Ferguson, MO

Census Place

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Population
20,931
0.0191% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roy Blunt
Republican Party
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
Median Age
34.5

Poverty Rate
21.6%

Median Household Income
$41,657
0.696% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$81,600
2.86% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
9,572
3.26% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Ferguson, MO had a population of 20.9k people with a median age of 34.5 and a median household income of $41,657. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Ferguson, MO grew from 20,927 to 20,931, a 0.0191% increase and its median household income grew from $41,369 to $41,657, a 0.696% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ferguson, MO are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (69.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (23.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.72%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.731%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.645%). 0% of the households in Ferguson, MO speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.9% of the residents in Ferguson, MO are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Ferguson, MO was $81,600, and the homeownership rate was 54%. Most people in Ferguson, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Ferguson, MO was 1 car per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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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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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Missouri. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in St. Louis County, MO went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 55.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (39.3%), followed by Other (5%). The most partisan county was Mercer County, MO with 85.2% 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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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for St. Louis County, MO
55.7% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Missouri
  1. 85.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 85% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 83.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Missouri was Mercer County, MO with 85.2% 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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Diversity

Ferguson, MO is home to a population of 20.9k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.73% of Ferguson, MO residents were born outside of the country (363 people).

In 2018, there were 3.02 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.6k people) in Ferguson, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.84k White (Non-Hispanic) and 779 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ferguson, MO
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    14.6k ± 644
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.84k ± 470
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    779 ± 353
1.32%
Hispanic Population
276 people

In 2018, there were 3.02 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.6k people) in Ferguson, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.84k White (Non-Hispanic) and 779 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.32% of the people in Ferguson, MO are hispanic (276 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.73%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
363 people
1.92%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
402 people

As of 2018, 1.73% of Ferguson, MO residents (363 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ferguson, MO was 1.92%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

34
Median Native-Born Age
± 2.4
36
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 10.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Ferguson, MO was 34.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Ferguson, MO are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Ferguson, MO residents was 35.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    41,981 ± 5,013 people
  2. India
    20,541 ± 3,513 people
  3. China
    19,044 ± 3,383 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 41,981 Missouri residents, followed by India with 20,541 and China with 19,044.

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Citizenship

98.9%
2018 Citizenship
98.7%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.9% of Ferguson, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Ferguson, MO was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    610 ± 161
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    295 ± 149
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    74 ± 56

Ferguson, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Ferguson, MO is $41,657. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Ferguson, MO was Census Tract 2117 with a value of $65,439, followed by Census Tract 2126 and Census Tract 2105.01, with respective values of $49,533 and $46,250.

Males in Missouri have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,787. The income inequality in Missouri (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Ferguson, MO employs 9.57k people. The largest industries in Ferguson, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,735 people), Retail Trade (1,222 people), and Manufacturing (1,163 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($65,337), Wholesale Trade ($50,121), and Utilities ($49,091).

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,657
2018 value
± $2,879
0.696%
1 Year Growth
± 8.86%

Households in Ferguson, MO have a median annual income of $41,657, 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 $41,369 in 2017, which represents a 0.696% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Ferguson, MO compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,814
Average Male Salary in Missouri
± $1,443
$46,787
Average Female Salary in Missouri
± $1,025

In 2019, full-time male employees in Missouri made 1.36 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 in Missouri
  1. Asian
    $65,651 ± $7,939
  2. White
    $49,533 ± $893
  3. American Indian
    $45,658 ± $16,823

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Missouri workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.33 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Missouri.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Missouri by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ferguson, MO is from Missouri.
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.463
2018 Wage GINI in Missouri

In 2019, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.361% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2117
  2. Census Tract 2126
  3. Census Tract 2105.01

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ferguson, MO was Census Tract 2117 with a value of $65,439, followed by Census Tract 2126 and Census Tract 2105.01, with respective values of $49,533 and $46,250.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ferguson, MO (4.45k out of 20.6k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females < 5.

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. Black
    3,314 ± 536
  2. White
    436 ± 163
  3. Two Or More
    369 ± 228

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ferguson, MO is Black, followed by White 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

9.57k
2018 Value
± 750
3.26%
1 Year growth
± 10.7%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Ferguson, MO grew at a rate of 3.26%, from 9.27k employees to 9.57k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ferguson, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,534 people), Sales & Related Occupations (902 people), and Production Occupations (782 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ferguson, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ferguson, MO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,534 people), Sales & Related Occupations (902 people), and Production Occupations (782 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ferguson, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (2.31 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.2 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.82 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ferguson, MO, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($78,953), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($75,625), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,438).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.57k
2018 Value
± 750
3.26%
1 Year growth
± 10.7%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Ferguson, MO grew at a rate of 3.26%, from 9.27k employees to 9.57k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ferguson, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,735 people), Retail Trade (1,222 people), and Manufacturing (1,163 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ferguson, MO, though some of these residents may live in Ferguson, 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 Ferguson, MO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,735 people), Retail Trade (1,222 people), and Manufacturing (1,163 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ferguson, MO has an unusually high number of Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.73 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.39 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ferguson, MO, by median earnings, are Information ($65,337), Wholesale Trade ($50,121), and Utilities ($49,091).

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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. $27.2B
  2. $25.9B
  3. $25B

In 2018, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $27.2B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($25.9B) and Mixed freight ($25B).

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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$283B
2018 Value in Missouri
$486B
Projected 2045 Value in Missouri
71.5% growth

In 2018, total outbound Missouri trade was $283B. This is expected to increase 71.5% to $486B 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. $29.3B
  2. $13.6B
  3. $12.1B

In 2018, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $29.3B, followed by Kansas with $13.6B and Texas and $12.1B.

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ferguson, MO was $81,600 in 2018, which is 0.355 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $84,000 to $81,600, a 2.86% decrease. The homeownership rate in Ferguson, MO is 54%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ferguson, MO have an average commute time of 25.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ferguson, MO is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$81,600
2018 Median
± $3,924
$84,000
2017 Median
± $3,893

In 2018, the median property value in Ferguson, MO declined from to $81,600 from the previous year's value of $84,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ferguson, 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 Ferguson, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Household Income

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$41,657
Median Household Income
± $2,879
8.13k
Number of Households
± 678

In 2018, the median household income of the 8.13k households in Ferguson, MO grew to $41,657 from the previous year's value of $41,369.

The following chart displays the households in Ferguson, 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Ferguson, MO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ferguson, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

54%
2018 Homeownership
54.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 54% of the housing units in Ferguson, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 54.6%.

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

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Commute Time

25.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ferguson, MO have a shorter commute time (25.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.71% of the workforce in Ferguson, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (80.3%)
  2. Carpooled (9.88%)
  3. Public Transit (5.65%)

In 2018, 80.3% of workers in Ferguson, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.88%) and those who used public transit to get to work (5.65%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

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

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Health

89.4% of the population of Ferguson, MO has health coverage, with 42.4% on employee plans, 25.1% on Medicaid, 9.12% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.38% 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 St. Louis County, MO see 813 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.49% decrease from the previous year (817 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1151 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 331 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

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813 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in St. Louis County, MO

Primary care physicians in St. Louis County, MO see an average of 813 patients per year. This represents a 0.49% decrease from the previous year (817 patients).

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

10.6%
Uninsured
42.4%
Employer Coverage
25.1%
Medicaid
9.12%
Medicare
11.5%
Non-Group
1.38%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ferguson, MO declined by 9.79% from 11.7% to 10.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ferguson, 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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