Carter County, Missouri Population 2021

Carter County, Missouri's estimated population is 5,780 with a growth rate of -1.72% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Carter County, Missouri is the 107th largest county inMissouri. The 2010 Population was 6,294 and has seen a growth of -8.17% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,780-101-1.72%
20205,881-101-1.69%
20195,982-101-1.66%
20186,083-96-1.55%
20176,179-31-0.50%
20166,210-70-1.11%
20156,280-6-0.10%
20146,286-57-0.90%
20136,343701.12%
20126,273-59-0.93%
20116,332380.60%
20106,29477914.13%
19905,515871.60%
19805,4281,55039.97%
19703,878-95-2.39%
19603,973-804-16.83%
19504,777-1,449-23.27%
19406,22672313.14%
19305,503-1,979-26.45%
19207,4821,97835.94%
19105,504-1,202-17.92%
19006,7062,04743.94%
18904,6592,491114.90%
18802,16871349.00%
18701,45522017.81%
18601,2350.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.72% (-101)
Founded
March 10, 1859
County Seat
2010 Population
6,294
Growth Since 2010
-8.17% (-514)
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Carter County, Missouri Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,96497.02%
American Indian and Alaska Native1001.63%
Two or More Races791.29%
Black or African American40.07%
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Carter County, Missouri Population by Race

Carter County, Missouri Population Pyramid $2021

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Carter County, Missouri Median Age

41.7


Total

41.7


Male

41.8


Female

Carter County, Missouri Adults

There are 4,679 adults, (1,207 of whom are seniors) in Carter County, Missouri.

Carter County, Missouri Age Dependency

77

Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Carter County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female

3,115

50.68%

Male

3,032

49.32%

Carter County, Missouri Population by Age

Carter County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Carter County, Missouri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male33.9%66.1%
Non Family68%32%
Female69.5%30.5%
All77.4%22.6%
Married89%11%

77.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Carter County, Missouri Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,3332.6277.4
Married1,2213.0789
Non Family7711.3168
Female2233.6169.5
Male1184.6133.9

3.14

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

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Carter County, Missouri Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1182.79%
9th to 12th Grade52512.42%
High School Graduate1,82543.16%
Some College79118.71%
Associates Degree3157.45%
Bachelors Degree4009.46%
Graduate Degree2546.01%
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Carter County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Carter County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,1273,515654
2+ Races4820
Hispanic4848
Native American2019
Black2

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 15.85%.

Carter County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,588$39,289$21,615
Less Than 9th Grade$22,177$43,882$20,786
High School Graduate$26,952$33,088$19,118
Some College$27,695$40,529$16,833
Bachelors Degree$56,000$54,333$66,875
Graduate Degree$50,739$$44,792

$31,588

Average Earnings

$39,289

Average Male

$21,615

Average Female

Carter County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carter County, Missouri Language by Age

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Carter County, Missouri Language

99.58% of Carter County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 0.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.28% of the population.

Carter County, Missouri Language

Carter County, Missouri Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,76675213.04%
Hispanic1582113.29%
Multiple791721.52%
Native10077.00%
Black44100.00%

13.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.78%

Male Poverty Rate

14.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carter County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carter County, Missouri is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carter County, Missouri is Native, with 7.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.23%.

Carter County, Missouri Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.06%
High School16.35%
Some College5.99%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Carter County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed44.64%
Female Unemployed24.53%
Female Employed12.43%
Male Employed3.33%

Carter County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carter County, Missouri Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,530$56,449
Families$55,463$68,460
Married Families$60,444-
Non Families$19,639$26,914
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Income by Household Type

Carter County, Missouri Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.4%

Male Marriage Rate

51.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Carter County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

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Carter County, Missouri 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.

Carter County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

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Carter County, Missouri Marital Status

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466

Number of Veterans

455

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam203
First Gulf War99
Second Gulf War47
Korea33
World War II

Carter County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64170
65 to 74109
35 to 54106
75+71
18 to 3410

Carter County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White45910.06%
Hispanic2131.82%
2+ Races710.77%

Carter County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Carter County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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17.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carter County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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53.1%

Labor Force Participation

50.3%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Carter County, Missouri Employment by Age

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Carter County, Missouri Employment by Race

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Carter 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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72.75%

Born in Carter County, Missouri

99.80%

Native Born

0.20%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.20%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.80% of Carter County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 72.75% having been born in Missouri. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Carter 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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