640.55%
201629,656-153-0.52%
201529,809-100-0.34%
201429,909-163-0.54%
201330,072140.05%
201230,058170.06%
201130,041-23-0.08%
201030,0640.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,44888.36%
Black or African American8704.98%
Asian5903.37%
Two or More Races4612.64%
American Indian and Alaska Native460.26%
Some Other Race410.23%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander270.15%

Kirksville Population Pyramid 2020

Kirksville Median Age

23.4


Total

23.4


Male

23.4


Female

Kirksville Adults

There are 14,757 adults, (2,175 of whom are seniors) in Kirksville.

Kirksville Age Dependency

39

Age Dependency Ratio

17.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Kirksville Sex Ratio

Female

9,202

52.63%

Male

8,281

47.37%

Kirksville Households and Families

Kirksville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Kirksville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.4%23.6%
Male50.2%49.8%
All46.4%53.6%
Female44.5%55.5%
Non Family32.1%67.9%

46.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,5142.2546.4
Non Family3,8971.632.1
Married1,8533.1876.4
Female4793.5944.5
Male2852.8250.2

3.11

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Kirksville Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2232.78%
9th to 12th Grade3574.44%
High School Graduate2,91536.29%
Some College1,41517.61%
Associates Degree6588.19%
Bachelors Degree1,19814.91%
Graduate Degree1,26715.77%

Kirksville Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,2616,7622,318
Black42439554
Asian11011068
Multiple Races1039625
Native American4623
Hispanic4220
Other Race2929
Islander2727

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 61.82%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,412$40,337$24,678
Less Than High School$$$2,500
High School Grad$24,614$28,583$19,611
Some College$32,361$41,226$21,989
Bachelors Degree$31,926$45,167$26,081
Graduate Degree$48,729$52,500$44,974

$31,412

Average Earnings

$40,337

Average Male

$24,678

Average Female

Kirksville Language

Kirksville Language by Age

Kirksville Language

93.03% of Kirksville residents speak only English, while 6.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.60% of the population.

Kirksville Poverty

Kirksville Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,0454,40533.77%
Asian48428057.85%
Black69319728.43%
Multiple3336619.82%
Hispanic1886333.51%
Native463065.22%
Other36719.44%

34.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.47%

Male Poverty Rate

34.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kirksville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kirksville is Native, with 65.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kirksville is Other, with 19.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 58.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.69%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.66%
High School18.55%
Some College15.93%
Bachelors or Greater8.74%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed70.45%
Female Unemployed51.81%
Female Employed24.79%
Male Employed20.80%

Kirksville Income

Kirksville Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$28,888$43,964
Families$59,929$65,299
Married Families$66,543-
Non Families$16,675$28,802

Kirksville Marital Status

Kirksville Marital Status

Marriage Rates

26.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.0%

Male Marriage Rate

23.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Kirksville Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

Kirksville Marital Status by Race

Kirksville Veterans

864

Number of Veterans

816

Male Veterans

48

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam322
Second Gulf War156
Korea144
First Gulf War138
World War II24
Name Veterans % of Total
White7866.03%
Other2970.73%
Hawaiian27100.00%
2 or More124.00%
Black101.29%

$Kirksville Veterans by Education

3.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kirksville Employment Status

50%

Labor Force Participation

45.8%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Kirksville Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

63.21%

Born in Missouri

94.33%

Native Born

5.67%

Foreign Born

4.70%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.33% of Kirksville residents were born in the United States, with 63.21% having been born in Missouri. 4.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202017,8381360.77%
201917,7021360.77%
201817,566720.41%
201717,4941360.78%
201617,358-81-0.46%
201517,439-110-0.63%
201417,549-83-0.47%
201317,632630.36%
201217,569260.15%
201117,543230.13%
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%