Doniphan, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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The City of Doniphan had a population of 2,000 as of July 1, 2018. Doniphan ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Doniphan is located at latitude 36.6234 and longitude -90.8219 in Ripley County. The formal boundaries for the City of Doniphan (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ripley County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 400 feet.

The City of Doniphan (GNIS ID: 2394544) 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 Doniphan is located within Township of Doniphan, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ripley County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Doniphan 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 Doniphan: Galigini.

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


Total Population 2,000
Population in Households 1,960
Population in Familes 1,523
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density1 1,453
Diversity Index2 11


Median Household Income $31,193
Average Household Income $43,345
Per Capita Income $18,033


Total Housing Units 986 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 534 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 306 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 146 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $89,405
Average Home Value $100,611


Total Households 840
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 519
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 0.02% -0.19%
Households -0.17% -0.34%
Families 0.82% -0.43%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   1.3%

Doniphan, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Doniphan 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 # 260 75th
Population Density # 180 83rd
Diversity Index # 683 35th
Median Household Income # 944 9th
Per Capita Income # 915 11th

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