Chariton County MO Information


Chariton County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 7,640
Daytime Population: Workers 2,414
Daytime Population: Residents 4,317
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,731
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 7,427
Population in Familes 6,113
Population in Group Qrtrs 213
Population Density2 10
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $41,373
Average Household Income $52,628
Per Capita Income $22,258


Total Housing Units 4,135 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,482 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 677 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 976 (23.6%)
Median Home Value $92,600
Average Home Value $134,730


Total Households 3,159
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 2,118
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 -0.34% -0.5%
Households -0.36% -0.52%
Families -0.51% -0.6%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   2.25%


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, 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 # 101 13th
Population Density # 106 9th
Diversity Index # 96 17th
Median Household Income # 54 54th
Per Capita Income # 52 56th

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