Gerster, MO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gerster, Missouri - Basic Facts

The Town of Gerster had a population of 27 as of July 1, 2016. Gerster ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gerster is located at latitude 37.9551 and longitude -93.5768 in St. Clair County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gerster (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. St. Clair County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 801 feet.

The Town of Gerster (GNIS ID: 2396959) 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 Gerster is located within Township of Dallas, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Clair County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gerster 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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Gerster, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 27
Population in Households 27
Population in Familes 21
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 335
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 14
Average Household Size 1.93
Family Households 9
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 23 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2 ( 8.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (39.1%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $140,909


Median Household Income $29,226
Average Household Income $44,783
Per Capita Income $19,302
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.24% 0.0%
Households 1.19% 0.0%
Families 4.1% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.67%
Per Capita Income   2.52%
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.

Gerster, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gerster 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 # 1007 2nd
Population Density1 # 834 19th
Diversity Index2 # 267 74th
Median Household Income # 928 10th
Per Capita Income # 699 32nd

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