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Poplar Bluff, Missouri - Basic Facts

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The City of Poplar Bluff had a population of 17,069 as of July 1, 2016. Poplar Bluff ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Poplar Bluff is located at latitude 36.7633 and longitude -90.414 in Butler County. The formal boundaries for the City of Poplar Bluff (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Butler County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 361 feet.

The City of Poplar Bluff (GNIS ID: 2396252) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Poplar Bluff is located within Township of Poplar Bluff, a minor civil division (MCD) of Butler County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Poplar Bluff population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Poplar Bluff: Ashcroft Addition, Bluff City, East Poplar Bluff, Kelley Town, The Bluff, Vinegar Hill.


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Poplar Bluff, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 17,069
Population in Households 16,560
Population in Familes 12,340
Population in Group Qrtrs 509
Population Density1 1,299
Diversity Index2 32
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 7,157
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 4,137
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,128 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,684 (45.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,473 (42.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 971 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $85,469
Average Home Value $117,180
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $30,525
Average Household Income $41,986
Per Capita Income $17,936
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.02% 0.07%
Households -0.08% 0.01%
Families -0.08% -0.16%
Median Household Income   3.09%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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.

Poplar Bluff, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Poplar Bluff to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 48 95th
Population Density1 # 223 78th
Diversity Index2 # 133 87th
Median Household Income # 892 14th
Per Capita Income # 815 21st

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