Sikeston, Missouri Population 2023

16,282

Sikeston is a city located in Scott County Missouri. With a 2023 population of 16,282, it is the 54th largest city in Missouri and the 2785th largest city in the United States.Sikeston is currently declining at a rate of -0.02% annually and its population has decreased by -0.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,291 in 2020. Spanning over 18 miles, Sikeston has a population density of 910 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sikeston is $56,270 with a poverty rate of 24.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Sikeston is 40.4 years, 36.6 years for males, and 42.5 years for females.

Sikeston Demographics

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

  • White: 71.15%
  • Black or African American: 24.11%
  • Two or more races: 3.71%
  • Asian: 0.73%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Other race: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
The current population of Sikeston, Missouri is 16,282 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,291.

Sikeston, Missouri Population 2023

Sikeston Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Sikeston Population by Race

Sikeston Population Pyramid 2023

Sikeston Median Age

40.4

Total

36.6

Male

42.5

Female

Sikeston Adults

There are 12,599 adults, (3,681 of whom are seniors) in Sikeston.

Sikeston Age Dependency

86.9

Age Dependency Ratio

41.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Sikeston Sex Ratio

Female8,81152.87%
Male7,85347.13%

Sikeston Population by Age

Sikeston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.93

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

57.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sikeston Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Sikeston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sikeston Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 53.85%.

Sikeston Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$31,363

Average Earnings

$41,250

Average Male

$27,929

Average Female

Sikeston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sikeston Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Sikeston Language

95.32% of Sikeston residents speak only English, while 4.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.18% of the population.

Sikeston Language

Sikeston Poverty by Race

rate

24.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.85%

Male Poverty Rate

21.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sikeston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sikeston is Black, with 52.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sikeston is Multiple, with 11.6% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.47%.

Sikeston Poverty

Sikeston Poverty Rate by Education

Sikeston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sikeston Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sikeston Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.0%

Male Marriage Rate

39.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Sikeston Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Sikeston Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sikeston Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,008

Number of Veterans

898

Male Veterans

110

Female Veterans

Sikeston Veterans by War

Sikeston Veterans by Age

count

Sikeston Veterans by Race

Sikeston Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.5%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.1%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sikeston Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.3%

Labor Force Participation

57.2%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Sikeston Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Sikeston Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Sikeston 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

75.58%

Born in Sikeston

100.91%

Native Born

1.37%

Foreign Born

0.79%

Non Citizen

0.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.91% of Sikeston residents were born in the United States, with 75.58% having been born in Missouri. 0.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Sikeston Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Sikeston Population by Year