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Poplar Bluff, MO (Missouri) Houses and Residents

Total population: 17,242 (Urban population: 16,272 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 249 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 8,393 (6,966 occupied: 3,312 owner occupied, 3,695 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

53%
State:

34%

Housing density: 725 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $61,242.

Median contract rent in 2016: $270 (lower quartile is $189, upper quartile is $342)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $555


Median gross rent in Poplar Bluff, MO in 2016: $341

Housing units in Poplar Bluff with a mortgage: 1,704 (51 second mortgage, 155 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,622

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $57,739

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $34,769

Median monthly housing costs: $649


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Poplar Bluff, Missouri Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $98,860 (it was $50,100 in 2000)
Poplar Bluff:

$98,860
Missouri:

$151,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,795 - $142,962
Median year house/condo built: 1971

Median year apartment built: 1972

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,292
  • In family households: 13,208 (1,683 male householders, 2,444 female householders)
    2,623 spouses, 4,831 children (4,624 natural, 60 adopted, 153 stepchildren), 700 grandchildren, 203 brothers or sisters, 172 parents, 264 other relatives, 335 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,477 (1,012 male householders (809 living alone)), 1,856 female householders (1,585 living alone)), 606 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 609

Size of family households: 1,939 2-persons, 991 3-persons, 587 4-persons, 365 5-persons, 195 6-persons, 30 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,394 1-person, 443 2-persons, 23 3-persons.

1,735 married couples with children.
1,464 single-parent households (239 men, 1,225 women).

96.8% of residents of Poplar Bluff speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (81% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (97% speak English very well, 3% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (73% speak English very well, 27% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 311 (1.8%)
(40.8% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.3
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Poplar Bluff, Missouri:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 391 bedroom
  • 6012 bedrooms
  • 1,9043 bedrooms
  • 5854 bedrooms
  • 1735+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Poplar Bluff population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Poplar Bluff, Missouri:

  • 62no bedroom
  • 7021 bedroom
  • 1,7272 bedrooms
  • 9673 bedrooms
  • 1044 bedrooms
  • 1285+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Poplar Bluff population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Poplar Bluff in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 157no vehicle
  • 1,2131 vehicle
  • 1,1972 vehicles
  • 5203 vehicles
  • 1494 vehicles
  • 545+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Poplar Bluff population

Cars and other vehicles available in Poplar Bluff in renter-occupied apartments

  • 873no vehicle
  • 1,7271 vehicle
  • 7712 vehicles
  • 2613 vehicles
  • 324 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Poplar Bluff population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Poplar Bluff, Missouri:

  • 01 room
  • 262 rooms
  • 233 rooms
  • 2014 rooms
  • 6155 rooms
  • 8936 rooms
  • 5067 rooms
  • 3878 rooms
  • 6719+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Poplar Bluff population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Poplar Bluff, Missouri:

  • 631 room
  • 892 rooms
  • 5803 rooms
  • 1,3444 rooms
  • 6985 rooms
  • 4956 rooms
  • 1647 rooms
  • 908 rooms
  • 1809+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Poplar Bluff population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

  • Poplar Bluff, MO household income distribution

  • Poplar Bluff, MO household income distribution
  • 851Less than $10,000
  • 775$10,000 to $14,999
  • 556$15,000 to $19,999
  • 467$20,000 to $24,999
  • 415$25,000 to $29,999
  • 453$30,000 to $34,999
  • 455$35,000 to $39,999
  • 489$40,000 to $44,999
  • 273$45,000 to $49,999
  • 382$50,000 to $59,999
  • 641$60,000 to $74,999
  • 555$75,000 to $99,999
  • 191$100,000 to $124,999
  • 73$125,000 to $149,999
  • 70$150,000 to $199,999
  • 116$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Poplar Bluff, MO

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Poplar Bluff, MO
  • 61Less than $10,000
  • 5$10,000 to $14,999
  • 13$15,000 to $19,999
  • 33$20,000 to $24,999
  • 59$25,000 to $29,999
  • 76$30,000 to $34,999
  • 18$35,000 to $39,999
  • 194$40,000 to $49,999
  • 149$50,000 to $59,999
  • 197$60,000 to $69,999
  • 306$70,000 to $79,999
  • 271$80,000 to $89,999
  • 363$90,000 to $99,999
  • 427$100,000 to $124,999
  • 191$125,000 to $149,999
  • 215$150,000 to $174,999
  • 101$175,000 to $199,999
  • 219$200,000 to $249,999
  • 81$250,000 to $299,999
  • 83$300,000 to $399,999
  • 25$400,000 to $499,999
  • 9$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 14$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Poplar Bluff, MO

