Pettis County MO Information


Pettis County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 42,654
Population in Households 41,803
Population in Familes 33,461
Population in Group Qrtrs 851
Population Density1 63
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 16,428
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 10,851
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,284 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,135 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,293 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,856 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $109,906
Average Home Value $140,402


Median Household Income $39,322
Average Household Income $52,309
Per Capita Income $20,360
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% 0.05%
Households 0.0% -0.07%
Families -0.16% -0.17%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
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.


Pettis County MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pettis County to the other 115 counties and county equivalents 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 # 27 77th
Population Density1 # 32 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 14 89th
Median Household Income # 53 55th
Per Capita Income # 68 42nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.