Dent County, Missouri Population 2024

14,545

Dent County, Missouri's estimated 2024 population is 14,545 with a growth rate of 0.27% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Dent County, Missouri is the 71st largest county in Missouri. The 2010 population was 15,739 and has seen a growth of -7.59% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202914,740390.27%
202814,701390.27%
202714,662390.27%
202614,623390.27%
202514,584390.27%
202414,545390.27%
202314,506390.27%
202214,467390.27%
202114,428390.27%
202014,389-1,159-7.45%
201915,548-44-0.28%
201815,592820.53%
201715,510530.34%
201615,457-205-1.31%
201515,662210.13%
201415,641-104-0.66%
201315,745860.55%
201215,659390.25%
201115,620-119-0.76%
201015,739
199013,702-815-5.61%
198014,5173,06026.71%
197011,4571,0129.69%
196010,445-491-4.49%
195010,936-827-7.03%
194011,7637897.19%
193010,974-1,344-10.91%
192012,318-927-7%
191013,2452591.99%
190012,9868376.89%
189012,1491,50314.12%
188010,6464,28967.47%
18706,35770312.43%
18605,654-9,086-61.64%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.27% (39)
County Website
Dent County
County Seat
2010 Population
15,739
Area
753 mi²
Density
19 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-7.59% (-1,194)
Founded
February 10, 1851

Dent County, Missouri Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White13,49192.98%
Two or more races6384.4%
Asian1330.92%
Other race1070.74%
Black or African American870.6%
Native American390.27%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander140.1%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Dent County, Missouri Population by Race

Dent County, Missouri Population Pyramid 2024

Dent County, Missouri Median Age

43.7

Total

43

Male

45.5

Female

Dent County, Missouri Adults

There are 11,227 adults, (3,135 of whom are seniors) in Dent County, Missouri.

Dent County, Missouri Age Dependency

79.3

Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Dent County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female7,25249.98%
Male7,25750.02%

Dent County, Missouri Population by Age

Dent County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,8252.4674.825.2
Married2,7993.0987.812.2
Non Family2,0561.0565.734.3
Female6503.6448.251.8
Male3203.537525
showing: 5 rows

3.13

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

74.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dent County, Missouri Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Dent County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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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 black people with a rate of 32.14%.

Dent County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,449

Average Earnings

$39,747

Average Male

$33,176

Average Female

Dent County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dent County, Missouri Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Dent County, Missouri Language

98.59% of Dent County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 1.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.55% of the population.

Dent County, Missouri Language

Dent County, Missouri Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,2572,09015.77%
Multiple63817527.43%
Hispanic29312141.3%
Black756384%
Other1073835.51%
Native393179.49%
Asian1331511.28%
showing: 7 rows

16.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.8%

Male Poverty Rate

17.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dent County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dent County, Missouri is Black, with 84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dent County, Missouri is Asian, with 11.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.88%.

Dent County, Missouri Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.76%
High School17.14%
Some College10.79%
Bachelors or Greater4.62%
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Dent County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed46.58%
Male Unemployed39.83%
Male Employed6.33%
Female Employed6.24%
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Dent County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dent County, Missouri Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dent County, Missouri Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Dent County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Dent 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 55-64.

Dent County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dent County, Missouri Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,327

Number of Veterans

1,233

Male Veterans

94

Female Veterans

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Dent County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Dent County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Dent County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Dent County, Missouri Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dent County, Missouri Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.8%

Labor Force Participation

53.1%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Dent County, Missouri Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Dent County, Missouri Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Dent 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

69.98%

Born in Dent County, Missouri

98.1%

Native Born

1.9%

Foreign Born

0.74%

Non Citizen

1.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.1% of Dent County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 69.98% having been born in Missouri. 0.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Dent County, Missouri Place of Birth

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