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Bell City, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Bell City had a population of 462 as of July 1, 2017. Bell City 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 Bell City is located at latitude 37.024 and longitude -89.8193 in Stoddard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bell City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Stoddard County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 328 feet.

The City of Bell City (GNIS ID: 2394109) 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 Bell City is located within Township of Pike, a minor civil division (MCD) of Stoddard County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bell City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Bell City, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 462
Daytime Population: Workers 135
Daytime Population: Residents 272
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 407
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 462
Population in Familes 390
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 840
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $33,380
Average Household Income $45,105
Per Capita Income $17,796


Total Housing Units 219 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 122 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 65 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $77,381
Average Home Value $98,156


Total Households 187
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 133
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.43% 0.39%
Households 0.37% 0.42%
Families 0.97% 0.3%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Bell City, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bell City to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 528 49th
Population Density # 487 53rd
Diversity Index # 192 81st
Median Household Income # 864 16th
Per Capita Income # 890 14th

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