Bates City is located in the County of Lafayette in Missouri, USA. The city covers an area of about 2.4 sq. kms., with an elevated height of about 860 ft. above the ground level. Apart from the local Post Office, other residents of the city are engaged in different types of service oriented activities in and around the region. Some are also involved in trade outside the town. Seasonal tourism is also a part of the local economic activity.