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Bates City, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Bates City is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Lafayette County at latitude 39.0061 and longitude -94.0724. Lafayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 856 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Bates City, but most people and references simply refer to it as Bates City, Missouri.

The P1 Census Class Code for Bates City indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Bates City, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 227
Population in Households 227
Population in Familes 200
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 212
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 83
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 66
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 99 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 74 (74.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 ( 9.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $146,667
Average Home Value $151,351


Median Household Income $58,408
Average Household Income $69,737
Per Capita Income $25,178
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.85% 0.26%
Households 0.87% 0.48%
Families 1.48% 0.3%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
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, 2014 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 # 698 33rd
Population Density1 # 921 11th
Diversity Index2 # 611 41st
Median Household Income # 120 88th
Per Capita Income # 208 80th

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