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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: 8,436 (6,977 occupied: 3,280 owner occupied, 3,768 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

53%
State:

34%

Housing density: 729 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $71,736.

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


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $559


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

Housing units in Poplar Bluff with a mortgage: 1,702 (28 second mortgage, 138 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,602

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $55,480

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $34,712

Median monthly housing costs: $628


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Poplar Bluff, Missouri Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $87,286 (it was $50,100 in 2000)
Poplar Bluff:

$87,286
Missouri:

$151,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $47,878 - $133,846
Median year house/condo built: 1971

Median year apartment built: 1970

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,330
  • In family households: 13,400 (1,683 male householders, 2,453 female householders)
    2,751 spouses, 4,924 children (4,732 natural, 33 adopted, 166 stepchildren), 553 grandchildren, 264 brothers or sisters, 126 parents, 297 other relatives, 418 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,353 (1,001 male householders (845 living alone)), 1,893 female householders (1,658 living alone)), 446 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 582

Size of family households: 1,924 2-persons, 959 3-persons, 577 4-persons, 387 5-persons, 218 6-persons, 33 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,502 1-person, 362 2-persons, 17 3-persons.

1,879 married couples with children.
1,601 single-parent households (257 men, 1,344 women).

97.1% of residents of Poplar Bluff speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (88% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 16% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (72% speak English very well, 28% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 314 (1.8%)
(43.9% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.4
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 0no bedroom
  • 441 bedroom
  • 6492 bedrooms
  • 1,8283 bedrooms
  • 5874 bedrooms
  • 1535+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Poplar Bluff population

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

  • 90no bedroom
  • 7571 bedroom
  • 1,5532 bedrooms
  • 1,0953 bedrooms
  • 1884 bedrooms
  • 805+ 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:

  • 138no vehicle
  • 1,1631 vehicle
  • 1,3122 vehicles
  • 4453 vehicles
  • 1214 vehicles
  • 685+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Poplar Bluff population

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

  • 840no vehicle
  • 1,7841 vehicle
  • 8582 vehicles
  • 2253 vehicles
  • 214 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
  • 272 rooms
  • 213 rooms
  • 2234 rooms
  • 6655 rooms
  • 9066 rooms
  • 4647 rooms
  • 3838 rooms
  • 5989+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Poplar Bluff population

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

  • 911 room
  • 922 rooms
  • 6603 rooms
  • 1,1534 rooms
  • 7685 rooms
  • 5276 rooms
  • 2437 rooms
  • 978 rooms
  • 1239+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Poplar Bluff population

Year house built

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

  • Poplar Bluff, MO household income distribution

  • Poplar Bluff, MO household income distribution
  • 745Less than $10,000
  • 843$10,000 to $14,999
  • 521$15,000 to $19,999
  • 626$20,000 to $24,999
  • 431$25,000 to $29,999
  • 447$30,000 to $34,999
  • 430$35,000 to $39,999
  • 361$40,000 to $44,999
  • 229$45,000 to $49,999
  • 441$50,000 to $59,999
  • 588$60,000 to $74,999
  • 503$75,000 to $99,999
  • 275$100,000 to $124,999
  • 74$125,000 to $149,999
  • 62$150,000 to $199,999
  • 110$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
  • 56Less than $10,000
  • 13$10,000 to $14,999
  • 34$15,000 to $19,999
  • 60$20,000 to $24,999
  • 72$25,000 to $29,999
  • 104$30,000 to $34,999
  • 11$35,000 to $39,999
  • 202$40,000 to $49,999
  • 106$50,000 to $59,999
  • 148$60,000 to $69,999
  • 231$70,000 to $79,999
  • 305$80,000 to $89,999
  • 412$90,000 to $99,999
  • 440$100,000 to $124,999
  • 177$125,000 to $149,999
  • 185$150,000 to $174,999
  • 98$175,000 to $199,999
  • 150$200,000 to $249,999
  • 124$250,000 to $299,999
  • 36$300,000 to $399,999
  • 33$400,000 to $499,999
  • 15$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Poplar Bluff, MO

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Poplar Bluff, MO
  • 83Less than $100
  • 96$100 to $149
  • 41$150 to $199
  • 116$200 to $249
  • 230$250 to $299
  • 304$300 to $349
  • 411$350 to $399
  • 384$400 to $449
  • 458$450 to $499
  • 251$500 to $549
  • 211$550 to $599
  • 257$600 to $649
  • 159$650 to $699
  • 14$700 to $749
  • 43$750 to $799
  • 74$800 to $899
  • 14$900 to $999
  • 41$1,000 to $1,249
  • 18$1,250 to $1,499
  • 192No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 962010 or later
  • 522000 to 2009
  • 431990 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: 603
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,940
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1,807
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 880
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 426
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 83
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 220
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 42
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 32
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 123
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 105
  • 90 or more minutes: 120
Poplar Bluff, MO Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 93.0%
Number of people working at home: 166 (2.5% of all workers)

Poplar Bluff mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 13,639 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 1,599 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 90 (1%)
  • Taxi: 206 (1%)
  • Walked: 222 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 166 (1%)

First ancestries reported:

 American: 2,329
 German: 716
 Irish: 461
 English: 403
 European: 218
 French (except Basque): 156
 Scotch-Irish: 103
 Italian: 74
 Austrian: 67
 Swedish: 62
 Dutch: 58
 Scottish: 51
 Polish: 38
 Norwegian: 32
 Greek: 23
 African: 22
 Portuguese: 21
 Northern European: 13
 French Canadian: 9
 Czech: 8
 British: 7
 Danish: 5

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

  • 18%Philippines
  • 18%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 17%Mexico
  • 15%Germany
  • 7%Greece
  • 6%Denmark
  • 6%Japan

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

  • This state: 12,189
  • Other state: 4,754
  • Northeast: 128
  • Midwest: 1,892
  • South: 2,065
  • West: 655

75% 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, 44% lived in Missouri.

Poplar Bluff:

75.2%
State average:

84.3%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 38
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 33
  • 5th and 6th grade: 29
  • 7th and 8th grade: 182
  • 9th grade: 133
  • 10th grade: 162
  • 11th grade: 172
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 61
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,870
  • Less than 1 year of college: 496
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 880
  • Associate degree: 383
  • Bachelor's degree: 498
  • Master's degree: 185
  • Professional school degree: 93
  • Doctorate degree: 55

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 86
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 11
  • 5th and 6th grade: 26
  • 7th and 8th grade: 320
  • 9th grade: 381
  • 10th grade: 186
  • 11th grade: 206
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 23
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,918
  • Less than 1 year of college: 460
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 860
  • Associate degree: 840
  • Bachelor's degree: 557
  • Master's degree: 365
  • Professional school degree: 86
  • Doctorate degree: 28

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 6.9%Males
  • 3.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 12.2%Males
  • 17.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 11.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 22.0%Females
Poplar Bluff marital status for males
Poplar Bluff marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,315
  • One, attached: 159
  • Two: 648
  • 3 or 4: 337
  • 5 to 9: 443
  • 10 to 19: 69
  • 20 to 49: 125
  • 50 or more: 170
  • Mobile homes: 181

Median worth of mobile homes: $48,160

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 4.4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 6.0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 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 (49.9%)
  • Electricity (46.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.6%)
  • Wood (1.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)
  • Electricity (66.4%)
  • Utility gas (31.0%)
  • No fuel used (2.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Wood (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 41
Here:

2.3%
Missouri:

12.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 14
Here:

2.0%
Missouri:

12.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 84
Here:

8.0%
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)