Sedalia, Missouri Population 2021

21,521
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Sedalia is a city located in Pettis County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Pettis County. With a 2020 population of 21,521, it is the 32nd largest city in Missouri and the 1750th largest city in the United States . Sedalia is currently declining at a rate of -0.25% annually but its population has increased by 0.63% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,387 in 2010. Sedalia reached it's highest population of 23,874 in 1960. Spanning over 13 miles, Sedalia has a population density of 1,597 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sedalia is $53,640 with a poverty rate of 19.41%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $704 per month, and the median house value is $90,500. The median age in Sedalia is 36.1 years, 33.9 years for males, and 38.2 years for females.

Sedalia Demographics

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

  • White: 89.12%
  • Black or African American: 5.90%
  • Other race: 2.58%
  • Two or more races: 1.64%
  • Asian: 0.67%
  • Native American: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sedalia, Missouri is 21,521 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 21,683.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 21,387.

Sedalia, Missouri Population 2021

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202142,135-102-0.24%
202042,237-102-0.24%
201942,339-102-0.24%
201842,441-4-0.01%
201742,4451960.46%
201642,249-51-0.12%
201542,3001000.24%
201442,20040.01%
201342,196-108-0.26%
201242,3041490.35%
201142,155-119-0.28%
201042,2740.00%

Sedalia Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,27989.12%
Black or African American1,2775.90%
Some Other Race5582.58%
Two or More Races3551.64%
Asian1440.67%
American Indian and Alaska Native200.09%
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Sedalia Population by Race

Sedalia Population Pyramid $2021

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Sedalia Median Age

36.1


Total

33.9


Male

38.2


Female

Sedalia Adults

There are 16,584 adults, (3,528 of whom are seniors) in Sedalia.

Sedalia Age Dependency

65.7

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Sedalia Sex Ratio

Female

10,998

50.84%

Male

10,635

49.16%

Sedalia Population by Age

Sedalia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sedalia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.6%30.4%
Male64.2%35.8%
All57.9%42.1%
Non Family50.4%49.6%
Female46%54%

57.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sedalia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,7432.4157.9
Non Family3,6991.2450.4
Married3,3953.1869.6
Female1,2333.2546
Male4164.0864.2

3.13

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Sedalia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7044.91%
9th to 12th Grade1,44110.05%
High School Graduate5,08435.47%
Some College3,43023.93%
Associates Degree1,4099.83%
Bachelors Degree1,55310.84%
Graduate Degree7114.96%
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Sedalia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sedalia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White12,17410,7092,119
Hispanic1,23580149
Black66745630
Other Race32923230
2+ Races1058813
Asian1028444
Native American2020

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 43.14%.

Sedalia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,201$33,327$23,655
Less Than 9th Grade$19,779$24,301$18,180
High School Graduate$26,085$32,955$20,727
Some College$29,559$38,828$22,628
Bachelors Degree$40,850$45,119$40,427
Graduate Degree$38,281$38,073$38,594

$28,201

Average Earnings

$33,327

Average Male

$23,655

Average Female

Sedalia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sedalia Language by Age

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Sedalia Language

88.61% of Sedalia residents speak only English, while 11.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.46% of the population.

Sedalia Language

Sedalia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,7312,91917.45%
Hispanic2,51361624.51%
Black1,21946337.98%
Other5556812.25%
Multiple3485014.37%
Asian1442819.44%

19.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.16%

Male Poverty Rate

20.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sedalia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sedalia is Black, with 37.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sedalia is Other, with 12.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.81%.

Sedalia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.22%
High School18.09%
Some College10.72%
Bachelors or Greater1.38%

Sedalia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed56.05%
Female Unemployed55.47%
Female Employed13.37%
Male Employed8.03%

Sedalia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sedalia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,804$53,640
Families$51,215$63,705
Married Families$65,295-
Non Families$27,684$37,644
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Income by Household Type

Sedalia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.5%

Male Marriage Rate

42.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Sedalia Married by Age and Sex

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Sedalia 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 45-54.

Sedalia Marital Status by Race

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Sedalia Marital Status

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1,440

Number of Veterans

1,346

Male Veterans

94

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam602
First Gulf War292
Second Gulf War200
World War II93
Korea90

Sedalia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74452
55 to 64352
75+329
35 to 54261
18 to 3446

Sedalia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3489.05%
Black626.60%
Hispanic211.38%
Other Race133.61%
Asian96.98%
2+ Races85.52%

Sedalia Veterans by Race

Sedalia Veterans by Education

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10.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sedalia Veterans by Education

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61.5%

Labor Force Participation

55.6%

Employment Rate

8.8%

Unemployment Rate

Sedalia Employment by Age

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Sedalia Employment by Race

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Sedalia 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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68.17%

Born in Sedalia

92.91%

Native Born

7.09%

Foreign Born

4.46%

Non Citizen

2.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.91% of Sedalia residents were born in the United States, with 68.17% having been born in Missouri. 4.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Sedalia Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202121,521-54-0.25%
202021,575-54-0.25%
201921,629-54-0.25%
201821,683-6-0.03%
201721,689920.43%
201621,597-23-0.11%
201521,620380.18%
201421,58250.02%
201321,577-40-0.19%
201221,617810.38%
201121,536-5-0.02%
201021,5411,2020.58%
200020,3395390.27%
199019,800-1,127-0.55%
198020,927-1,920-0.87%
197022,847-1,027-0.44%
196023,8743,5201.61%
195020,354-74-0.04%
194020,428-378-0.18%
193020,806-338-0.16%
192021,1443,3221.72%
191017,8222,5911.58%
190015,2311,1630.80%
189014,0684,5073.94%
18809,5615,0017.68%
18704,5600.00%

Sedalia Population by Year