Cole County MO Information


Cole County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 79,021
Population in Households 74,071
Population in Familes 59,120
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,950
Population Density1 201
Diversity Index2 35


Median Household Income $58,434
Average Household Income $74,562
Per Capita Income $29,906


Total Housing Units 33,408 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,266 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,485 (31.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,657 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $166,499
Average Home Value $202,010


Total Households 30,751
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 19,870
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 0.48% 0.45%
Households 0.41% 0.42%
Families 0.28% 0.33%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   2.86%


Cole County MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cole 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 # 16 87th
Population Density # 11 91st
Diversity Index # 18 85th
Median Household Income # 7 95th
Per Capita Income # 7 95th

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