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Jefferson County, MO&

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0.4% growth
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5.21% growth
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1.16% growth
Median Property Value
1.6% growth


The economy of Jefferson County, MO employs 108,215 people. The economy of Jefferson County, MO is specialized in Construction; Utilities; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 1.51; 1.31; and 1.22 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Jefferson County, MO are Healthcare & Social Assistance (15,239), Retail trade (13,203), and Manufacturing (12,584), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($70,268), Utilities ($60,663), and Finance & Insurance ($47,202).

Median household income in Jefferson County, MO is $58,232. Males in Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, MO. In Jefferson 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 23 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,178. St. Louis city, MO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Missouri.


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Jefferson County, MO is home to a population of 222,453 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Jefferson County, MO is composed of 210,839 White residents (94.8%), 3,954 Hispanic residents (1.78%), 2,958 Two+ residents (1.33%), 2,143 Black residents (0.96%), and 1,647 Asian residents (0.74%). The most common foreign languages in Jefferson County, MO are Spanish (1,888 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (888 speakers), and German (708 speakers), but compared to other places, Jefferson County, MO has a relative high number of Serbo-Croatian (888 speakers), Hungarian (61 speakers), and German (708 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Jefferson County, MO awarded 1,071 degrees. The student population of Jefferson County, MO is skewed towards females, with 532 male students and 539 female students. Most students in Jefferson County, MO are White (1,011 and 94.4%), followed by Black or African American (22 and 2.05%), Unknown (19 and 1.77%), and Two or more races (5 and 0.47%). The largest universities in Jefferson County, MO by number of graduates are Jefferson College (970 and 90.6%), ITT Technical Institute-Arnold (101 and 9.4%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Jefferson County, MO are Liberal Arts & Sciences (358 and 33.4%), Registered Nursing (46 and 4.3%), and Teacher Education & Professional Development (39 and 3.64%). The median tuition costs in Jefferson County, MO are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A 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 Jefferson County, MO is $152,300, which is 0.74 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $149,900 to $152,300, a 1.6% increase. The homeownership rate of Jefferson County, MO is 80.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Jefferson County, MO have an average commute time of 29.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jefferson County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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