Carter County MO Information


Carter County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 6,399
Population in Households 6,359
Population in Familes 5,153
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density1 13
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 2,596
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,722
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,510 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,889 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 707 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 914 (26.0%)
Median Home Value $115,831
Average Home Value $144,243


Median Household Income $32,394
Average Household Income $48,926
Per Capita Income $19,960
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% 0.25%
Households 0.23% 0.18%
Families 0.07% 0.09%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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.


Carter County MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carter 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 # 106 9th
Population Density1 # 102 12th
Diversity Index2 # 84 28th
Median Household Income # 107 8th
Per Capita Income # 80 31st

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