Cooper County MO Information


Cooper County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 17,720
Population in Households 16,180
Population in Familes 13,130
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,540
Population Density1 31
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 6,647
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 4,474
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,599 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,775 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,872 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 952 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $136,111
Average Home Value $168,990


Median Household Income $44,582
Average Household Income $56,276
Per Capita Income $22,139
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.02%
Households 0.23% 0.09%
Families 0.07% -0.01%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
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.


Cooper County MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cooper 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 # 63 46th
Population Density1 # 59 50th
Diversity Index2 # 33 72nd
Median Household Income # 29 76th
Per Capita Income # 36 70th

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