Phelps County, MO

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Population

44,873

0.0892% growth

Median Age

34.8


Median Household Income

$41,681

0.187% growth

Poverty Rate

20.4%


Number of Employees

19,096

0.334% decline

Median Property Value

$126,100

7.14% growth

About

In 2017, Phelps County, MO had a population of 44.9k people with a median age of 34.8 and a median household income of $41,681. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Phelps County, MO grew from 44,833 to 44,873, a 0.0892% increase and its median household income grew from $41,603 to $41,681, a 0.187% increase.

The population of Phelps County, MO is 89.1% White Alone, 3.66% Asian Alone, and 2.51% Black or African American Alone. 6.01% of the people in Phelps County, MO speak a non-English language, and 96% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Phelps County, MO are Missouri University of Science and Technology (2,611 degrees awarded in 2016), Rolla Technical Institute/Center (107 degrees), and Metro Business College-Rolla (34 degrees).

The median property value in Phelps County, MO is $126,100, and the homeownership rate is 60.9%. Most people in Phelps County, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Phelps County, MO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Phelps County, MO employs 19.1k people. The largest industries in Phelps County, MO are Educational Services (3,215 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,162 people), and Retail Trade (2,597 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($54,778), Public Administration ($46,500), and Transportation & Warehousing ($43,309).

Median household income in Phelps County, MO is $41,681. Males in Phelps 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 Phelps County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,681

2017 value

± $1,892

0.187%

1 Year Growth

± 7.22%

Households in Phelps County, MO have a median annual income of $41,681, 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 $41,603 in 2016, which represents a 0.187% 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 Phelps County, MO made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Phelps County, MO 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

  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 Phelps 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 Phelps 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 8910

  2. Census Tract 8909

  3. Census Tract 8906

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Phelps County, MO was Census Tract 8910 with a value of $59,481, followed by Census Tract 8909 and Census Tract 8906, with respective values of $50,183 and $49,250.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Phelps County, MO (8.54k out of 41.8k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 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

    7,027 ± 562

  2. Black

    706 ± 279

  3. Asian

    551 ± 153

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Phelps County, MO is White, followed by Black and Asian.

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

19.1k

2017 Value

± 967

-0.334%

1 Year decline

± 7.12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Phelps County, MO declined at a rate of -0.334%, from 19.2k employees to 19.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Phelps County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,357 people), Management Occupations (2,006 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,697 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Phelps County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Phelps County, MO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,357 people), Management Occupations (2,006 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,697 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Phelps County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.39 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.77 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.66 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Phelps County, MO, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($56,563), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($51,950), and Management Occupations ($51,118).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

19.1k

2017 Value

± 967

-0.334%

1 Year decline

± 7.12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Phelps County, MO declined at a rate of -0.334%, from 19.2k employees to 19.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Phelps County, MO, are Educational Services (3,215 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,162 people), and Retail Trade (2,597 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Phelps County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Phelps 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 Phelps County, MO, by number of employees, are Educational Services (3,215 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,162 people), and Retail Trade (2,597 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Phelps County, MO has an unusually high number of Educational Services (1.82 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.37 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Phelps County, MO, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($54,778), Public Administration ($46,500), and Transportation & Warehousing ($43,309).

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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

90.6% of the population of Phelps County, MO has health coverage, with 46.6% on employee plans, 12% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 17.4% on non-group plans, and 3.86% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Phelps County, MO see 933 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.14% increase from the previous year (879 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1784 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 348 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

933 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Phelps County, MO see an average of 933 patients per year. This represents a 6.14% increase from the previous year (879 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

9.39%

Uninsured

46.6%

Employer Coverage

12%

Medicaid

10.7%

Medicare

17.4%

Non-Group

3.86%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Phelps County, MO declined by 8.99% from 10.3% to 9.39%.

