Poplar Bluff, Missouri Population 2021

16,837
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Poplar Bluff is a city located in Butler County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Butler County. With a 2020 population of 16,837, it is the 45th largest city in Missouri and the 2140th largest city in the United States . Poplar Bluff is currently declining at a rate of -0.30% annually and its population has decreased by -1.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,023 in 2010. Poplar Bluff reached it's highest population of 17,139 in 1980. Spanning over 13 miles, Poplar Bluff has a population density of 1,281 people per square mile.

The average household income in Poplar Bluff is $45,177 with a poverty rate of 33.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $677 per month, and the median house value is $92,400. The median age in Poplar Bluff is 35.6 years, 33 years for males, and 38.3 years for females.

Poplar Bluff Demographics

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

  • White: 83.97%
  • Black or African American: 10.93%
  • Two or more races: 3.09%
  • Asian: 1.36%
  • Other race: 0.28%
  • Native American: 0.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
The current population of Poplar Bluff, Missouri is 16,837 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,987.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,023.

Poplar Bluff, Missouri Population 2021

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202155,284-241-0.44%
202055,525-241-0.43%
201955,766-241-0.43%
201856,007-176-0.31%
201756,183-361-0.64%
201656,544-73-0.13%
201556,617-164-0.29%
201456,781-165-0.29%
201356,946-68-0.12%
201257,014-116-0.20%
201157,1302420.42%
201056,8880.00%

Poplar Bluff Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,29483.97%
Black or African American1,86110.93%
Two or More Races5263.09%
Asian2311.36%
Some Other Race480.28%
American Indian and Alaska Native430.25%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander200.12%
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Poplar Bluff Population by Race

Poplar Bluff Population Pyramid $2021

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Poplar Bluff Median Age

35.6


Total

33


Male

38.3


Female

Poplar Bluff Adults

There are 12,623 adults, (2,754 of whom are seniors) in Poplar Bluff.

Poplar Bluff Age Dependency

72.5

Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Poplar Bluff Sex Ratio

Female

9,250

54.34%

Male

7,773

45.66%

Poplar Bluff Population by Age

Poplar Bluff Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Poplar Bluff Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married63.9%36.1%
All45.5%54.5%
Male43.6%56.4%
Non Family37%63%
Female32.8%67.2%

45.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Poplar Bluff Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,6042.4845.5
Non Family2,7701.2637
Married2,1973.1363.9
Female1,2703.832.8
Male3673.2643.6

3.18

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

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Poplar Bluff Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5985.38%
9th to 12th Grade1,40812.66%
High School Graduate4,12737.10%
Some College3,01227.08%
Associates Degree7696.91%
Bachelors Degree8477.61%
Graduate Degree3633.26%
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Poplar Bluff Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Poplar Bluff Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,4637,7741,100
Black1,10585830
Hispanic24622222
2+ Races13012117
Asian1077031
Native American4343
Islander202010
Other Race1010

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 50.00%.

Poplar Bluff Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,546$25,086$21,681
Less Than 9th Grade$21,167$22,353$20,046
High School Graduate$22,999$23,684$21,450
Some College$22,325$26,466$17,135
Bachelors Degree$40,789$58,750$36,618
Graduate Degree$64,659$100,595$38,482

$23,546

Average Earnings

$25,086

Average Male

$21,681

Average Female

Poplar Bluff Earnings by Educational Attainment

Poplar Bluff Language by Age

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Poplar Bluff Language

96.74% of Poplar Bluff residents speak only English, while 3.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.89% of the population.

Poplar Bluff Language

Poplar Bluff Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,2274,15931.44%
Black1,73975543.42%
Multiple51625148.64%
Hispanic59924941.57%
Native4343100.00%
Other483879.17%
Asian2313716.02%

33.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.62%

Male Poverty Rate

36.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Poplar Bluff

The race most likely to be in poverty in Poplar Bluff is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Poplar Bluff is Asian, with 16.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.06%.

Poplar Bluff Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.83%
Some College26.29%
High School24.44%
Bachelors or Greater6.08%

Poplar Bluff Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed86.38%
Male Unemployed52.11%
Female Employed19.93%
Male Employed17.69%

Poplar Bluff Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Poplar Bluff Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,370$45,177
Families$39,773$57,626
Married Families$52,399-
Non Families$16,835$23,965
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Income by Household Type

Poplar Bluff Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.8%

Male Marriage Rate

31.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Poplar Bluff Married by Age and Sex

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Poplar Bluff 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.

Poplar Bluff Marital Status by Race

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Poplar Bluff Marital Status

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1,126

Number of Veterans

1,022

Male Veterans

104

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam462
Second Gulf War208
First Gulf War148
Korea79
World War II42

Poplar Bluff Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74299
55 to 64251
75+247
35 to 54243
18 to 3486

Poplar Bluff Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0349.47%
Hispanic5717.27%
Asian3924.84%
Black282.13%
2+ Races2515.63%

Poplar Bluff Veterans by Race

Poplar Bluff Veterans by Education

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26.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Poplar Bluff Veterans by Education

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54.3%

Labor Force Participation

49.5%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

Poplar Bluff Employment by Age

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Poplar Bluff Employment by Race

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Poplar Bluff 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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72.08%

Born in Poplar Bluff

98.50%

Native Born

1.50%

Foreign Born

0.42%

Non Citizen

1.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.50% of Poplar Bluff residents were born in the United States, with 72.08% having been born in Missouri. 0.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Poplar Bluff Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202116,837-50-0.30%
202016,887-50-0.30%
201916,937-50-0.29%
201816,987-33-0.19%
201717,020-86-0.50%
201617,106270.16%
201517,079-7-0.04%
201417,086-37-0.22%
201317,12350.03%
201217,11860.04%
201117,112850.50%
201017,0273760.22%
200016,651-345-0.20%
199016,996-143-0.08%
198017,1394860.29%
197016,6537270.45%
196015,9268620.56%
195015,0643,9013.04%
194011,1633,6123.99%
19307,551-491-0.63%
19208,0421,1261.52%
19106,9162,5954.82%
19004,3210.00%

Poplar Bluff Population by Year