Ripley County, MO

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Population

13,807

0.926% decline

Median Age

42.5


Median Household Income

$33,849

0.867% decline

Poverty Rate

23.4%


Number of Employees

5,364

1.07% decline

Median Property Value

$87,800

6.68% growth

About

In 2017, Ripley County, MO had a population of 13.8k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $33,849. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ripley County, MO declined from 13,936 to 13,807, a -0.926% decrease and its median household income declined from $34,145 to $33,849, a -0.867% decrease.

The population of Ripley County, MO is 95.3% White Alone, 2.3% Two or More Races, and 1.28% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Ripley County, MO speak a non-English language, and 99.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Ripley County, MO is $87,800, and the homeownership rate is 76.8%. Most people in Ripley County, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Ripley County, MO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Ripley County, MO employs 5.36k people. The largest industries in Ripley County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,309 people), Manufacturing (758 people), and Retail Trade (687 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($54,097), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,951), and Wholesale Trade ($45,156).

Median household income in Ripley County, MO is $33,849. Males in Ripley 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 Ripley County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,849

2017 value

± $4,044

-0.867%

1 Year Growth

± 16.4%

Households in Ripley County, MO have a median annual income of $33,849, 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 $34,145 in 2016, which represents a -0.867% 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 Missouri made 1.37 times more than female 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 Missouri 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 Ripley 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 8704

  2. Census Tract 8703

  3. Census Tract 8702

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ripley County, MO was Census Tract 8704 with a value of $41,157, followed by Census Tract 8703 and Census Tract 8702, with respective values of $31,581 and $31,250.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ripley County, MO (3.19k out of 13.6k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 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

    3,022 ± 297

  2. Hispanic

    112 ± 94

  3. Two Or More

    81 ± 88

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ripley County, MO is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

5.36k

2017 Value

± 419

-1.07%

1 Year decline

± 11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ripley County, MO declined at a rate of -1.07%, from 5.42k employees to 5.36k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ripley County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (721 people), Production Occupations (565 people), and Management Occupations (452 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ripley County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ripley County, MO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (721 people), Production Occupations (565 people), and Management Occupations (452 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ripley County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (2.24 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.99 times), and Production Occupations (1.82 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ripley County, MO, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($47,143), Education, Training, & Library Occupations ($36,825), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($36,813).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.36k

2017 Value

± 419

-1.07%

1 Year decline

± 11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ripley County, MO declined at a rate of -1.07%, from 5.42k employees to 5.36k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ripley County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,309 people), Manufacturing (758 people), and Retail Trade (687 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ripley County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Ripley 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 Ripley County, MO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,309 people), Manufacturing (758 people), and Retail Trade (687 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ripley County, MO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.17 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.76 times), and Manufacturing (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ripley County, MO, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($54,097), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,951), and Wholesale Trade ($45,156).

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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 ($24B) and Mixed freight ($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

85.5% of the population of Ripley County, MO has health coverage, with 30.4% on employee plans, 27.9% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 3.57% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Ripley County, MO see 1972 patients per year on average, which represents a 43.5% decrease from the previous year (3492 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 13817 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1535 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

1,972 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Ripley County, MO see an average of 1,972 patients per year. This represents a 43.5% decrease from the previous year (3,492 patients).

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

14.5%

Uninsured

30.4%

Employer Coverage

27.9%

Medicaid

12.9%

Medicare

10.7%

Non-Group

3.57%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ripley County, MO declined by 8.38% from 15.8% to 14.5%.

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

Ripley County, MO is home to a population of 13.8k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.355% of Ripley County, MO residents were born outside of the country (49 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Ripley County, MO is composed of 13.2k White Alone residents (95.3%), 318 Two or More Races residents (2.3%), 177 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.28%), 53 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.384%), 50 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.362%), 32 Black or African American Alone residents (0.232%), 11 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0797%), and 6 Asian Alone residents (0.0435%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ripley County, MO are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

64

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 29

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ripley County, MO was 42.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 64. But people in Ripley County, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Ripley County, MO residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.355%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

49 people

0.531%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

74 people

As of 2017, 0.355% of Ripley County, MO residents (49 people) 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 Ripley County, MO was 0.531%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 41,972 Missouri residents, followed by India with 19,111 and China with 16,010.

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Citizenship

99.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.9% of Ripley County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ripley County, MO was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    13.2k ± 26

  2. Two or More Races

    318 ± 87.9

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    177 ± 55.6

In 2017, there were 41.4 times more White Alone residents (13.2k people) in Ripley County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 318 Two or More Races and 177 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 Ripley County, MO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Ripley County, MO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Ripley County, MO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Ripley County, MO are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    517 ± 105

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    188 ± 75

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    94 ± 51

Ripley County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ripley County, MO was $87,800 in 2017, which is 0.403 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $82,300 to $87,800, a 6.68% increase. The homeownership rate in Ripley County, MO is 76.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ripley County, MO have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ripley 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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$33,849

Median Household Income

± $4,044

5.4k

Number of Households

± 400

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.4k households in Ripley County, MO declined from $33,849 from the previous year's value of $34,145.

The following chart displays the households in Ripley 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 $15k - $20k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$87,800

2017 Median

± $5,665

$82,300

2016 Median

± $5,538

In 2017, the median property value in Ripley County, MO grew to to $87,800 from the previous year's value of $82,300.

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

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Rent vs Own

76.8%

2017 Homeownership

75.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.8% of the housing units in Ripley County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.4%.

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

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ripley County, MO have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.99% of the workforce in Ripley County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.8%

  2. Carpooled

    12.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.97%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ripley County, MO was Drove Alone (78.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.7%) and those who Worked At Home (3.97%).

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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