McDonald County MO Information


McDonald County Subdivisions

McDonald County MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 23,495
Daytime Population: Workers 7,712
Daytime Population: Residents 13,026
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20,738
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 23,338
Population in Familes 19,465
Population in Group Qrtrs 157
Population Density2 44
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $39,984
Average Household Income $52,345
Per Capita Income $19,295


Total Housing Units 10,403 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,983 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,616 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,804 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $96,092
Average Home Value $138,505


Total Households 8,599
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 6,157
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 0.24% -0.17%
Households 0.32% -0.12%
Families 0.19% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   3.38%


McDonald County MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McDonald County to the other 115 counties and county equivalents in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 49 58th
Population Density # 42 64th
Diversity Index # 7 95th
Median Household Income # 65 44th
Per Capita Income # 107 8th

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