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

Phelps County, MO is home to a population of 44.9k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.68% of Phelps County, MO residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Phelps County, MO is composed of 40k White Alone residents (89.1%), 1.64k Asian Alone residents (3.66%), 1.13k Black or African American Alone residents (2.51%), 1.09k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.42%), 667 Two or More Races residents (1.49%), 379 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.845%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Phelps County, MO are Chinese (681 speakers), Arabic (511 speakers), and Spanish or Spanish Creole (457 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

32

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Phelps County, MO was 34.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in Phelps County, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Phelps County, MO residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.68%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.62%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 5.68% of Phelps 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 Phelps County, MO was 5.62%, 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 Phelps County, MO was Mexico, the natal country of 41,972 Phelps County, MO residents, followed by India with 19,111 and China with 16,010.

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Citizenship

96%

2017 Citizenship

96.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96% of Phelps County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Phelps County, MO was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    40k ± 23

  2. Asian Alone

    1.64k ± 102

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.13k ± 152

In 2017, there were 24.3 times more White Alone residents (40k people) in Phelps County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.64k Asian Alone and 1.13k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Phelps County, MO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Chinese

    681 speakers (1.61%)

  2. Arabic

    511 speakers (1.21%)

  3. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    457 speakers (1.08%)

6.01% of Phelps 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 Phelps County, MO was Chinese. 1.61% of the overall population of Phelps County, MO are native Chinese speakers. 1.21% speak Arabic and 1.08% speak Chinese, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,115 ± 167

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    838 ± 243

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    583 ± 147

Phelps County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Phelps County, MO awarded 2,766 degrees. The student population of Phelps County, MO is skewed towards men, with 6,884 male students and 2,141 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Phelps County, MO are White (1,799 and 82%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (92 and 4.2%), Unknown (91 and 4.15%), and Black or African American (86 and 3.92%).

The largest universities in Phelps County, MO by number of degrees awarded are Missouri University of Science and Technology (2,611 and 94.4%), Rolla Technical Institute/Center (107 and 3.87%), and Metro Business College-Rolla (34 and 1.23%).

The most popular majors in Phelps County, MO are Engineering & Industrial Management (276 and 9.98%), Mechanical Engineering (246 and 8.89%), and Geological & Geophysical Engineering (213 and 7.7%).

The median tuition costs in Phelps County, MO are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $8,286 and $25,554 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 209 degrees awarded

  2. 103 degrees awarded

  3. 101 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Phelps County, MO was Mechanical Engineering with 209 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,611 degrees awarded

  2. 107 degrees awarded

  3. 34 degrees awarded

$8,286

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Phelps County, MO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Missouri University of Science and Technology with 2,611 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,078

Degrees Awarded to Men

688

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,078 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Phelps County, MO, which is 3.02 times more than the 688 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

    1,799 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    92 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    91 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Phelps County, MO were to White students. These 1,799 degrees mean that there were 19.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 92 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Phelps County, MO was $126,100 in 2017, which is 0.58 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $117,700 to $126,100, a 7.14% increase. The homeownership rate in Phelps County, MO is 60.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Phelps County, MO have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Phelps 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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$41,681

Median Household Income

± $1,892

17.3k

Number of Households

± 896

In 2017, the median household income of the 17.3k households in Phelps County, MO grew to $41,681 from the previous year's value of $41,603.

The following chart displays the households in Phelps 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

$126,100

2017 Median

± $6,740

$117,700

2016 Median

± $5,508

In 2017, the median property value in Phelps County, MO grew to to $126,100 from the previous year's value of $117,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Phelps 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 Phelps 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 Phelps County, MO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Phelps County, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

60.9%

2017 Homeownership

60.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 60.9% of the housing units in Phelps County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Phelps 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 Phelps County, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Phelps County, MO have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

19.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Phelps County, MO have a shorter commute time (19.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.24% of the workforce in Phelps County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.5%

  2. Carpooled

    10.2%

  3. Walked

    3.62%

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

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