Missouri

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Population

6.11M

0.337% growth

Median Age

38.5


Median Household Income

$53,578

3.54% growth

Poverty Rate

14.6%


Number of Employees

2.79M

0.546% growth

Median Property Value

$156,700

3.5% growth

About

In 2017, Missouri had a population of 6.11M people with a median age of 38.5 and a median household income of $53,578. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Missouri grew from 6.09M to 6.11M, a 0.337% increase and its median household income grew from $51,746 to $53,578, a 3.54% increase.

The population of Missouri is 79.4% White Alone, 11.4% Black or African American Alone, and 4.18% Hispanic or Latino. 5.99% of the people in Missouri speak a non-English language, and 97.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Missouri are University of Missouri-Columbia (8,902 degrees awarded in 2016), Webster University (5,859 degrees), and Washington University in St Louis (5,005 degrees).

The median property value in Missouri is $156,700, and the homeownership rate is 67%. Most people in Missouri commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Missouri is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Missouri employs 2.79M people. The largest industries in Missouri are Restaurants & Food Services (178,804 people), Elementary & secondary schools (168,220 people), and Hospitals (163,231 people), and the highest paying industries are Not specified wholesale trade ($109,777), Coal mining ($109,708), and Software publishing ($106,360).

Median household income in Missouri is $53,578. Males in Missouri have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,000. The income inequality in Missouri (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,578

2017 value

± $629

3.54%

1 Year Growth

± 1.33%

Households in Missouri have a median annual income of $53,578, 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 $51,746 in 2016, which represents a 3.54% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$60,780

Average Male Salary

± $1,358

$45,000

Average Female Salary

± $978

In 2017, full-time male employees in Missouri made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $60,203 ± $7,374

  2. American Indian

    $52,191 ± $20,775

  3. White

    $47,483 ± $843

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Missouri workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.464

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.872% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Missouri was St. Charles County, MO with a value of $81,594, followed by Platte County, MO and Clay County, MO, with respective values of $74,646 and $66,938.

The following map shows all of the counties in Missouri colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Missouri (862k out of 5.89M 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    605,038 ± 5,462

  2. Black

    178,592 ± 3,079

  3. Hispanic

    57,361 ± 1,677

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Missouri is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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

2.79M

2017 Value

0.546%

1 Year growth

± 0.546%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Missouri grew at a rate of 0.546%, from 2.78M employees to 2.79M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Missouri, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (72,844 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (71,436 people), and Miscellaneous managers (68,057 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Missouri.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Missouri, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (72,844 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (71,436 people), and Miscellaneous managers (68,057 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Missouri has an unusually high number of residents working as Boilermakers (3.6 times higher than expected), Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products (3.57 times), and Library technicians (3.47 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Missouri, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($237,676), Dentists ($209,571), and Nurse anesthetists ($203,454).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.79M

2017 Value

0.546%

1 Year growth

± 0.546%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Missouri grew at a rate of 0.546%, from 2.78M employees to 2.79M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Missouri, are Restaurants & Food Services (178,804 people), Elementary & secondary schools (168,220 people), and Hospitals (163,231 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Missouri, though some of these residents may live in Missouri 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 Missouri, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (178,804 people), Elementary & secondary schools (168,220 people), and Hospitals (163,231 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Missouri has an unusually high number of Video tape & disk rental (4.79 times higher than expected), Military Reserves or National Guard (4.19 times), and Agricultural chemical manufacturing (3.78 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Missouri, by average salary, are Not specified wholesale trade ($109,777), Coal mining ($109,708), and Software publishing ($106,360).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from false to other states, or from other states to false.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.7B

  2. $24B

  3. $22.8B

In 2015, the top outbound false product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $27.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $24B and Mixed freight and $22.8B.

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Domestic Trade Growth

$272B

2015 Value

$433B

Projected 2045 Value

59.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound false trade was $272B. This is expected to increase 59.4% to $433B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound false 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 false to other states, or from other states to false.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $31.1B

  2. $13.5B

  3. $9.57B

In 2015, the top outbound false 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 false shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.9% of the population of Missouri has health coverage, with 50.3% on employee plans, 12.8% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.93% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Missouri see 1418 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0706% increase from the previous year (1417 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1806 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 588 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

1418 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Missouri see an average of 1418 patients per year. This represents a 0.0706% increase from the previous year (1417 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

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

$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

9.14%

Uninsured

50.3%

Employer Coverage

12.8%

Medicaid

13.4%

Medicare

12.4%

Non-Group

1.93%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Missouri grew by 2.68% from 8.9% to 9.14%.

