Purcell, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Purcell, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Purcell had a population of 453 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Purcell is located at latitude 37.2423 and longitude -94.4352 in Jasper County. The formal boundaries for the City of Purcell encompass a land area of 0.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jasper County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 965 feet.

The City of Purcell (GNIS ID: 2396292) 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 Purcell is located within Township of Mineral, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jasper County.

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Purcell, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 453
Population in Households 453
Population in Familes 395
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,042
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $62,648
Average Household Income $83,340
Per Capita Income $29,727


Total Housing Units 179 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 136 (76.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (11.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $177,037


Total Households 157
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 120
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.28% 1.21%
Households 1.22% 1.12%
Families 1.29% 1.14%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   3.56%

Purcell, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Purcell 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 # 530 49th
Population Density # 340 67th
Diversity Index # 325 69th
Median Household Income # 152 85th
Per Capita Income # 173 83rd

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