Lewis County, MO

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Population

10,078

0.67% decline

Median Age

40.1


Median Household Income

$47,148

3.15% growth

Poverty Rate

15.2%


Number of Employees

4,814

0.64% decline

Median Property Value

$85,500

4.4% growth

About

In 2017, Lewis County, MO had a population of 10.1k people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $47,148. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lewis County, MO declined from 10,146 to 10,078, a -0.67% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,708 to $47,148, a 3.15% increase.

The population of Lewis County, MO is 92.8% White Alone, 2.95% Black or African American Alone, and 1.75% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Lewis County, MO speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lewis County, MO are Culver-Stockton College (200 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Lewis County, MO is $85,500, and the homeownership rate is 72.9%. Most people in Lewis County, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Lewis County, MO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Lewis County, MO employs 4.81k people. The largest industries in Lewis County, MO are Manufacturing (768 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (714 people), and Retail Trade (575 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,625), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,271), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,000).

Median household income in Lewis County, MO is $47,148. Males in Lewis 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 Lewis County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,148

2017 value

± $3,577

3.15%

1 Year Growth

± 10.8%

Households in Lewis County, MO have a median annual income of $47,148, 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 $45,708 in 2016, which represents a 3.15% 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.

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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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lewis 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 9704

  2. Census Tract 9703

  3. Census Tract 9701

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lewis County, MO was Census Tract 9704 with a value of $53,828, followed by Census Tract 9703 and Census Tract 9701, with respective values of $48,682 and $38,949.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lewis County, MO (1.42k out of 9.34k 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 Females 18 - 24, followed by Females < 5 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

    1,281 ± 169

  2. Black

    63 ± 66

  3. Two Or More

    52 ± 86

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

4.81k

2017 Value

± 324

-0.64%

1 Year decline

± 9.36%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lewis County, MO declined at a rate of -0.64%, from 4.85k employees to 4.81k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lewis County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (613 people), Production Occupations (557 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (341 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lewis County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lewis County, MO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (613 people), Production Occupations (557 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (341 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lewis County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.85 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.03 times), and Production Occupations (2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lewis County, MO, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,182), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($53,672), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($51,563).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.81k

2017 Value

± 324

-0.64%

1 Year decline

± 9.36%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lewis County, MO declined at a rate of -0.64%, from 4.85k employees to 4.81k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lewis County, MO, are Manufacturing (768 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (714 people), and Retail Trade (575 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lewis County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Lewis 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 Lewis County, MO, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (768 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (714 people), and Retail Trade (575 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lewis County, MO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.42 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.72 times), and Manufacturing (1.58 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lewis County, MO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($70,625), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,271), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,000).

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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 ($24B) and Mixed freight ($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

88.8% of the population of Lewis County, MO has health coverage, with 52.9% on employee plans, 8.61% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 2.59% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lewis County, MO see 5104 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.69% increase from the previous year (5069 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 10134 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1689 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

5,104 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lewis County, MO see an average of 5,104 patients per year. This represents a 0.69% increase from the previous year (5,069 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%).

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

11.2%

Uninsured

52.9%

Employer Coverage

8.61%

Medicaid

12.3%

Medicare

12.3%

Non-Group

2.59%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lewis County, MO grew by 6.33% from 10.6% to 11.2%.

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

Lewis County, MO is home to a population of 10.1k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.754% of Lewis County, MO residents were born outside of the country (76 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lewis County, MO is composed of 9.35k White Alone residents (92.8%), 297 Black or African American Alone residents (2.95%), 176 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.75%), 158 Two or More Races residents (1.57%), 65 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.645%), 21 Asian Alone residents (0.208%), 12 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.119%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lewis County, MO are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 17.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lewis County, MO was 40.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Lewis County, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lewis County, MO residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.754%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

76 people

1.64%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

166 people

As of 2017, 0.754% of Lewis County, MO residents (76 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 Lewis County, MO was 1.64%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Lewis County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lewis County, MO was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    9.35k ± 6

  2. Black or African American Alone

    297 ± 57

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    176 ± 48.1

In 2017, there were 31.5 times more White Alone residents (9.35k people) in Lewis County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 297 Black or African American Alone and 176 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 Lewis County, MO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Lewis County, MO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Lewis County, MO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Lewis County, MO are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    265 ± 67

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    93 ± 49

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    68 ± 39

Lewis County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Lewis County, MO awarded 200 degrees. The student population of Lewis County, MO is skewed towards women, with 530 male students and 565 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lewis County, MO are White (165 and 85.1%), followed by Black or African American (15 and 7.73%), Hispanic or Latino (9 and 4.64%), and Two or More Races (5 and 2.58%).

The largest universities in Lewis County, MO by number of degrees awarded are Culver-Stockton College (200 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lewis County, MO are General Business Administration & Management (32 and 16%), General Psychology (24 and 12%), and Sport & Fitness Management (22 and 11%).

The median tuition costs in Lewis County, MO are $24,990 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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 32 degrees awarded

  2. 24 degrees awarded

  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lewis County, MO was General Business Administration & Management with 32 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

200 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$24,990

Median Private

In 2016, the Lewis County, MO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Culver-Stockton College with 200 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

101

Degrees Awarded to Men

99

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 101 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lewis County, MO, which is 1.02 times more than the 99 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

    165 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    15 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    9 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lewis County, MO were to White students. These 165 degrees mean that there were 11 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 15 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lewis County, MO was $85,500 in 2017, which is 0.393 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $81,900 to $85,500, a 4.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Lewis County, MO is 72.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lewis County, MO have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lewis 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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$47,148

Median Household Income

± $3,577

3.75k

Number of Households

± 265

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.75k households in Lewis County, MO grew to $47,148 from the previous year's value of $45,708.

The following chart displays the households in Lewis 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$85,500

2017 Median

± $5,311

$81,900

2016 Median

± $5,021

In 2017, the median property value in Lewis County, MO grew to to $85,500 from the previous year's value of $81,900.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.9%

2017 Homeownership

72.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.9% of the housing units in Lewis County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.4%.

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

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Commute Time

23.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lewis County, MO have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.79% of the workforce in Lewis County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.8%

  2. Carpooled

    10.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.71%

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

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