Lafayette County, MO

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2020 Population
32,697
0.307% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roy Blunt
Republican Party
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
42.4
0.236% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
11.8%
6.26% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$62,076
5.63% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$154,300
7.53% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Lafayette County, MO had a population of 32.7k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $62,076. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lafayette County, MO grew from 32,597 to 32,697, a 0.307% increase and its median household income grew from $58,766 to $62,076, a 5.63% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lafayette County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.35%), White (Hispanic) (1.98%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.46%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.899%).

None of the households in Lafayette County, MO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.5% of the residents in Lafayette County, MO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lafayette County, MO are Lex La-Ray Technical Center (35 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Lafayette County, MO was $154,300, and the homeownership rate was 70.9%.

Most people in Lafayette County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Lafayette County, MO was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lafayette County, MO is home to a population of 32.7k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.56% of Lafayette County, MO residents were born outside of the country (510 people).

In 2020, there were 39.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30k people) in Lafayette County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 767 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 648 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2020 Citizenship
99.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.5% of Lafayette County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Lafayette County, MO was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lafayette County, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    30k ± 11
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    767 ± 122
  3. White (Hispanic)
    648 ± 84
3.09%
Hispanic Population
1.01k people

In 2020, there were 39.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30k people) in Lafayette County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 767 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 648 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.09% of the people in Lafayette County, MO are hispanic (1.01k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.56%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
510 people
1.35%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
441 people

As of 2020, 1.56% of Lafayette County, MO residents (510 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lafayette County, MO was 1.35%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    704 ± 146
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    448 ± 152
  3. Korea
    195 ± 89

Lafayette County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Lafayette County, MO employs 15.5k people. The largest industries in Lafayette County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,029 people), Retail Trade (1,906 people), and Manufacturing (1,740 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($105,508), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,635), and Finance & Insurance ($52,417).

Occupations

15.5k
2020 Value
± 930
0.297%
1 Year growth
± 7.92%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lafayette County, MO grew at a rate of 0.297%, from 15.5k employees to 15.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lafayette County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,848 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,535 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,386 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lafayette County, MO.

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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.

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Employment by Industries

15.5k
2020 Value
± 930
0.297%
1 Year growth
± 7.92%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lafayette County, MO grew at a rate of 0.297%, from 15.5k employees to 15.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lafayette County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,029 people), Retail Trade (1,906 people), and Manufacturing (1,740 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lafayette County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Lafayette County, MO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,072
Median earning men ± $2,803
$31,041
Median earning women ± $1,798

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($103,750), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($81,394), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,869).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($38,196), Public Administration ($37,188), and Manufacturing ($36,923).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 232
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 202
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 136
    Manufacturing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $30.9B
  2. $30.9B
  3. $29.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $30.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($30.9B) and Pharmaceuticals ($29.3B).

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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$312B
2020 Value in Missouri
$614B
Projected 2050 Value in Missouri
97.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Missouri trade was $312B. This is expected to increase 97.1% to $614B by 2050.

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. $26.1B
  2. $15.4B
  3. $15.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $26.1B, followed by Texas with $15.4B and Kansas and $15.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Missouri shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lafayette County, MO went to Donald J. Trump with 72% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.41%).

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.

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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In 2020, universities in Lafayette County, MO awarded 35 degrees. The student population of Lafayette County, MO in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2 male students and 28 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lafayette County, MO are White (31 and 88.6%), followed by Black or African American (2 and 5.71%), Hispanic or Latino (2 and 5.71%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Lafayette County, MO by number of degrees awarded are Lex La-Ray Technical Center (35 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lafayette County, MO are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (24 and 68.6%), Phlebotamy Technician (7 and 20%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (4 and 11.4%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

The graph shows the evolution of awarded degrees by degrees. Under the paragraphs, the average number of awarded degrees by university in each degree is shown.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.599% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.508% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.47M), Some college (1.14M), and Bachelors Degree (823k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Lafayette County, MO was $154,300 in 2020, which is 0.671 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $143,500 to $154,300, a 7.53% increase. The homeownership rate in Lafayette County, MO is 70.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Lafayette County, MO have an average commute time of 28.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lafayette County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lafayette County, MO is $62,076. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lafayette County, MO was Census Tract 906.02 with a value of $87,835, followed by Census Tract 902 and Census Tract 901, with respective values of $67,500 and $60,172.

Property

$154,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$8,426
$9,013
Median Property Taxes
±$686

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lafayette County, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Lafayette County, MO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

70.9%
Homeownership
2020
65.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 70.9% of the housing units in Lafayette County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 906.02
  2. Census Tract 902
  3. Census Tract 901

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lafayette County, MO was Census Tract 906.02 with a value of $87,835, followed by Census Tract 902 and Census Tract 901, with respective values of $67,500 and $60,172.

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

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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.
$62,076
Median Household Income
± $4,760
12.7k
Number of Households
± 835

In 2020, the median household income of the 12.7k households in Lafayette County, MO grew to $62,076 from the previous year's value of $58,766.

The following chart displays the households in Lafayette 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lafayette County, MO is from Missouri.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in Missouri

In 2020, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.04% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (80.6%)
  2. Carpooled (9.97%)
  3. Worked At Home (7%)

In 2020, 80.6% of workers in Lafayette County, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.97%) and those who worked at home (7%).

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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Commute Time

28.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lafayette County, MO have a longer commute time (28.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.99% of the workforce in Lafayette County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lafayette County, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lafayette County, MO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lafayette County, MO (3.78k out of 32.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lafayette County, MO is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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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91.9% of the population of Lafayette County, MO has health coverage, with 47.9% on employee plans, 14.6% on Medicaid, 15.7% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.74% 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 Lafayette County, MO see 3622 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.2% decrease from the previous year (4080 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3271 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 654 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,622 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lafayette County, MO

Primary care physicians in Lafayette County, MO see an average of 3,622 patients per year. This represents a 11.2% decrease from the previous year (4,080 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lafayette County, MO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.6% under 18 years, 18.7% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.08%
Uninsured
47.9%
Employer Coverage
14.6%
Medicaid
15.7%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
1.74%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lafayette County, MO declined by 5.36% from 8.54% to 8.08%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 50 in Lafayette County, MO.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 33.9% in Lafayette County, MO.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.1% in Lafayette County, MO.

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