Bates County MO Information


Bates County Subdivisions

Bates County MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,733
Population in Households 16,422
Population in Familes 13,471
Population in Group Qrtrs 311
Population Density1 20
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 6,624
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 4,481
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,813 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,826 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,798 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,189 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $109,742
Average Home Value $162,655


Median Household Income $38,858
Average Household Income $52,334
Per Capita Income $21,100
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.3% -0.34%
Households -0.29% -0.33%
Families -0.43% -0.43%
Median Household Income   -0.53%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Bates County MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bates County to the other 115 counties and county equivalents in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 65 44th
Population Density1 # 86 26th
Diversity Index2 # 62 47th
Median Household Income # 58 50th
Per Capita Income # 50 57th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.