Sikeston, Missouri Population 2020

15,926

Sikeston is a city located in Missouri. With a 2020 population of 15,926, it is the 47th largest city in Missouri and the 2223rd largest city in the United States. Sikeston is currently declining at a rate of -0.57% annually and its population has decreased by -2.40% 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 890 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sikeston is $55,206 with a poverty rate of 24.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $637 per month, and the median house value is $118,000. The median age in Sikeston is 39.3 years, 35.7 years for males, and 41.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.3 males.

Sikeston Demographics

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

  • White: 70.86%
  • Black or African American: 25.09%
  • Two or more races: 2.40%
  • Asian: 0.89%
  • Native American: 0.48%
  • Other race: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sikeston, Missouri is 15,926, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,108.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 16,318.

Sikeston, Missouri Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202038,242-108-0.28%
201938,350-108-0.28%
201838,458-108-0.28%
201738,566-195-0.51%
201638,761-238-0.61%
201538,9991400.36%
201438,859-336-0.86%
201339,195450.11%
201239,150170.04%
201139,133-116-0.30%
201039,2490.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,59770.86%
Black or African American4,10725.09%
Two or More Races3922.40%
Asian1460.89%
American Indian and Alaska Native780.48%
Some Other Race460.28%

Sikeston Population Pyramid 2020

Sikeston Median Age

39.3


Total

35.7


Male

41.8


Female

Sikeston Adults

There are 12,364 adults, (3,103 of whom are seniors) in Sikeston.

Sikeston Age Dependency

76.7

Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Sikeston Sex Ratio

Female

8,738

53.39%

Male

7,628

46.61%

Sikeston Households and Families

Sikeston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sikeston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84%16%
All57.7%42.3%
Non Family47.4%52.6%
Male34.1%65.9%
Female25.8%74.2%

57.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,8712.3457.7
Married2,7523.1384
Non Family2,5721.1447.4
Female1,137325.8
Male4102.7134.1

2.94

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

5.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sikeston Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5695.11%
9th to 12th Grade8127.30%
High School Graduate4,53640.77%
Some College2,27420.44%
Associates Degree6395.74%
Bachelors Degree1,26111.33%
Graduate Degree1,0359.30%

Sikeston Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,3267,4692,079
Black2,3551,929126
Hispanic20714760
Multiple Races99897
Native American787816
Asian61338
Other Race2819

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 hispanic people with a rate of 28.99%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,401$37,804$25,917
Less Than High School$21,824$26,536$15,481
High School Grad$26,133$35,568$19,539
Some College$30,038$32,524$25,192
Bachelors Degree$40,742$57,109$31,389
Graduate Degree$53,963$75,341$44,750

$31,401

Average Earnings

$37,804

Average Male

$25,917

Average Female

Sikeston Language

Sikeston Language by Age

Sikeston Language

96.01% of Sikeston residents speak only English, while 3.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.66% of the population.

Sikeston Poverty

Sikeston Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,0852,00218.06%
Black4,0011,79944.96%
Hispanic3457521.74%
Multiple366154.10%
Other46919.57%

24.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.07%

Male Poverty Rate

26.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sikeston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sikeston is Black, with 44.96% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sikeston is Multiple, with 4.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.42%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.75%
High School25.67%
Some College16.86%
Bachelors or Greater2.33%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed54.63%
Female Unemployed46.90%
Male Employed11.66%
Female Employed11.43%

Sikeston Income

Sikeston Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,903$55,206
Families$49,586$67,517
Married Families$66,645-
Non Families$21,256$32,217

Sikeston Marital Status

Sikeston Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.6%

Male Marriage Rate

40.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Sikeston Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

Sikeston Marital Status by Race

Sikeston Veterans

1,013

Number of Veterans

985

Male Veterans

28

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam512
First Gulf War201
Second Gulf War135
Korea80
World War II44

$Sikeston Veterans by Education

9.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sikeston Employment Status

54.8%

Labor Force Participation

51%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Sikeston 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

70.02%

Born in Missouri

98.45%

Native Born

1.55%

Foreign Born

1.14%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.45% of Sikeston residents were born in the United States, with 70.02% having been born in Missouri. 1.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202015,926-91-0.57%
201916,017-91-0.56%
201816,108-60-0.37%
201716,168-91-0.56%
201616,259-97-0.59%
201516,356570.35%
201416,299-76-0.46%
201316,375650.40%
201216,310260.16%
201116,284-62-0.38%
201016,346-646-0.39%
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%