Bates County , Missouri

Bates County: County in Missouri, United States

Bates County locator map
Location of Bates County on Missouri map.


Bates County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,049 and a population density of 8 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 16,242 inhabitants. Its county seat is Butler. The county was created 180 years ago in 1841.

Bates County Courthouse image
Bates County Courthouse
Bates County Courthouse image


Bates County is located at 38°15'26"N 94°20'24"W (38.2572900, -94.3400000). It has 6 neighbors: Linn County, Miami County, Cass County, Henry County, Saint Clair County and Vernon County.

Bates County map

The largest city of Bates County is Adrian with a population of 1,601. Other cities include, Rich Hill population 1,322, Hume population 315, Spruce population 314 and Hudson population 238. See all Bates County cities & populated places.

Bates County Quick Facts

Population : 16,242 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Missouri (United States)
Area : 2205 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.7%
Land as percent of area : 98.3%
Named for : Frederick Bates
Altitude : 810 feet / 247 meters
Capital : Butler
Establishment : January 01, 1841
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 04:20:24 (28th October 2021)
Density : 7 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -4.97% (2010-2020)

Bates County has 6 neighbours.

  • Butler


According to census records, the population of Bates County decreased by 4.97% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 17,049 - census
2011 16,965 -0.5% estimation process
2012 16,616 -2.1% estimation process
2013 16,428 -1.14% estimation process
2014 16,515 0.53% estimation process
2015 16,362 -0.94% estimation process
2016 16,351 -0.07% estimation process
2017 16,293 -0.36% estimation process
2018 16,304 0.07% estimation process
2019 16,172 -0.82% estimation process
2020 16,242 0.43% estimation process

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People born in Bates County (5)

People born in Bates County, including academic administrator Frank Deerwester, United States Marine posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor George Phillips, football player and lawyer Thomas H. McNeil, you can see a list of people who born in Bates County.

Other places with the same name (1)

Bates County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Bates County.

City Name Population Title
Adrian 1,601 City in Missouri, United States
Rich Hill 1,322 City in Missouri
Hume 315 City in Missouri, United States
Spruce 314 Unincorporated community in Missouri
Hudson 238 Unincorporated community in Missouri
New Home 231 Unincorporated community in Missouri
Amsterdam 230 City in Missouri, United States
Pleasant Gap 213 Human settlement in United States of America
Amoret 181 City in Bates County, Missouri, United States
Rockville 159 City in Missouri, United States
Butler 134 City in Missouri, United States
Foster 111 Human settlement in Bates County, Missouri, United States of America
Merwin 59 Human settlement in Bates County, Missouri, United States of America
Passaic 32 City in Bates County, Missouri

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