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The City of Scott City had a population of 4,639 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Scott City is located at latitude 37.2245 and longitude -89.5376 in Scott County. The formal boundaries for the City of Scott City (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Scott County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 364 feet.

The City of Scott City (GNIS ID: 2396557) 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 Scott City is located within Township of Kelso, a minor civil division (MCD) of Scott County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Scott City 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 Scott City: Ancell, Fornfelt.

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


Total Population 4,639
Population in Households 4,622
Population in Familes 3,827
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density2 989
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $39,803
Average Household Income $51,503
Per Capita Income $19,907


Total Housing Units 2,032 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,237 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 577 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 219 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $113,994
Average Home Value $140,554


Total Households 1,813
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 1,270
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 0.2% 0.08%
Households 0.13% 0.03%
Families 0.24% -0.05%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

Scott City, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scott City 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 # 155 85th
Population Density # 383 63rd
Diversity Index # 640 38th
Median Household Income # 677 34th
Per Capita Income # 801 22nd

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