Jackson County, MO

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2019 Population
703,011
0.386% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roy Blunt
Republican Party
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
37.2
1.36% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
14.7%
3.34% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$57,936
3.59% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$163,800
2.95% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
360,710
2.14% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Jackson County, MO had a population of 703k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $57,936. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Jackson County, MO grew from 700,307 to 703,011, a 0.386% increase and its median household income grew from $55,929 to $57,936, a 3.59% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jackson County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (61.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (22.9%), White (Hispanic) (5.27%), Other (Hispanic) (3.4%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.82%). 0% of the households in Jackson County, MO speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

96.7% of the residents in Jackson County, MO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jackson County, MO are Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City (3,805 degrees awarded in 2019), University of Missouri-Kansas City (3,424 degrees), and Rockhurst University (828 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Jackson County, MO was $163,800, and the homeownership rate was 58%. Most people in Jackson County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Jackson County, MO was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Jackson County, MO is home to a population of 703k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2019, 5.94% of Jackson County, MO residents were born outside of the country (41.7k people).

In 2019, there were 2.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (435k people) in Jackson County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 161k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 37.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jackson County, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    435k ± 1.8k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    161k ± 2.98k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    37.1k ± 4.52k
9.24%
Hispanic Population
65k people

In 2019, there were 2.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (435k people) in Jackson County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 161k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 37.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.24% of the people in Jackson County, MO are hispanic (65k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.94%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
41.7k people
5.78%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
40.5k people

As of 2019, 5.94% of Jackson County, MO residents (41.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jackson County, MO was 5.78%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.9

In 2019, the median age of all people in Jackson County, MO was 37.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Jackson County, MO are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Jackson County, MO residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    39,782 ± 4,881 people
  2. China
    24,883 ± 3,865 people
  3. India
    19,345 ± 3,409 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 39,782 Missouri residents, followed by China with 24,883 and India with 19,345.

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Citizenship

96.7%
2019 Citizenship
96.4%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 96.7% of Jackson County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Jackson County, MO was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    14,261 ± 1,734
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    7,531 ± 1,555
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,617 ± 1,362

Jackson County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Missouri, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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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.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Missouri. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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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Economy

Median household income in Jackson County, MO is $57,936. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Jackson County, MO was Census Tract 84 with a value of $179,333, followed by Census Tract 85 and Census Tract 136.12, with respective values of $150,542 and $140,774.

Males in Missouri have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,260. The income inequality in Missouri (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Jackson County, MO employs 361k people. The largest industries in Jackson County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (52,319 people), Retail Trade (39,037 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (32,462 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($100,125), Utilities ($71,802), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,510).

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,936
2019 value
± $1,768
3.59%
1 Year Growth
± 3.91%

Households in Jackson County, MO have a median annual income of $57,936, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $55,929 in 2018, which represents a 3.59% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,808
Average Male Salary in Missouri
± $1,390
$48,260
Average Female Salary in Missouri
± $1,018

In 2019, full-time male employees in Missouri made 1.32 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
    $65,518 ± $7,177
  2. White
    $50,435 ± $881
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $48,954 ± $32,010

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Missouri workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.3 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Missouri.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jackson County, MO is from Missouri.
0.454
2019 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.461
2018 Wage GINI in Missouri

In 2019, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.57% 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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 84
  2. Census Tract 85
  3. Census Tract 136.12

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jackson County, MO was Census Tract 84 with a value of $179,333, followed by Census Tract 85 and Census Tract 136.12, with respective values of $150,542 and $140,774.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Jackson 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

14.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jackson County, MO (100k out of 685k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

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
    45,890 ± 1,594
  2. Black
    38,898 ± 1,482
  3. Hispanic
    14,801 ± 859

