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Bates City, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Bates City had a population of 222 as of July 1, 2016. Bates City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bates City is located at latitude 39.0039 and longitude -94.0634 in Lafayette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bates City (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Lafayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 856 feet.

The City of Bates City (GNIS ID: 2394079) 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 Bates City is located within Township of Clay, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lafayette County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bates City 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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Bates City, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 222
Population in Households 222
Population in Familes 196
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 205
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 80
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 64
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 98 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 71 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 ( 9.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $177,941
Average Home Value $187,676


Median Household Income $60,418
Average Household Income $68,631
Per Capita Income $24,364
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.22% 0.0%
Households 0.0% -0.25%
Families 0.51% -0.31%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   0.9%
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.

Bates City, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bates City 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 # 705 32nd
Population Density1 # 920 11th
Diversity Index2 # 652 37th
Median Household Income # 121 88th
Per Capita Income # 292 72nd

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