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The Town of Stella had a population of 151 as of July 1, 2016. Stella 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 Stella is located at latitude 36.7627 and longitude -94.1904 in Newton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Stella (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Newton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,145 feet.

The Town of Stella (GNIS ID: 2397681) 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 Stella is located within Township of Franklin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Newton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Stella population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 151
Population in Households 151
Population in Familes 128
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 962
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 62
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 44
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 83 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 48 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (25.3%)
Median Home Value $71,250
Average Home Value $98,980


Median Household Income $33,326
Average Household Income $51,353
Per Capita Income $18,693
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.72% -0.67%
Households -0.75% -0.65%
Families 1.54% -0.46%
Median Household Income   -1.62%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
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.

Stella, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stella 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 # 813 21st
Population Density1 # 405 61st
Diversity Index2 # 161 84th
Median Household Income # 805 22nd
Per Capita Income # 752 27th

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