Dexter, MO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dexter, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Dexter had a population of 7,984 as of July 1, 2016. Dexter ranks in the upper 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 Dexter is located at latitude 36.7928 and longitude -89.963 in Stoddard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dexter (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Stoddard County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 371 feet.

The City of Dexter (GNIS ID: 2394530) 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 Dexter is located within Township of Liberty, a minor civil division (MCD) of Stoddard County.

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


Total Population 7,984
Population in Households 7,816
Population in Familes 6,057
Population in Group Qrtrs 168
Population Density1 1,225
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 3,425
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 2,136
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,777 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,931 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,494 (39.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 352 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $95,016
Average Home Value $114,126


Median Household Income $31,145
Average Household Income $45,971
Per Capita Income $20,202
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.24% 0.21%
Households 0.31% 0.28%
Families 0.21% 0.18%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.

Dexter, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dexter 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 # 108 90th
Population Density1 # 247 76th
Diversity Index2 # 491 52nd
Median Household Income # 873 16th
Per Capita Income # 611 41st

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