Platte County, MO

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Population

96,899

2.03% growth

Median Age

38.2


Median Household Income

$74,199

4.68% growth

Poverty Rate

7.25%


Number of Employees

51,998

2.7% growth

Median Property Value

$204,900

4.54% growth

About

In 2017, Platte County, MO had a population of 96.9k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $74,199. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Platte County, MO grew from 94,970 to 96,899, a 2.03% increase and its median household income grew from $70,879 to $74,199, a 4.68% increase.

The population of Platte County, MO is 82% White Alone, 6.55% Black or African American Alone, and 5.78% Hispanic or Latino. 7.19% of the people in Platte County, MO speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Platte County, MO are Park University (3,057 degrees awarded in 2016), Pinnacle Career Institute-North Kansas City (73 degrees), and National American University-Zona Rosa (54 degrees).

The median property value in Platte County, MO is $204,900, and the homeownership rate is 65.2%. Most people in Platte County, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Platte County, MO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Platte County, MO employs 52k people. The largest industries in Platte County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,361 people), Retail Trade (5,949 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (4,667 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,268), Finance & Insurance ($62,920), and Public Administration ($62,667).

Median household income in Platte County, MO is $74,199. Males in Platte 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 Platte County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$74,199

2017 value

± $2,190

4.68%

1 Year Growth

± 4.89%

Households in Platte County, MO have a median annual income of $74,199, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $70,879 in 2016, which represents a 4.68% 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 Platte 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 Platte 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 Platte 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 Platte 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 303.06

  2. Census Tract 302.01

  3. Census Tract 304.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Platte County, MO was Census Tract 303.06 with a value of $110,809, followed by Census Tract 302.01 and Census Tract 304.01, with respective values of $103,900 and $103,421.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.25% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Platte County, MO (6.94k out of 95.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 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

    4,851 ± 479

  2. Black

    1,356 ± 333

  3. Hispanic

    874 ± 223

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Platte County, MO 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

52k

2017 Value

± 1,617

2.7%

1 Year growth

± 4.18%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Platte County, MO grew at a rate of 2.7%, from 50.6k employees to 52k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Platte County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,825 people), Management Occupations (6,746 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,507 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Platte County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Platte County, MO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,825 people), Management Occupations (6,746 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,507 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Platte County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.48 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.34 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.29 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Platte County, MO, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($72,476), Management Occupations ($72,137), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($71,067).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

52k

2017 Value

± 1,617

2.7%

1 Year growth

± 4.18%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Platte County, MO grew at a rate of 2.7%, from 50.6k employees to 52k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Platte County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,361 people), Retail Trade (5,949 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (4,667 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Platte County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Platte 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 Platte County, MO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,361 people), Retail Trade (5,949 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (4,667 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Platte County, MO has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.76 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.43 times), and Information (1.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Platte County, MO, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,268), Finance & Insurance ($62,920), and Public Administration ($62,667).

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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

93.2% of the population of Platte County, MO has health coverage, with 59.8% on employee plans, 6.59% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 2.87% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Platte County, MO see 1201 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0833% increase from the previous year (1200 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1666 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1013 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

1,201 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Platte County, MO see an average of 1,201 patients per year. This represents a 0.0833% increase from the previous year (1,200 patients).

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

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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%).

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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

6.82%

Uninsured

59.8%

Employer Coverage

6.59%

Medicaid

10.4%

Medicare

13.5%

Non-Group

2.87%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Platte County, MO declined by 9.05% from 7.5% to 6.82%.

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

Platte County, MO is home to a population of 96.9k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.64% of Platte County, MO residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Platte County, MO is composed of 79.5k White Alone residents (82%), 6.35k Black or African American Alone residents (6.55%), 5.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.78%), 2.67k Asian Alone residents (2.75%), 2.42k Two or More Races residents (2.5%), 252 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.26%), 130 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.134%), and 36 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0372%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Platte County, MO are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,060 speakers), African Languages (573 speakers), and Chinese (395 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Platte County, MO was 38.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Platte County, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Platte County, MO residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.64%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.26%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 5.64% of Platte 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 Platte County, MO was 5.26%, 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 Platte County, MO was Mexico, the natal country of 41,972 Platte County, MO residents, followed by India with 19,111 and China with 16,010.

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Citizenship

97%

2017 Citizenship

97.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97% of Platte County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Platte County, MO was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    79.5k ± 78

  2. Black or African American Alone

    6.35k ± 382

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    5.6k ± 585

In 2017, there were 12.5 times more White Alone residents (79.5k people) in Platte County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.35k Black or African American Alone and 5.6k 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 Platte County, MO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,060 speakers (2.35%)

  2. African Languages

    573 speakers (0.653%)

  3. Chinese

    395 speakers (0.45%)

7.19% of Platte 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 Platte County, MO was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.35% of the overall population of Platte County, MO are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.653% speak African Languages and 0.45% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,199 ± 270

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,756 ± 331

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,122 ± 258

Platte County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Platte County, MO awarded 3,219 degrees. The student population of Platte County, MO is skewed towards women, with 5,638 male students and 5,974 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Platte County, MO are White (1,649 and 53.1%), followed by Black or African American (581 and 18.7%), Hispanic or Latino (451 and 14.5%), and Unknown (260 and 8.38%).

The largest universities in Platte County, MO by number of degrees awarded are Park University (3,057 and 95%), Pinnacle Career Institute-North Kansas City (73 and 2.27%), and National American University-Zona Rosa (54 and 1.68%).

The most popular majors in Platte County, MO are General Business Administration & Management (868 and 27%), Social Psychology (414 and 12.9%), and General Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration (217 and 6.74%).

The median tuition costs in Platte County, MO are $11,730 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Platte County, MO was General Business Administration & Management with 490 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,057 degrees awarded

  2. 73 degrees awarded

  3. 54 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$11,730

Median Private

In 2016, the Platte County, MO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Park University with 3,057 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,505

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,714

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,505 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Platte County, MO, which is 0.878 times less than the 1,714 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

    1,649 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    581 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    451 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Platte County, MO were to White students. These 1,649 degrees mean that there were 2.84 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 581 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Platte County, MO was $204,900 in 2017, which is 0.942 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $196,000 to $204,900, a 4.54% increase. The homeownership rate in Platte County, MO is 65.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Platte County, MO have an average commute time of 22.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Platte 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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$74,199

Median Household Income

± $2,190

38.1k

Number of Households

± 1,321

In 2017, the median household income of the 38.1k households in Platte County, MO grew to $74,199 from the previous year's value of $70,879.

The following chart displays the households in Platte 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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Housing

Property Value

$204,900

2017 Median

± $5,039

$196,000

2016 Median

± $4,063

In 2017, the median property value in Platte County, MO grew to to $204,900 from the previous year's value of $196,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Platte 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 Platte County, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Platte County, MO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Platte County, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

65.2%

2017 Homeownership

64.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.2% of the housing units in Platte County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.6%.

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

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Commute Time

22.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Platte County, MO have a shorter commute time (22.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.894% of the workforce in Platte County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.9%

  2. Carpooled

    8.78%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.88%

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

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