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Catron, Missouri - Basic Facts

The Town of Catron had a population of 62 as of July 1, 2017. Catron ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Catron is located at latitude 36.611 and longitude -89.706 in New Madrid County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Catron (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. New Madrid County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 282 feet.

The Town of Catron (GNIS ID: 2396630) 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 Town of Catron is located within Township of Como, a minor civil division (MCD) of New Madrid County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Catron population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Catron: Mays Switch.

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Catron, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 62
Daytime Population: Workers 0
Daytime Population: Residents 37
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 37
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 62
Population in Familes 51
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 167
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $36,357
Average Household Income $50,638
Per Capita Income $20,616


Total Housing Units 32 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $72,500
Average Home Value $75,000


Total Households 26
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 18
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.06% -0.65%
Households -1.02% -0.78%
Families 0.79% -1.14%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Catron, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Catron to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 954 8th
Population Density # 945 9th
Diversity Index # 224 79th
Median Household Income # 767 26th
Per Capita Income # 681 34th

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