The City of Poplar Bluff had a population of 15,754 as of July 1, 2021. Poplar Bluff ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Poplar Bluff is located at latitude 36.757 and longitude -90.3929 in Butler County. The formal boundaries for the City of Poplar Bluff encompass a land area of 13.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Butler County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 361 feet.
The City of Poplar Bluff 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Poplar Bluff: Ashcroft Addition, Bluff City, East Poplar Bluff, Kelley Town, The Bluff, Vinegar Hill.
|Total Population||15,754 (100%)|
|Population in Households||15,249 (96.8%)|
|Population in Families||11,228 (71.3%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||505 ( 3.2%)|
|Median Household Income||$35,372|
|Average Household Income||$48,004|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||13%|
|Per Capita Income||$20,455|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||7,985 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||3,406 (42.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||3,278 (41.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,301 (16.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$111,869|
|Average Home Value||$146,292|
|Housing Affordability Index3||185|
|Average Household Size||2.28|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.73%|
|Per Capita Income||1.56%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.5%|
The table below compares Poplar Bluff to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 54||95th|
|Population Density||# 256||75th|
|Median Household Income||# 937||9th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 408||40th|
|Per Capita Income||# 862||16th|
|Diversity Index||# 117||89th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.