Pierce City, MO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pierce City, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Pierce City had a population of 1,269 as of July 1, 2018. Pierce City 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 Pierce City is located at latitude 36.9469 and longitude -94.0035 in Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pierce City (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lawrence County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,217 feet.

The City of Pierce City (GNIS ID: 2396200) 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 Pierce City is located within Township of Pierce, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lawrence County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pierce City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pierce City: Peirce City.

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


Total Population 1,269
Population in Households 1,264
Population in Familes 1,019
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 984
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $32,909
Average Household Income $43,384
Per Capita Income $17,181


Total Housing Units 606 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 354 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 165 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $95,082
Average Home Value $115,890


Total Households 519
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 346
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 -0.22% -0.02%
Households -0.43% -0.12%
Families 0.11% -0.23%
Median Household Income   0.74%
Per Capita Income   1.48%

Pierce City, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pierce 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 # 332 68th
Population Density # 387 63rd
Diversity Index # 248 76th
Median Household Income # 907 12th
Per Capita Income # 948 8th

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