Putnam County, MO

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2019 Population
4,781
0.706% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roy Blunt
Republican Party
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
45.8
1.29% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
17%
6.46% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$42,849
14.7% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$96,600
14.6% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
2,060
3.99% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Putnam County, MO had a population of 4.78k people with a median age of 45.8 and a median household income of $42,849. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Putnam County, MO declined from 4,815 to 4,781, a −0.706% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,367 to $42,849, a 14.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Putnam County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (96%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.12%), White (Hispanic) (0.481%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.209%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.125%). 0% of the households in Putnam County, MO speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

99.8% of the residents in Putnam County, MO are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Putnam County, MO was $96,600, and the homeownership rate was 77.2%. Most people in Putnam County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Putnam County, MO was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Putnam County, MO is home to a population of 4.78k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2019, 0.648% of Putnam County, MO residents were born outside of the country (31 people).

In 2019, there were 30.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.59k people) in Putnam County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 149 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 23 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Putnam County, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.59k ± 11
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    149 ± 37.6
  3. White (Hispanic)
    23 ± 28
0.481%
Hispanic Population
23 people

In 2019, there were 30.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.59k people) in Putnam County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 149 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 23 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.481% of the people in Putnam County, MO are hispanic (23 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.648%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
31 people
0.789%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
38 people

As of 2019, 0.648% of Putnam County, MO residents (31 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Putnam County, MO was 0.789%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

46
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
84
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 64.2

In 2019, the median age of all people in Putnam County, MO was 45.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 84. But people in Putnam County, MO are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Putnam County, MO residents was 46.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    41,981 ± 5,013 people
  2. India
    20,541 ± 3,513 people
  3. China
    19,044 ± 3,383 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 41,981 Missouri residents, followed by India with 20,541 and China with 19,044.

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Citizenship

99.8%
2019 Citizenship
100%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.8% of Putnam County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Putnam County, MO was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    173 ± 74
  2. Korea
    86 ± 45
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    41 ± 39

Putnam County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.01 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 Putnam County, MO is $42,849. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Putnam County, MO was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $47,850, followed by Census Tract 9602 and N/A, with respective values of $33,558 and N/A.

Males in Missouri have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,787. The income inequality in Missouri (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Putnam County, MO employs 2.06k people. The largest industries in Putnam County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (359 people), Manufacturing (312 people), and Construction (230 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($80,781), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,464), and Finance & Insurance ($49,464).

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,849
2019 value
± $4,135
14.7%
1 Year Growth
± 17%

Households in Putnam County, MO have a median annual income of $42,849, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $37,367 in 2018, which represents a 14.7% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,814
Average Male Salary in Missouri
± $1,443
$46,787
Average Female Salary in Missouri
± $1,025

In 2019, full-time male employees in Missouri made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-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
    $65,651 ± $7,939
  2. White
    $49,533 ± $893
  3. American Indian
    $45,658 ± $16,823

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Missouri workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.33 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 Putnam County, MO is from Missouri.
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.463
2018 Wage GINI in Missouri

In 2019, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.361% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9601
  2. Census Tract 9602
  3. N/A

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Putnam County, MO was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $47,850, followed by Census Tract 9602 and N/A, with respective values of $33,558 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Putnam County, MO (794 out of 4.68k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 6 - 11.

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
    741 ± 134
  2. Two Or More
    50 ± 65
  3. Hispanic
    11 ± 57

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

2.06k
2019 Value
± 261
3.99%
1 Year growth
± 17.3%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Putnam County, MO grew at a rate of 3.99%, from 1.98k employees to 2.06k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Putnam County, MO, are Production Occupations (243 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (238 people), and Management Occupations (213 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Putnam County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Putnam County, MO, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (243 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (238 people), and Management Occupations (213 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Putnam County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.49 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.08 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.75 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Putnam County, MO, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($81,213), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($66,059), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($65,990).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.06k
2019 Value
± 261
3.99%
1 Year growth
± 17.3%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Putnam County, MO grew at a rate of 3.99%, from 1.98k employees to 2.06k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Putnam County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (359 people), Manufacturing (312 people), and Construction (230 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Putnam County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Putnam 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 Putnam County, MO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (359 people), Manufacturing (312 people), and Construction (230 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Putnam County, MO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.55 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.29 times), and Construction (1.71 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Putnam County, MO, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($80,781), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,464), and Finance & Insurance ($49,464).

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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. $27.2B
  2. $25.9B
  3. $25B

In 2018, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $27.2B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($25.9B) and Mixed freight ($25B).

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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$283B
2018 Value in Missouri
$486B
Projected 2045 Value in Missouri
71.5% growth

In 2018, total outbound Missouri trade was $283B. This is expected to increase 71.5% to $486B 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. $29.3B
  2. $13.6B
  3. $12.1B

In 2018, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $29.3B, followed by Kansas with $13.6B and Texas and $12.1B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Putnam County, MO went to Donald J. Trump with 82.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (15%), followed by Other (2.43%). The most partisan county was Mercer County, MO with 85.2% 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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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Putnam County, MO
82.5% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Missouri
  1. 85.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 85% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 83.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Missouri was Mercer County, MO with 85.2% 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 Putnam County, MO was $96,600 in 2019, which is 0.402 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $84,300 to $96,600, a 14.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Putnam County, MO is 77.2%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Putnam County, MO have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Putnam County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$96,600
2019 Median
± $18,660
$84,300
2018 Median
± $13,020

In 2019, the median property value in Putnam County, MO grew to to $96,600 from the previous year's value of $84,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Putnam 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 Putnam County, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k 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.
$42,849
Median Household Income
± $4,135
1.74k
Number of Households
± 211

In 2019, the median household income of the 1.74k households in Putnam County, MO grew to $42,849 from the previous year's value of $37,367.

The following chart displays the households in Putnam 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

77.2%
2019 Homeownership
73.9%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 77.2% of the housing units in Putnam County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Putnam County, MO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Putnam County, MO have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.79% of the workforce in Putnam County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (74.4%)
  2. Carpooled (18.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.45%)

In 2019, 74.4% of workers in Putnam County, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (18.3%) and those who worked at home (5.45%).

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

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Health

84.3% of the population of Putnam County, MO has health coverage, with 36.8% on employee plans, 16.4% on Medicaid, 17.7% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 1.49% 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 Putnam County, MO see 2378 patients per year on average, which represents a 48.3% increase from the previous year (1604 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2348 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1565 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

2,378 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Putnam County, MO

Primary care physicians in Putnam County, MO see an average of 2,378 patients per year. This represents a 48.3% increase from the previous year (1,604 patients).

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

15.7%
Uninsured
36.8%
Employer Coverage
16.4%
Medicaid
17.7%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
1.49%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Putnam County, MO declined by 1.91% from 16% to 15.7%.

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