Bates City, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Bates City, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Bates City had a population of 225 as of July 1, 2018. Bates City 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 Bates City is located at latitude 39.0061 and longitude -94.0724 in Lafayette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bates City (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Lafayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 856 feet.

The City of Bates City (GNIS ID: 2394079) 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 Bates City is located within Township of Clay, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lafayette County.

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


Total Population 225
Population in Households 225
Population in Familes 198
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 208
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $64,875
Average Household Income $75,165
Per Capita Income $27,380


Total Housing Units 98 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 73 (74.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 ( 9.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $192,647
Average Home Value $207,534


Total Households 82
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 65
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 0.33% 0.0%
Households 0.3% 0.0%
Families 0.57% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.68%
Per Capita Income   3.12%

Bates City, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bates City 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 # 700 32nd
Population Density # 921 11th
Diversity Index # 650 37th
Median Household Income # 132 87th
Per Capita Income # 262 75th

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