Ozark County, MO

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Population

9,328

1.29% decline

Median Age

51.1


Median Household Income

$32,021

3% growth

Poverty Rate

27.6%


Number of Employees

3,107

0.417% decline

Median Property Value

$91,800

12.5% growth

About

In 2017, Ozark County, MO had a population of 9.33k people with a median age of 51.1 and a median household income of $32,021. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ozark County, MO declined from 9,450 to 9,328, a -1.29% decrease and its median household income grew from $31,087 to $32,021, a 3% increase.

The population of Ozark County, MO is 95.7% White Alone, 2.18% Two or More Races, and 1.72% Hispanic or Latino. 1.91% of the people in Ozark County, MO speak a non-English language, and 99.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Ozark County, MO is $91,800, and the homeownership rate is 78.4%. Most people in Ozark County, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28 minutes. The average car ownership in Ozark County, MO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Ozark County, MO employs 3.11k people. The largest industries in Ozark County, MO are Manufacturing (560 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (461 people), and Retail Trade (354 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,231), Transportation & Warehousing ($51,563), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,125).

Median household income in Ozark County, MO is $32,021. Males in Ozark 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 Ozark County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,021

2017 value

± $2,319

3%

1 Year Growth

± 8.82%

Households in Ozark County, MO have a median annual income of $32,021, 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 $31,087 in 2016, which represents a 3% 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 Ozark County, MO 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 Ozark County, MO 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 Ozark 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 4701

  2. Census Tract 4702

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ozark County, MO was Census Tract 4701 with a value of $32,058, followed by Census Tract 4702 and N/A, with respective values of $30,830 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

27.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ozark County, MO (2.55k out of 9.23k 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 6 - 11, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

    2,279 ± 248

  2. Two Or More

    207 ± 136

  3. Hispanic

    138 ± 98

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.11k

2017 Value

± 291

-0.417%

1 Year decline

± 13.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ozark County, MO declined at a rate of -0.417%, from 3.12k employees to 3.11k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ozark County, MO, are Production Occupations (407 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (382 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (338 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ozark County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ozark County, MO, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (407 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (382 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (338 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ozark County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.77 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.26 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.9 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ozark County, MO, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($80,441), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($59,063), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($39,353).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.11k

2017 Value

± 291

-0.417%

1 Year decline

± 13.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ozark County, MO declined at a rate of -0.417%, from 3.12k employees to 3.11k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ozark County, MO, are Manufacturing (560 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (461 people), and Retail Trade (354 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Ozark County, MO, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (560 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (461 people), and Retail Trade (354 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ozark County, MO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.64 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.99 times), and Manufacturing (1.78 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ozark County, MO, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,231), Transportation & Warehousing ($51,563), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,125).

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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 with $24B and Mixed freight and $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

85.9% of the population of Ozark County, MO has health coverage, with 29.4% on employee plans, 21.4% on Medicaid, 22.8% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 2.22% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Ozark County, MO see 4704 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.885% decrease from the previous year (4746 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3079 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

4704 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Ozark County, MO see an average of 4704 patients per year. This represents a 0.885% decrease from the previous year (4746 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

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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

14.1%

Uninsured

29.4%

Employer Coverage

21.4%

Medicaid

22.8%

Medicare

10.1%

Non-Group

2.22%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ozark County, MO declined by 10.6% from 15.8% to 14.1%.

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

Ozark County, MO is home to a population of 9.33k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.568% of Ozark County, MO residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Ozark County, MO is composed of 8.92k White Alone residents (95.7%), 203 Two or More Races residents (2.18%), 160 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.72%), 26 Asian Alone residents (0.279%), 12 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.129%), 4 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0429%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ozark County, MO are Spanish or Spanish Creole (149 speakers), German (14 speakers), and Other West Germanic Languages (8 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

51

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

55

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 72

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ozark County, MO was 51.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 51, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 55. But people in Ozark County, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Ozark County, MO residents was 51.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.568%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.317%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.568% of Ozark County, MO 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 Ozark County, MO was 0.317%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

99.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.9% of Ozark County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ozark County, MO was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.92k ± 15

  2. Two or More Races

    203 ± 51.2

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    160 ± 88.3

In 2017, there were 44 times more White Alone residents (8.92k people) in Ozark County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 203 Two or More Races and 160 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    149 speakers (1.64%)

  2. German

    14 speakers (0.154%)

  3. Other West Germanic Languages

    8 speakers (0.0879%)

1.91% of Ozark County, MO 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 Ozark County, MO was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.64% of the overall population of Ozark County, MO are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.154% speak German and 0.0879% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    529 ± 102

  2. Korea

    97 ± 39

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    88 ± 47

Ozark County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ozark County, MO was $91,800 in 2017, which is 0.422 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $81,600 to $91,800, a 12.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Ozark County, MO is 78.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ozark County, MO have an average commute time of 28 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ozark 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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$32,021

Median Household Income

± $2,319

4.08k

Number of Households

± 338

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.08k households in Ozark County, MO grew to $32,021 from the previous year's value of $31,087.

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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Housing

Property Value

$91,800

2017 Median

± $11,393

$81,600

2016 Median

± $10,123

In 2017, the median property value in Ozark County, MO grew to to $91,800 from the previous year's value of $81,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ozark 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 Ozark County, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $175k - $200k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Ozark County, MO 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

78.4%

2017 Homeownership

76.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.4% of the housing units in Ozark County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ozark 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 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, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

28 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ozark County, MO have a longer commute time (28 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.36% of the workforce in Ozark County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.7%

  2. Carpooled

    11.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.02%

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

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