La Plata, Missouri Population 2023

1,224

La Plata is a city located in Macon County Missouri. With a 2023 population of 1,224, it is the 324th largest city in Missouri and the 13743rd largest city in the United States.La Plata is currently declining at a rate of -0.89% annually and its population has decreased by -2.63% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,257 in 2020. Spanning over 2 miles, La Plata has a population density of 771 people per square mile.

The average household income in La Plata is $48,017 with a poverty rate of 21.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in La Plata is 47.9 years, 38.6 years for males, and 53.1 years for females.

La Plata Demographics

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

  • White: 95.81%
  • Native American: 1.93%
  • Two or more races: 1.68%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.34%
  • Asian: 0.25%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
The current population of La Plata, Missouri is 1,224 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,257.

La Plata, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Native American

Two or more races

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

La Plata Population by Race

La Plata Population Pyramid 2023

La Plata Median Age

47.9

Total

38.6

Male

53.1

Female

La Plata Adults

There are 962 adults, (370 of whom are seniors) in La Plata.

La Plata Age Dependency

101.4

Age Dependency Ratio

62.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

La Plata Sex Ratio

Female71359.82%
Male47940.18%

La Plata Population by Age

La Plata Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.17

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

57.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

La Plata Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

La Plata Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

La Plata Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 31.25%.

La Plata Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$28,718

Average Earnings

$26,518

Average Male

$30,192

Average Female

La Plata Earnings by Educational Attainment

La Plata Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

La Plata Language

97.37% of La Plata residents speak only English, while 2.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 2.01% of the population.

La Plata Language

La Plata Poverty by Race

rate

21.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.17%

Male Poverty Rate

20.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in La Plata

The race most likely to be in poverty in La Plata is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in La Plata is White, with 22.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.8%.

La Plata Poverty

La Plata Poverty Rate by Education

La Plata Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

La Plata Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

La Plata Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

30.9%

Female Marriage Rate

La Plata Married by Age and Sex

male

female

La Plata Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

La Plata Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

La Plata Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

47

Number of Veterans

30

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

La Plata Veterans by War

La Plata Veterans by Age

count

La Plata Veterans by Race

La Plata Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

60%

Veteran Disability Rate

La Plata Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48.2%

Labor Force Participation

46.8%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

La Plata Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

La Plata Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

La Plata 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

76.29%

Born in La Plata

94.59%

Native Born

0.24%

Foreign Born

0.24%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.59% of La Plata residents were born in the United States, with 76.29% having been born in Missouri. 0.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

La Plata Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

La Plata Population by Year