Dent County, Missouri Population 2021

Dent County, Missouri's estimated population is 15,625 with a growth rate of 0.17% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Dent County, Missouri is the 69th largest county inMissouri. The 2010 Population was 15,740 and has seen a growth of -0.73% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202115,625260.17%
202015,599260.17%
201915,573260.17%
201815,547500.32%
201715,497430.28%
201615,454-202-1.29%
201515,656210.13%
201415,635-107-0.68%
201315,742840.54%
201215,658370.24%
201115,621-119-0.76%
201015,7402,03814.87%
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%
192012,318-927-7.00%
191013,2452591.99%
190012,9868376.89%
189012,1491,50314.12%
188010,6464,28967.47%
18706,35770312.43%
18605,6540.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.17% (26)
County Website
Founded
February 10, 1851
County Seat
2010 Population
15,740
Growth Since 2010
-0.73% (-115)
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Dent County, Missouri Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,80595.24%
Two or More Races4572.94%
American Indian and Alaska Native1160.75%
Black or African American840.54%
Some Other Race440.28%
Asian390.25%
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Dent County, Missouri Population by Race

Dent County, Missouri Population Pyramid $2021

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Dent County, Missouri Median Age

44.7


Total

43.2


Male

46.3


Female

Dent County, Missouri Adults

There are 12,007 adults, (3,339 of whom are seniors) in Dent County, Missouri.

Dent County, Missouri Age Dependency

79.3

Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Dent County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female

7,774

50.01%

Male

7,771

49.99%

Dent County, Missouri Population by Age

Dent County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Dent County, Missouri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female47.8%52.2%
Non Family64.6%35.4%
Male70%30%
All73.5%26.5%
Married85.1%14.9%

73.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dent County, Missouri Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,3712.4173.5
Married3,1463.1185.1
Non Family2,2521.1164.6
Female5803.2547.8
Male3933.0270

2.99

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Dent County, Missouri Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7046.39%
9th to 12th Grade1,14510.39%
High School Graduate4,55641.35%
Some College2,09719.03%
Associates Degree8277.51%
Bachelors Degree1,0999.98%
Graduate Degree5895.35%
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Dent County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dent County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,5098,7501,620
2+ Races23219442
Hispanic15713426
Native American108858
Other Race29299
Black2822
Asian999

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

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

Dent County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,188$35,464$23,549
Less Than 9th Grade$21,193$27,125$14,107
High School Graduate$29,633$35,634$18,646
Some College$32,461$39,063$25,650
Bachelors Degree$32,314$40,099$31,441
Graduate Degree$41,875$36,389$42,628

$31,188

Average Earnings

$35,464

Average Male

$23,549

Average Female

Dent County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dent County, Missouri Language by Age

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Dent County, Missouri Language

97.85% of Dent County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 2.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.31% of the population.

Dent County, Missouri Language

Dent County, Missouri Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,4473,00720.81%
Multiple44925055.68%
Hispanic25811143.02%
Black614777.05%
Native1163631.03%
Asian393076.92%

22.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.14%

Male Poverty Rate

25.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dent County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dent County, Missouri is Black, with 77.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dent County, Missouri is White, with 20.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.53%.

Dent County, Missouri Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.21%
Some College18.36%
High School17.00%
Bachelors or Greater4.88%

Dent County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed61.34%
Female Unemployed49.46%
Female Employed14.00%
Male Employed7.84%

Dent County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dent County, Missouri Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,100$54,579
Families$53,522$63,808
Married Families$62,000-
Non Families$20,692$35,344
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Income by Household Type

Dent County, Missouri Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.9%

Male Marriage Rate

51.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Dent County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Dent County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

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Dent County, Missouri Marital Status

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1,225

Number of Veterans

1,148

Male Veterans

77

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam543
First Gulf War212
Second Gulf War154
Korea89
World War II36

Dent County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74394
75+302
55 to 64281
35 to 54201
18 to 3447

Dent County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,16910.09%
2+ Races3615.52%
Native American1917.59%
Hispanic63.82%
Black12.04%

Dent County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Dent County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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8.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dent County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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54.2%

Labor Force Participation

51.3%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Dent County, Missouri Employment by Age

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Dent County, Missouri Employment by Race

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Dent 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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72.43%

Born in Dent County, Missouri

99.04%

Native Born

0.96%

Foreign Born

0.16%

Non Citizen

0.80%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.04% of Dent County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 72.43% having been born in Missouri. 0.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Dent 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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