Lemay, Missouri Population 2023

17,258

Lemay is a city located in Missouri. With a 2023 population of 17,258, it is the 51st largest city in Missouri and the 2633rd largest city in the United States.Lemay is currently growing at a rate of 0.27% annually and its population has increased by 0.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,117 in 2020. Spanning over 4 miles, Lemay has a population density of 4,209 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lemay is $59,921 with a poverty rate of 16.9%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lemay is 35.4 years, 37.6 years for males, and 33.5 years for females.

Lemay Demographics

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

  • White: 90.01%
  • Black or African American: 3.28%
  • Two or more races: 2.87%
  • Asian: 2.33%
  • Other race: 1.23%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
The current population of Lemay, Missouri is 17,258 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 17,117.

Lemay, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lemay Population by Race

Lemay Population Pyramid 2023

Lemay Median Age

35.4

Total

37.6

Male

33.5

Female

Lemay Adults

There are 12,629 adults, (2,202 of whom are seniors) in Lemay.

Lemay Age Dependency

58.9

Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Lemay Sex Ratio

Female8,61652.01%
Male7,94947.99%

Lemay Population by Age

Lemay Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.27

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

74.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lemay Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lemay Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lemay Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 76.43%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 17.12%.

Lemay Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$35,319

Average Earnings

$40,761

Average Male

$30,510

Average Female

Lemay Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lemay Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lemay Language

84.61% of Lemay residents speak only English, while 15.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 10.61% of the population.

Lemay Language

Lemay Poverty by Race

rate

16.9%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.22%

Male Poverty Rate

16.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lemay

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lemay is Other, with 131.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lemay is Black, with 3.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.42%.

Lemay Poverty

Lemay Poverty Rate by Education

Lemay Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lemay Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lemay Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.0%

Male Marriage Rate

40.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Lemay Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lemay 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.

Lemay Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lemay Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,018

Number of Veterans

932

Male Veterans

86

Female Veterans

Lemay Veterans by War

Lemay Veterans by Age

count

Lemay Veterans by Race

Lemay Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lemay Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67%

Labor Force Participation

63.2%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Lemay Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lemay Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lemay 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

72.1%

Born in Lemay

84.94%

Native Born

11.84%

Foreign Born

3.07%

Non Citizen

8.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.94% of Lemay residents were born in the United States, with 72.1% having been born in Missouri. 3.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Lemay Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Lemay Population by Year