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

361k
2019 Value
± 10,140
2.14%
1 Year growth
± 3.81%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Jackson County, MO grew at a rate of 2.14%, from 353k employees to 361k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jackson County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (40,912 people), Sales & Related Occupations (35,249 people), and Management Occupations (33,356 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jackson County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jackson County, MO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (40,912 people), Sales & Related Occupations (35,249 people), and Management Occupations (33,356 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jackson County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.58 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.19 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.12 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jackson County, MO, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($76,300), Legal Occupations ($70,152), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($65,761).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

361k
2019 Value
± 10,140
2.14%
1 Year growth
± 3.81%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Jackson County, MO grew at a rate of 2.14%, from 353k employees to 361k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jackson County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (52,319 people), Retail Trade (39,037 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (32,462 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jackson County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Jackson 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 Jackson County, MO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (52,319 people), Retail Trade (39,037 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (32,462 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jackson County, MO has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.41 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.25 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.18 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jackson County, MO, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($100,125), Utilities ($71,802), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,510).

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Jackson County, MO went to Donald J. Trump with 52.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (41.1%), followed by Other (6.05%). 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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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Jackson County, MO
52.8% for the Republican 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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Education

In 2019, universities in Jackson County, MO awarded 10,390 degrees. The student population of Jackson County, MO is skewed towards women, with 16,750 male students and 24,777 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jackson County, MO are White (6,583 and 66.2%), followed by Black or African American (1,132 and 11.4%), Hispanic or Latino (839 and 8.44%), and Asian (459 and 4.61%).

The largest universities in Jackson County, MO by number of degrees awarded are Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City (3,805 and 36.6%), University of Missouri-Kansas City (3,424 and 33%), and Rockhurst University (828 and 7.97%).

The most popular majors in Jackson County, MO are Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,725 and 26.2%), Registered Nursing (835 and 8.04%), and General Business (412 and 3.97%).

The median tuition costs in Jackson County, MO are $20,500 for private four year colleges, and $8,991 and $24,729 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 276 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 195 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 619 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Jackson County, MO was General Business with 276 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Jackson County, MO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,805 degrees awarded
  2. 3,424 degrees awarded
  3. 828 degrees awarded
$8,991
Median In-State Public
$20,500
Median Private

In 2019, the Jackson County, MO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City with 3,805 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,235
Degrees Awarded to Men
6,155
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 4,235 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jackson County, MO, which is 0.688 times less than the 6,155 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Jackson County, MO by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,583 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,132 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    839 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Jackson County, MO was White students. These 6,583 degrees mean that there were 5.82 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,132 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jackson County, MO was $163,800 in 2019, which is 0.681 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $159,100 to $163,800, a 2.95% increase. The homeownership rate in Jackson County, MO is 58%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Jackson County, MO have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jackson County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$163,800
2019 Median
± $3,346
$159,100
2018 Median
± $3,078

In 2019, the median property value in Jackson County, MO grew to to $163,800 from the previous year's value of $159,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jackson 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 Jackson County, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$57,936
Median Household Income
± $1,768
293k
Number of Households
± 8,699

In 2019, the median household income of the 293k households in Jackson County, MO grew to $57,936 from the previous year's value of $55,929.

The following chart displays the households in Jackson 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

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Jackson County, MO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jackson County, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

58%
2019 Homeownership
58.7%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 58% of the housing units in Jackson County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Jackson County, MO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jackson County, MO have a shorter commute time (22.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 1.24% of the workforce in Jackson County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (83.3%)
  2. Carpooled (6.19%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.08%)

In 2019, 83.3% of workers in Jackson County, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.19%) and those who worked at home (6.08%).

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

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Health

88.3% of the population of Jackson County, MO has health coverage, with 51.2% on employee plans, 12.5% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 1.47% 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 Jackson County, MO see 1207 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.44% decrease from the previous year (1304 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1109 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 407 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

1,207 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jackson County, MO

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, MO see an average of 1,207 patients per year. This represents a 7.44% decrease from the previous year (1,304 patients).

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

11.7%
Uninsured
51.2%
Employer Coverage
12.5%
Medicaid
12.6%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
1.47%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jackson County, MO grew by 6.96% from 10.9% to 11.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Jackson 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. 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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