Bates County is located in west central Missouri. The County Seat is Butler and the largest city is Butler. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.batescounty.net/. The 2014 population estimate is 16,584 and the 2010 census population was 17,049. The land area is 836.69 square miles and there are 20.4 persons per square mile.
96.6% of the population is White, 1.1% is Black or African American, 2.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.4% is two or more races. 83.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $99,400, there are 6,832 households, an average of 2.42 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,047, the median household income is $38,579, and 18.6% of the persons in Bates County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,459. Retail sales (in $1000) were $135,422, and sales per capita were $7,994.
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