Benton County, MO

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2020 Population
19,305
1.04% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roy Blunt
Republican Party
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
54.1
0.933% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
18.2%
2.8% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$41,751
3.73% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$122,600
4.34% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
6,617
1.39% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Benton County, MO had a population of 19.3k people with a median age of 54.1 and a median household income of $41,751. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Benton County, MO grew from 19,107 to 19,305, a 1.04% increase and its median household income grew from $40,249 to $41,751, a 3.73% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Benton County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.08%), White (Hispanic) (1.16%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.881%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (0.461%).

None of the households in Benton County, MO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.5% of the residents in Benton County, MO are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Benton County, MO was $122,600, and the homeownership rate was 83.1%. Most people in Benton County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Benton County, MO was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Benton County, MO is home to a population of 19.3k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.06% of Benton County, MO residents were born outside of the country (204 people).

In 2020, there were 45.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.2k people) in Benton County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 402 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 223 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Benton County, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.2k ± 61
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    402 ± 101
  3. White (Hispanic)
    223 ± 110
2.08%
Hispanic Population
401 people

In 2020, there were 45.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.2k people) in Benton County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 402 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 223 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.08% of the people in Benton County, MO are hispanic (401 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Benton County, MO as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.06%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
204 people
0.989%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
189 people

As of 2020, 1.06% of Benton County, MO residents (204 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Benton County, MO was 0.989%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

54
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
62
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 5

In 2020, the median age of all people in Benton County, MO was 54.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 54, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 62. But people in Benton County, MO are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Benton County, MO residents was 54.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    39,519 ± 4,865 people
  2. India
    21,572 ± 3,600 people
  3. China
    19,039 ± 3,382 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 39,519 Missouri residents, followed by India with 21,572 and China with 19,039.

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Citizenship

99.5%
2020 Citizenship
99.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.5% of Benton County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Benton County, MO was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    994 ± 173
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    181 ± 74
  3. Korea
    89 ± 52

Benton County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Missouri, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Missouri (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Missouri. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Missouri.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Missouri across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Benton County, MO is $41,751. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Benton County, MO was Census Tract 4602 with a value of $51,875, followed by Census Tract 4601 and Census Tract 4603, with respective values of $50,341 and $35,372.

Males in Missouri have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,900. The income inequality in Missouri (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Benton County, MO employs 6.62k people. The largest industries in Benton County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,147 people), Retail Trade (838 people), and Manufacturing (834 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,972), Wholesale Trade ($54,338), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,882).

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,751
2020 value
± $2,827
3.73%
1 Year Growth
± 9.52%

Households in Benton County, MO have a median annual income of $41,751, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,249 in 2019, which represents a 3.73% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$64,967
Average Male Salary in Missouri
± $1,454
$47,900
Average Female Salary in Missouri
± $1,023

In 2020, full-time male employees in Missouri made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Missouri by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Missouri
  1. Asian
    $69,167 ± $8,015
  2. White
    $50,716 ± $907
  3. American Indian
    $45,762 ± $17,351

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Missouri workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.36 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Missouri.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Benton County, MO is from Missouri.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in Missouri

In 2020, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.04% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 4602
  2. Census Tract 4601
  3. Census Tract 4603

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Benton County, MO was Census Tract 4602 with a value of $51,875, followed by Census Tract 4601 and Census Tract 4603, with respective values of $50,341 and $35,372.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Males 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Benton County, MO (3.48k out of 19.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 25 - 34.

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
    3,182 ± 342
  2. Two Or More
    180 ± 113
  3. Hispanic
    121 ± 117

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

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

6.62k
2020 Value
± 476
−1.39%
1 Year decline
± 10.4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Benton County, MO declined at a rate of −1.39%, from 6.71k employees to 6.62k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Benton County, MO, are Management Occupations (726 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (652 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (640 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Benton County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Benton County, MO, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (726 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (652 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (640 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Benton County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.14 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.92 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Benton County, MO, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($80,509), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,086), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($60,288).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.62k
2020 Value
± 476
−1.39%
1 Year decline
± 10.4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Benton County, MO declined at a rate of −1.39%, from 6.71k employees to 6.62k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Benton County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,147 people), Retail Trade (838 people), and Manufacturing (834 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Benton County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Benton 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 Benton County, MO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,147 people), Retail Trade (838 people), and Manufacturing (834 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Benton County, MO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.26 times higher than expected), Construction (1.75 times), and Utilities (1.56 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Benton County, MO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($75,972), Wholesale Trade ($54,338), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,882).

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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. $30.9B
  2. $30.9B
  3. $29.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $30.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($30.9B) and Pharmaceuticals ($29.3B).

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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$312B
2020 Value in Missouri
$614B
Projected 2050 Value in Missouri
97.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Missouri trade was $312B. This is expected to increase 97.1% to $614B by 2050.

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. $26.1B
  2. $15.4B
  3. $15.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $26.1B, followed by Texas with $15.4B and Kansas and $15.2B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Benton County, MO went to Donald J. Trump with 77.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.45%). The most partisan county was Mercer County, MO with 86.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley are the senators currently representing the state of Missouri. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Benton County, MO
77.4% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Missouri
  1. 86.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 86.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 85.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Missouri was Mercer County, MO with 86.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Missouri colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Missouri

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Roy Blunt
Senator from Missouri3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Josh Hawley
Senator from Missouri1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley are the senators currently representing Missouri.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Missouri over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Missouri

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Missouri have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Benton County, MO was $122,600 in 2020, which is 0.534 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $117,500 to $122,600, a 4.34% increase. The homeownership rate in Benton County, MO is 83.1%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Benton County, MO have an average commute time of 29.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Benton County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$122,600
2020 Median
± $7,095
$117,500
2019 Median
± $6,881

In 2020, the median property value in Benton County, MO grew to to $122,600 from the previous year's value of $117,500.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$41,751
Median Household Income
± $2,827
8.06k
Number of Households
± 567

In 2020, the median household income of the 8.06k households in Benton County, MO grew to $41,751 from the previous year's value of $40,249.

The following chart displays the households in Benton 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

83.1%
2020 Homeownership
81.6%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 83.1% of the housing units in Benton County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Benton County, MO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

29.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Benton County, MO have a longer commute time (29.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 6.06% of the workforce in Benton County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79.1%)
  2. Carpooled (11.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.63%)

In 2020, 79.1% of workers in Benton County, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.9%) and those who worked at home (3.63%).

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

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Health

88.8% of the population of Benton County, MO has health coverage, with 29.1% on employee plans, 16.7% on Medicaid, 24.1% on Medicare, 16% on non-group plans, and 2.84% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Benton County, MO see 3856 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.07% increase from the previous year (3815 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3240 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1296 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Carroll County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (22.3%). Additionally, Dunklin County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (41.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,856 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Benton County, MO

Primary care physicians in Benton County, MO see an average of 3,856 patients per year. This represents a 1.07% increase from the previous year (3,815 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,107
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Missouri
$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

11.2%
Uninsured
29.1%
Employer Coverage
16.7%
Medicaid
24.1%
Medicare
16%
Non-Group
2.84%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Benton County, MO declined by 4.93% from 11.8% to 11.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Benton 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. 22.3% prevalence
  2. 19.6% prevalence
  3. 19% prevalence

Carroll County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Missouri, at 22.3%.

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

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