Carter County MO Information


Carter County Subdivisions

Carter County MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 6,369
Population in Households 6,329
Population in Familes 5,107
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density1 13
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $38,446
Average Household Income $54,475
Per Capita Income $22,264


Total Housing Units 3,501 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,732 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 858 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 911 (26.0%)
Median Home Value $119,900
Average Home Value $146,781


Total Households 2,590
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,717
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.2% -0.22%
Households 0.15% -0.26%
Families 0.02% -0.34%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   1.62%


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, 2018 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 # 74 38th
Median Household Income # 86 26th
Per Capita Income # 69 41st

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