Gentry County, MO

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Population

6,688

0.845% decline

Median Age

41.3


Median Household Income

$43,777

0.561% decline

Poverty Rate

18.1%


Number of Employees

3,037

0.914% decline

Median Property Value

$85,600

0.943% growth

About

In 2017, Gentry County, MO had a population of 6.69k people with a median age of 41.3 and a median household income of $43,777. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Gentry County, MO declined from 6,745 to 6,688, a -0.845% decrease and its median household income declined from $44,024 to $43,777, a -0.561% decrease.

The population of Gentry County, MO is 96.4% White Alone, 1.12% Two or More Races, and 0.942% Black or African American Alone. 1.89% of the people in Gentry County, MO speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Gentry County, MO is $85,600, and the homeownership rate is 72.5%. Most people in Gentry County, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Gentry County, MO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Gentry County, MO employs 3.04k people. The largest industries in Gentry County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (643 people), Manufacturing (417 people), and Educational Services (347 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($91,042), Utilities ($72,917), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($37,917).

Median household income in Gentry County, MO is $43,777. Males in Gentry 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 Gentry County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,777

2017 value

± $3,913

-0.561%

1 Year Growth

± 11%

Households in Gentry County, MO have a median annual income of $43,777, 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 $44,024 in 2016, which represents a -0.561% 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 Gentry 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 Gentry 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 Gentry 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 Gentry 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. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gentry County, MO was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $43,200, followed by Census Tract 9601 and N/A, with respective values of $41,250 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Gentry County, 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

18.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gentry County, MO (1.18k out of 6.51k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 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

    1,110 ± 125

  2. Two Or More

    34 ± 75

  3. Black

    25 ± 86

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

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

3.04k

2017 Value

± 219

-0.914%

1 Year decline

± 10.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gentry County, MO declined at a rate of -0.914%, from 3.07k employees to 3.04k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gentry County, MO, are Production Occupations (304 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (296 people), and Management Occupations (286 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gentry County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gentry County, MO, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (304 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (296 people), and Management Occupations (286 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gentry County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.51 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.73 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.69 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gentry County, MO, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($49,167), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($47,708), and Legal Occupations ($46,389).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.04k

2017 Value

± 219

-0.914%

1 Year decline

± 10.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gentry County, MO declined at a rate of -0.914%, from 3.07k employees to 3.04k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gentry County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (643 people), Manufacturing (417 people), and Educational Services (347 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gentry County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Gentry 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 Gentry County, MO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (643 people), Manufacturing (417 people), and Educational Services (347 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gentry County, MO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.46 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.53 times), and Manufacturing (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gentry County, MO, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($91,042), Utilities ($72,917), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($37,917).

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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

90.5% of the population of Gentry County, MO has health coverage, with 42.2% on employee plans, 16.5% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 3.57% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Gentry County, MO see 2231 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.93% decrease from the previous year (2275 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2220 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3330 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

2,231 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Gentry County, MO see an average of 2,231 patients per year. This represents a 1.93% decrease from the previous year (2,275 patients).

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

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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

9.53%

Uninsured

42.2%

Employer Coverage

16.5%

Medicaid

13.6%

Medicare

14.6%

Non-Group

3.57%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gentry County, MO declined by 14.3% from 11.1% to 9.53%.

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

Gentry County, MO is home to a population of 6.69k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.763% of Gentry County, MO residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Gentry County, MO is composed of 6.45k White Alone residents (96.4%), 75 Two or More Races residents (1.12%), 63 Black or African American Alone residents (0.942%), 48 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.718%), 29 Asian Alone residents (0.434%), 20 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.299%), 4 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0598%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Gentry County, MO are German (36 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (33 speakers), and Other West Germanic Languages (18 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 17

In 2017, the median age of all people in Gentry County, MO was 41.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Gentry County, MO are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Gentry County, MO residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.763%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.845%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.763% of Gentry 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 Gentry County, MO was 0.845%, 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 Gentry County, MO was Mexico, the natal country of 41,972 Gentry County, MO residents, followed by India with 19,111 and China with 16,010.

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Citizenship

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Gentry County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Gentry County, MO was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    6.45k ± 15

  2. Two or More Races

    75 ± 46.5

  3. Black or African American Alone

    63 ± 53

In 2017, there were 86 times more White Alone residents (6.45k people) in Gentry County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 75 Two or More Races and 63 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Gentry County, MO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. German

    36 speakers (0.572%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    33 speakers (0.524%)

  3. Other West Germanic Languages

    18 speakers (0.286%)

1.89% of Gentry 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 Gentry County, MO was German. 0.572% of the overall population of Gentry County, MO are native German speakers. 0.524% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 0.286% speak German, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    157 ± 43

  2. Korea

    82 ± 28

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    66 ± 33

Gentry County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gentry County, MO was $85,600 in 2017, which is 0.393 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $84,800 to $85,600, a 0.943% increase. The homeownership rate in Gentry County, MO is 72.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gentry County, MO have an average commute time of 20.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gentry County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$43,777

Median Household Income

± $3,913

2.66k

Number of Households

± 188

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.66k households in Gentry County, MO declined from $43,777 from the previous year's value of $44,024.

The following chart displays the households in Gentry 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

$85,600

2017 Median

± $4,367

$84,800

2016 Median

± $5,294

In 2017, the median property value in Gentry County, MO grew to to $85,600 from the previous year's value of $84,800.

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

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Rent vs Own

72.5%

2017 Homeownership

74%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.5% of the housing units in Gentry County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

20.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gentry County, MO have a shorter commute time (20.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.88% of the workforce in Gentry County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.1%

  2. Carpooled

    13.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.15%

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

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