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The City of Princeton had a population of 1,171 as of July 1, 2018. Princeton ranks in the lower 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 Princeton is located at latitude 40.3963 and longitude -93.5888 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Princeton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Mercer County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 961 feet.

The City of Princeton (GNIS ID: 2396281) 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 Princeton is located within Township of Morgan, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mercer County.

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


Total Population 1,171
Population in Households 1,150
Population in Familes 907
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density2 737
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $40,809
Average Household Income $51,780
Per Capita Income $21,328


Total Housing Units 627 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 350 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 168 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 109 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $84,146
Average Home Value $111,997


Total Households 518
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 312
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 0.05% 0.05%
Households -0.16% -0.08%
Families 1.23% -0.13%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

Princeton, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Princeton 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 # 343 67th
Population Density # 545 47th
Diversity Index # 892 14th
Median Household Income # 643 38th
Per Capita Income # 673 35th

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