Lawrence County, MO

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Population

38,131

0.191% decline

Poverty Rate

17.1%


Median Age

39.7


Median Household Income

$41,673

2.88% growth

Number of Employees

16,701

3.87% growth

Median Property Value

$98,000

1.01% decline

About

In 2017, Lawrence County, MO had a population of 38.1k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $41,673. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lawrence County, MO declined from 38,204 to 38,131, a -0.191% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,505 to $41,673, a 2.88% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lawrence County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.7%), White (Hispanic) (5.22%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (1.63%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.48%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.582%). N/A% of the people in Lawrence County, MO speak a non-English language, and 97.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lawrence County, MO is $98,000, and the homeownership rate is 70.7%. Most people in Lawrence County, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Lawrence County, MO is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Lawrence County, MO employs 16.7k people. The largest industries in Lawrence County, MO are Manufacturing (3,385 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,453 people), and Retail Trade (1,660 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,734), Information ($62,878), and Wholesale Trade ($40,040).

Median household income in Lawrence County, MO is $41,673. Males in Lawrence 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 Lawrence County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,673

2017 value

± $1,134

2.88%

1 Year Growth

± 5.32%

Households in Lawrence County, MO have a median annual income of $41,673, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,505 in 2016, which represents a 2.88% 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 Missouri made 1.37 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

  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 Missouri workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Missouri by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lawrence 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 4703

  2. Census Tract 4701

  3. Census Tract 4702

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lawrence County, MO was Census Tract 4703 with a value of $45,156, followed by Census Tract 4701 and Census Tract 4702, with respective values of $44,717 and $42,942.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lawrence 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

17.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lawrence County, MO (6.39k out of 37.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females < 5.

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

    5,907 ± 530

  2. Hispanic

    671 ± 200

  3. Other

    224 ± 113

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lawrence 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

16.7k

2017 Value

± 928

3.87%

1 Year growth

± 7.47%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lawrence County, MO grew at a rate of 3.87%, from 16.1k employees to 16.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lawrence County, MO, are Production Occupations (2,054 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,981 people), and Management Occupations (1,634 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lawrence County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lawrence County, MO, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (2,054 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,981 people), and Management Occupations (1,634 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lawrence County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.43 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.12 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lawrence County, MO, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($72,619), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($61,750), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,202).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.7k

2017 Value

± 928

3.87%

1 Year growth

± 7.47%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lawrence County, MO grew at a rate of 3.87%, from 16.1k employees to 16.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lawrence County, MO, are Manufacturing (3,385 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,453 people), and Retail Trade (1,660 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lawrence County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Lawrence 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 Lawrence County, MO, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,385 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,453 people), and Retail Trade (1,660 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lawrence County, MO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.12 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.35 times), and Manufacturing (2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lawrence County, MO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($82,734), Information ($62,878), and Wholesale Trade ($40,040).

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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. $30.4B

  2. $24.9B

  3. $24.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $30.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($24.9B) and Motorized vehicles ($24.6B).

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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$299B

2020 Value

$433B

Projected 2045 Value

44.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Missouri trade was $299B. This is expected to increase 44.9% 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. $35.5B

  2. $14.6B

  3. $10.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $35.5B, followed by Kansas with $14.6B and Texas and $10.1B.

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

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Health

86% of the population of Lawrence County, MO has health coverage, with 42.5% on employee plans, 16% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.91% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lawrence County, MO see 1591 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.75% decrease from the previous year (1653 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2399 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 698 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

1,591 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lawrence County, MO see an average of 1,591 patients per year. This represents a 3.75% decrease from the previous year (1,653 patients).

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

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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

14%

Uninsured

42.5%

Employer Coverage

16%

Medicaid

14.1%

Medicare

11.5%

Non-Group

1.91%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lawrence County, MO declined by 9.56% from 15.5% to 14%.

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

Lawrence County, MO is home to a population of 38.1k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.05% of Lawrence County, MO residents were born outside of the country (1.16k people).

In 2017, there were 17.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.2k people) in Lawrence County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.99k White (Hispanic) and 623 Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lawrence County, MO was 39.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Lawrence County, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lawrence County, MO residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.05%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.16k people

2.87%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.1k people

As of 2017, 3.05% of Lawrence County, MO residents (1.16k people) 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 Lawrence County, MO was 2.87%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 41,972 Missouri residents, followed by India with 19,111 and China with 16,010.

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Citizenship

97.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.9% of Lawrence County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lawrence County, MO was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lawrence County, MO

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    34.2k ± 23

  2. White (Hispanic)

    1.99k ± 374

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    623 ± 355

In 2017, there were 17.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.2k people) in Lawrence County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.99k White (Hispanic) and 623 Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,119 ± 227

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    453 ± 180

  3. Korea

    399 ± 109

Lawrence County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lawrence County, MO was $98,000 in 2017, which is 0.427 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $99,000 to $98,000, a 1.01% decrease. The homeownership rate in Lawrence County, MO is 70.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lawrence County, MO have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lawrence County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$98,000

2017 Median

± $5,861

$99,000

2016 Median

± $6,074

In 2017, the median property value in Lawrence County, MO declined from to $98,000 from the previous year's value of $99,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lawrence 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 Lawrence County, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$41,673

Median Household Income

± $1,134

14.6k

Number of Households

± 809

In 2017, the median household income of the 14.6k households in Lawrence County, MO grew to $41,673 from the previous year's value of $40,505.

The following chart displays the households in Lawrence 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

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.7%

2017 Homeownership

72.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.7% of the housing units in Lawrence County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lawrence County, MO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lawrence County, MO have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.23% of the workforce in Lawrence County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.1%

  2. Carpooled

    12.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.09%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lawrence County, MO was Drove Alone (78.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.2%) and those who Worked At Home (5.09%).

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 Lawrence County, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lawrence County, MO have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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