Bates County, Missouri Population 2021

Bates County, Missouri's estimated population is 15,908 with a growth rate of -0.82% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bates County, Missouri is the 66th largest county inMissouri. The 2010 Population was 17,028 and has seen a growth of -6.58% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202115,908-132-0.82%
202016,040-132-0.82%
201916,172-132-0.81%
201816,304110.07%
201716,293-58-0.35%
201616,351-11-0.07%
201516,362-153-0.93%
201416,515870.53%
201316,428-188-1.13%
201216,616-349-2.06%
201116,965-63-0.37%
201017,0282,00313.33%
199015,025-848-5.34%
198015,8734052.62%
197015,468-437-2.75%
196015,905-1,629-9.29%
195017,534-1,997-10.22%
194019,531-2,537-11.50%
193022,068-1,865-7.79%
192023,933-1,936-7.48%
191025,869-4,272-14.17%
190030,141-2,082-6.46%
189032,2236,84226.96%
188025,3819,42159.03%
187015,9608,745121.21%
18607,2153,54696.65%
18503,6690.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.82% (-132)
County Website
Founded
January 29, 1841
County Seat
2010 Population
17,028
Growth Since 2010
-6.58% (-1,120)
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Bates County, Missouri Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,54295.37%
Black or African American2461.51%
Two or More Races2091.28%
Some Other Race1190.73%
American Indian and Alaska Native1020.63%
Asian470.29%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander310.19%
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Bates County, Missouri Population by Race

Bates County, Missouri Population Pyramid $2021

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Bates County, Missouri Median Age

41.6


Total

40.9


Male

42.5


Female

Bates County, Missouri Adults

There are 12,440 adults, (3,139 of whom are seniors) in Bates County, Missouri.

Bates County, Missouri Age Dependency

75.2

Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Bates County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female

8,303

50.95%

Male

7,993

49.05%

Bates County, Missouri Population by Age

Bates County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bates County, Missouri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family59.8%40.2%
Female61.4%38.6%
Male68.7%31.3%
All72.7%27.3%
Married81.5%18.5%

72.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bates County, Missouri Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,5472.4472.7
Married3,6782.9681.5
Non Family1,9301.1159.8
Female5213.0761.4
Male4183.1668.7

2.9

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

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Bates County, Missouri Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3953.51%
9th to 12th Grade1,0279.12%
High School Graduate4,97244.16%
Some College2,25220.00%
Associates Degree7967.07%
Bachelors Degree1,20110.67%
Graduate Degree6155.46%
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Bates County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bates County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,6779,4131,772
Hispanic1941487
Black16312720
2+ Races121113
Other Race7752
Native American71344
Asian34127
Islander25136

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 93.39%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 24.00%.

Bates County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,821$44,556$26,363
Less Than 9th Grade$18,438$20,556$17,262
High School Graduate$33,338$43,822$25,564
Some College$31,141$47,778$22,928
Bachelors Degree$43,278$49,898$32,632
Graduate Degree$42,209$39,063$42,471

$33,821

Average Earnings

$44,556

Average Male

$26,363

Average Female

Bates County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bates County, Missouri Language by Age

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Bates County, Missouri Language

97.94% of Bates County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 2.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.97% of the population.

Bates County, Missouri Language

Bates County, Missouri Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,0141,73211.54%
Hispanic3487220.69%
Other1196352.94%
Multiple2054320.98%
Black2134219.72%
Native1022120.59%

11.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.91%

Male Poverty Rate

13.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bates County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bates County, Missouri is Other, with 52.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bates County, Missouri is White, with 11.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.98%.

Bates County, Missouri Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.57%
High School10.72%
Some College7.42%
Bachelors or Greater2.98%

Bates County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed50.59%
Male Unemployed10.11%
Female Employed6.61%
Male Employed4.70%

Bates County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bates County, Missouri Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,625$67,588
Families$63,130$81,764
Married Families$69,453-
Non Families$23,692$29,351
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Income by Household Type

Bates County, Missouri Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

60.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.3%

Male Marriage Rate

58.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Bates County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

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Bates County, Missouri Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Bates County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

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Bates County, Missouri Marital Status

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1,095

Number of Veterans

1,008

Male Veterans

87

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam339
Second Gulf War210
First Gulf War187
Korea80
World War II33

Bates County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54283
65 to 74262
75+250
55 to 64211
18 to 3489

Bates County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0348.68%
2+ Races4638.02%
Native American1516.67%
Hispanic62.91%

Bates County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Bates County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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4.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bates County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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61.1%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Bates County, Missouri Employment by Age

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Bates County, Missouri Employment by Race

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Bates County, Missouri 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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68.24%

Born in Bates County, Missouri

98.80%

Native Born

1.20%

Foreign Born

0.29%

Non Citizen

0.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.80% of Bates County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 68.24% having been born in Missouri. 0.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bates County, Missouri Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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