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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Carter County is 6,283, which is 5.76% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 7.74% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Carter County population density is 12.34 people per square mile, which is much lower than the state average density of 86.48 people per square mile and is much lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Carter County is white, which represent 96.05% of the total population. The average Carter County education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 6,283. #106

Population Growth Since 2000, #42

Carter County

Population Density, #103

Carter County
12.34 per square mile
86.48 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:6,035 (96.05%, #48)
Black:37 (0.59%, #83)
Hispanic:119 (1.89%, #48)
Asian:0 (0.00%, #106)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):80 (1.27%, #9)
One Race, Other:18 (0.29%, see rank)
Two or More Races:113 (1.80%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

5,463 (86.95%) out of the total population of 6,283 reported first ancestry.

 Carter County% of the Total PopulationMissouriU.S.
Arab120.19%, see rank0.31%0.56%
Czech220.35%, see rank0.47%0.47%
Danish00.00%, see rank0.31%0.42%
Dutch841.34%, see rank1.60%1.40%
English5158.20%, see rank9.24%8.02%
French1292.05%, see rank3.39%3.34%
German1,31420.91%, see rank24.92%15.03%
Greek00.00%, see rank0.27%0.41%
Hungarian580.92%, see rank0.25%0.46%
Irish1,33621.26%, see rank13.47%10.80%
Italian1191.89%, see rank3.50%5.52%
Norwegian210.33%, see rank0.72%1.42%
Polish280.45%, see rank1.75%3.01%
Portuguese240.38%, see rank0.10%0.44%
Russian00.00%, see rank0.51%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1061.69%, see rank1.16%0.99%
Scottish130.21%, see rank1.70%1.72%
Subsaharan African00.00%, see rank0.58%0.95%
Swedish681.08%, see rank0.99%1.27%
Swiss510.81%, see rank0.40%0.30%
Ukrainian00.00%, see rank0.13%0.31%
American1,80928.79%, see rank10.34%7.12%
Welsh430.68%, see rank0.61%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 2,966 (47.21%, see rank)
Females: 3,317 (52.79%, see rank)

Carter County
Male: 47.21%
Female: 52.79%
Male: 49.00%
Female: 51.00%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Carter County
40.70 years old
38.10 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Carter County
42.80 years old
36.70 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Carter County
40.00 years old
39.50 years old
38.80 years old

 Carter County% of the Total PopulationMissouriU.S.
Under 5 years4126.56%, see rank6.29%6.36%
5 to 9 years4657.40%, see rank6.50%6.51%
10 to 14 years3976.32%, see rank6.55%6.59%
15 to 19 years4096.51%, see rank6.78%6.85%
20 to 24 years3745.95%, see rank7.04%7.13%
25 to 34 years65510.42%, see rank13.15%13.47%
35 to 44 years72011.46%, see rank12.20%12.96%
45 to 54 years90514.40%, see rank14.18%14.09%
55 to 64 years88514.09%, see rank12.67%12.29%
65 to 74 years6239.92%, see rank8.07%7.64%
75 to 84 2644.20%, see rank4.59%4.25%
85 years and over1742.77%, see rank1.98%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Carter CountyMissouriU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population4,226, 100%4,028,930209,056,129
Less Than High School955, 22.60%, see rank11.98%13.67%
High School Graduate1,198, 28.35%, see rank31.41%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree1,446, 34.22%, see rank29.95%29.09%
Bachelor Degree367, 8.68%, see rank16.69%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree260, 6.15%, see rank9.96%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.56, see rank13.4913.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Carter County MissouriU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten23783.54%16.46%70.63%29.37%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)71998.61%, see rank1.39%, see rank86.91%13.09%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)26999.26%, see rank0.74%, see rank88.29%11.71%90.60%9.40%
College37187.06%, see rank12.94%, see rank75.17%24.83%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School9864.29%, see rank35.71%, see rank54.45%45.55%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Carter CountyMissouriU.S.
Total Households2,456, 100%2,361,232116,211,092
Average Household Size2.54, see rank2.482.63
1 Person Households828, 33.71%, see rank29.09%27.57%
2 or More Person Households1,628, 66.29%, see rank70.91%72.43%
Family Households (Families)1,498, 60.99%, see rank64.92%66.22%
Average Family Size3.38, see rank3.153.32
Married-Couple Family1,162, 47.31%, see rank48.54%48.42%
Nonfamily Households958, 39.01%, see rank35.08%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Carter County%MissouriU.S.
15 Years and Over Total5,009see rank4,862,037252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over2,358100%, see rank2,356,977123,281,364
Never Married60625.70%, see rank32.57%35.77%
Married1,33956.79%, see rank53.52%52.04%
Widowed1245.26%, see rank2.77%2.57%
Divorced28912.26%, see rank11.14%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over2,651100%, see rank2,505,060129,692,771
Never Married52919.95%, see rank26.93%29.48%
Married1,32249.87%, see rank50.29%49.19%
Widowed41815.77%, see rank9.82%9.16%
Divorced38214.41%, see rank12.95%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Carter County%MissouriU.S.
Native6,27099.79%, see rank96.09%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence4,74275.47%, see rank66.16%58.73%
Born in Different State1,50924.02%, see rank29.26%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
190.30%, see rank0.67%1.42%
Foreign Born130.21%, see rank3.91%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship10.02%, see rank1.71%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship120.19%, see rank2.21%7.09%
Born In Europe120.19%, see rank0.81%1.53%
Born In Asia00.00%, see rank1.44%3.82%
Born In Africa00.00%, see rank0.32%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.06%0.07%
Born In Latin America10.02%, see rank1.18%6.83%
Born In Northern America00.00%, see rank0.10%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Carter County%MissouriU.S.
English2,36496.25%, see rank93.03%79.39%
Spanish190.77%, see rank2.92%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages732.97%, see rank2.25%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages00.00%, see rank1.27%3.36%
Other00.00%, see rank0.52%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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