Cameron, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Cameron, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Cameron had a population of 10,005 as of July 1, 2018. Cameron 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 Cameron is located at latitude 39.7476 and longitude -94.2372 in Clinton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cameron (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Clinton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,033 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Cameron are located in Clinton County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and DeKalb County.

The City of Cameron (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Cameron is located within Township of Grand River, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clinton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cameron population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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


Total Population 10,005
Population in Households 6,425
Population in Familes 4,949
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,580
Population Density1 1,651
Diversity Index2 34


Median Household Income $49,680
Average Household Income $65,598
Per Capita Income $25,243


Total Housing Units 3,016 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,400 (46.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,259 (41.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 358 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $126,190
Average Home Value $160,429


Total Households 2,658
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 1,594
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 0.09% 0.2%
Households 0.24% 0.32%
Families 0.25% 0.24%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

Cameron, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cameron to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 86 92nd
Population Density # 138 87th
Diversity Index # 124 88th
Median Household Income # 405 61st
Per Capita Income # 394 62nd

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