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Sikeston, Missouri - Basic Facts

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The City of Sikeston had a population of 16,516 as of July 1, 2017. Sikeston ranks in 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 Sikeston is located at latitude 36.8887 and longitude -89.5869 in Scott County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sikeston (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Scott County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 328 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Sikeston are located in Scott County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and New Madrid County.

The City of Sikeston (GNIS ID: 2395885) 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 Sikeston is located within Township of Richland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Scott County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sikeston 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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Sikeston, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,516
Daytime Population: Workers 12,317
Daytime Population: Residents 9,599
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,916
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.33
Population in Households 16,165
Population in Familes 12,817
Population in Group Qrtrs 351
Population Density2 946
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $37,441
Average Household Income $56,214
Per Capita Income $23,317


Total Housing Units 7,452 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,782 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,024 (40.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 646 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $112,463
Average Home Value $140,120


Total Households 6,806
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 4,313
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 0.17% 0.11%
Households 0.12% 0.09%
Families -0.04% -0.03%
Median Household Income   0.4%
Per Capita Income   1.69%

Sikeston, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sikeston 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 # 52 95th
Population Density # 404 61st
Diversity Index # 55 95th
Median Household Income # 717 31st
Per Capita Income # 460 56th

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