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Steele, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Steele had a population of 2,063 as of July 1, 2017. Steele 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 Steele is located at latitude 36.0948 and longitude -89.8621 in Pemiscot County. The formal boundaries for the City of Steele (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Pemiscot County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 262 feet.

The City of Steele (GNIS ID: 2395961) 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 Steele is located within Township of Virginia, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pemiscot County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Steele 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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Steele, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,063
Daytime Population: Workers 750
Daytime Population: Residents 1,385
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,135
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 2,019
Population in Familes 1,619
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density2 1,119
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $37,123
Average Household Income $50,216
Per Capita Income $19,646


Total Housing Units 896 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 361 (40.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 433 (48.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 102 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $86,164
Average Home Value $131,837


Total Households 794
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 519
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 -0.71% -0.79%
Households -0.74% -0.79%
Families -0.82% -0.94%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

Steele, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Steele 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 # 255 75th
Population Density # 295 72nd
Diversity Index # 77 93rd
Median Household Income # 737 29th
Per Capita Income # 763 26th

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