Phelps County MO Information


Phelps County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 46,059
Daytime Population: Workers 20,371
Daytime Population: Residents 26,987
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 47,358
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 43,058
Population in Familes 32,329
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,001
Population Density2 69
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $41,298
Average Household Income $56,504
Per Capita Income $22,173


Total Housing Units 20,024 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,511 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,197 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,316 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $130,868
Average Home Value $161,740


Total Households 17,708
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 10,911
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 0.27% 0.2%
Households 0.11% 0.12%
Families -0.05% 0.01%
Median Household Income   0.59%
Per Capita Income   1.71%


Phelps County MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Phelps County to the other 115 counties and county equivalents 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 # 23 81st
Population Density # 24 80th
Diversity Index # 33 72nd
Median Household Income # 55 53rd
Per Capita Income # 55 53rd

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