Poplar Bluff, Missouri Population 2022

16,065
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Poplar Bluff is a city located in Butler County Missouri. Poplar Bluff has a 2020 population of 16,065. It is also the county seat of Butler County. Poplar Bluff is currently declining at a rate of -0.50% annually and its population has decreased by -0.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,225 in 2010.

The average household income in Poplar Bluff is $45,177 with a poverty rate of 26.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $646 per month, and the median house value is $104,300. 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 Bluffwas:

  • 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 16,065 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,225.

Poplar Bluff, Missouri Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

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

Poplar Bluff Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,00482.48%
Black or African American1,6369.64%
American Indian and Alaska Native1540.91%
Asian3231.90%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander230.14%
Some Other Race390.23%
Two or More Races8004.71%
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Poplar Bluff Population by Race

Poplar Bluff Population Pyramid 2022

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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

Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Poplar Bluff Sex Ratio

Female

8,880

52.30%

Male

8,099

47.70%

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
Married73.5%26.5%
Male57.8%42.2%
All48.7%51.3%
Non Family35.2%64.8%
Female30.6%69.4%

48.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Poplar Bluff Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,5662.4848.7
Married2,2513.1973.5
Male3223.1957.8
Female1,0924.0630.6
Non Family2,9011.2435.2

3.25

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 Grade5524.82%
9th to 12th Grade1,46312.78%
High School Graduate4,41538.57%
Some College2,99726.18%
Associates Degree6986.10%
Bachelors Degree8657.56%
Graduate Degree4573.99%
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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
Asian1149270
Islander232314
White9,5777,9951,188
Hispanic23320419
2+ Races30930113
Black1,02465018
Native American154154
Other Race1313

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 asian people with a rate of 61.40%.

Poplar Bluff Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,541$25,824$21,517
Less Than 9th Grade$22,500$26,857$20,759
High School Graduate$21,719$23,991$17,109
Some College$21,437$22,165$20,913
Bachelors Degree$48,462$82,523$37,379
Graduate Degree$68,534$101,335$41,458

$23,541

Average Earnings

$25,824

Average Male

$21,517

Average Female

Poplar Bluff Earnings by Educational Attainment

Poplar Bluff Language by Age

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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

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native1548253.25%
Multiple79232841.41%
Hispanic38814336.86%
Black1,50855336.67%
White13,0973,22124.59%
Asian323257.74%
Other26NaN%

26.58%

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 Native, with 53.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Poplar Bluff is Other, with NaN% 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

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.68%
High School20.32%
Some College22.54%
Bachelors or Greater3.18%

Poplar Bluff Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed12.38%
Male Unemployed48.04%
Female Employed14.09%
Female Unemployed88.21%

Poplar Bluff Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Poplar Bluff Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$35,603$50,256
Families$46,845$68,249
Married Families$69,879-
Non Families$16,481$23,898
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Income by Household Type

Poplar Bluff Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.5%

Male Marriage Rate

35.1%

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 55-64.

Poplar Bluff Marital Status by Race

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Poplar Bluff Marital Status

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1,202

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War219
First Gulf War124
Vietnam580
Korea76
World War II43

Poplar Bluff Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3467
35 to 54248
55 to 64181
65 to 74410
75+296

Poplar Bluff Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,13710.39%
Black201.64%
Asian2215.17%
2+ Races236.55%
Hispanic4619.41%

Poplar Bluff Veterans by Race

Poplar Bluff Veterans by Education

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18.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Poplar Bluff Veterans by Education

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49.9%

Labor Force Participation

45.8%

Employment Rate

8.3%

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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69.49%

Born in Poplar Bluff

98.07%

Native Born

1.93%

Foreign Born

0.41%

Non Citizen

1.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.07% of Poplar Bluff residents were born in the United States, with 69.49% having been born in Missouri. 0.41% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19004,3210.00%
19106,9162,5954.82%
19208,0421,1261.52%
19307,551-491-0.63%
194011,1633,6123.99%
195015,0643,9013.04%
196015,9268620.56%
197016,6537270.45%
198017,1394860.29%
199016,996-143-0.08%
200016,651-345-0.20%
201017,0233720.22%
201116,943-80-0.47%
201216,863-80-0.47%
201316,783-80-0.47%
201416,703-80-0.48%
201516,623-80-0.48%
201616,543-80-0.48%
201716,463-80-0.48%
201816,383-80-0.49%
201916,303-80-0.49%
202016,225-78-0.48%
202116,145-80-0.49%
202216,065-80-0.50%

Poplar Bluff Population by Year