Iron County, MO

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Population

10,286

0.646% growth

Median Age

45.3


Median Household Income

$36,457

0.283% growth

Poverty Rate

21.2%


Number of Employees

3,829

0.571% decline

Median Property Value

$83,100

1.59% growth

About

In 2017, Iron County, MO had a population of 10.3k people with a median age of 45.3 and a median household income of $36,457. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Iron County, MO grew from 10,220 to 10,286, a 0.646% increase and its median household income grew from $36,354 to $36,457, a 0.283% increase.

The population of Iron County, MO is 94.5% White Alone, 1.75% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.56% Two or More Races. 1.26% of the people in Iron County, MO speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Iron County, MO is $83,100, and the homeownership rate is 72.2%. Most people in Iron County, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Iron County, MO is 3 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Iron County, MO employs 3.83k people. The largest industries in Iron County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (785 people), Manufacturing (455 people), and Retail Trade (435 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($70,833), Utilities ($57,841), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,227).

Median household income in Iron County, MO is $36,457. Males in Iron 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 Iron County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,457

2017 value

± $1,532

0.283%

1 Year Growth

± 7.09%

Households in Iron County, MO have a median annual income of $36,457, 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 $36,354 in 2016, which represents a 0.283% 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 Iron County, MO made 1.37 times more than female 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 Iron 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 Iron 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 9501

  2. Census Tract 9502

  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Iron County, MO was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $45,518, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $34,279 and $32,153.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Iron County, MO (2.08k out of 9.84k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    1,874 ± 176

  2. Two Or More

    98 ± 72

  3. Black

    68 ± 77

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

3.83k

2017 Value

± 269

-0.571%

1 Year decline

± 10.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Iron County, MO declined at a rate of -0.571%, from 3.85k employees to 3.83k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Iron County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (419 people), Sales & Related Occupations (414 people), and Production Occupations (332 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Iron County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Iron County, MO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (419 people), Sales & Related Occupations (414 people), and Production Occupations (332 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Iron County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.13 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.13 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.99 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Iron County, MO, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($70,833), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($68,750), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,083).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.83k

2017 Value

± 269

-0.571%

1 Year decline

± 10.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Iron County, MO declined at a rate of -0.571%, from 3.85k employees to 3.83k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Iron County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (785 people), Manufacturing (455 people), and Retail Trade (435 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Iron County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Iron 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 Iron County, MO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (785 people), Manufacturing (455 people), and Retail Trade (435 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Iron County, MO has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (8.51 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.02 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Iron County, MO, by median earnings, are Information ($70,833), Utilities ($57,841), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,227).

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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

85.1% of the population of Iron County, MO has health coverage, with 35.5% on employee plans, 20.8% on Medicaid, 17% on Medicare, 9.09% on non-group plans, and 2.64% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Iron County, MO see 0 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 10022 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1114 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

0 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Iron County, MO see an average of 0 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients).

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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%).

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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

14.9%

Uninsured

35.5%

Employer Coverage

20.8%

Medicaid

17%

Medicare

9.09%

Non-Group

2.64%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Iron County, MO declined by 6.44% from 15.9% to 14.9%.

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

Iron County, MO is home to a population of 10.3k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.914% of Iron County, MO residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Iron County, MO is composed of 9.72k White Alone residents (94.5%), 180 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.75%), 160 Two or More Races residents (1.56%), 159 Black or African American Alone residents (1.55%), 60 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.583%), 4 Asian Alone residents (0.0389%), 4 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0389%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Iron County, MO are Spanish or Spanish Creole (93 speakers), German (14 speakers), and Hebrew (10 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

58

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Iron County, MO was 45.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 58. But people in Iron County, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Iron County, MO residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.914%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.558%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.914% of Iron 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 Iron County, MO was 0.558%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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 Iron County, MO was Mexico, the natal country of 41,972 Iron County, MO residents, followed by India with 19,111 and China with 16,010.

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Citizenship

99.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.7% of Iron County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Iron County, MO was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    9.72k ± 5

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    180 ± 47.9

  3. Two or More Races

    160 ± 63.2

In 2017, there were 54 times more White Alone residents (9.72k people) in Iron County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 180 Hispanic or Latino and 160 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 Iron County, MO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    93 speakers (0.955%)

  2. German

    14 speakers (0.144%)

  3. Hebrew

    10 speakers (0.103%)

1.26% of Iron 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 Iron County, MO was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.955% of the overall population of Iron County, MO are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.144% speak German and 0.103% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    306 ± 69

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    101 ± 41

  3. Korea

    80 ± 36

Iron County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Iron County, MO was $83,100 in 2017, which is 0.382 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $81,800 to $83,100, a 1.59% increase. The homeownership rate in Iron County, MO is 72.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Iron County, MO have an average commute time of 27.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Iron County, MO is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$36,457

Median Household Income

± $1,532

4.06k

Number of Households

± 263

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.06k households in Iron County, MO grew to $36,457 from the previous year's value of $36,354.

The following chart displays the households in Iron 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$83,100

2017 Median

± $5,081

$81,800

2016 Median

± $4,873

In 2017, the median property value in Iron County, MO grew to to $83,100 from the previous year's value of $81,800.

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

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Rent vs Own

72.2%

2017 Homeownership

69.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.2% of the housing units in Iron County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Iron 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 Iron County, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Iron County, MO have 3 cars, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

27.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Iron County, MO have a longer commute time (27.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.24% of the workforce in Iron County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.3%

  2. Carpooled

    10.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    3%

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

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