Bates County, MO

16,513 Population
836.7 square miles 19.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.3%
was 0.3%
 
Population Density
19.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
63.5%
was 63.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
0.8%
was 0.8%
 
Percent Under 18
24.3%
was 24.3%
 
Percent 65 and Over
18.9%
was 18.7%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.3
was 6
Ranked 18th Lowest in MO
Percent Living in Poverty
16.3%
was 18.5%
 
Median Household Income
$41,520
was $41,060
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
41.6
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,062
Ranked 69th Highest in MO
Patents per 100,000
6
Ranked 38th Highest in MO

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
6.1
Ranked 12th Highest in MO
Violent Crimes per 100,000
304.7
was 447.1
Ranked 9th Highest in MO
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,261.4
was 1,214.5
Ranked 11th Highest in MO

 Housing

Total Housing Units
7,827
was 7,832
 
Median Rent
$619
was $608
 
Total Building Permits
3
was 3
 
Occupied Housing Units
6,617
was 6,690
 
Homeownership Rate
70.7%
was 72.5%
 
Single Family Building Permits
3
was 3
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
9.4
was 9.4
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
38.4%
was 38.3%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.4
was 0.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.2
was 0.2
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
89.0%
was 90.4%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
80.7%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.9%
was 99.9%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
85.3%
was 85.0%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
13.8%
was 13.1%
 

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