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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

Missouri is home to a population of 6.11M people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.97% of Missouri residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Missouri is composed of 4.85M White Alone residents (79.4%), 694k Black or African American Alone residents (11.4%), 256k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.18%), 144k Two or More Races residents (2.35%), 123k Asian Alone residents (2.02%), 21.3k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.349%), 11.7k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.191%), and 8.69k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.142%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Missouri are Spanish or Spanish Creole (149,022 speakers), German (21,423 speakers), and Chinese (20,485 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Missouri was 38.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Missouri are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Missouri residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.97%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.87%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.97% of Missouri 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 Missouri was 3.87%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    42,104 ± 5,020 people

  2. India

    19,609 ± 3,432 people

  3. China

    19,003 ± 3,379 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 42,104 Missouri residents, followed by India with 19,609 and China with 19,003.

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Citizenship

97.8%

2017 Citizenship

97.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.8% of Missouri residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Missouri was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.85M ± 3.38k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    694k ± 8.38k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    256k ± 11.2k

In 2017, there were 6.99 times more White Alone residents (4.85M people) in Missouri than any other race or ethnicity. There were 694k Black or African American Alone and 256k 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 Missouri as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    149,022 speakers (2.61%)

  2. German

    21,423 speakers (0.375%)

  3. Chinese

    20,485 speakers (0.359%)

5.99% of Missouri 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 Missouri was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.61% of the overall population of Missouri are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.375% speak German and 0.359% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    147,505 ± 5,033

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    67,249 ± 4,511

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    58,511 ± 4,272

Missouri has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Missouri awarded 102,990 degrees. The student population of Missouri is skewed towards women, with 174,622 male students and 230,626 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Missouri are White (70,449 and 73.7%), followed by Black or African American (11,539 and 12.1%), Hispanic or Latino (4,318 and 4.52%), and Unknown (3,538 and 3.7%).

The largest universities in Missouri by number of degrees awarded are University of Missouri-Columbia (8,902 and 8.64%), Webster University (5,859 and 5.69%), and Washington University in St Louis (5,005 and 4.86%).

The most popular majors in Missouri are Liberal Arts & Sciences (7,142 and 6.93%), General Business Administration & Management (6,769 and 6.57%), and Registered Nursing (4,691 and 4.55%).

The median tuition costs in Missouri are $19,650 for private four year colleges, and $6,150 and $12,891 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 2,759 degrees awarded

  2. 2,736 degrees awarded

  3. 2,424 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Missouri was General Business Administration & Management with 2,759 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 8,902 degrees awarded

  2. 5,859 degrees awarded

  3. 5,005 degrees awarded

$6,150

Median In-State Public

$19,650

Median Private

In 2016, the Missouri institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Missouri-Columbia with 8,902 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

43,368

Degrees Awarded to Men

59,622

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 43,368 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Missouri, which is 0.727 times less than the 59,622 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Missouri by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    70,449 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    11,539 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4,318 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Missouri were to White students. These 70,449 degrees mean that there were 6.11 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 11,539 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Missouri was $156,700 in 2017, which is 0.72 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $151,400 to $156,700, a 3.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Missouri is 67%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Missouri have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Missouri is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$53,578

Median Household Income

± $629

2.39M

Number of Households

± 23,937

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.39M households in Missouri grew to $53,578 from the previous year's value of $51,746.

The following chart displays the households in Missouri 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

$156,700

2017 Median

± $1,203

$151,400

2016 Median

± $1,188

In 2017, the median property value in Missouri grew to to $156,700 from the previous year's value of $151,400.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

67%

2017 Homeownership

66.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67% of the housing units in Missouri were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.1%.

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

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Commute Time

22.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Missouri have a shorter commute time (22.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.84% of the workforce in Missouri have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.2%

  2. Carpooled

    8.42%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.05%

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

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