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Peculiar, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Peculiar had a population of 4,799 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Peculiar, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,799
Daytime Population: Workers 1,049
Daytime Population: Residents 2,499
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,548
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 4,797
Population in Familes 4,092
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 571
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $64,599
Average Household Income $74,438
Per Capita Income $27,885


Total Housing Units 1,816 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,298 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 491 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 1.4%)
Median Home Value $163,446
Average Home Value $174,442


Total Households 1,790
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 1,323
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.56% 0.63%
Households 0.68% 0.66%
Families 0.59% 0.58%
Median Household Income   3.22%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

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, 2017 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 # 147 86th
Population Density # 664 36th
Diversity Index # 336 67th
Median Household Income # 114 89th
Per Capita Income # 197 81st

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