Scott County, Missouri Population 2021

Scott County, Missouri's estimated population is 37,758 with a growth rate of -0.69% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Scott County, Missouri is the 32nd largest county inMissouri. The 2010 Population was 39,261 and has seen a growth of -3.83% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202137,758-261-0.69%
202038,019-261-0.68%
201938,280-261-0.68%
201838,541-35-0.09%
201738,576-184-0.47%
201638,760-247-0.63%
201539,0071390.36%
201438,868-339-0.86%
201339,207460.12%
201239,161140.04%
201139,147-114-0.29%
201039,261-115-0.29%
199039,376-271-0.68%
198039,6476,39719.24%
197033,2505021.53%
196032,748-94-0.29%
195032,8422,4658.11%
194030,3775,46421.93%
193024,9131,5046.42%
192023,4091,0374.64%
191022,3729,28070.88%
190013,0921,86416.60%
189011,2282,64130.76%
18808,5871,27017.36%
18707,3172,07039.45%
18605,2472,06564.90%
18503,182-2,792-46.74%
18405,9743,838179.68%
18302,1360.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.69% (-261)
County Website
Founded
December 28, 1821
County Seat
2010 Population
39,261
Growth Since 2010
-3.83% (-1,503)
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Scott County, Missouri Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White32,93485.25%
Black or African American4,49411.63%
Two or More Races7031.82%
Some Other Race1980.51%
Asian1600.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native1440.37%
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Scott County, Missouri Population by Race

Scott County, Missouri Population Pyramid $2021

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Scott County, Missouri Median Age

40


Total

37.7


Male

41.9


Female

Scott County, Missouri Adults

There are 29,420 adults, (6,885 of whom are seniors) in Scott County, Missouri.

Scott County, Missouri Age Dependency

71.4

Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Scott County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female

19,948

51.63%

Male

18,685

48.37%

Scott County, Missouri Population by Age

Scott County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Scott County, Missouri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male40%60%
Female45.4%54.6%
Non Family54.9%45.1%
All66.7%33.3%
Married83.9%16.1%

66.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Scott County, Missouri Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,2302.566.7
Married7,3263.0883.9
Non Family4,8711.1854.9
Female2,2073.1245.4
Male8263.4340

2.97

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

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Scott County, Missouri Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4195.39%
9th to 12th Grade2,5369.64%
High School Graduate10,94841.62%
Some College5,53521.04%
Associates Degree1,5806.01%
Bachelors Degree2,6199.96%
Graduate Degree1,6686.34%
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Scott County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Scott County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White22,79819,4873,953
Black2,5782,157162
Hispanic46334775
2+ Races24317831
Other Race1279813
Native American967224
Asian825729

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 85.48%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 35.37%.

Scott County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,662$37,615$26,382
Less Than 9th Grade$18,723$22,297$12,663
High School Graduate$29,167$40,168$20,851
Some College$30,809$33,540$27,271
Bachelors Degree$45,660$55,223$36,964
Graduate Degree$54,544$59,306$49,044

$31,662

Average Earnings

$37,615

Average Male

$26,382

Average Female

Scott County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Scott County, Missouri Language by Age

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Scott County, Missouri Language

97.33% of Scott County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 2.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.24% of the population.

Scott County, Missouri Language

Scott County, Missouri Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White31,6324,76415.06%
Black4,3592,13448.96%
Hispanic89335539.75%
Multiple60523338.51%
Native1442718.75%

19.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.22%

Male Poverty Rate

22.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Scott County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Scott County, Missouri is Black, with 48.96% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Scott County, Missouri is White, with 15.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.28%.

Scott County, Missouri Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.48%
High School17.71%
Some College13.95%
Bachelors or Greater3.50%

Scott County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed58.13%
Male Unemployed32.79%
Female Employed10.80%
Male Employed7.83%

Scott County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Scott County, Missouri Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,139$61,674
Families$53,789$72,152
Married Families$66,040$82,815
Non Families$22,862$35,872
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Income by Household Type

Scott County, Missouri Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.8%

Male Marriage Rate

47.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Scott County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

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Scott 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.

Scott County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

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Scott County, Missouri Marital Status

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2,732

Number of Veterans

2,578

Male Veterans

154

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,022
First Gulf War504
Second Gulf War446
Korea219
World War II50

Scott County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74811
35 to 54706
55 to 64512
75+485
18 to 34218

Scott County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,4929.78%
Black2176.87%
Hispanic316.08%
2+ Races113.99%
Other Race85.93%
Native American42.78%

Scott County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Scott County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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8.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Scott County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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57.9%

Labor Force Participation

55.1%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Scott County, Missouri Employment by Age

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Scott County, Missouri Employment by Race

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Scott 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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76.23%

Born in Scott County, Missouri

98.77%

Native Born

1.23%

Foreign Born

0.70%

Non Citizen

0.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.77% of Scott County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 76.23% having been born in Missouri. 0.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Scott 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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