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Poplar Bluff, MO
  • 41Less than $100
  • 79$100 to $149
  • 24$150 to $199
  • 87$200 to $249
  • 223$250 to $299
  • 336$300 to $349
  • 487$350 to $399
  • 294$400 to $449
  • 476$450 to $499
  • 296$500 to $549
  • 341$550 to $599
  • 191$600 to $649
  • 146$650 to $699
  • 61$700 to $749
  • 86$750 to $799
  • 96$800 to $899
  • 16$900 to $999
  • 37$1,000 to $1,249
  • 15$1,250 to $1,499
  • 148No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 782010 or later
  • 1302000 to 2009
  • 391990 to 1999
  • 761980 to 1989
  • 161970 to 1979
  • 43Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Poplar Bluff population
Poplar Bluff commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 527
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2,072
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1,982
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 997
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 304
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 53
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 164
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 39
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 21
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 94
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 70
  • 90 or more minutes: 131
Poplar Bluff, MO Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 93.7%
Number of people working at home: 179 (2.7% of all workers)

Poplar Bluff mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 13,403 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 1,413 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 74 (0%)
  • Taxi: 211 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 10 (0%)
  • Walked: 270 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 179 (1%)

First ancestries reported:

 American: 2,628
 German: 810
 Irish: 530
 English: 326
 European: 227
 French (except Basque): 174
 Austrian: 94
 Swedish: 68
 Scotch-Irish: 65
 Dutch: 58
 Scottish: 48
 Polish: 37
 Italian: 36
 Norwegian: 30
 Greek: 24
 Portuguese: 24
 African: 16
 Swiss: 14
 Danish: 12
 Northern European: 12
 British: 7
 French Canadian: 7
 Czech: 7

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 25%Mexico
  • 17%Philippines
  • 13%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 9%Pakistan
  • 6%Germany
  • 6%Greece
  • 5%Japan

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 12,249
  • Other state: 4,655
  • Northeast: 167
  • Midwest: 1,907
  • South: 1,887
  • West: 687

76% of Poplar Bluff residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 43% lived in Missouri.

Poplar Bluff:

75.7%
State average:

84.3%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 41
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 29
  • 5th and 6th grade: 25
  • 7th and 8th grade: 109
  • 9th grade: 112
  • 10th grade: 154
  • 11th grade: 150
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 83
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,903
  • Less than 1 year of college: 562
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 943
  • Associate degree: 410
  • Bachelor's degree: 441
  • Master's degree: 199
  • Professional school degree: 119
  • Doctorate degree: 42

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 60
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 14
  • 5th and 6th grade: 30
  • 7th and 8th grade: 284
  • 9th grade: 282
  • 10th grade: 193
  • 11th grade: 163
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 34
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,106
  • Less than 1 year of college: 519
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,029
  • Associate degree: 699
  • Bachelor's degree: 496
  • Master's degree: 367
  • Professional school degree: 55
  • Doctorate degree: 45

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 8.0%Males
  • 3.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 24.3%Males
  • 18.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 9.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 24.1%Females
Poplar Bluff marital status for males
Poplar Bluff marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,190
  • One, attached: 177
  • Two: 652
  • 3 or 4: 306
  • 5 to 9: 478
  • 10 to 19: 103
  • 20 to 49: 165
  • 50 or more: 161
  • Mobile homes: 171

Median worth of mobile homes: $48,160

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 5.2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 6.5%

House/condo owner moved in on average 12 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Poplar Bluff:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Poplar Bluff
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (49.5%)
  • Electricity (46.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.8%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.1%)
  • Electricity (69.0%)
  • Utility gas (29.1%)
  • No fuel used (1.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • Wood (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 35
Here:

2.0%
Missouri:

12.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 12
Here:

1.8%
Missouri:

12.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 73
Here:

6.5%
Missouri:

24.6%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)