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The City of Sikeston had a population of 16,540 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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


Total Population 16,540
Population in Households 16,190
Population in Familes 12,862
Population in Group Qrtrs 350
Population Density1 947
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 6,782
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 4,306
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,434 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,849 (51.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,932 (39.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 652 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $109,142
Average Home Value $139,273


Median Household Income $36,728
Average Household Income $53,466
Per Capita Income $22,071
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.22% 0.07%
Households 0.08% -0.01%
Families -0.07% -0.13%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
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.

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, 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 # 50 95th
Population Density1 # 416 60th
Diversity Index2 # 54 95th
Median Household Income # 675 35th
Per Capita Income # 467 55th

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