Hardin, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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The City of Hardin had a population of 585 as of July 1, 2018. Hardin ranks in the lower 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 Hardin is located at latitude 39.2676 and longitude -93.8313 in Ray County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hardin (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ray County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 696 feet.

The City of Hardin (GNIS ID: 2394294) 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 Hardin is located within Township of Crooked River, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ray County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hardin 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 Hardin: Harden.

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


Total Population 585
Population in Households 585
Population in Familes 498
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 911
Diversity Index2 7


Median Household Income $55,143
Average Household Income $62,040
Per Capita Income $23,253


Total Housing Units 270 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 156 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (19.6%)
Median Home Value $81,250
Average Home Value $87,660


Total Households 217
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 161
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.34% 0.24%
Households 0.17% 0.09%
Families 0.15% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   3.26%

Hardin, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hardin 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 # 470 55th
Population Density # 430 58th
Diversity Index # 872 15th
Median Household Income # 264 75th
Per Capita Income # 526 49th

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