Phelps County, Missouri Population 2021

Phelps County, Missouri's estimated population is 44,617 with a growth rate of 0.05% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Phelps County, Missouri is the 26th largest county inMissouri. The 2010 Population was 45,294 and has seen a growth of -1.49% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202144,617220.05%
202044,595220.05%
201944,573220.05%
201844,5510.00%
201744,551-157-0.35%
201644,708-58-0.13%
201544,766-159-0.35%
201444,925-81-0.18%
201345,006-224-0.50%
201245,230-16-0.04%
201145,246-48-0.11%
201045,29410,04628.50%
199035,2481,6154.80%
198033,6334,15214.08%
197029,4814,08516.09%
196025,3963,89218.10%
195021,5044,06723.32%
194017,4372,12913.91%
193015,3083672.46%
192014,941-855-5.41%
191015,7961,60211.29%
190014,1941,55812.33%
189012,636680.54%
188012,5682,06219.63%
187010,5064,79283.86%
18605,7140.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.05% (22)
County Website
Founded
November 13, 1857
County Seat
2010 Population
45,294
Growth Since 2010
-1.49% (-677)
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Phelps County, Missouri Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White40,39190.50%
Asian1,6203.63%
Black or African American1,0792.42%
Two or More Races1,0772.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native3460.78%
Some Other Race1170.26%
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Phelps County, Missouri Population by Race

Phelps County, Missouri Population Pyramid $2021

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Phelps County, Missouri Median Age

35.3


Total

31.3


Male

38.8


Female

Phelps County, Missouri Adults

There are 35,220 adults, (7,039 of whom are seniors) in Phelps County, Missouri.

Phelps County, Missouri Age Dependency

58.4

Age Dependency Ratio

25

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Phelps County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female

21,257

47.63%

Male

23,373

52.37%

Phelps County, Missouri Population by Age

Phelps County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Phelps County, Missouri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family41.6%58.4%
Female42%58%
Male56.9%43.1%
All59.6%40.4%
Married78.4%21.6%

59.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Phelps County, Missouri Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,9812.3159.6
Married8,4492.9478.4
Non Family6,9181.3641.6
Female1,8052.8242
Male8092.6656.9

2.83

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

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Phelps County, Missouri Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2604.54%
9th to 12th Grade1,9997.20%
High School Graduate8,45130.44%
Some College5,57720.09%
Associates Degree2,3848.59%
Bachelors Degree4,42815.95%
Graduate Degree3,66213.19%
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Phelps County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Phelps County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White25,24122,2207,064
Asian938899669
Black54050153
Hispanic495432142
2+ Races439378112
Native American25620623
Other Race888853

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 71.32%.

Phelps County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,404$41,556$27,541
Less Than 9th Grade$22,140$25,923$16,020
High School Graduate$26,821$36,982$21,545
Some College$32,275$41,989$26,773
Bachelors Degree$39,324$42,543$37,248
Graduate Degree$58,224$66,058$47,500

$33,404

Average Earnings

$41,556

Average Male

$27,541

Average Female

Phelps County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Phelps County, Missouri Language by Age

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Phelps County, Missouri Language

93.25% of Phelps County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 6.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.67% of the population.

Phelps County, Missouri Language

Phelps County, Missouri Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White36,9116,75818.31%
Asian1,54956336.35%
Black88955161.98%
Hispanic1,05447344.88%
Multiple1,03430229.21%
Native3318726.28%
Other1042725.96%

20.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.71%

Male Poverty Rate

19.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Phelps County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Phelps County, Missouri is Black, with 61.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Phelps County, Missouri is White, with 18.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.93%.

Phelps County, Missouri Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.97%
High School19.00%
Some College13.38%
Bachelors or Greater7.41%

Phelps County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed57.94%
Female Unemployed30.36%
Male Employed12.72%
Female Employed11.12%

Phelps County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Phelps County, Missouri Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,154$62,404
Families$61,987$78,107
Married Families$74,124-
Non Families$24,137$34,995
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Income by Household Type

Phelps County, Missouri Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.7%

Male Marriage Rate

50.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Phelps County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Phelps County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

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Phelps County, Missouri Marital Status

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3,492

Number of Veterans

3,238

Male Veterans

254

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,281
First Gulf War881
Second Gulf War783
Korea270
World War II160

Phelps County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74860
55 to 64817
75+796
35 to 54680
18 to 34339

Phelps County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,33410.47%
Native American7826.62%
Hispanic587.75%
2+ Races558.01%
Black212.35%
Asian40.30%

Phelps County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Phelps County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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6.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Phelps County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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55.5%

Labor Force Participation

52.5%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Phelps County, Missouri Employment by Age

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Phelps County, Missouri Employment by Race

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Phelps 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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63.21%

Born in Phelps County, Missouri

94.66%

Native Born

5.34%

Foreign Born

3.83%

Non Citizen

1.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.66% of Phelps County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 63.21% having been born in Missouri. 3.83% 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

  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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