Scott County, Missouri

Scott County: County in Missouri, United States


Scott County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 39,191 and a population density of 36 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 38,288 inhabitants. Its county seat is Benton. The county was created 202 years ago in 1820.

Scott County is located in southeastern Missouri along the Mississippi River. The county has a population of around 40,000 residents. Here are some key details about Scott County:

Sikeston is the largest city and county seat of Scott County. Sikeston has around 16,000 residents and is home to the Sikeston R-6 School District. Major employers include the Tyson Foods plant and Missouri Delta Medical Center.

Crowley's Ridge State Park is a unique geological formation that runs through Scott County. The park offers camping, hiking, and views of the ancient ridge. Visitors can explore the natural and cultural history of Crowley's Ridge.

Agriculture dominates the landscape and economy of Scott County. The main crops grown are rice, cotton, soybeans, corn, and wheat. Cattle ranching is also prevalent throughout the county.

The Mississippi River forms the eastern border of Scott County. The river provides recreational fishing and boating. Flood control and irrigation are also important functions.

Other Scott County communities include:

  • Benton - Small city along I-55 with about 1,500 residents.
  • Morley - Unincorporated town that is home to the Scott County Historical Museum.
  • Diehlstadt - Tiny village founded by German settlers in the 1800s.

Scott County balances agriculture, unique landscapes, and life along the Mississippi River in rural Missouri. Historical towns and recreation at Crowley's Ridge State Park are highlights.

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

Quick Facts about Scott County

Population : 38,288 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Missouri (United States)
Different from : Scott County, Scott County, Scott County, Scott County, Scott County, Scott County, Scott County, Scotts Bluff County, Scott County, Scott County, Scott County
Area : 1090 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.4%
Land as percent of area : 98.6%
Named for : John Scott
Capital : Benton
Establishment : January 01, 1821
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 23:38:20 (30th September 2023)
Density : 35 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -2.36% (2010-2020)
Weather : 84℉ Sunny 7-days weather
Scott County Courthouse - retouched image
Scott County Courthouse - retouched
Scott County Courthouse - retouched image


Scott County is located at 37°3'11"N 89°34'7"W (37.0530500, -89.5685100). It has 5 neighbors: Alexander County, Cape Girardeau County, Mississippi County, New Madrid County and Stoddard County.

Scott County map

The largest city of Scott County is Sikeston with a population of 15,968. Other cities include, Scott City population 4,468, Chaffee population 2,901, Oran population 1,211 and Miner population 939. See all Scott County cities & populated places.

Scott County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Scott County.

City Name Population Title
Sikeston 15,968 City in Scott County, Missouri, United States
Scott City 4,468 City in Scott County, Kansas, United States of America
Chaffee 2,901 City in Scott County, Missouri, United States
Oran 1,211 City in Missouri, USA
Miner 939 Human settlement in Missouri, United States of America
Benton 880 City in Missouri
Morley 682 City in Missouri
Kelso 589 City in Scott County, Missouri, United States of America
Sargent 364 City in Missouri, United States of America
Vanduser 261 Human settlement in Scott County, Missouri, United States of America
Haywood City 199 City in Scott County, Missouri, United States of America
Diehlstadt 152 City in Scott County, Missouri, United States of America
Commerce 66 Village in Missouri, United States


Scott County forecast: Sunny, with a high near 84. East southeast wind 5 to 9 mph. more

Scott County has 5 neighbours.

  • Benton


According to census records, the population of Scott County decreased by 2.36% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 39,191 - census
2011 39,147 -0.11% estimation process
2012 39,161 0.04% estimation process
2013 39,207 0.12% estimation process
2014 38,868 -0.87% estimation process
2015 39,007 0.36% estimation process
2016 38,760 -0.64% estimation process
2017 38,576 -0.48% estimation process
2018 38,541 -0.09% estimation process
2019 38,280 -0.68% estimation process
2020 38,288 0.02% estimation process

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