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Princeton, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Princeton had a population of 1,162 as of July 1, 2015. Princeton ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Princeton is located at latitude 40.3963 and longitude -93.5888 in Mercer County. 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. Mercer County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 961 feet.

The City of Princeton (GNIS ID: 2396281) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Princeton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Princeton, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


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 519
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 314
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 636 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 357 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 163 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $84,884
Average Home Value $92,275


Median Household Income $36,689
Average Household Income $44,759
Per Capita Income $18,543
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.07% 0.03%
Households -0.22% 0.0%
Families 2.07% -0.13%
Median Household Income   3.67%
Per Capita Income   2.71%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 560 46th
Diversity Index2 # 867 16th
Median Household Income # 695 33rd
Per Capita Income # 708 31st

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