The 2016 Bates County, Missouri, population is 16,446. There are 20 people per square mile (population density).
The median age is 41.8. The US median is 37.4. 55.87% of people in Bates County, Missouri, are married. 15.09% are divorced.
The average household size is 2.43 people. 28.44% of people are married, with children. 16.92% have children, but are single.
95.07% of people are white, 0.67% are black, 0.07% are asian, 0.60% are native american, and 0.00% claim 'Other'.
1.94% of the people in Bates County, Missouri, claim hispanic ethnicity (meaning 98.06% are non-hispanic).
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