Johnson County, MO

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Population

53,941

0.531% decline

Median Age

29.9


Median Household Income

$50,689

3.5% growth

Poverty Rate

16.2%


Number of Employees

24,278

1.12% growth

Median Property Value

$147,000

2.94% growth

About

In 2017, Johnson County, MO had a population of 53.9k people with a median age of 29.9 and a median household income of $50,689. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Johnson County, MO declined from 54,229 to 53,941, a -0.531% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,977 to $50,689, a 3.5% increase.

The population of Johnson County, MO is 86.2% White Alone, 4.53% Black or African American Alone, and 4.08% Hispanic or Latino. 3.85% of the people in Johnson County, MO speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Johnson County, MO are University of Central Missouri (4,133 degrees awarded in 2016) and Warrensburg Area Career Center (24 degrees).

The median property value in Johnson County, MO is $147,000, and the homeownership rate is 59.8%. Most people in Johnson County, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Johnson County, MO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Johnson County, MO employs 24.3k people. The largest industries in Johnson County, MO are Educational Services (3,754 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,077 people), and Retail Trade (2,996 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,000), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($59,946), and Wholesale Trade ($50,179).

Median household income in Johnson County, MO is $50,689. Males in Johnson 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 Johnson County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,689

2017 value

± $2,574

3.5%

1 Year Growth

± 6.39%

Households in Johnson County, MO have a median annual income of $50,689, 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 $48,977 in 2016, which represents a 3.5% 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 Johnson 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 Johnson 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 Johnson 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 9601

  2. Census Tract 9603

  3. Census Tract 9605

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Johnson County, MO was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $72,090, followed by Census Tract 9603 and Census Tract 9605, with respective values of $60,127 and $53,904.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Johnson County, MO (7.95k out of 49.2k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    6,613 ± 579

  2. Black

    581 ± 258

  3. Two Or More

    329 ± 159

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

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

24.3k

2017 Value

± 1,019

1.12%

1 Year growth

± 5.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Johnson County, MO grew at a rate of 1.12%, from 24k employees to 24.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Johnson County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,258 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,394 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2,211 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Johnson County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Johnson County, MO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,258 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,394 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2,211 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Johnson County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.51 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.32 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.26 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Johnson County, MO, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,485), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($56,490), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($56,435).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

24.3k

2017 Value

± 1,019

1.12%

1 Year growth

± 5.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Johnson County, MO grew at a rate of 1.12%, from 24k employees to 24.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Johnson County, MO, are Educational Services (3,754 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,077 people), and Retail Trade (2,996 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Johnson County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Johnson 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 Johnson County, MO, by number of employees, are Educational Services (3,754 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,077 people), and Retail Trade (2,996 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Johnson County, MO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.9 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.73 times), and Educational Services (1.67 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Johnson County, MO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($60,000), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($59,946), and Wholesale Trade ($50,179).

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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

90.6% of the population of Johnson County, MO has health coverage, with 43.5% on employee plans, 9.49% on Medicaid, 8.72% on Medicare, 16.8% on non-group plans, and 12.1% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Johnson County, MO see 2569 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.772% decrease from the previous year (2589 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2697 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 843 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

2,569 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Johnson County, MO see an average of 2,569 patients per year. This represents a 0.772% decrease from the previous year (2,589 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

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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

9.41%

Uninsured

43.5%

Employer Coverage

9.49%

Medicaid

8.72%

Medicare

16.8%

Non-Group

12.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Johnson County, MO declined by 6.5% from 10.1% to 9.41%.

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

Johnson County, MO is home to a population of 53.9k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.68% of Johnson County, MO residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Johnson County, MO is composed of 46.5k White Alone residents (86.2%), 2.45k Black or African American Alone residents (4.53%), 2.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.08%), 1.54k Two or More Races residents (2.85%), 753 Asian Alone residents (1.4%), 317 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.588%), 170 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.315%), and 43 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0797%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Johnson County, MO are Spanish or Spanish Creole (544 speakers), German (257 speakers), and Other Pacific Island Languages (214 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

33

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Johnson County, MO was 29.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in Johnson County, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Johnson County, MO residents was 30.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.68%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.67%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.68% of Johnson 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 Johnson County, MO was 2.67%, 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 Johnson County, MO was Mexico, the natal country of 41,972 Johnson County, MO residents, followed by India with 19,111 and China with 16,010.

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Citizenship

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Johnson County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Johnson County, MO was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    46.5k ± 36

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.45k ± 210

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.2k ± 299

In 2017, there were 19 times more White Alone residents (46.5k people) in Johnson County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.45k Black or African American Alone and 2.2k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    544 speakers (1.07%)

  2. German

    257 speakers (0.508%)

  3. Other Pacific Island Languages

    214 speakers (0.423%)

3.85% of Johnson 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 Johnson County, MO was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.07% of the overall population of Johnson County, MO are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.508% speak German and 0.423% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,233 ± 328

  2. Vietnam

    1,351 ± 209

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    771 ± 167

Johnson County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.65 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Johnson County, MO awarded 4,157 degrees. The student population of Johnson County, MO is skewed towards women, with 6,650 male students and 7,371 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Johnson County, MO are White (2,189 and 80%), followed by Black or African American (190 and 6.95%), Two or More Races (187 and 6.84%), and Hispanic or Latino (83 and 3.03%).

The largest universities in Johnson County, MO by number of degrees awarded are University of Central Missouri (4,133 and 99.4%) and Warrensburg Area Career Center (24 and 0.577%).

The most popular majors in Johnson County, MO are Computer Science (1,058 and 25.5%), Information Technology (255 and 6.13%), and Registered Nursing (201 and 4.84%).

The median tuition costs in Johnson County, MO are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,446 and $12,891 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 201 degrees awarded

  2. 141 degrees awarded

  3. 93 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Johnson County, MO was Registered Nursing with 201 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,133 degrees awarded

  2. 24 degrees awarded

$6,446

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Johnson County, MO institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Central Missouri with 4,133 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,185

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,972

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,185 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Johnson County, MO, which is 1.11 times more than the 1,972 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,189 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    190 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    187 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Johnson County, MO were to White students. These 2,189 degrees mean that there were 11.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 190 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Johnson County, MO was $147,000 in 2017, which is 0.676 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $142,800 to $147,000, a 2.94% increase. The homeownership rate in Johnson County, MO is 59.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Johnson County, MO have an average commute time of 20.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Johnson 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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$50,689

Median Household Income

± $2,574

19.9k

Number of Households

± 883

In 2017, the median household income of the 19.9k households in Johnson County, MO grew to $50,689 from the previous year's value of $48,977.

The following chart displays the households in Johnson 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

$147,000

2017 Median

± $6,147

$142,800

2016 Median

± $6,129

In 2017, the median property value in Johnson County, MO grew to to $147,000 from the previous year's value of $142,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Johnson 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 Johnson County, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Johnson County, MO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Johnson County, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

59.8%

2017 Homeownership

59.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.8% of the housing units in Johnson County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.4%.

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

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Commute Time

20.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Johnson County, MO have a shorter commute time (20.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.1% of the workforce in Johnson County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.4%

  2. Carpooled

    9.07%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.29%

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

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