Sedalia, Missouri Population 2020

21,922

Sedalia is a city located in Missouri. With a 2020 population of 21,922, it is the 32nd largest city in Missouri and the 1716th largest city in the United States. Sedalia is currently growing at a rate of 0.47% annually and its population has increased by 2.50% 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 1,626 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sedalia is $50,571 with a poverty rate of 21.57%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $714 per month, and the median house value is $91,000. The median age in Sedalia is 36.2 years, 33.3 years for males, and 39.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.1 males.

Sedalia Demographics

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

  • White: 88.25%
  • Black or African American: 5.40%
  • Two or more races: 3.28%
  • Other race: 2.38%
  • Asian: 0.53%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sedalia, Missouri is 21,922, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 21,718.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 21,387.

Sedalia, Missouri Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202042,618380.09%
201942,580380.09%
201842,542380.09%
201742,5042150.51%
201642,289-34-0.08%
201542,3231250.30%
201442,19840.01%
201342,194-103-0.24%
201242,2971550.37%
201142,142-121-0.29%
201042,2630.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,10088.25%
Black or African American1,1695.40%
Two or More Races7093.28%
Some Other Race5152.38%
Asian1150.53%
American Indian and Alaska Native340.16%

Sedalia Population Pyramid 2020

Sedalia Median Age

36.2


Total

33.3


Male

39.2


Female

Sedalia Adults

There are 16,500 adults, (3,432 of whom are seniors) in Sedalia.

Sedalia Age Dependency

65.6

Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Sedalia Sex Ratio

Female

11,095

51.27%

Male

10,547

48.73%

Sedalia Households and Families

Sedalia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sedalia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.1%31.9%
All55.3%44.7%
Male53.4%46.6%
Non Family48.6%51.4%
Female41.6%58.4%

55.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,7202.4255.3
Non Family3,5711.2748.6
Married3,3523.1268.1
Female1,3513.2141.6
Male4463.9453.4

3.07

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sedalia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7215.02%
9th to 12th Grade1,58511.03%
High School Graduate5,02835.00%
Some College3,42723.86%
Associates Degree1,2828.92%
Bachelors Degree1,58811.05%
Graduate Degree7345.11%

Sedalia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,34310,7232,075
Hispanic1,07161795
Black65445152
Other Race30621535
Multiple Races20312864
Asian867735
Native American3434

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 40.70%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,137$31,903$23,125
Less Than High School$21,176$24,324$17,305
High School Grad$26,015$32,599$17,245
Some College$27,734$34,649$22,193
Bachelors Degree$36,337$37,885$35,826
Graduate Degree$39,184$37,500$39,671

$27,137

Average Earnings

$31,903

Average Male

$23,125

Average Female

Sedalia Language

Sedalia Language by Age

Sedalia Language

90.74% of Sedalia residents speak only English, while 9.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.90% of the population.

Sedalia Poverty

Sedalia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,8363,39620.17%
Hispanic2,27562227.34%
Black1,11138434.56%
Multiple67321732.24%
Other511356.85%
Asian1111513.51%

21.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.28%

Male Poverty Rate

23.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sedalia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sedalia is Black, with 34.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sedalia is Other, with 6.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.49%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.83%
High School17.45%
Some College11.03%
Bachelors or Greater5.84%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed60.16%
Female Unemployed58.24%
Female Employed15.38%
Male Employed6.49%

Sedalia Income

Sedalia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,983$50,571
Families$47,527$57,779
Married Families$60,776-
Non Families$26,298$37,894

Sedalia Marital Status

Sedalia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.1%

Male Marriage Rate

41.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Sedalia Married by Age and Sex

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

Sedalia Veterans

1,437

Number of Veterans

1,357

Male Veterans

80

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam602
First Gulf War294
Korea132
Second Gulf War96
World War II90
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3439.09%
Hispanic705.31%
Other4513.47%
Black424.50%
2 or More72.75%

$Sedalia Veterans by Education

9.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sedalia Employment Status

60.5%

Labor Force Participation

54.9%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Sedalia 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

69.85%

Born in Missouri

94.07%

Native Born

5.93%

Foreign Born

4.43%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.07% of Sedalia residents were born in the United States, with 69.85% having been born in Missouri. 4.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202021,9221020.47%
201921,8201020.47%
201821,718130.06%
201721,7051020.47%
201621,603-20-0.09%
201521,623510.24%
201421,57250.02%
201321,567-37-0.17%
201221,604820.38%
201121,522-6-0.03%
201021,5281,1890.57%
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%