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Thayer, Missouri - Basic Facts

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The City of Thayer had a population of 2,231 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Thayer is located at latitude 36.5224 and longitude -91.5408 in Oregon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Thayer (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Oregon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 528 feet.

The City of Thayer (GNIS ID: 2396046) 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 Thayer is located within Township of Thayer, a minor civil division (MCD) of Oregon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Thayer 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 Thayer: Augusta.

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


Total Population 2,231
Population in Households 2,162
Population in Familes 1,662
Population in Group Qrtrs 69
Population Density2 913
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $30,059
Average Household Income $43,578
Per Capita Income $18,560


Total Housing Units 1,157 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 642 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 307 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 208 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $74,379
Average Home Value $98,484


Total Households 949
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 579
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 -0.07% -0.42%
Households -0.08% -0.43%
Families 0.3% -0.52%
Median Household Income   0.6%
Per Capita Income   1.19%

Thayer, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thayer 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 # 244 76th
Population Density # 425 59th
Diversity Index # 520 50th
Median Household Income # 964 7th
Per Capita Income # 880 15th

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