Pettis County, Missouri Population 2024

43,647

Pettis County, Missouri's estimated 2024 population is 43,647 with a growth rate of 0.34% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Pettis County, Missouri is the 26th largest county in Missouri. The 2010 population was 42,263 and has seen a growth of 3.27% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202944,3821470.33%
202844,2351470.33%
202744,0881470.33%
202643,9411470.34%
202543,7941470.34%
202443,6471470.34%
202343,5001470.34%
202243,3531470.34%
202143,2062050.48%
202043,0015841.38%
201942,417-32-0.08%
201842,449-28-0.07%
201742,4772030.48%
201642,274-29-0.07%
201542,3031020.24%
201442,20140.01%
201342,197-102-0.24%
201242,2991520.36%
201142,147-116-0.27%
201042,263
199035,437-941-2.59%
198036,3782,2416.56%
197034,137-983-2.8%
196035,1203,54311.22%
195031,577-1,759-5.28%
194033,336-1,328-3.83%
193034,664-1,149-3.21%
192035,8131,9005.6%
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%
18402,930-41,452-93.4%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.34% (147)
County Website
Pettis County
County Seat
2010 Population
42,263
Area
682 mi²
Density
64 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
3.27% (1,384)
Founded
January 24, 1833

Pettis County, Missouri Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White37,71187.58%
Two or more races2,1695.04%
Other race1,5403.58%
Black or African American1,2122.81%
Asian2490.58%
Native American1500.35%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander280.07%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Pettis County, Missouri Population by Race

Pettis County, Missouri Population Pyramid 2024

Pettis County, Missouri Median Age

38

Total

36.8

Male

39.5

Female

Pettis County, Missouri Adults

There are 32,343 adults, (7,326 of whom are seniors) in Pettis County, Missouri.

Pettis County, Missouri Age Dependency

72.1

Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Pettis County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female21,45349.82%
Male21,60650.18%

Pettis County, Missouri Population by Age

Pettis County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All16,6962.527030
Married8,5113.1583.616.4
Non Family5,4331.2155.644.4
Female1,9773.2254.545.5
Male7753.0460.839.2
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3.05

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

70.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Pettis 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

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

Pettis 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 asian people with a rate of 38.95%.

Pettis County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,088

Average Earnings

$45,558

Average Male

$33,206

Average Female

Pettis County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pettis County, Missouri Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Pettis County, Missouri Language

87.99% of Pettis County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 12.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.12% of the population.

Pettis County, Missouri Language

Pettis County, Missouri Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White35,3764,71313.32%
Hispanic3,92879220.16%
Multiple2,15242019.52%
Black1,16031326.98%
Other1,53030119.67%
Islander282485.71%
Native14596.21%
Asian24972.81%
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14.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.93%

Male Poverty Rate

16.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pettis County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pettis County, Missouri is Islander, with 85.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pettis County, Missouri is Asian, with 2.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.2%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.93%.

Pettis County, Missouri Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.73%
High School15.59%
Some College9.71%
Bachelors or Greater3.77%
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Pettis County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed51.84%
Male Unemployed13.27%
Female Employed8.73%
Male Employed6.9%
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Pettis County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pettis County, Missouri Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Pettis County, Missouri Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.5%

Male Marriage Rate

49.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Pettis County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Pettis County, Missouri Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,857

Number of Veterans

2,640

Male Veterans

217

Female Veterans

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Pettis County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Pettis County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Pettis County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Pettis County, Missouri Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pettis County, Missouri Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.1%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Pettis County, Missouri Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Pettis County, Missouri Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Pettis 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

69.22%

Born in Pettis County, Missouri

92.95%

Native Born

7.05%

Foreign Born

4.05%

Non Citizen

3%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.95% of Pettis County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 69.22% having been born in Missouri. 4.05% 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

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