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Morehouse, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Morehouse had a population of 906 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Morehouse is located at latitude 36.8464 and longitude -89.6909 in New Madrid County. The formal boundaries for the City of Morehouse (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. New Madrid County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 302 feet.

The City of Morehouse (GNIS ID: 2395399) 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 City of Morehouse is located within Township of West, a minor civil division (MCD) of New Madrid County.

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

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


Total Population 906
Daytime Population: Workers 61
Daytime Population: Residents 610
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 671
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 906
Population in Familes 692
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,127
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $26,960
Average Household Income $38,181
Per Capita Income $16,675


Total Housing Units 499 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 254 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 139 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 (21.2%)
Median Home Value $46,875
Average Home Value $57,157


Total Households 393
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 243
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 -0.98% -0.83%
Households -1.11% -0.88%
Families -1.34% -1.09%
Median Household Income   0.52%
Per Capita Income   2.11%

Morehouse, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Morehouse 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 # 381 63rd
Population Density # 294 72nd
Diversity Index # 337 68th
Median Household Income # 994 4th
Per Capita Income # 949 8th

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