Chariton County MO Information


Chariton County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 7,565
Population in Households 7,352
Population in Familes 6,036
Population in Group Qrtrs 213
Population Density1 10
Diversity Index2 11


Median Household Income $42,741
Average Household Income $53,717
Per Capita Income $22,685


Total Housing Units 4,133 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,398 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 726 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,009 (24.4%)
Median Home Value $95,927
Average Home Value $133,069


Total Households 3,124
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 2,097
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 -0.42% -0.58%
Households -0.45% -0.61%
Families -0.57% -0.69%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.18%


Chariton County MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chariton 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 # 101 13th
Population Density # 106 9th
Diversity Index # 97 16th
Median Household Income # 58 50th
Per Capita Income # 57 51st

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