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The Village of Kelso had a population of 591 as of July 1, 2021. Kelso ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Kelso is located at latitude 37.1906 and longitude -89.5495 in Scott County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Kelso encompass a land area of 0.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Scott County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 440 feet.

The Village of Kelso 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 Village of Kelso is located within Township of Kelso, a minor civil division (MCD) of Scott County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kelso: Spring Hill.

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Kelso, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 591 (100%)
Population in Households 591 (100.0%)
Population in Families 512 (86.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,864
Diversity Index2 5


Median Household Income $67,186
Average Household Income $75,832
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $30,641
Wealth Index5 66


Total HU (Housing Units) 247 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 195 (78.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $234,756
Average Home Value $262,310
Housing Affordability Index3 182


Total Households 233
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 171
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.08% -0.1%
Households 0.19% -0.09%
Families 0.16% -0.12%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%

Kelso, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kelso to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 471 54th
Population Density # 117 89th
Median Household Income # 178 83rd
Housing Affordability Index # 394 38th
Per Capita Income # 264 75th
Diversity Index # 982 5th

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