Sikeston, Missouri Population 2021

15,825
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Sikeston is a city located in Scott County Missouri. With a 2020 population of 15,825, it is the 47th largest city in Missouri and the 2245th largest city in the United States . Sikeston is currently declining at a rate of -0.62% annually and its population has decreased by -3.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,318 in 2010. Sikeston reached it's highest population of 17,641 in 1990. Spanning over 18 miles, Sikeston has a population density of 884 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sikeston is $56,270 with a poverty rate of 24.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $712 per month, and the median house value is $121,400. The median age in Sikeston is 39.9 years, 36.3 years for males, and 41.8 years for females.

Sikeston Demographics

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

  • White: 71.52%
  • Black or African American: 24.95%
  • Two or more races: 2.17%
  • Asian: 0.91%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Other race: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sikeston, Missouri is 15,825 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,122.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 16,318.

Sikeston, Missouri Population 2021

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202137,758-261-0.69%
202038,019-261-0.69%
201938,280-261-0.68%
201838,541-35-0.09%
201738,576-184-0.48%
201638,760-247-0.64%
201539,0071390.36%
201438,868-339-0.87%
201339,207460.12%
201239,161140.04%
201139,147-114-0.29%
201039,2610.00%

Sikeston Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,58771.52%
Black or African American4,04224.95%
Two or More Races3522.17%
Asian1480.91%
American Indian and Alaska Native440.27%
Some Other Race270.17%
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Sikeston Population by Race

Sikeston Population Pyramid $2021

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Sikeston Median Age

39.9


Total

36.3


Male

41.8


Female

Sikeston Adults

There are 12,232 adults, (3,204 of whom are seniors) in Sikeston.

Sikeston Age Dependency

79.4

Age Dependency Ratio

35.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44

Child Dependency Ratio

Sikeston Sex Ratio

Female

8,739

53.94%

Male

7,461

46.06%

Sikeston Population by Age

Sikeston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sikeston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.8%16.2%
All57.9%42.1%
Non Family46.6%53.4%
Female34.8%65.2%
Male28.6%71.4%

57.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sikeston Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,8822.3157.9
Married2,6793.0983.8
Non Family2,6121.1246.6
Female1,1683.0334.8
Male4232.6728.6

2.93

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

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Sikeston Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6025.42%
9th to 12th Grade9378.44%
High School Graduate4,41139.74%
Some College2,07818.72%
Associates Degree6585.93%
Bachelors Degree1,30511.76%
Graduate Degree1,11010.00%
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Sikeston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sikeston Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,3807,3602,145
Black2,3251,908152
Hispanic22017267
Asian734820
2+ Races59507
Native American442424
Other Race1919

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 54.55%.

Sikeston Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,518$39,208$26,344
Less Than 9th Grade$22,155$26,346$17,353
High School Graduate$25,327$34,464$19,797
Some College$30,179$33,145$24,643
Bachelors Degree$46,648$54,583$37,279
Graduate Degree$56,839$70,625$49,550

$31,518

Average Earnings

$39,208

Average Male

$26,344

Average Female

Sikeston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sikeston Language by Age

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Sikeston Language

96.30% of Sikeston residents speak only English, while 3.70% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.46% of the population.

Sikeston Language

Sikeston Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,9971,99249.84%
White10,9741,73615.82%
Hispanic4188219.62%
Multiple330278.18%
Native442045.45%

24.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.78%

Male Poverty Rate

26.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sikeston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sikeston is Black, with 49.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sikeston is Multiple, with 8.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.69%.

Sikeston Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.96%
High School23.17%
Some College16.55%
Bachelors or Greater2.79%

Sikeston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed59.54%
Male Unemployed26.45%
Female Employed14.09%
Male Employed11.35%

Sikeston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sikeston Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,803$56,270
Families$49,964$68,241
Married Families$69,345-
Non Families$22,846$34,359
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Income by Household Type

Sikeston Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.9%

Male Marriage Rate

38.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Sikeston Married by Age and Sex

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Sikeston 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.

Sikeston Marital Status by Race

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Sikeston Marital Status

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1,037

Number of Veterans

969

Male Veterans

68

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam456
First Gulf War221
Second Gulf War189
Korea72
World War II30

Sikeston Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74304
55 to 64224
35 to 54207
75+192
18 to 34110

Sikeston Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8479.26%
Black1826.48%
Hispanic3112.16%
Other Race829.63%

Sikeston Veterans by Race

Sikeston Veterans by Education

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5.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sikeston Veterans by Education

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54.3%

Labor Force Participation

51.9%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Sikeston Employment by Age

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Sikeston Employment by Race

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Sikeston 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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72.63%

Born in Sikeston

98.48%

Native Born

1.52%

Foreign Born

0.99%

Non Citizen

0.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.48% of Sikeston residents were born in the United States, with 72.63% having been born in Missouri. 0.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Sikeston Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202115,825-99-0.62%
202015,924-99-0.62%
201916,023-99-0.61%
201816,122-34-0.21%
201716,156-93-0.57%
201616,249-100-0.61%
201516,349510.31%
201416,298-78-0.48%
201316,376620.38%
201216,314210.13%
201116,293-61-0.37%
201016,354-638-0.38%
200016,992-649-0.37%
199017,6412100.12%
198017,4312,7321.72%
197014,6999340.66%
196013,7652,1251.69%
195011,6403,6963.89%
19407,9442,2683.42%
19305,6762,0634.62%
19203,6132860.83%
19103,3270.00%

Sikeston Population by Year