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Dexter, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Dexter is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Stoddard County at latitude 36.7928 and longitude -89.963. Stoddard County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 371 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Dexter, but most people and references simply refer to it as Dexter, Missouri.

The P1 Census Class Code for Dexter indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Dexter, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 7,812
Population in Households 7,644
Population in Familes 5,935
Population in Group Qrtrs 168
Population Density1 1,199
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 3,338
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 2,083
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,717 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,904 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,434 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 379 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $98,217
Average Home Value $121,205


Median Household Income $28,931
Average Household Income $42,189
Per Capita Income $18,317
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.16% -0.12%
Households -0.15% -0.17%
Families -0.28% -0.32%
Median Household Income   2.84%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
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, 2014 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 # 110 89th
Population Density1 # 260 75th
Diversity Index2 # 580 44th
Median Household Income # 913 12th
Per Capita Income # 695 33rd

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