DeKalb County, MO

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Population

12,564

1.12% decline

Median Age

40.5


Median Household Income

$46,517

6.84% growth

Poverty Rate

12.5%


Number of Employees

4,325

3.52% growth

Median Property Value

$111,600

6.69% growth

About

In 2017, DeKalb County, MO had a population of 12.6k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $46,517. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of DeKalb County, MO declined from 12,706 to 12,564, a -1.12% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,538 to $46,517, a 6.84% increase.

The population of DeKalb County, MO is 84.2% White Alone, 9.8% Black or African American Alone, and 2.62% Two or More Races. 2.58% of the people in DeKalb County, MO speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in DeKalb County, MO is $111,600, and the homeownership rate is 66.5%. Most people in DeKalb County, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in DeKalb County, MO is 3 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of DeKalb County, MO employs 4.33k people. The largest industries in DeKalb County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (691 people), Manufacturing (685 people), and Retail Trade (502 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($61,125), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,607), and Manufacturing ($50,680).

Median household income in DeKalb County, MO is $46,517. Males in DeKalb 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 DeKalb County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,517

2017 value

± $3,311

6.84%

1 Year Growth

± 9.96%

Households in DeKalb County, MO have a median annual income of $46,517, 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 $43,538 in 2016, which represents a 6.84% 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 DeKalb County, MO made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in DeKalb County, MO 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

  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 DeKalb 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 DeKalb 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 802

  2. Census Tract 801

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in DeKalb County, MO was Census Tract 802 with a value of $48,720, followed by Census Tract 801 and N/A, with respective values of $32,015 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in DeKalb County, MO (1.14k out of 9.05k 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 < 5 and then Females 12 - 14.

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

    1,119 ± 197

  2. Hispanic

    58 ± 81

  3. Other

    10 ± 84

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in DeKalb 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

4.33k

2017 Value

± 365

3.52%

1 Year growth

± 11.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in DeKalb County, MO grew at a rate of 3.52%, from 4.18k employees to 4.33k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in DeKalb County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (493 people), Sales & Related Occupations (396 people), and Management Occupations (393 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of DeKalb County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of DeKalb County, MO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (493 people), Sales & Related Occupations (396 people), and Management Occupations (393 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, DeKalb County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.59 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.52 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.06 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of DeKalb County, MO, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,184), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($54,936), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($54,110).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.33k

2017 Value

± 365

3.52%

1 Year growth

± 11.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in DeKalb County, MO grew at a rate of 3.52%, from 4.18k employees to 4.33k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in DeKalb County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (691 people), Manufacturing (685 people), and Retail Trade (502 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of DeKalb County, MO, though some of these residents may live in DeKalb 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 DeKalb County, MO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (691 people), Manufacturing (685 people), and Retail Trade (502 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, DeKalb County, MO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.89 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2 times), and Manufacturing (1.56 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in DeKalb County, MO, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($61,125), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,607), and Manufacturing ($50,680).

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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

92.5% of the population of DeKalb County, MO has health coverage, with 45.3% on employee plans, 12% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 18% on non-group plans, and 2.68% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in DeKalb County, MO see 4229 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0473% decrease from the previous year (4231 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 12613 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 12613 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

4229 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in DeKalb County, MO see an average of 4229 patients per year. This represents a 0.0473% decrease from the previous year (4231 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in DeKalb 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%).

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

7.53%

Uninsured

45.3%

Employer Coverage

12%

Medicaid

14.4%

Medicare

18%

Non-Group

2.68%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in DeKalb County, MO declined by 14.2% from 8.78% to 7.53%.

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

DeKalb County, MO is home to a population of 12.6k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.812% of DeKalb County, MO residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of DeKalb County, MO is composed of 10.6k White Alone residents (84.2%), 1.23k Black or African American Alone residents (9.8%), 329 Two or More Races residents (2.62%), 282 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.24%), 85 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.677%), 31 Asian Alone residents (0.247%), 13 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.103%), and 10 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0796%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in DeKalb County, MO are Spanish or Spanish Creole (173 speakers), German (31 speakers), and Arabic (30 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 24.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in DeKalb County, MO was 40.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in DeKalb County, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all DeKalb County, MO residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.812%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.22%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.812% of DeKalb 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 DeKalb County, MO was 1.22%, 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 DeKalb County, MO was Mexico, the natal country of 41,972 DeKalb County, MO residents, followed by India with 19,111 and China with 16,010.

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of DeKalb County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in DeKalb County, MO was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    10.6k ± 13

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.23k ± 120

  3. Two or More Races

    329 ± 71.1

In 2017, there were 8.6 times more White Alone residents (10.6k people) in DeKalb County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.23k Black or African American Alone and 329 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 DeKalb County, MO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    173 speakers (1.42%)

  2. German

    31 speakers (0.254%)

  3. Arabic

    30 speakers (0.245%)

2.58% of DeKalb 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 DeKalb County, MO was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.42% of the overall population of DeKalb County, MO are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.254% speak German and 0.245% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    333 ± 90

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    196 ± 83

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    167 ± 83

DeKalb County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in DeKalb County, MO was $111,600 in 2017, which is 0.513 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $104,600 to $111,600, a 6.69% increase. The homeownership rate in DeKalb County, MO is 66.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in DeKalb County, MO have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in DeKalb County, MO is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$46,517

Median Household Income

± $3,311

3.85k

Number of Households

± 323

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.85k households in DeKalb County, MO grew to $46,517 from the previous year's value of $43,538.

The following chart displays the households in DeKalb 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

$111,600

2017 Median

± $11,684

$104,600

2016 Median

± $8,964

In 2017, the median property value in DeKalb County, MO grew to to $111,600 from the previous year's value of $104,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in DeKalb 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 DeKalb 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 DeKalb County, MO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In DeKalb County, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.5%

2017 Homeownership

63%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.5% of the housing units in DeKalb County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

3 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

23.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in DeKalb County, MO have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.09% of the workforce in DeKalb County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.2%

  2. Carpooled

    9.52%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.23%

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

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