Cole County MO Information


Cole County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 78,664
Population in Households 73,712
Population in Familes 59,111
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,952
Population Density1 200
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 30,420
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 19,665
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 33,271 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,110 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,310 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,851 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $150,329
Average Home Value $186,682


Median Household Income $53,962
Average Household Income $68,403
Per Capita Income $27,347
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.55% 0.5%
Households 0.37% 0.46%
Families 0.21% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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.


Cole County MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cole 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 # 16 87th
Population Density1 # 11 91st
Diversity Index2 # 18 85th
Median Household Income # 8 94th
Per Capita Income # 6 96th

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