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0.61% growth
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Median Household Income
5.4% growth
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2.67% growth
Median Property Value
6.35% growth


The economy of Jackson County, MO employs 346,157 people. The economy of Jackson County, MO is specialized in Information; Transportation & Warehousing; and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services, which employ respectively 1.27; 1.23; and 1.2 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Jackson County, MO are Healthcare & Social Assistance (51,481), Retail trade (38,140), and Manufacturing (32,514), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($62,933), Utilities ($52,892), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($51,346).

Median household income in Jackson County, MO is $50,815. Males in Jackson County, MO have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,076. The income inequality of Jackson County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Jackson County, MO. In Jackson County, MO the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 76 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,771. St. Louis city, MO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Missouri.


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Jackson County, MO is home to a population of 691,801 people, from which 96.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Jackson County, MO is composed of 431,223 White residents (62.3%), 159,919 Black residents (23.1%), 61,917 Hispanic residents (8.95%), 20,054 Two+ residents (2.9%), and 11,924 Asian residents (1.72%). The most common foreign languages in Jackson County, MO are Spanish (37,131 speakers), African Languages (3,066 speakers), and Vietnamese (2,330 speakers), but compared to other places, Jackson County, MO has a relative high number of African Languages (3,066 speakers), Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (552 speakers), and Other Pacific Island (963 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Jackson County, MO awarded 12,212 degrees. The student population of Jackson County, MO is skewed towards females, with 5,055 male students and 7,157 female students. Most students in Jackson County, MO are White (8,046 and 65.9%), followed by Black or African American (1,559 and 12.8%), Hispanic or Latino (727 and 5.95%), and Asian (484 and 3.96%). The largest universities in Jackson County, MO by number of graduates are Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City (3,939 and 32.3%), University of Missouri-Kansas City (3,679 and 30.1%), and Rockhurst University (747 and 6.12%). The most popular majors in Jackson County, MO are Registered Nursing (670 and 5.49%), General Business (270 and 2.21%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (184 and 1.51%). The median tuition costs in Jackson County, MO are $26,230 for private four year colleges, and $8,169 and $21,969 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jackson County, MO is $139,100, which is 0.68 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $130,800 to $139,100, a 6.35% increase. The homeownership rate of Jackson County, MO is 57.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Jackson County, MO have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jackson County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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