Shell Knob, Missouri Population 2023

1,218

Shell Knob is a city located in Barry County Missouri. With a 2023 population of 1,218, it is the 325th largest city in Missouri and the 13773rd largest city in the United States.Shell Knob is currently declining at a rate of -0.98% annually and its population has decreased by -2.87% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,254 in 2020. Spanning over 11 miles, Shell Knob has a population density of 149 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shell Knob is $52,729 with a poverty rate of 28.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Shell Knob is 64.8 years, 64 years for males, and 66.2 years for females.

Shell Knob Demographics

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

  • White: 94.49%
  • Two or more races: 5.51%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
The current population of Shell Knob, Missouri is 1,218 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,254.

Shell Knob, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Shell Knob Population by Race

Shell Knob Population Pyramid 2023

Shell Knob Median Age

64.8

Total

64

Male

66.2

Female

Shell Knob Adults

There are 1,205 adults, (645 of whom are seniors) in Shell Knob.

Shell Knob Age Dependency

133.2

Age Dependency Ratio

115.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

18

Child Dependency Ratio

Shell Knob Sex Ratio

Female63948.93%
Male66751.07%

Shell Knob Population by Age

Shell Knob Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.17

Average Family Size

1.97

Average Household Size

89.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Shell Knob Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Shell Knob Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shell Knob Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.71%.

Shell Knob Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$24,762

Average Earnings

$24,286

Average Male

$43,167

Average Female

Shell Knob Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shell Knob Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Shell Knob Language

99.39% of Shell Knob residents speak only English, while 0.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.61% of the population.

Shell Knob Language

Shell Knob Poverty by Race

rate

28.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.54%

Male Poverty Rate

32.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shell Knob

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shell Knob is White, with 30.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shell Knob is White, with 30.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.4%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.16%.

Shell Knob Poverty

Shell Knob Poverty Rate by Education

Shell Knob Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shell Knob Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Shell Knob Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

71.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

75.8%

Male Marriage Rate

66.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Shell Knob Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Shell Knob Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Shell Knob Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Shell Knob Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

273

Number of Veterans

273

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Shell Knob Veterans by War

Shell Knob Veterans by Age

count

Shell Knob Veterans by Race

Shell Knob Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

6.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shell Knob Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

23.3%

Labor Force Participation

21.9%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Shell Knob Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Shell Knob Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Shell Knob 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

33.81%

Born in Shell Knob

104.15%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

104.15% of Shell Knob residents were born in the United States, with 33.81% having been born in Missouri. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Shell Knob Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Shell Knob Population by Year