Ozark County, MO

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2022 Population
8,688
0.277% 1-year growth
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
52.6
1.54% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
22.5%
2.79% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$39,125
7.48% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$142,600
17.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Ozark County, MO had a population of 8.69k people with a median age of 52.6 and a median household income of $39,125. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ozark County, MO grew from 8,664 to 8,688, a 0.277% increase and its median household income grew from $36,402 to $39,125, a 7.48% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ozark County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.52%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.47%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.599%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.518%).

None of the households in Ozark 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.

99.7% of the residents in Ozark County, MO are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Ozark County, MO was $142,600, and the homeownership rate was 79.2%.

Most people in Ozark County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Ozark County, MO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Ozark County, MO is home to a population of 8.69k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.714% of Ozark County, MO residents were born outside of the country (62 people).

In 2022, there were 37.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.19k people) in Ozark County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 219 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 128 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Ozark County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ozark County, MO was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ozark County, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.19k ± 40
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    219 ± 65.6
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    128 ± 87.8
2.07%
Hispanic Population
180 people

In 2022, there were 37.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.19k people) in Ozark County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 219 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 128 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.07% of the people in Ozark County, MO are hispanic (180 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.714%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
62 people
1.06%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
92 people

As of 2022, 0.714% of Ozark County, MO residents (62 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ozark County, MO was 1.06%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    298 ± 90
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    107 ± 62
  3. Korea
    103 ± 52

Ozark County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ozark County, MO employs 2.97k people. The largest industries in Ozark County, MO are Manufacturing (539 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (431 people), and Construction (294 people), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($39,545), Manufacturing ($37,473), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,750).

Occupations

2.97k
2022 Value
± 326
2.87%
1 Year growth
± 15.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ozark County, MO grew at a rate of 2.87%, from 2.89k employees to 2.97k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ozark County, MO, are Management Occupations (356 people), Production Occupations (326 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (224 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ozark County, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.97k
2022 Value
± 326
2.87%
1 Year growth
± 15.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ozark County, MO grew at a rate of 2.87%, from 2.89k employees to 2.97k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ozark County, MO, are Manufacturing (539 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (431 people), and Construction (294 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ozark County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Ozark 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

$34,758
Median earning men ± $3,841
$25,561
Median earning women ± $4,173

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,806), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($58,015), and Public Administration ($50,179).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,155), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($33,393), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($33,315).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.17%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.94M people employed in Missouri. This represents a 2.17% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.8%.

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. 48
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 39
    Manufacturing
  3. 33
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ozark County, MO went to Donald J. Trump with 83.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (15.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.658%).

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt 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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Josh Hawley
Senator from Missouri1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Eric Schmitt
Senator from Missouri3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing Missouri.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.699% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.592% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.48M), Some college (1.12M), and Bachelors Degree (864k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ozark County, MO was $142,600 in 2022, which is 0.506 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $121,800 to $142,600, a 17.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Ozark County, MO is 79.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ozark County, MO have an average commute time of 29.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ozark County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$142,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$23,361
$2,895
Median Property Taxes
±$303

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 Ozark County, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

79.2%
Homeownership
2022
67.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.2% of the housing units in Ozark County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.4%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 4702
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Household Income

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$39,125
Median Household Income
± $7,092
3.65k
Number of Households
± 348

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.65k households in Ozark County, MO grew to $39,125 from the previous year's value of $36,402.

The following chart displays the households in Ozark 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ozark County, MO is from Missouri.
0.455
2022 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.457
2021 Wage GINI in Missouri

In 2022, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.432% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.6%)
  3. Carpooled (9.2%)

In 2022, 72.7% of workers in Ozark County, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.6%) and those who carpooled to work (9.2%).

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

29.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ozark County, MO have a longer commute time (29.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.62% of the workforce in Ozark 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 Ozark County, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ozark County, MO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ozark County, MO (1.93k out of 8.59k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ozark County, MO is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Health

83.5% of the population of Ozark County, MO has health coverage, with 25.4% on employee plans, 20.5% on Medicaid, 23.7% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 1.12% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ozark County, MO see 4587 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.75% increase from the previous year (4508 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1817 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 9083 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,587 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ozark County, MO

Primary care physicians in Ozark County, MO see an average of 4,587 patients per year. This represents a 1.75% increase from the previous year (4,508 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.4% under 18 years, 12.3% between 18 and 34 years, 39% between 35 and 64 years, and 28.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

16.5%
Uninsured
25.4%
Employer Coverage
20.5%
Medicaid
23.7%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
1.12%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ozark County, MO grew by 15.3% from 14.3% to 16.5%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, 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 39.6% in Ozark County, MO.

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