Vernon County, Missouri Population 2021

Vernon County, Missouri's estimated population is 20,705 with a growth rate of 0.34% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Vernon County, Missouri is the 55th largest county inMissouri. The 2010 Population was 21,159 and has seen a growth of -2.15% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202120,705710.34%
202020,634710.35%
201920,563710.35%
201820,492-15-0.07%
201720,507-146-0.71%
201620,653-105-0.51%
201520,758-225-1.07%
201420,98350.02%
201320,978480.23%
201220,930-154-0.73%
201121,084-75-0.35%
201021,1592,11811.12%
199019,041-765-3.86%
198019,8067413.89%
197019,065-1,475-7.18%
196020,540-2,145-9.46%
195022,685-2,901-11.34%
194025,5865552.22%
193025,031-1,038-3.98%
192026,069-2,758-9.57%
191028,827-2,792-8.83%
190031,6191140.36%
189031,50512,13662.66%
188019,3698,12272.21%
187011,2476,397131.90%
18604,8500.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.34% (71)
County Website
Founded
February 27, 1855
County Seat
2010 Population
21,159
Growth Since 2010
-2.15% (-454)
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Vernon County, Missouri Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,68595.58%
Two or More Races4912.38%
Asian1480.72%
American Indian and Alaska Native1330.65%
Black or African American1110.54%
Some Other Race270.13%
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Vernon County, Missouri Population by Race

Vernon County, Missouri Population Pyramid $2021

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Vernon County, Missouri Median Age

40.8


Total

38.7


Male

42.6


Female

Vernon County, Missouri Adults

There are 15,601 adults, (3,859 of whom are seniors) in Vernon County, Missouri.

Vernon County, Missouri Age Dependency

75.4

Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Vernon County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female

10,529

51.12%

Male

10,066

48.88%

Vernon County, Missouri Population by Age

Vernon County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Vernon County, Missouri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female52.4%47.6%
Non Family57.4%42.6%
Male59.3%40.7%
All71.7%28.3%
Married85.6%14.4%

71.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Vernon County, Missouri Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,2072.4371.7
Married4,2933.0285.6
Non Family2,8671.1957.4
Female8383.2452.4
Male2093.859.3

3.01

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

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Vernon County, Missouri Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5934.33%
9th to 12th Grade1,0037.32%
High School Graduate5,54340.47%
Some College2,82820.65%
Associates Degree1,1458.36%
Bachelors Degree1,55711.37%
Graduate Degree1,0287.51%
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Vernon County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Vernon County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White13,27011,7242,458
Hispanic14012530
2+ Races948610
Native American777719
Black685847
Asian563121
Other Race222216

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 other race people with a rate of 72.73%.

Vernon County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,115$38,788$27,493
Less Than 9th Grade$27,237$32,292$14,839
High School Graduate$30,755$37,639$25,029
Some College$29,913$45,208$25,177
Bachelors Degree$37,507$39,038$34,628
Graduate Degree$48,412$56,667$46,384

$32,115

Average Earnings

$38,788

Average Male

$27,493

Average Female

Vernon County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Vernon County, Missouri Language by Age

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Vernon County, Missouri Language

96.14% of Vernon County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 3.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.72% of the population.

Vernon County, Missouri Language

Vernon County, Missouri Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,6922,72914.60%
Multiple46114531.45%
Black664974.24%
Hispanic392246.12%

14.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.20%

Male Poverty Rate

15.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Vernon County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Vernon County, Missouri is Black, with 74.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Vernon County, Missouri is Hispanic, with 6.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.09%.

Vernon County, Missouri Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.61%
Some College11.10%
High School9.20%
Bachelors or Greater5.14%

Vernon County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed64.90%
Male Unemployed37.50%
Female Employed6.78%
Male Employed5.17%

Vernon County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Vernon County, Missouri Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,276$60,130
Families$53,735$69,479
Married Families$61,755-
Non Families$27,243$41,078
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Income by Household Type

Vernon County, Missouri Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.7%

Male Marriage Rate

51.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Vernon County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

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Vernon County, Missouri Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Vernon County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

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Vernon County, Missouri Marital Status

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1,276

Number of Veterans

1,146

Male Veterans

130

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam473
Second Gulf War277
First Gulf War216
Korea94
World War II61

Vernon County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74399
75+306
35 to 54236
55 to 64180
18 to 34155

Vernon County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2538.30%
2+ Races2311.68%
Hispanic197.12%

Vernon County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Vernon County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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10.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Vernon County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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57.5%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Vernon County, Missouri Employment by Age

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Vernon County, Missouri Employment by Race

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Vernon 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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62.28%

Born in Vernon County, Missouri

98.88%

Native Born

1.12%

Foreign Born

0.50%

Non Citizen

0.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.88% of Vernon County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 62.28% having been born in Missouri. 0.50% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Vernon 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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