Carter County MO Information


Carter County Subdivisions

Carter County MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,372
Daytime Population: Workers 1,992
Daytime Population: Residents 3,867
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,859
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 6,332
Population in Familes 5,122
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density2 13
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $36,268
Average Household Income $52,672
Per Capita Income $21,555


Total Housing Units 3,417 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,862 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 732 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 823 (24.1%)
Median Home Value $122,084
Average Home Value $152,242


Total Households 2,594
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,719
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 0.23% 0.28%
Households 0.19% 0.25%
Families 0.04% 0.15%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   2.21%


Carter County MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carter County to the other 115 counties and county equivalents 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 # 105 10th
Population Density # 102 12th
Diversity Index # 90 22nd
Median Household Income # 96 17th
Per Capita Income # 70 40th

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