Poplar Bluff, MO

17,198 Population
13.1 square miles 1,308.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.3%
was 0.3%
 
Population Density
1,308.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
58.1%
was 59.2%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
1.7%
was 1.7%
 
Percent Under 18
22.3%
was 23.0%
 
Percent 65 and Over
17.3%
was 17.2%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
--
No Data Available
Percent Living in Poverty
25.5%
was 27.7%
 
Median Household Income
$31,675
was $29,536
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
49.4
49.1
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
5.8
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
549.5
was 447.3
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
7,629.1
was 7,922.9
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
8,328
was 8,344
 
Median Rent
$665
was $635
 
Total Building Permits
23
was 28
 
Occupied Housing Units
6,967
was 6,955
 
Homeownership Rate
48.1%
was 47.8%
 
Single Family Building Permits
7
was 17
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
633.8
was 635.0
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
27.3%
was 27.7%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
16
was 11
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
2.7
was 3.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.3
was 1.6
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.6%
was 97.9%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
77.7%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.7%
was 99.3%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
83.9%
was 80.5%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
14.5%
was 15.1%
 

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