Callaway County, MO

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Population

44,793

0.224% growth

Median Age

38.3


Median Household Income

$53,180

5.6% growth

Poverty Rate

12.3%


Number of Employees

20,199

2.28% growth

Median Property Value

$132,500

6.08% growth

About

In 2017, Callaway County, MO had a population of 44.8k people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $53,180. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Callaway County, MO grew from 44,693 to 44,793, a 0.224% increase and its median household income grew from $50,362 to $53,180, a 5.6% increase.

The population of Callaway County, MO is 90.2% White Alone, 4.32% Black or African American Alone, and 2.08% Two or More Races. 3.09% of the people in Callaway County, MO speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Callaway County, MO are William Woods University (857 degrees awarded in 2016) and Westminster College (274 degrees).

The median property value in Callaway County, MO is $132,500, and the homeownership rate is 71.8%. Most people in Callaway County, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Callaway County, MO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Callaway County, MO employs 20.2k people. The largest industries in Callaway County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,999 people), Public Administration (2,267 people), and Retail Trade (2,252 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,714), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,265), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,809).

Median household income in Callaway County, MO is $53,180. Males in Callaway County, MO have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,527. The income inequality in Callaway County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,180

2017 value

± $2,865

5.6%

1 Year Growth

± 6.84%

Households in Callaway County, MO have a median annual income of $53,180, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,362 in 2016, which represents a 5.6% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,788

Average Male Salary

± $1,357

$43,527

Average Female Salary

± $948

In 2017, full-time male employees in Callaway County, MO made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $57,564 ± $7,422

  2. White

    $46,113 ± $833

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,513 ± $18,949

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Callaway County, MO workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Callaway County, MO is from Missouri.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0515% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Missouri across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 702

  2. Census Tract 706

  3. Census Tract 707

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Callaway County, MO was Census Tract 702 with a value of $53,352, followed by Census Tract 706 and Census Tract 707, with respective values of $52,888 and $52,753.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Callaway County, MO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Callaway County, MO (5.01k out of 40.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    4,173 ± 502

  2. Black

    359 ± 208

  3. Two Or More

    322 ± 176

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Callaway County, MO is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

20.2k

2017 Value

± 1,047

2.28%

1 Year growth

± 7.27%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Callaway County, MO grew at a rate of 2.28%, from 19.7k employees to 20.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Callaway County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,043 people), Management Occupations (1,810 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,775 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Callaway County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Callaway County, MO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,043 people), Management Occupations (1,810 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,775 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Callaway County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.75 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.23 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Callaway County, MO, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($55,536), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($54,094), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($51,875).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

20.2k

2017 Value

± 1,047

2.28%

1 Year growth

± 7.27%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Callaway County, MO grew at a rate of 2.28%, from 19.7k employees to 20.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Callaway County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,999 people), Public Administration (2,267 people), and Retail Trade (2,252 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Callaway County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Callaway County, MO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Callaway County, MO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,999 people), Public Administration (2,267 people), and Retail Trade (2,252 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Callaway County, MO has an unusually high number of Utilities (3.28 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.65 times), and Public Administration (2.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Callaway County, MO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($75,714), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,265), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,809).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.7B

  2. $24B

  3. $22.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $27.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $24B and Mixed freight and $22.8B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Missouri products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$272B

2015 Value

$433B

Projected 2045 Value

59.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Missouri trade was $272B. This is expected to increase 59.4% to $433B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Missouri trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $31.1B

  2. $13.5B

  3. $9.57B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $31.1B, followed by Kansas with $13.5B and Texas and $9.57B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Missouri shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.1% of the population of Callaway County, MO has health coverage, with 56.2% on employee plans, 10.8% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 1.09% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Callaway County, MO was $8,107 in 2014. This is a 3.14% increase from the previous year ($7,860).

