Taney County, MO

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Population

54,308

0.845% growth

Median Age

41.9


Median Household Income

$39,661

4.26% growth

Poverty Rate

17.1%


Number of Employees

24,422

2.67% growth

Median Property Value

$124,400

3.58% growth

About

In 2017, Taney County, MO had a population of 54.3k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $39,661. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Taney County, MO grew from 53,853 to 54,308, a 0.845% increase and its median household income grew from $38,040 to $39,661, a 4.26% increase.

The population of Taney County, MO is 89.4% White Alone, 5.56% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.22% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Taney County, MO speak a non-English language, and 97.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Taney County, MO are College of the Ozarks (412 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Taney County, MO is $124,400, and the homeownership rate is 59.5%. Most people in Taney County, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Taney County, MO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Taney County, MO employs 24.4k people. The largest industries in Taney County, MO are Accommodation & Food Services (4,558 people), Retail Trade (4,318 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,203 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($45,384), Manufacturing ($40,875), and Utilities ($40,625).

Median household income in Taney County, MO is $39,661. Males in Taney 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 Taney County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,661

2017 value

± $1,576

4.26%

1 Year Growth

± 6.31%

Households in Taney County, MO have a median annual income of $39,661, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $38,040 in 2016, which represents a 4.26% 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 Missouri 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 Missouri 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 Taney 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 4803.01

  2. Census Tract 4805.01

  3. Census Tract 4803.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Taney County, MO was Census Tract 4803.01 with a value of $50,929, followed by Census Tract 4805.01 and Census Tract 4803.02, with respective values of $49,453 and $46,838.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Taney County, MO (9k out of 52.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    7,977 ± 655

  2. Hispanic

    827 ± 210

  3. Other

    385 ± 182

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Taney County, MO is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

24.4k

2017 Value

± 1,152

2.67%

1 Year growth

± 6.47%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Taney County, MO grew at a rate of 2.67%, from 23.8k employees to 24.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Taney County, MO, are Sales & Related Occupations (3,971 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,450 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,502 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Taney County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Taney County, MO, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (3,971 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,450 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,502 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Taney County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.75 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.61 times), and Sales & Related Occupations (1.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Taney County, MO, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($142,739), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($62,553), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($53,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

24.4k

2017 Value

± 1,152

2.67%

1 Year growth

± 6.47%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Taney County, MO grew at a rate of 2.67%, from 23.8k employees to 24.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Taney County, MO, are Accommodation & Food Services (4,558 people), Retail Trade (4,318 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,203 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Taney County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Taney 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 Taney County, MO, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (4,558 people), Retail Trade (4,318 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,203 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Taney County, MO has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3.04 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (2.45 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.98 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Taney County, MO, by median earnings, are Information ($45,384), Manufacturing ($40,875), and Utilities ($40,625).

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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. $30.4B

  2. $24.9B

  3. $24.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $30.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($24.9B) and Motorized vehicles ($24.6B).

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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$299B

2020 Value

$433B

Projected 2045 Value

44.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Missouri trade was $299B. This is expected to increase 44.9% 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. $35.5B

  2. $14.6B

  3. $10.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $35.5B, followed by Kansas with $14.6B and Texas and $10.1B.

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

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Health

81.3% of the population of Taney County, MO has health coverage, with 32.2% on employee plans, 14.8% on Medicaid, 16.2% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 2.8% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Taney County, MO see 1270 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.63% decrease from the previous year (1291 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3421 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1710 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

1,270 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Taney County, MO see an average of 1,270 patients per year. This represents a 1.63% decrease from the previous year (1,291 patients).

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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

18.7%

Uninsured

32.2%

Employer Coverage

14.8%

Medicaid

16.2%

Medicare

15.4%

Non-Group

2.8%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Taney County, MO declined by 3.49% from 19.4% to 18.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Taney 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

Taney County, MO is home to a population of 54.3k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.5% of Taney County, MO residents were born outside of the country (1.9k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Taney County, MO is composed of 48.5k White Alone residents (89.4%), 3.02k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.56%), 1.2k Two or More Races residents (2.22%), 548 Black or African American Alone residents (1.01%), 468 Asian Alone residents (0.862%), 437 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.805%), 64 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.118%), and 29 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0534%).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Taney County, MO was 41.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Taney County, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Taney County, MO residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.9k people

3.57%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.92k people

As of 2017, 3.5% of Taney County, MO residents (1.9k people) 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 Taney County, MO was 3.57%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 41,972 Missouri residents, followed by India with 19,111 and China with 16,010.

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Citizenship

97.8%

2017 Citizenship

97.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.8% of Taney County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Taney County, MO was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    48.5k ± 63

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.02k ± 464

  3. Two or More Races

    1.2k ± 290

In 2017, there were 16.1 times more White Alone residents (48.5k people) in Taney County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.02k Hispanic or Latino and 1.2k 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 Taney County, MO as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,001 ± 255

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    653 ± 192

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    525 ± 206

Taney County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Taney County, MO awarded 412 degrees. The student population of Taney County, MO is skewed towards women, with 677 male students and 831 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Taney County, MO are White (373 and 93.3%), followed by Two or More Races (12 and 3%), Hispanic or Latino (6 and 1.5%), and Asian (4 and 1%).

The largest universities in Taney County, MO by number of degrees awarded are College of the Ozarks (412 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Taney County, MO are General Business Administration & Management (37 and 8.98%), Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication (22 and 5.34%), and General Agriculture Management (20 and 4.85%).

The median tuition costs in Taney County, MO are $18,700 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Taney County, MO was General Business Administration & Management with 37 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

412 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$18,700

Median Private

In 2017, the Taney County, MO institution with the largest number of graduating students was College of the Ozarks with 412 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

221

Degrees Awarded to Men

191

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 221 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Taney County, MO, which is 1.16 times more than the 191 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

    373 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    12 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Taney County, MO were to White students. These 373 degrees mean that there were 31.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 12 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Taney County, MO was $124,400 in 2017, which is 0.542 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $120,100 to $124,400, a 3.58% increase. The homeownership rate in Taney County, MO is 59.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Taney County, MO have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Taney County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$124,400

2017 Median

± $5,071

$120,100

2016 Median

± $5,203

In 2017, the median property value in Taney County, MO grew to to $124,400 from the previous year's value of $120,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Taney 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 Taney County, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$39,661

Median Household Income

± $1,576

22.1k

Number of Households

± 1,016

In 2017, the median household income of the 22.1k households in Taney County, MO grew to $39,661 from the previous year's value of $38,040.

The following chart displays the households in Taney 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

59.5%

2017 Homeownership

58.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.5% of the housing units in Taney County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.2%.

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

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Commute Time

20.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Taney County, MO have a shorter commute time (20.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.09% of the workforce in Taney County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75%

  2. Carpooled

    15.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.93%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Taney County, MO was Drove Alone (75%), followed by those who Carpooled (15.6%) and those who Worked At Home (4.93%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Taney County, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Taney County, MO have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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