The 2014 Bates County, Missouri, population is 17,003. There are 20 people per square mile (population density).
The median age is 41.5. The US median is 37.2. 58.81% of people in Bates County, Missouri, are married. 12.99% are divorced.
The average household size is 2.48 people. 32.51% of people are married, with children. 14.54% have children, but are single.
96.24% of people are white, 0.42% are black, 0.10% are asian, 0.39% are native american, and 0.87% claim 'Other'.
1.70% of the people in Bates County, Missouri, claim hispanic ethnicity (meaning 98.30% are non-hispanic).
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