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The City of Clarkton had a population of 1,263 as of July 1, 2021. Clarkton ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Clarkton is located at latitude 36.4517 and longitude -89.967 in Dunklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clarkton encompass a land area of 1.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dunklin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 282 feet.

The City of Clarkton has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Clarkton is located within Township of Freeborn, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dunklin County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clarkton: Beech.

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Clarkton, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 1,263 (100%)
Population in Households 1,263 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,004 (79.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,118
Diversity Index2 43


Median Household Income $37,315
Average Household Income $47,903
% of Income for Mortgage4 5%
Per Capita Income $19,371
Wealth Index5 38


Total HU (Housing Units) 587 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 335 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 158 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 94 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $43,077
Average Home Value $68,229
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 493
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 317
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.17% -0.87%
Households -0.04% -0.78%
Families -0.28% -0.96%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.06%

Clarkton, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clarkton to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 336 68th
Population Density # 290 72nd
Median Household Income # 890 14th
Housing Affordability Index # 980 95th
Per Capita Income # 910 12th
Diversity Index # 80 92nd

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