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Time Zone: Bates County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

Bates County was founded in 1841.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Bates had a population of 16,761 people. This is an increase of 0.65% since the last Census (which gave a population of 16,653 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Bates represented 0.3% of the total population of Missouri, making it the state's 63rd most populous county (out of 115 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201017,049+2.38%+1.72% since 2009
200916,761+0.65%-0.93% since 2008
200816,918+1.59%-0.14% since 2007
200016,653The Last Census

More information can be found on the Bates County Census Page for Bates County.


Below are some of the communities located in Bates County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Bates County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Butler   4,2104,209  
Adrian   1,8681,7804.94% increase  
Rich Hill   1,4701,4610.62% increase  
Drexel   1,1061,0901.47% increase  
Hume   3383370.3% increase  

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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