Lake Lotawana, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Lake Lotawana, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Lake Lotawana had a population of 1,880 as of July 1, 2018. Lake Lotawana 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 Lake Lotawana is located at latitude 38.9038 and longitude -94.2584 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake Lotawana (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.98 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 899 feet.

The City of Lake Lotawana (GNIS ID: 2395594) 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 Lake Lotawana is located within Township of Van Buren, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

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


Total Population 1,880
Population in Households 1,880
Population in Familes 1,547
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 182
Diversity Index2 11


Median Household Income $101,784
Average Household Income $128,337
Per Capita Income $52,738


Total Housing Units 1,301 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 685 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 125 ( 9.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 491 (37.7%)
Median Home Value $381,657
Average Home Value $437,281


Total Households 810
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 575
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 -0.37% -0.09%
Households -0.44% -0.2%
Families 0.19% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   3.03%

Lake Lotawana, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Lotawana 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 # 271 74th
Population Density # 933 10th
Diversity Index # 642 38th
Median Household Income # 26 98th
Per Capita Income # 24 98th

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