Cooper County, Missouri Population 2024

17,131

Cooper County, Missouri's estimated 2024 population is 17,131 with a growth rate of 1.09% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cooper County, Missouri is the 63rd largest county in Missouri. The 2010 population was 17,601 and has seen a growth of -2.67% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202918,0511841.03%
202817,8671841.04%
202717,6831841.05%
202617,4991841.06%
202517,3151841.07%
202417,1311841.09%
202316,9471841.1%
202216,763870.52%
202116,676300.18%
202016,646-917-5.22%
201917,563-41-0.23%
201817,604-38-0.22%
201717,642-55-0.31%
201617,697820.47%
201517,615510.29%
201417,564-48-0.27%
201317,612740.42%
201217,538-13-0.07%
201117,551-50-0.28%
201017,60100%
199014,8351921.31%
198014,643-89-0.6%
197014,732-716-4.63%
196015,448-1,160-6.98%
195016,608-1,467-8.12%
194018,075-1,447-7.41%
193019,5222141.11%
192019,308-1,003-4.94%
191020,311-2,221-9.86%
190022,532-175-0.77%
189022,7071,1115.14%
188021,5969044.37%
187020,6923,33619.22%
186017,3564,40634.02%
185012,9502,46623.52%
184010,4843,58051.85%
18306,904-55-0.79%
18206,959-11,092-61.45%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.09% (184)
County Website
Cooper County
County Seat
2020 Population
16,646
Area
565 mi²
Density
30 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
2.91% (485)
Founded
December 17, 1818

Cooper County, Missouri Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14,95688.53%
Black or African American9385.55%
Two or more races8134.81%
Other race840.5%
Asian610.36%
Native American410.24%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cooper County, Missouri Population by Race

Cooper County, Missouri Population Pyramid 2024

Cooper County, Missouri Median Age

38.8

Total

37.1

Male

40.5

Female

Cooper County, Missouri Adults

There are 13,138 adults, (3,135 of whom are seniors) in Cooper County, Missouri.

Cooper County, Missouri Age Dependency

68.9

Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Cooper County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female8,35849.48%
Male8,53550.52%

Cooper County, Missouri Population by Age

Cooper County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,1252.5276.923.1
Married3,1703.188.411.6
Non Family1,8561.1564.635.4
Female7952.9965.734.3
Male3043.660.539.5

3.01

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

76.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cooper County, Missouri Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3983.44%
9th to 12th Grade7056.1%
High School Graduate4,48938.84%
Some College2,19418.98%
Associates Degree1,0739.28%
Bachelors Degree1,80915.65%
Graduate Degree8897.69%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cooper County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cooper County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White10,4279,5092,516
Black65652680
2+ Races28524263
Hispanic11510728
Asian564717
Other Race31310
Native American29296

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 30.36%.

Cooper County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$39,385$48,844$35,928
Less Than 9th Grade$27,540$35,357$19,375
High School Graduate$33,179$40,833$26,625
Some College$39,880$51,208$36,804
Bachelors Degree$43,463$50,000$41,995
Graduate Degree$59,559$66,094$58,333

$39,385

Average Earnings

$48,844

Average Male

$35,928

Average Female

Cooper County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cooper County, Missouri Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cooper County, Missouri Language

97.01% of Cooper County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 2.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.65% of the population.

Cooper County, Missouri Language

Cooper County, Missouri Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,6711,70412.46%
Multiple80520225.09%
Hispanic3619426.04%
Black6226810.93%
Native401947.5%
Asian5259.62%

13.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.84%

Male Poverty Rate

14.1%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cooper County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cooper County, Missouri is Native, with 47.5% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cooper County, Missouri is Asian, with 9.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.85%.

Cooper County, Missouri Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.97%
Some College12.15%
High School10.31%
Bachelors or Greater4.9%

Cooper County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed80.41%
Male Unemployed15.56%
Female Employed6.97%
Male Employed6.6%

Cooper County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cooper County, Missouri Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$62,239$74,168
Families$76,317$85,752
Married Families$87,875$-999,999,999
Non Families$31,892$42,084

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cooper County, Missouri Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

51.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Cooper County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cooper 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.

Cooper County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cooper County, Missouri Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,116

Number of Veterans

1,031

Male Veterans

85

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam513
Second Gulf War257
First Gulf War221
Korea44
World War II5

Cooper County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74381
35 to 54314
75+186
55 to 64171
18 to 3464

Cooper County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White9938.49%
Black688.32%
2+ Races5511.83%
Hispanic125.26%

Cooper County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Cooper County, Missouri Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cooper County, Missouri Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.1%

Labor Force Participation

53.3%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Cooper County, Missouri Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cooper County, Missouri Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cooper County, Missouri 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

76.75%

Born in Cooper County, Missouri

99.09%

Native Born

0.91%

Foreign Born

0.23%

Non Citizen

0.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.09% of Cooper County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 76.75% having been born in Missouri. 0.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Cooper County, Missouri Place of Birth

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