Phelps County MO Information


Phelps County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 46,446
Population in Households 43,445
Population in Familes 32,695
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,001
Population Density1 69
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 17,874
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 11,023
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 20,224 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,815 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,059 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,350 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $127,316
Average Home Value $160,589


Median Household Income $39,266
Average Household Income $53,238
Per Capita Income $20,933
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.45% 0.23%
Households 0.28% 0.15%
Families 0.1% 0.03%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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.


Phelps County MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Phelps 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 # 23 81st
Population Density1 # 24 80th
Diversity Index2 # 34 71st
Median Household Income # 55 53rd
Per Capita Income # 54 54th

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