McDonald County, Missouri Population 2024

23,908

McDonald County, Missouri's estimated 2024 population is 23,908 with a growth rate of 0.67% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. McDonald County, Missouri is the 45th largest county in Missouri. The 2010 population was 23,071 and has seen a growth of 3.63% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202924,7081600.65%
202824,5481600.66%
202724,3881600.66%
202624,2281600.66%
202524,0681600.67%
202423,9081600.67%
202323,7481600.68%
202223,5881600.68%
202123,4281420.61%
202023,2863741.63%
201922,912-119-0.52%
201823,0312351.03%
201722,796230.1%
201622,773520.23%
201522,721-130-0.57%
201422,8512000.88%
201322,651-325-1.41%
201222,976790.35%
201122,897-174-0.75%
201023,071
199016,9382,02113.55%
198014,9172,56020.72%
197012,3575594.74%
196011,798-2,346-16.59%
195014,144-1,605-10.19%
194015,7491,81313.01%
193013,936-754-5.13%
192014,6901,1518.5%
191013,539-35-0.26%
190013,5742,29120.3%
189011,2833,46744.36%
18807,8162,59049.56%
18705,2261,18829.42%
18604,0381,80280.59%
18502,236-22,472-90.95%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.67% (160)
County Website
McDonald County
County Seat
2020 Population
23,286
Area
539 mi²
Density
44 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
2.67% (622)
Founded
March 3, 1849

McDonald County, Missouri Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White17,73875.87%
Two or more races3,13313.4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander7433.18%
Other race7023%
Black or African American4591.96%
Native American3641.56%
Asian2421.04%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

McDonald County, Missouri Population by Race

McDonald County, Missouri Population Pyramid 2024

McDonald County, Missouri Median Age

38.2

Total

37.1

Male

39.4

Female

McDonald County, Missouri Adults

There are 17,418 adults, (3,564 of whom are seniors) in McDonald County, Missouri.

McDonald County, Missouri Age Dependency

68.8

Age Dependency Ratio

25.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43

Child Dependency Ratio

McDonald County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female11,54149.36%
Male11,84050.64%

McDonald County, Missouri Population by Age

McDonald County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,3992.7666.733.3
Married4,5583.3273.826.2
Non Family2,5191.2864.535.5
Female8393.7550.549.5
Male4833.5938.761.3
showing: 5 rows

3.27

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

66.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

McDonald 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

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

McDonald 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 95.32%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 45.67%.

McDonald County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,539

Average Earnings

$39,293

Average Male

$30,296

Average Female

McDonald County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

McDonald County, Missouri Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

McDonald County, Missouri Language

85.56% of McDonald County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 14.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.54% of the population.

McDonald County, Missouri Language

McDonald County, Missouri Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White16,2192,57615.88%
Multiple3,04463620.89%
Hispanic2,71257421.17%
Other67112318.33%
Black44310724.15%
Native3617721.33%
Islander722314.29%
Asian24293.72%
showing: 8 rows

16.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.56%

Male Poverty Rate

17.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in McDonald County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in McDonald County, Missouri is Black, with 24.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in McDonald County, Missouri is Asian, with 3.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.52%.

McDonald County, Missouri Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.9%
Some College13.35%
High School12.7%
Bachelors or Greater3.08%
showing: 4 rows

McDonald County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed36.41%
Male Unemployed27.23%
Male Employed6.77%
Female Employed6.16%
showing: 4 rows

McDonald County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

McDonald County, Missouri Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

McDonald County, Missouri Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.3%

Male Marriage Rate

55.1%

Female Marriage Rate

McDonald County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

male

female

McDonald 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.

McDonald County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

McDonald County, Missouri Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,497

Number of Veterans

1,323

Male Veterans

174

Female Veterans

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McDonald County, Missouri Veterans by War

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McDonald County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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McDonald County, Missouri Veterans by Race

McDonald County, Missouri Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.1%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

McDonald County, Missouri Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.3%

Labor Force Participation

52.9%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

McDonald County, Missouri Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

McDonald County, Missouri Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

McDonald 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

38.71%

Born in McDonald County, Missouri

90.07%

Native Born

9.93%

Foreign Born

7.92%

Non Citizen

2.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.07% of McDonald County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 38.71% having been born in Missouri. 7.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

McDonald County, Missouri Place of Birth

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