Sedalia, Missouri Population 2023

21,827

Sedalia is a city located in Pettis County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Pettis County. With a 2023 population of 21,827, it is the 35th largest city in Missouri and the 2136th largest city in the United States.Sedalia is currently growing at a rate of 0.16% annually and its population has increased by 0.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,725 in 2020. Spanning over 13 miles, Sedalia has a population density of 1,619 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sedalia is $53,640 with a poverty rate of 22.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Sedalia is 35.5 years, 33.9 years for males, and 37.5 years for females.

Sedalia Demographics

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

  • White: 86.86%
  • Black or African American: 4.74%
  • Two or more races: 3.85%
  • Other race: 3.06%
  • Asian: 0.91%
  • Native American: 0.52%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
The current population of Sedalia, Missouri is 21,827 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 21,725.

Sedalia, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Sedalia Population by Race

Sedalia Population Pyramid 2023

Sedalia Median Age

35.5

Total

33.9

Male

37.5

Female

Sedalia Adults

There are 16,299 adults, (3,588 of whom are seniors) in Sedalia.

Sedalia Age Dependency

70.2

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42

Child Dependency Ratio

Sedalia Sex Ratio

Female10,95550.64%
Male10,67949.36%

Sedalia Population by Age

Sedalia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.15

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

57.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sedalia Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Sedalia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sedalia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 78.13%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 15.55%.

Sedalia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$30,677

Average Earnings

$35,256

Average Male

$25,456

Average Female

Sedalia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sedalia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Sedalia Language

86.98% of Sedalia residents speak only English, while 13.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.32% of the population.

Sedalia Language

Sedalia Poverty by Race

rate

22.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.21%

Male Poverty Rate

19.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sedalia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sedalia is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sedalia is Asian, with 14.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.99%.

Sedalia Poverty

Sedalia Poverty Rate by Education

Sedalia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sedalia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sedalia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.2%

Male Marriage Rate

43.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Sedalia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Sedalia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sedalia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,376

Number of Veterans

1,298

Male Veterans

78

Female Veterans

Sedalia Veterans by War

Sedalia Veterans by Age

count

Sedalia Veterans by Race

Sedalia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sedalia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.8%

Labor Force Participation

56.7%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Sedalia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Sedalia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Sedalia 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

69.59%

Born in Sedalia

91.47%

Native Born

8.12%

Foreign Born

5.50%

Non Citizen

2.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.47% of Sedalia residents were born in the United States, with 69.59% having been born in Missouri. 5.50% 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

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Sedalia Population by Year