Cole County MO Information


Cole County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 78,996
Daytime Population: Workers 51,817
Daytime Population: Residents 39,249
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 91,066
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 74,008
Population in Familes 59,251
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,988
Population Density2 201
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $56,904
Average Household Income $72,354
Per Capita Income $28,952


Total Housing Units 33,406 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,919 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,711 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,776 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $158,190
Average Home Value $192,352


Total Households 30,630
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 19,777
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 0.54% 0.5%
Households 0.42% 0.44%
Families 0.26% 0.33%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   2.55%


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, 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 # 16 87th
Population Density # 11 91st
Diversity Index # 18 85th
Median Household Income # 7 95th
Per Capita Income # 7 95th

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