Poplar Bluff, Missouri Population 2023

15,985

Poplar Bluff is a city located in Butler County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Butler County. With a 2023 population of 15,985, it is the 57th largest city in Missouri and the 2833rd largest city in the United States.Poplar Bluff is currently declining at a rate of -0.50% annually and its population has decreased by -5.85% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,979 in 2020. Spanning over 13 miles, Poplar Bluff has a population density of 1,217 people per square mile.

The average household income in Poplar Bluff is $45,177 with a poverty rate of 31.90%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Poplar Bluff is 36.2 years, 33.8 years for males, and 41.9 years for females.

Poplar Bluff Demographics

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

  • White: 82.48%
  • Black or African American: 9.64%
  • Two or more races: 4.71%
  • Asian: 1.90%
  • Native American: 0.91%
  • Other race: 0.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.14%
The current population of Poplar Bluff, Missouri is 15,985 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,979.

Poplar Bluff, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Poplar Bluff Population by Race

Poplar Bluff Population Pyramid 2023

Poplar Bluff Median Age

36.2

Total

33.8

Male

41.9

Female

Poplar Bluff Adults

There are 12,843 adults, (3,253 of whom are seniors) in Poplar Bluff.

Poplar Bluff Age Dependency

77

Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Poplar Bluff Sex Ratio

Female8,88052.30%
Male8,09947.70%

Poplar Bluff Population by Age

Poplar Bluff Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.25

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

48.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Poplar Bluff Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Poplar Bluff Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Poplar Bluff 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 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 60.87%.

Poplar Bluff Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$23,541

Average Earnings

$25,824

Average Male

$21,517

Average Female

Poplar Bluff Earnings by Educational Attainment

Poplar Bluff Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Poplar Bluff Language

96.48% of Poplar Bluff residents speak only English, while 3.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.91% of the population.

Poplar Bluff Language

Poplar Bluff Poverty by Race

rate

31.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.24%

Male Poverty Rate

30.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Poplar Bluff

The race most likely to be in poverty in Poplar Bluff is Multiple, with 85.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Poplar Bluff is Asian, with 12.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.78%.

Poplar Bluff Poverty

Poplar Bluff Poverty Rate by Education

Poplar Bluff Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Poplar Bluff Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Poplar Bluff Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

36.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.5%

Male Marriage Rate

35.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Poplar Bluff Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Poplar Bluff Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Poplar Bluff Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,202

Number of Veterans

1,098

Male Veterans

104

Female Veterans

Poplar Bluff Veterans by War

Poplar Bluff Veterans by Age

count

Poplar Bluff Veterans by Race

Poplar Bluff Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

18.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Poplar Bluff Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49.9%

Labor Force Participation

45.8%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Poplar Bluff Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Poplar Bluff Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Poplar Bluff 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

72.72%

Born in Poplar Bluff

102.63%

Native Born

2.02%

Foreign Born

0.43%

Non Citizen

1.60%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

102.63% of Poplar Bluff residents were born in the United States, with 72.72% having been born in Missouri. 0.43% 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

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Poplar Bluff Population by Year