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Sedalia, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Sedalia had a population of 21,324 as of July 1, 2018. Sedalia ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Sedalia is located at latitude 38.7045 and longitude -93.2283 in Pettis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sedalia encompass a land area of 13.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Pettis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 909 feet.

The City of Sedalia (GNIS ID: 2396567) 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 Sedalia is located within Township of Sedalia, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pettis County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sedalia: Seoville.

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


Total Population 21,324
Population in Households 20,858
Population in Familes 15,519
Population in Group Qrtrs 466
Population Density2 1,592
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $37,657
Average Household Income $51,044
Per Capita Income $20,827


Total Housing Units 10,066 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,610 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,132 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,324 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $93,335
Average Home Value $115,732


Total Households 8,742
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 5,173
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.04% 0.07%
Households -0.16% 0.01%
Families -0.14% -0.1%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

Sedalia, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sedalia 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 # 35 97th
Population Density # 147 86th
Diversity Index # 70 93rd
Median Household Income # 771 25th
Per Capita Income # 713 31st

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