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Benton County, Missouri; Laclede County, Missouri; Sullivan County, Missouri; Dunklin County, Missouri

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Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)

Benton County, Missouri
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
19,908
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
19,908
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
19,394
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
2.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 19,394
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 19,056
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
17.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
31.2%
Female persons, percent
49.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
96.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
94.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 1,887
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 1.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 13,571
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 83.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $122,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $987
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $340
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $679
Building permits, 2021 5
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 8,060
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.36
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 89.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 3.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 85.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 75.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 86.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 14.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 19.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
16.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 43.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 40.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 22,325
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 5,210
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 191,715
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $10,039
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 29.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $41,751
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $27,310
Persons in poverty, percent
16.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 376
Total employment, 2020 2,259
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 62,085
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 3.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,392
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 347
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 87
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 27.5
Population per square mile, 2010 27.1
Land area in square miles, 2020 704.03
Land area in square miles, 2010 704.06
FIPS Code 29015
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For places on the map, populations of 5,000 or more are shown
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9,100
18,200
27,300
36,400
Benton County, Missouri
19,908
Laclede County, Missouri
36,133
Sullivan County, Missouri
5,934
Dunklin County, Missouri
27,717
0
9,100
18,200
27,300
36,400
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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