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The Town of Stella had a population of 148 as of July 1, 2017. Stella 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 Stella is located at latitude 36.7627 and longitude -94.1904 in Newton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Stella (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Newton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,145 feet.

The Town of Stella (GNIS ID: 2397681) 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 Town of Stella is located within Township of Franklin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Newton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Stella population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 148
Daytime Population: Workers 21
Daytime Population: Residents 86
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 107
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 148
Population in Familes 126
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 943
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $37,512
Average Household Income $54,840
Per Capita Income $20,367


Total Housing Units 83 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (26.5%)
Median Home Value $80,952
Average Home Value $110,326


Total Households 61
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 43
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 -0.9% -0.41%
Households -0.87% -0.33%
Families 1.0% -0.47%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   3.92%

Stella, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stella to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 812 21st
Population Density # 407 61st
Diversity Index # 175 83rd
Median Household Income # 713 31st
Per Capita Income # 695 33rd

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