Poplar Bluff, Missouri Population 2020

16,889

Poplar Bluff is a city located in Missouri. With a 2020 population of 16,889, it is the 45th largest city in Missouri and the 2114th largest city in the United States. Poplar Bluff is currently declining at a rate of -0.45% annually and its population has decreased by -0.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,023 in 2010. Poplar Bluff reached it's highest population of 17,143 in 2013. Spanning over 13 miles, Poplar Bluff has a population density of 1,285 people per square mile.

The average household income in Poplar Bluff is $47,149 with a poverty rate of 26.40%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $658 per month, and the median house value is $101,900. The median age in Poplar Bluff is 36.9 years, 35.2 years for males, and 38.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.2 males.

Poplar Bluff Demographics

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

  • White: 84.17%
  • Black or African American: 11.99%
  • Two or more races: 2.43%
  • Asian: 1.02%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Other race: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Poplar Bluff, Missouri is 16,889, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,043.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,023.

Poplar Bluff, Missouri Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202042,699300.07%
201942,669300.07%
201842,639300.07%
201742,609-139-0.33%
201642,748-68-0.16%
201542,816-35-0.08%
201442,851-114-0.27%
201342,965-23-0.05%
201242,9880.00%
201142,9882000.47%
201042,7880.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,39984.17%
Black or African American2,05111.99%
Two or More Races4162.43%
Asian1741.02%
American Indian and Alaska Native550.32%
Some Other Race120.07%

Poplar Bluff Population Pyramid 2020

Poplar Bluff Median Age

36.9


Total

35.2


Male

38.9


Female

Poplar Bluff Adults

There are 12,851 adults, (2,976 of whom are seniors) in Poplar Bluff.

Poplar Bluff Age Dependency

73.2

Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Poplar Bluff Sex Ratio

Female

9,136

53.41%

Male

7,971

46.59%

Poplar Bluff Households and Families

Poplar Bluff Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Poplar Bluff Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.9%30.1%
All48.5%51.5%
Male43.9%56.1%
Non Family37.2%62.8%
Female33.7%66.3%

48.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,7372.4548.5
Non Family2,7071.2137.2
Married2,3973.0969.9
Female1,2983.6333.7
Male3353.2343.9

3.17

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Poplar Bluff Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6335.60%
9th to 12th Grade1,29911.50%
High School Graduate3,91034.61%
Some College3,12827.69%
Associates Degree1,0018.86%
Bachelors Degree7766.87%
Graduate Degree5504.87%

Poplar Bluff Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,6178,0481,190
Black1,12080736
Hispanic28826834
Multiple Races15312314
Native American5555
Asian525252
Other Race1212

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 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,159$26,792$22,665
Less Than High School$19,435$26,591$13,750
High School Grad$23,815$25,608$21,385
Some College$24,254$26,082$23,119
Bachelors Degree$38,214$42,500$32,083
Graduate Degree$54,044$65,429$29,673

$25,159

Average Earnings

$26,792

Average Male

$22,665

Average Female

Poplar Bluff Language

Poplar Bluff Language by Age

Poplar Bluff Language

97.09% of Poplar Bluff residents speak only English, while 2.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.83% of the population.

Poplar Bluff Poverty

Poplar Bluff Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,2703,25624.54%
Black1,92670436.55%
Hispanic61816126.05%
Multiple40914334.96%
Native5555100.00%
Asian1702615.29%

26.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.24%

Male Poverty Rate

29.92%

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 15.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.57%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.51%
High School21.01%
Some College19.69%
Bachelors or Greater6.76%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed81.17%
Male Unemployed53.41%
Female Employed13.05%
Male Employed11.50%

Poplar Bluff Income

Poplar Bluff Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$29,733$47,149
Families$44,117$62,239
Married Families$60,438-
Non Families$14,934$22,091

Poplar Bluff Marital Status

Poplar Bluff Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.4%

Male Marriage Rate

34.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Poplar Bluff Married by Age and Sex

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

Poplar Bluff Veterans

1,305

Number of Veterans

1,196

Male Veterans

109

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam572
Second Gulf War218
First Gulf War164
Korea80
World War II36
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,23611.09%
Hispanic5514.71%
Black423.06%
2 or More2715.79%

$Poplar Bluff Veterans by Education

24.10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

55.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Poplar Bluff Employment Status

53.7%

Labor Force Participation

48.9%

Employment Rate

8.8%

Unemployment Rate

Poplar Bluff Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

72.02%

Born in Missouri

98.97%

Native Born

1.03%

Foreign Born

0.39%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.97% of Poplar Bluff residents were born in the United States, with 72.02% having been born in Missouri. 0.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202016,889-77-0.45%
201916,966-77-0.45%
201817,043-3-0.02%
201717,046-77-0.45%
201617,123280.16%
201517,095-10-0.06%
201417,105-38-0.22%
201317,143100.06%
201217,13380.05%
201117,125870.51%
201017,0383870.23%
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%