Phelps County, Missouri Population 2023

44,482

Phelps County, Missouri's estimated 2023 population is 44,482 with a growth rate of -0.12% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Phelps County, Missouri is the 23rd largest county in Missouri. The 2010 population was 45,156 and has seen a growth of -1.49% since that time.

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Phelps County, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Phelps County, Missouri Population by Race

Phelps County, Missouri Population Pyramid 2023

Phelps County, Missouri Median Age

35.8

Total

31.7

Male

39.2

Female

Phelps County, Missouri Adults

There are 35,206 adults, (7,209 of whom are seniors) in Phelps County, Missouri.

Phelps County, Missouri Age Dependency

59.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Phelps County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female21,14747.43%
Male23,44052.57%

Phelps County, Missouri Population by Age

Phelps County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.76

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

59.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Phelps County, Missouri Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Phelps County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 89.87%.

Phelps County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$35,005

Average Earnings

$42,724

Average Male

$27,755

Average Female

Phelps County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Phelps County, Missouri Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Phelps County, Missouri Language

93.77% of Phelps County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 6.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 3.16% of the population.

Phelps County, Missouri Language

Phelps County, Missouri Poverty by Race

rate

22.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.82%

Male Poverty Rate

18.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Phelps County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Phelps County, Missouri is Hispanic, with 73.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Phelps County, Missouri is White, with 18.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.22%.

Phelps County, Missouri Poverty

Phelps County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

Phelps County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Phelps County, Missouri Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Phelps County, Missouri Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Phelps County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Phelps County, Missouri Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Phelps County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Phelps County, Missouri Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,483

Number of Veterans

3,204

Male Veterans

279

Female Veterans

Phelps County, Missouri Veterans by War

Phelps County, Missouri Veterans by Age

count

Phelps County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Phelps County, Missouri Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Phelps County, Missouri Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.8%

Labor Force Participation

51.3%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Phelps County, Missouri Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Phelps County, Missouri Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Phelps 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

63.04%

Born in Phelps County, Missouri

94.99%

Native Born

4.89%

Foreign Born

3.46%

Non Citizen

1.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.99% of Phelps County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 63.04% having been born in Missouri. 3.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Phelps County, Missouri Place of Birth

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