Dent County, MO

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Population

15,566

0.077% decline

Poverty Rate

20.8%


Median Age

44.1


Median Household Income

$38,829

2.13% growth

Number of Employees

5,930

0.537% decline

Median Property Value

$107,300

6.98% growth

About

In 2017, Dent County, MO had a population of 15.6k people with a median age of 44.1 and a median household income of $38,829. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Dent County, MO declined from 15,578 to 15,566, a -0.077% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,020 to $38,829, a 2.13% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Dent County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.8%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.93%), White (Hispanic) (1.19%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.854%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.443%). N/A% of the people in Dent County, MO speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Dent County, MO is $107,300, and the homeownership rate is 70.3%. Most people in Dent County, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Dent County, MO is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Dent County, MO employs 5.93k people. The largest industries in Dent County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,410 people), Retail Trade (904 people), and Manufacturing (629 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,000), Utilities ($53,438), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,784).

Median household income in Dent County, MO is $38,829. Males in Dent 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 Dent County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,829

2017 value

± $2,526

2.13%

1 Year Growth

± 8.25%

Households in Dent County, MO have a median annual income of $38,829, 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 $38,020 in 2016, which represents a 2.13% 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.

This chart shows the gender-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

  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 Dent 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 9602

  2. Census Tract 9601

  3. Census Tract 9604

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dent County, MO was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $45,504, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9604, with respective values of $39,893 and $34,750.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dent County, MO (3.18k out of 15.3k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    2,951 ± 314

  2. Two Or More

    139 ± 103

  3. Hispanic

    123 ± 98

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

5.93k

2017 Value

± 463

-0.537%

1 Year decline

± 11.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dent County, MO declined at a rate of -0.537%, from 5.96k employees to 5.93k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dent County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (594 people), Management Occupations (528 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (501 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dent County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Dent County, MO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (594 people), Management Occupations (528 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (501 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dent County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.27 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.44 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.99 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Dent County, MO, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($63,011), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($50,511), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($47,460).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.93k

2017 Value

± 463

-0.537%

1 Year decline

± 11.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dent County, MO declined at a rate of -0.537%, from 5.96k employees to 5.93k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dent County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,410 people), Retail Trade (904 people), and Manufacturing (629 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dent County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Dent 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 Dent County, MO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,410 people), Retail Trade (904 people), and Manufacturing (629 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dent County, MO has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.03 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.46 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.72 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Dent County, MO, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,000), Utilities ($53,438), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,784).

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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

81.8% of the population of Dent County, MO has health coverage, with 31% on employee plans, 20.7% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 3.91% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Dent County, MO see 3898 patients per year on average, which represents a 25.3% decrease from the previous year (5218 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3077 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 962 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

3,898 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Dent County, MO see an average of 3,898 patients per year. This represents a 25.3% decrease from the previous year (5,218 patients).

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

$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

18.2%

Uninsured

31%

Employer Coverage

20.7%

Medicaid

15.4%

Medicare

10.9%

Non-Group

3.91%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dent County, MO declined by 1.13% from 18.4% to 18.2%.

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

Dent County, MO is home to a population of 15.6k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.919% of Dent County, MO residents were born outside of the country (143 people).

In 2017, there were 49.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.8k people) in Dent County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 300 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 186 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 26.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Dent County, MO was 44.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Dent County, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Dent County, MO residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.919%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

143 people

1.08%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

168 people

As of 2017, 0.919% of Dent County, MO residents (143 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 Dent County, MO was 1.08%, 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

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Dent County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Dent County, MO was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Dent County, MO

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    14.8k ± 17

  2. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    300 ± 99.5

  3. White (Hispanic)

    186 ± 49

In 2017, there were 49.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.8k people) in Dent County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 300 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 186 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    581 ± 108

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    171 ± 69

  3. Korea

    144 ± 51

Dent County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dent County, MO was $107,300 in 2017, which is 0.467 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $100,300 to $107,300, a 6.98% increase. The homeownership rate in Dent County, MO is 70.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Dent County, MO have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Dent County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$107,300

2017 Median

± $8,292

$100,300

2016 Median

± $8,839

In 2017, the median property value in Dent County, MO grew to to $107,300 from the previous year's value of $100,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Dent 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 Dent 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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$38,829

Median Household Income

± $2,526

6.09k

Number of Households

± 456

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.09k households in Dent County, MO grew to $38,829 from the previous year's value of $38,020.

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

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Rent vs Own

70.3%

2017 Homeownership

71.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.3% of the housing units in Dent County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.4%.

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

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dent County, MO have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.47% of the workforce in Dent County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.7%

  2. Carpooled

    13%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.45%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Dent County, MO was Drove Alone (80.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (13%) and those who Worked At Home (3.45%).

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

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