Cole County, Missouri Population 2021

Cole County, Missouri's estimated population is 76,795 with a growth rate of 0.03% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cole County, Missouri is the 17th largest county inMissouri. The 2010 Population was 76,150 and has seen a growth of 0.85% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202176,795250.03%
202076,770250.03%
201976,745250.03%
201876,720880.11%
201776,632-70-0.09%
201676,702-116-0.15%
201576,8181710.22%
201476,647-75-0.10%
201376,7222450.32%
201276,477-18-0.02%
201176,4953450.45%
201076,15012,57119.77%
199063,5796,91612.21%
198056,66310,43522.57%
197046,2285,46713.41%
196040,7615,29714.94%
195035,4645521.58%
194034,9124,06413.17%
193030,8486,16824.99%
192024,6802,72312.40%
191021,9571,3796.70%
190020,5783,29719.08%
189017,2811,76611.38%
188015,5155,22350.75%
187010,2925956.14%
18609,6973,00144.82%
18506,696-2,590-27.89%
18409,2866,263207.18%
18303,0230.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.03% (25)
County Website
Founded
1820
County Seat
2010 Population
76,150
Growth Since 2010
0.85% (645)
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Cole County, Missouri Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White64,41683.96%
Black or African American8,98511.71%
Two or More Races1,6322.13%
Asian1,1941.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native3010.39%
Some Other Race1840.24%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander110.01%
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Cole County, Missouri Population by Race

Cole County, Missouri Population Pyramid $2021

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Cole County, Missouri Median Age

38.6


Total

37.8


Male

39.7


Female

Cole County, Missouri Adults

There are 59,479 adults, (12,306 of whom are seniors) in Cole County, Missouri.

Cole County, Missouri Age Dependency

62.6

Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Cole County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female

38,049

49.59%

Male

38,674

50.41%

Cole County, Missouri Population by Age

Cole County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cole County, Missouri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male41.6%58.4%
Female43.2%56.8%
Non Family50.1%49.9%
All66.3%33.7%
Married85.8%14.2%

66.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cole County, Missouri Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All30,1542.3866.3
Married14,5653.0285.8
Non Family11,2851.2150.1
Female3,0833.443.2
Male1,221341.6

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Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

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Cole County, Missouri Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2602.39%
9th to 12th Grade2,8035.32%
High School Graduate15,63029.67%
Some College11,36921.58%
Associates Degree4,0487.68%
Bachelors Degree11,32721.50%
Graduate Degree6,24111.85%
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Cole County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cole County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White45,12542,30815,689
Black5,0954,4571,171
Hispanic1,04467297
Asian769584466
2+ Races533498114
Native American20517620
Other Race123967
Islander444

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Cole County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,999$43,473$34,656
Less Than 9th Grade$24,048$27,929$21,473
High School Graduate$31,212$34,674$27,506
Some College$34,959$39,987$30,985
Bachelors Degree$49,861$55,542$43,668
Graduate Degree$51,485$57,351$48,616

$38,999

Average Earnings

$43,473

Average Male

$34,656

Average Female

Cole County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cole County, Missouri Language by Age

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Cole County, Missouri Language

95.55% of Cole County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 4.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.98% of the population.

Cole County, Missouri Language

Cole County, Missouri Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White59,8814,7807.98%
Black7,1032,07229.17%
Multiple1,44131922.14%
Hispanic2,04625512.46%
Asian1,158252.16%
Native2222310.36%
Other8589.41%

10.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.27%

Male Poverty Rate

11.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cole County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cole County, Missouri is Black, with 29.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cole County, Missouri is Asian, with 2.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.60%.

Cole County, Missouri Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.42%
High School10.87%
Some College7.99%
Bachelors or Greater3.54%

Cole County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed45.05%
Male Unemployed34.04%
Female Employed6.29%
Male Employed4.22%

Cole County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cole County, Missouri Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,066$75,636
Families$77,934$90,798
Married Families$89,467-
Non Families$36,586$47,665
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Income by Household Type

Cole County, Missouri Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.0%

Male Marriage Rate

49.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Cole County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

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Cole 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 35-44.

Cole County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

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Cole County, Missouri Marital Status

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5,172

Number of Veterans

4,681

Male Veterans

491

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,912
First Gulf War1,117
Second Gulf War972
Korea347
World War II102

Cole County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,466
35 to 541,405
75+1,024
55 to 64926
18 to 34351

Cole County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,6939.26%
Black3395.00%
Hispanic1178.97%
2+ Races759.78%
Native American4421.05%
Asian172.06%
Other Race42.82%

Cole County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Cole County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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5.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cole County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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63.7%

Labor Force Participation

61.4%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Cole County, Missouri Employment by Age

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Cole County, Missouri Employment by Race

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Cole 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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73.75%

Born in Cole County, Missouri

96.73%

Native Born

3.27%

Foreign Born

1.67%

Non Citizen

1.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.73% of Cole County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 73.75% having been born in Missouri. 1.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Cole 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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