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Catron, Missouri - Basic Facts

The Town of Catron had a population of 69 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Catron: Mays Switch.

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Catron, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 69
Population in Households 69
Population in Familes 56
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 186
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 29
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 19
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 31 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23 (74.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $67,500
Average Home Value $70,652


Median Household Income $32,924
Average Household Income $49,156
Per Capita Income $19,421
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% 0.0%
Households 0.56% 0.0%
Families 1.8% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
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.

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, 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 # 949 8th
Population Density1 # 930 10th
Diversity Index2 # 204 80th
Median Household Income # 819 21st
Per Capita Income # 690 33rd

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