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0.02% growth
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1.89% growth
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0.44% growth


The economy of Poplar Bluff, MO employs 6,698 people. The economy of Poplar Bluff, MO is specialized in Utilities; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 1.93; 1.92; and 1.38 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Poplar Bluff, MO are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,788), Retail trade (990), and Manufacturing (895), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($47,361), Utilities ($40,965), and Finance & Insurance ($37,926).

Median household income in Poplar Bluff, MO is $31,675. Males in Poplar Bluff, MO have an average income that is 1.5 times higher than the average income of females, which is $31,181. The income inequality of Poplar Bluff, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.43 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Poplar Bluff, MO. In Butler County, MO the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 114 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,626. St. Louis city, MO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Missouri.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Poplar Bluff, MO is from the county of Butler County, MO.

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Poplar Bluff, MO is home to a population of 17,198 people, from which 98.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Poplar Bluff, MO is composed of 14,119 White residents (82.1%), 1,853 Black residents (10.8%), 524 Two+ residents (3.05%), 479 Hispanic residents (2.79%), and 214 Asian residents (1.24%). The most common foreign languages in Poplar Bluff, MO are Spanish (227 speakers), German (47 speakers), and Chinese (44 speakers), but compared to other places, Poplar Bluff, MO has a relative high number of Scandinavian (27 speakers), Greek (31 speakers), and German (47 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Poplar Bluff, MO awarded 1,126 degrees. The student population of Poplar Bluff, MO is skewed towards females, with 358 male students and 768 female students. Most students in Poplar Bluff, MO are White (1,008 and 89.5%), followed by Black or African American (77 and 6.84%), Unknown (20 and 1.78%), and Hispanic or Latino (8 and 0.71%). The largest universities in Poplar Bluff, MO by number of graduates are Three Rivers Community College (1,090 and 96.8%), Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center (36 and 3.2%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Poplar Bluff, MO are General Studies (302 and 26.8%), Registered Nursing (95 and 8.44%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (48 and 4.26%). The median tuition costs in Poplar Bluff, MO are N/A 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.



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The median property value in Poplar Bluff, MO is $92,200, which is 0.45 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $91,800 to $92,200, a 0.44% increase. The homeownership rate of Poplar Bluff, MO is 48.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Poplar Bluff, MO have an average commute time of 13.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Poplar Bluff, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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