Cole County, MO

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2022 Population
76,890
0.674% 1-year decline
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.6
1.28% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.4%
1.07% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$70,667
9.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$198,900
13.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
37,723
1.4% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Cole County, MO had a population of 76.9k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $70,667. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cole County, MO declined from 77,412 to 76,890, a −0.674% decrease and its median household income grew from $64,715 to $70,667, a 9.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cole County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.22%), White (Hispanic) (1.84%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.51%).

None of the households in Cole 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.

98.4% of the residents in Cole County, MO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cole County, MO are Lincoln University (177940) (308 degrees awarded in 2022) and Missouri College of Cosmetology and Esthetics (46 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Cole County, MO was $198,900, and the homeownership rate was 67.3%.

Most people in Cole County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Cole County, MO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Cole County, MO is home to a population of 76.9k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.91% of Cole County, MO residents were born outside of the country (2.24k people).

In 2022, there were 7.07 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (61.6k people) in Cole County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.72k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.48k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of Cole County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cole County, MO was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cole County, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    61.6k ± 398
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.72k ± 347
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.48k ± 463
3.05%
Hispanic Population
2.35k people

In 2022, there were 7.07 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (61.6k people) in Cole County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.72k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.48k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.05% of the people in Cole County, MO are hispanic (2.35k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    37,430 ± 4,735 people
  2. India
    22,246 ± 3,655 people
  3. China
    18,085 ± 3,297 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 37,430 Missouri residents, followed by India with 22,246 and China with 18,085.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.91%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.24k people
2.56%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.98k people

As of 2022, 2.91% of Cole County, MO residents (2.24k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cole County, MO was 2.56%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,762 ± 285
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,252 ± 324
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    677 ± 198

Cole County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cole County, MO employs 37.7k people. The largest industries in Cole County, MO are Public Administration (5,836 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,975 people), and Retail Trade (4,405 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($99,000), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,333), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,801).

Males in Missouri have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,490. The income inequality in Missouri (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

37.7k
2022 Value
± 1,533
−1.4%
1 Year decline
± 5.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cole County, MO declined at a rate of −1.4%, from 38.3k employees to 37.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cole County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,139 people), Management Occupations (4,099 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,860 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cole County, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

37.7k
2022 Value
± 1,533
−1.4%
1 Year decline
± 5.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cole County, MO declined at a rate of −1.4%, from 38.3k employees to 37.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cole County, MO, are Public Administration (5,836 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,975 people), and Retail Trade (4,405 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cole County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Cole County, MO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,955
Median earning men ± $2,942
$36,963
Median earning women ± $1,490

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,026), Wholesale Trade ($59,063), and Construction ($56,311).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($50,101), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,864), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($45,667).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.17%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.94M people employed in Missouri. This represents a 2.17% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.8%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 929
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 629
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 539
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Cole County, MO went to Donald J. Trump with 66% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.53%).

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt 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.

US Senators from Missouri

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Josh Hawley
Senator from Missouri1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Eric Schmitt
Senator from Missouri3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing Missouri.

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

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US Representatives from Missouri

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

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Education

In 2022, universities in Cole County, MO awarded 354 degrees. The student population of Cole County, MO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 752 male students and 1,170 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cole County, MO are White (171 and 49.9%), followed by Black or African American (142 and 41.4%), Unknown (10 and 2.92%), and Hispanic or Latino (8 and 2.33%).

The largest universities in Cole County, MO by number of degrees awarded are Lincoln University (177940) (308 and 87%) and Missouri College of Cosmetology and Esthetics (46 and 13%).

The most popular majors in Cole County, MO are Registered Nursing (59 and 16.7%), General Business Administration & Management (47 and 13.3%), and General Food, Nutrition, & Wellness Studies (23 and 6.5%).

The median tuition cost in Cole County, MO for a public four year colleges is $7,020 for in-state students and $14,250 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,922 students enrolled in Cole County, MO, 39.1% men and 60.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 826 records, of which 65.6% were women and 34.4% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Cole County, MO was General Food, Nutrition, & Wellness Studies with 23 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 308 degrees awarded
  2. 46 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lincoln University (177940) with 308 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 122 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cole County, MO, which is 0.526 times less than the 232 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 171 degrees mean that there were 1.2 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 142 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($7,020) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,366) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.699% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.592% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.48M), Some college (1.12M), and Bachelors Degree (864k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cole County, MO was $198,900 in 2022, which is 0.706 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $174,700 to $198,900, a 13.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Cole County, MO is 67.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cole County, MO have an average commute time of 18.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cole County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cole County, MO is $70,667. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Cole County, MO was Census Tract 202 with a value of $110,280, followed by Census Tract 201.98 and Census Tract 206, with respective values of $106,411 and $83,638.

In 2022, 9.06% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cole County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.559%.

Property

$198,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,840
$20,279
Median Property Taxes
±$1,022

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cole County, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

67.3%
Homeownership
2022
65.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.3% of the housing units in Cole County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 202
  2. Census Tract 201.98
  3. Census Tract 206

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cole County, MO was Census Tract 202 with a value of $110,280, followed by Census Tract 201.98 and Census Tract 206, with respective values of $106,411 and $83,638.

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

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Household Income

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$70,667
Median Household Income
± $3,712
30.2k
Number of Households
± 1,319

In 2022, the median household income of the 30.2k households in Cole County, MO grew to $70,667 from the previous year's value of $64,715.

The following chart displays the households in Cole 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cole County, MO is from Missouri.
0.455
2022 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.457
2021 Wage GINI in Missouri

In 2022, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.432% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.2%)
  2. Carpooled (8.24%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.82%)

In 2022, 82.2% of workers in Cole County, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.24%) and those who worked at home (5.82%).

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Commute Time

18.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cole County, MO have a shorter commute time (18.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.25% of the workforce in Cole County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 9.06% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cole County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.559%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cole County, MO (6.8k out of 72.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cole 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 10.7% of the children was living in poverty in Cole County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 257 in Cole County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 129 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93% of the population of Cole County, MO has health coverage, with 56.8% on employee plans, 9.41% on Medicaid, 14% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 1.95% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Cole County, MO see 1535 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.93% increase from the previous year (1506 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1555 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 465 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,535 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cole County, MO

Primary care physicians in Cole County, MO see an average of 1,535 patients per year. This represents a 1.93% increase from the previous year (1,506 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.5% under 18 years, 20.4% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.97%
Uninsured
56.8%
Employer Coverage
9.41%
Medicaid
14%
Medicare
10.9%
Non-Group
1.95%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cole County, MO declined by 2.06% from 7.11% to 6.97%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 52.7 in Cole County, MO.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.9% in Cole County, MO.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.4% in Cole County, MO.

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