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The Shell Knob Census Designated Place had a population of 1,468 as of July 1, 2017. Shell Knob 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 Shell Knob is located at latitude 36.612 and longitude -93.5954 in Barry County. The formal boundaries for the Shell Knob Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.19 sq. miles and a water area of 2.64 sq. miles. Barry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,148 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Shell Knob Census Designated Place are located in Barry County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Stone County.

The Shell Knob Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393231) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Shell Knob Census Designated Place is located within Township of Shell Knob, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shell Knob 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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Shell Knob, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,468
Daytime Population: Workers 551
Daytime Population: Residents 1,000
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,551
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 1,467
Population in Familes 1,168
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 179
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $40,594
Average Household Income $60,761
Per Capita Income $29,754


Total Housing Units 1,199 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 612 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 93 ( 7.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 493 (41.1%)
Median Home Value $167,929
Average Home Value $208,687


Total Households 706
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 476
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.87% 0.37%
Households 0.91% 0.39%
Families 0.84% 0.29%
Median Household Income   0.74%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Shell Knob, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shell Knob 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 # 312 70th
Population Density # 937 9th
Diversity Index # 740 29th
Median Household Income # 600 42nd
Per Capita Income # 154 85th

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