Dent County MO Information


Dent County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 15,918
Daytime Population: Workers 4,989
Daytime Population: Residents 9,792
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,781
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 15,716
Population in Familes 12,858
Population in Group Qrtrs 202
Population Density2 21
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $38,988
Average Household Income $50,041
Per Capita Income $20,456


Total Housing Units 7,380 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,630 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,805 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 945 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $96,833
Average Home Value $136,199


Total Households 6,435
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 4,387
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 0.23% 0.11%
Households 0.21% 0.1%
Families 0.07% 0.01%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   2.39%


Dent County MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dent 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 # 68 42nd
Population Density # 81 30th
Diversity Index # 92 20th
Median Household Income # 75 36th
Per Capita Income # 90 23rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.