Bates City, MO has a population of 244 and is the 23,549th largest city in the United States. The population density is 226 per sq mi which is 161% higher than the Missouri average and 149% higher than the national average. The median age in Bates City is 41 which is approximately 7% higher than the Missouri average of 38. In Bates City, 73% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 98% speak English and 0% speak Spanish. 79% of Bates City residents were born in Missouri, 21% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 0% were foreign born.