Pettis County, Missouri Population 2021

Pettis County, Missouri's estimated population is 42,135 with a growth rate of -0.24% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Pettis County, Missouri is the 28th largest county inMissouri. The 2010 Population was 42,274 and has seen a growth of -0.33% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202142,135-102-0.24%
202042,237-102-0.24%
201942,339-102-0.24%
201842,441-4-0.01%
201742,4451960.46%
201642,249-51-0.12%
201542,3001000.24%
201442,20040.01%
201342,196-108-0.26%
201242,3041490.35%
201142,155-119-0.28%
201042,2746,83719.29%
199035,437-941-2.59%
198036,3782,2416.56%
197034,137-983-2.80%
196035,1203,54311.22%
195031,577-1,759-5.28%
194033,336-1,328-3.83%
193034,664-1,149-3.21%
192035,8131,9005.60%
191033,9131,4754.55%
190032,4381,2874.13%
189031,1513,88014.23%
188027,2718,56545.79%
187018,7069,31499.17%
18609,3924,24282.37%
18505,1502,22075.77%
18402,9300.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.24% (-102)
County Website
Founded
January 24, 1833
County Seat
2010 Population
42,274
Growth Since 2010
-0.33% (-139)
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Pettis County, Missouri Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White38,70591.38%
Black or African American1,4833.50%
Two or More Races9172.17%
Some Other Race9072.14%
Asian2790.66%
American Indian and Alaska Native520.12%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander120.03%
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Pettis County, Missouri Population by Race

Pettis County, Missouri Population Pyramid $2021

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Pettis County, Missouri Median Age

37.8


Total

36.5


Male

39.4


Female

Pettis County, Missouri Adults

There are 31,831 adults, (6,943 of whom are seniors) in Pettis County, Missouri.

Pettis County, Missouri Age Dependency

70.2

Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Pettis County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female

21,292

50.27%

Male

21,063

49.73%

Pettis County, Missouri Population by Age

Pettis County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pettis County, Missouri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female53%47%
Non Family56.1%43.9%
Male67.5%32.5%
All68.8%31.2%
Married81%19%

68.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pettis County, Missouri Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,0332.5868.8
Married8,0343.281
Non Family5,4671.2356.1
Female1,7713.4853
Male7613.6767.5

3.16

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

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Pettis County, Missouri Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4405.11%
9th to 12th Grade2,3768.43%
High School Graduate9,80434.79%
Some College6,71023.81%
Associates Degree2,7859.88%
Bachelors Degree3,17611.27%
Graduate Degree1,8926.71%
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Pettis County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pettis County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White25,03222,2644,786
Hispanic1,7471,062101
Black78957430
Other Race49129038
2+ Races33621626
Asian209183101
Native American494915
Islander124

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.33%.

Pettis County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,867$35,652$25,482
Less Than 9th Grade$22,205$25,279$19,306
High School Graduate$26,973$32,332$22,792
Some College$31,688$40,512$23,750
Bachelors Degree$39,505$42,005$37,602
Graduate Degree$43,125$45,288$42,330

$30,867

Average Earnings

$35,652

Average Male

$25,482

Average Female

Pettis County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pettis County, Missouri Language by Age

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Pettis County, Missouri Language

88.72% of Pettis County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 11.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.43% of the population.

Pettis County, Missouri Language

Pettis County, Missouri Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White35,2285,11514.52%
Hispanic3,64385823.55%
Black1,40954838.89%
Multiple91022424.62%
Other90416718.47%
Asian2794114.70%
Islander12975.00%

16.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.74%

Male Poverty Rate

16.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pettis County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pettis County, Missouri is Islander, with 75.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pettis County, Missouri is White, with 14.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.13%.

Pettis County, Missouri Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.69%
High School15.52%
Some College10.53%
Bachelors or Greater4.47%

Pettis County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed52.39%
Female Unemployed49.33%
Female Employed8.50%
Male Employed7.68%

Pettis County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pettis County, Missouri Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,157$60,159
Families$56,759$70,048
Married Families$68,450$79,407
Non Families$26,955$37,424
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Income by Household Type

Pettis County, Missouri Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

Male Marriage Rate

50.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Pettis County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

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Pettis 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.

Pettis County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

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Pettis County, Missouri Marital Status

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2,994

Number of Veterans

2,824

Male Veterans

170

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,195
First Gulf War601
Second Gulf War441
Korea261
World War II117

Pettis County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74872
75+722
35 to 54703
55 to 64568
18 to 34129

Pettis County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,8659.76%
Black837.79%
Hispanic331.53%
Other Race193.20%
2+ Races112.89%
Asian93.53%
Native American48.16%
Islander325.00%

Pettis County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Pettis County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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10.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pettis County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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60.5%

Labor Force Participation

56.5%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Pettis County, Missouri Employment by Age

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Pettis County, Missouri Employment by Race

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Pettis 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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68.88%

Born in Pettis County, Missouri

93.09%

Native Born

6.91%

Foreign Born

3.92%

Non Citizen

2.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.09% of Pettis County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 68.88% having been born in Missouri. 3.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Pettis 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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