Perry County, MO

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2020 Population
19,227
0.188% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roy Blunt
Republican Party
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
41.2
1.23% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
9.06%
22.5% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$56,861
1.79% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$151,900
2.84% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
9,246
1.59% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Perry County, MO had a population of 19.2k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $56,861. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Perry County, MO grew from 19,191 to 19,227, a 0.188% increase and its median household income grew from $55,863 to $56,861, a 1.79% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Perry County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (95%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.12%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.1%), White (Hispanic) (1.02%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.91%).

None of the households in Perry 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% of the residents in Perry County, MO are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Perry County, MO was $151,900, and the homeownership rate was 73.6%. Most people in Perry County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Perry County, MO was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Perry County, MO is home to a population of 19.2k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.61% of Perry County, MO residents were born outside of the country (310 people).

In 2020, there were 84.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.3k people) in Perry County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 216 Two+ (Hispanic) and 212 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Perry County, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.3k ± 20
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    216 ± 170
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    212 ± 81.5
2.24%
Hispanic Population
431 people

In 2020, there were 84.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.3k people) in Perry County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 216 Two+ (Hispanic) and 212 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.24% of the people in Perry County, MO are hispanic (431 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.61%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
310 people
1.47%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
283 people

As of 2020, 1.61% of Perry County, MO residents (310 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Perry County, MO was 1.47%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.9
51
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 7.8

In 2020, the median age of all people in Perry County, MO was 41.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Perry County, MO are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Perry County, MO residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    39,519 ± 4,865 people
  2. India
    21,572 ± 3,600 people
  3. China
    19,039 ± 3,382 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 39,519 Missouri residents, followed by India with 21,572 and China with 19,039.

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Citizenship

99%
2020 Citizenship
99.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99% of Perry County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Perry County, MO was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    404 ± 98
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    360 ± 136
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    155 ± 64

Perry County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Missouri, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Missouri (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Missouri. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Missouri.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Missouri across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Perry County, MO is $56,861. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Perry County, MO was Census Tract 4701 with a value of $72,813, followed by Census Tract 4703 and Census Tract 4705, with respective values of $61,458 and $59,550.

Males in Missouri have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,900. The income inequality in Missouri (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Perry County, MO employs 9.25k people. The largest industries in Perry County, MO are Manufacturing (2,258 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,253 people), and Retail Trade (907 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($87,361), Wholesale Trade ($55,464), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,196).

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,861
2020 value
± $3,876
1.79%
1 Year Growth
± 7.99%

Households in Perry County, MO have a median annual income of $56,861, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $55,863 in 2019, which represents a 1.79% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$64,967
Average Male Salary in Missouri
± $1,454
$47,900
Average Female Salary in Missouri
± $1,023

In 2020, full-time male employees in Missouri made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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 in Missouri
  1. Asian
    $69,167 ± $8,015
  2. White
    $50,716 ± $907
  3. American Indian
    $45,762 ± $17,351

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Missouri workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.36 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Missouri.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Perry County, MO is from Missouri.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in Missouri

In 2020, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.04% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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.

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 4703
  3. Census Tract 4705

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Perry County, MO was Census Tract 4701 with a value of $72,813, followed by Census Tract 4703 and Census Tract 4705, with respective values of $61,458 and $59,550.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Males 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.06% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Perry County, MO (1.71k out of 18.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 55 - 64.

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
    1,625 ± 258
  2. Two Or More
    54 ± 89
  3. Hispanic
    25 ± 97

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

9.25k
2020 Value
± 571
−1.59%
1 Year decline
± 8.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Perry County, MO declined at a rate of −1.59%, from 9.4k employees to 9.25k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Perry County, MO, are Management Occupations (1,228 people), Production Occupations (1,203 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (869 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Perry County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Perry County, MO, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,228 people), Production Occupations (1,203 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (869 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Perry County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.33 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.95 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.66 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Perry County, MO, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($71,786), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($61,382), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($53,661).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.25k
2020 Value
± 571
−1.59%
1 Year decline
± 8.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Perry County, MO declined at a rate of −1.59%, from 9.4k employees to 9.25k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Perry County, MO, are Manufacturing (2,258 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,253 people), and Retail Trade (907 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Perry County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Perry 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 Perry County, MO, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,258 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,253 people), and Retail Trade (907 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Perry County, MO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.92 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.25 times), and Manufacturing (2.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Perry County, MO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($87,361), Wholesale Trade ($55,464), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,196).

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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. $30.9B
  2. $30.9B
  3. $29.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $30.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($30.9B) and Pharmaceuticals ($29.3B).

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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$312B
2020 Value in Missouri
$614B
Projected 2050 Value in Missouri
97.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Missouri trade was $312B. This is expected to increase 97.1% to $614B by 2050.

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. $26.1B
  2. $15.4B
  3. $15.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $26.1B, followed by Texas with $15.4B and Kansas and $15.2B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Perry County, MO went to Donald J. Trump with 81.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (17.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.08%). The most partisan county was Mercer County, MO with 86.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley 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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Perry County, MO
81.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Missouri
  1. 86.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 86.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 85.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Missouri was Mercer County, MO with 86.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Missouri colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Missouri

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Roy Blunt
Senator from Missouri3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Josh Hawley
Senator from Missouri1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley are the senators currently representing Missouri.

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

The following chart shows elected senators in Missouri over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Perry County, MO was $151,900 in 2020, which is 0.661 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $147,700 to $151,900, a 2.84% increase. The homeownership rate in Perry County, MO is 73.6%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Perry County, MO have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Perry County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$151,900
2020 Median
± $9,806
$147,700
2019 Median
± $7,471

In 2020, the median property value in Perry County, MO grew to to $151,900 from the previous year's value of $147,700.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$56,861
Median Household Income
± $3,876
7.58k
Number of Households
± 487

In 2020, the median household income of the 7.58k households in Perry County, MO grew to $56,861 from the previous year's value of $55,863.

The following chart displays the households in Perry 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 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73.6%
2020 Homeownership
75%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 73.6% of the housing units in Perry County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Perry County, MO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

20.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Perry County, MO have a shorter commute time (20.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.88% of the workforce in Perry County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (88.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.55%)

In 2020, 88.1% of workers in Perry County, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9%) and those who worked at home (1.55%).

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

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Health

93.8% of the population of Perry County, MO has health coverage, with 53.7% on employee plans, 10.3% on Medicaid, 16% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 0.801% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Perry County, MO see 2128 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.375% decrease from the previous year (2136 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2126 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1472 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Carroll County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (22.3%). Additionally, Dunklin County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (41.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,128 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Perry County, MO

Primary care physicians in Perry County, MO see an average of 2,128 patients per year. This represents a 0.375% decrease from the previous year (2,136 patients).

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

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,107
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Missouri
$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

6.18%
Uninsured
53.7%
Employer Coverage
10.3%
Medicaid
16%
Medicare
13%
Non-Group
0.801%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Perry County, MO declined by 2.57% from 6.34% to 6.18%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Perry 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. 22.3% prevalence
  2. 19.6% prevalence
  3. 19% prevalence

Carroll County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Missouri, at 22.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Missouri by county over multiple years.

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