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Peculiar, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Peculiar had a population of 4,791 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Peculiar is located at latitude 38.729 and longitude -94.4758 in Cass County. The formal boundaries for the City of Peculiar (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Cass County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 991 feet.

The City of Peculiar (GNIS ID: 2396171) 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 Peculiar is located within Township of West Peculiar, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cass County.

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

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


Total Population 4,791
Population in Households 4,789
Population in Familes 4,090
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 570
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 1,788
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 1,323
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,824 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,316 (72.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 473 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 ( 2.0%)
Median Home Value $160,000
Average Home Value $168,569


Median Household Income $62,395
Average Household Income $71,324
Per Capita Income $26,745
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.63% 0.45%
Households 0.77% 0.56%
Families 0.68% 0.48%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
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.

Peculiar, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Peculiar 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 # 149 86th
Population Density1 # 673 35th
Diversity Index2 # 333 68th
Median Household Income # 104 90th
Per Capita Income # 182 82nd

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