South Fork, MO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The South Fork Census Designated Place had a population of 247 as of July 1, 2018. South Fork ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for South Fork is located at latitude 36.638 and longitude -91.9548 in Howell County. The formal boundaries for the South Fork Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Howell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,093 feet.

The South Fork Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2587113) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The South Fork Census Designated Place is located within Township of Benton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Howell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Fork 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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South Fork, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 247
Population in Households 247
Population in Familes 209
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 70
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $44,197
Average Household Income $48,968
Per Capita Income $19,235


Total Housing Units 99 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 73 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $117,308
Average Home Value $145,946


Total Households 92
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 67
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 0.3% 0.0%
Households 0.27% 0.0%
Families 0.18% -0.3%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   1.99%

South Fork, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Fork 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 # 675 35th
Population Density # 994 4th
Diversity Index # 605 42nd
Median Household Income # 520 50th
Per Capita Income # 844 18th

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