Primary care physicians in Callaway County, MO see 2637 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.19% increase from the previous year (2632 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4098 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 593 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.2%). Additionally, DeKalb County and Marion County have the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2637 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Callaway County, MO see an average of 2637 patients per year. This represents a 0.19% increase from the previous year (2632 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Callaway County, MO in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,107

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,354

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,413

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,457

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Missouri (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.14%, from $7,860 to $8,107.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.91%

Uninsured

56.2%

Employer Coverage

10.8%

Medicaid

12.7%

Medicare

10.3%

Non-Group

1.09%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Callaway County, MO declined by 12.7% from 10.2% to 8.91%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Callaway County, MO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.2% prevalence

  2. 14.9% prevalence

  3. 14.8% prevalence

Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Missouri, at 15.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Missouri by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Callaway County, MO is home to a population of 44.8k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.6% of Callaway County, MO residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Callaway County, MO is composed of 40.4k White Alone residents (90.2%), 1.94k Black or African American Alone residents (4.32%), 933 Two or More Races residents (2.08%), 894 Hispanic or Latino residents (2%), 338 Asian Alone residents (0.755%), 202 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.451%), 84 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.188%), and 6 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0134%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Callaway County, MO are Spanish or Spanish Creole (670 speakers), Hmong (118 speakers), and German (94 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 12

In 2017, the median age of all people in Callaway County, MO was 38.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Callaway County, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Callaway County, MO residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.6% of Callaway County, MO residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Callaway County, MO was 1.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,972 ± 5,012 people

  2. India

    19,111 ± 3,389 people

  3. China

    16,010 ± 3,102 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Callaway County, MO was Mexico, the natal country of 41,972 Callaway County, MO residents, followed by India with 19,111 and China with 16,010.

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Callaway County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Callaway County, MO was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    40.4k ± 121

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.94k ± 235

  3. Two or More Races

    933 ± 267

In 2017, there were 20.9 times more White Alone residents (40.4k people) in Callaway County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.94k Black or African American Alone and 933 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Callaway County, MO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    670 speakers (1.59%)

  2. Hmong

    118 speakers (0.281%)

  3. German

    94 speakers (0.223%)

3.09% of Callaway County, MO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Callaway County, MO was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.59% of the overall population of Callaway County, MO are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.281% speak Hmong and 0.223% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,566 ± 214

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    477 ± 139

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    344 ± 126

Callaway County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Callaway County, MO awarded 1,131 degrees. The student population of Callaway County, MO is skewed towards women, with 1,166 male students and 1,786 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Callaway County, MO are White (741 and 69.3%), followed by Unknown (248 and 23.2%), Black or African American (34 and 3.18%), and Hispanic or Latino (24 and 2.24%).

The largest universities in Callaway County, MO by number of degrees awarded are William Woods University (857 and 75.8%) and Westminster College (274 and 24.2%).

The most popular majors in Callaway County, MO are General Educational Leadership & Administration (269 and 23.8%), General Business Administration & Management (194 and 17.2%), and Superintendency & Educational System Administration (88 and 7.78%).

The median tuition costs in Callaway County, MO are $22,715 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 78 degrees awarded

  2. 41 degrees awarded

  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Callaway County, MO was General Business Administration & Management with 78 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Callaway County, MO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 857 degrees awarded

  2. 274 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$22,715

Median Private

In 2016, the Callaway County, MO institution with the largest number of graduating students was William Woods University with 857 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

424

Degrees Awarded to Men

707

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 424 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Callaway County, MO, which is 0.6 times less than the 707 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    741 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    248 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    34 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Callaway County, MO were to White students. These 741 degrees mean that there were 2.99 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 248 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Callaway County, MO was $132,500 in 2017, which is 0.609 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $124,900 to $132,500, a 6.08% increase. The homeownership rate in Callaway County, MO is 71.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Callaway County, MO have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Callaway County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$53,180

Median Household Income

± $2,865

16.1k

Number of Households

± 889

In 2017, the median household income of the 16.1k households in Callaway County, MO grew to $53,180 from the previous year's value of $50,362.

The following chart displays the households in Callaway County, MO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$132,500

2017 Median

± $6,528

$124,900

2016 Median

± $6,477

In 2017, the median property value in Callaway County, MO grew to to $132,500 from the previous year's value of $124,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Callaway County, MO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Callaway County, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Callaway County, MO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Callaway County, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.8%

2017 Homeownership

72.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.8% of the housing units in Callaway County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Callaway County, MO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Callaway County, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Callaway County, MO have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

22.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Callaway County, MO have a shorter commute time (22.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.89% of the workforce in Callaway County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.5%

  2. Carpooled

    10.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.46%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Callaway County, MO was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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