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Princeton, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Princeton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Mercer County at latitude 40.3963 and longitude -93.5888. Mercer County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 961 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Princeton 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 Princeton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 1,162
Population in Households 1,141
Population in Familes 906
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density1 731
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 520
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 314
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 636 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 358 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 162 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 116 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $61,888
Average Home Value $65,782


Median Household Income $33,411
Average Household Income $41,672
Per Capita Income $17,329
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.08% -0.19%
Households -0.22% -0.35%
Families 2.56% -0.51%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
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.

Princeton, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Princeton 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 # 346 67th
Population Density1 # 556 46th
Diversity Index2 # 810 22nd
Median Household Income # 805 22nd
Per Capita Income # 794 23rd

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