Saline County, MO

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Population

23,010

0.879% decline

Median Age

37.9


Median Household Income

$41,567

2.27% growth

Poverty Rate

17.3%


Number of Employees

10,546

1.6% decline

Median Property Value

$96,700

4.2% growth

About

In 2017, Saline County, MO had a population of 23k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $41,567. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Saline County, MO declined from 23,214 to 23,010, a -0.879% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,645 to $41,567, a 2.27% increase.

The population of Saline County, MO is 81.1% White Alone, 9.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.69% Black or African American Alone. 8.8% of the people in Saline County, MO speak a non-English language, and 96.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Saline County, MO are Missouri Valley College (251 degrees awarded in 2016) and Saline County Career Center (18 degrees).

The median property value in Saline County, MO is $96,700, and the homeownership rate is 68.6%. Most people in Saline County, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16 minutes. The average car ownership in Saline County, MO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Saline County, MO employs 10.5k people. The largest industries in Saline County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,783 people), Manufacturing (1,764 people), and Educational Services (1,171 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($57,969), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,808), and Transportation & Warehousing ($41,500).

Median household income in Saline County, MO is $41,567. Males in Saline 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 Saline County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,567

2017 value

± $2,050

2.27%

1 Year Growth

± 6.36%

Households in Saline County, MO have a median annual income of $41,567, 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 $40,645 in 2016, which represents a 2.27% 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 Saline County, MO 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 Saline 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 Saline 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 902

  2. Census Tract 905

  3. Census Tract 908

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Saline County, MO was Census Tract 902 with a value of $51,400, followed by Census Tract 905 and Census Tract 908, with respective values of $50,076 and $41,771.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Saline County, MO (3.76k out of 21.7k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 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

    2,721 ± 274

  2. Hispanic

    686 ± 161

  3. Other

    438 ± 150

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Saline County, MO is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

10.5k

2017 Value

± 529

-1.6%

1 Year decline

± 7.24%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Saline County, MO declined at a rate of -1.6%, from 10.7k employees to 10.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Saline County, MO, are Production Occupations (1,224 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,101 people), and Management Occupations (964 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Saline County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Saline County, MO, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,224 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,101 people), and Management Occupations (964 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Saline County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.09 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Saline County, MO, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($104,167), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,523), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($51,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.5k

2017 Value

± 529

-1.6%

1 Year decline

± 7.24%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Saline County, MO declined at a rate of -1.6%, from 10.7k employees to 10.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Saline County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,783 people), Manufacturing (1,764 people), and Educational Services (1,171 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Saline County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Saline 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 Saline County, MO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,783 people), Manufacturing (1,764 people), and Educational Services (1,171 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Saline County, MO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.22 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.65 times), and Utilities (1.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Saline County, MO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($57,969), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,808), and Transportation & Warehousing ($41,500).

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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

91% of the population of Saline County, MO has health coverage, with 46.4% on employee plans, 14.4% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 15.1% on non-group plans, and 1.77% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Saline County, MO see 1661 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.75% increase from the previous year (1556 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3283 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 821 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

1,661 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Saline County, MO see an average of 1,661 patients per year. This represents a 6.75% increase from the previous year (1,556 patients).

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

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Access and Quality

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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

9.02%

Uninsured

46.4%

Employer Coverage

14.4%

Medicaid

13.3%

Medicare

15.1%

Non-Group

1.77%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Saline County, MO declined by 2.58% from 9.26% to 9.02%.

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

Saline County, MO is home to a population of 23k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.14% of Saline County, MO residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Saline County, MO is composed of 18.7k White Alone residents (81.1%), 2.23k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.7%), 1.08k Black or African American Alone residents (4.69%), 559 Two or More Races residents (2.43%), 215 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.934%), 194 Asian Alone residents (0.843%), 58 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.252%), and 21 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0913%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Saline County, MO are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,537 speakers), Other Pacific Island Languages (142 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (43 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Saline County, MO was 37.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Saline County, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Saline County, MO residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.14%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.11%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.14% of Saline 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 Saline County, MO was 5.11%, 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 Saline County, MO was Mexico, the natal country of 41,972 Saline County, MO residents, followed by India with 19,111 and China with 16,010.

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Citizenship

96.1%

2017 Citizenship

96.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.1% of Saline County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Saline County, MO was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    18.7k ± 20

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.23k ± 385

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.08k ± 146

In 2017, there were 8.36 times more White Alone residents (18.7k people) in Saline County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.23k Hispanic or Latino and 1.08k 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 Saline County, MO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,537 speakers (7.03%)

  2. Other Pacific Island Languages

    142 speakers (0.649%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    43 speakers (0.197%)

8.8% of Saline 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 Saline County, MO was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 7.03% of the overall population of Saline County, MO are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.649% speak Other Pacific Island Languages and 0.197% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    601 ± 94

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    262 ± 91

  3. Korea

    197 ± 51

Saline County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Saline County, MO awarded 269 degrees. The student population of Saline County, MO is skewed towards men, with 1,007 male students and 825 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Saline County, MO are White (154 and 68.4%), followed by Black or African American (39 and 17.3%), Hispanic or Latino (20 and 8.89%), and Two or More Races (6 and 2.67%).

The largest universities in Saline County, MO by number of degrees awarded are Missouri Valley College (251 and 93.3%) and Saline County Career Center (18 and 6.69%).

The most popular majors in Saline County, MO are Kinesiology & Exercise Science (29 and 10.8%), General Business Administration & Management (21 and 7.81%), and General Psychology (20 and 7.43%).

The median tuition costs in Saline County, MO are $18,500 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

Most Common

  1. 20 degrees awarded

  2. 29 degrees awarded

  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Saline County, MO was General Psychology with 20 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 251 degrees awarded

  2. 18 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$18,500

Median Private

In 2016, the Saline County, MO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Missouri Valley College with 251 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

129

Degrees Awarded to Men

140

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 129 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Saline County, MO, which is 0.921 times less than the 140 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

    154 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    39 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    20 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Saline County, MO were to White students. These 154 degrees mean that there were 3.95 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 39 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Saline County, MO was $96,700 in 2017, which is 0.444 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $92,800 to $96,700, a 4.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Saline County, MO is 68.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Saline County, MO have an average commute time of 16 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Saline 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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$41,567

Median Household Income

± $2,050

8.75k

Number of Households

± 467

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.75k households in Saline County, MO grew to $41,567 from the previous year's value of $40,645.

The following chart displays the households in Saline 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$96,700

2017 Median

± $4,662

$92,800

2016 Median

± $5,696

In 2017, the median property value in Saline County, MO grew to to $96,700 from the previous year's value of $92,800.

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

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Rent vs Own

68.6%

2017 Homeownership

67.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.6% of the housing units in Saline County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.4%.

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

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Commute Time

16 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Saline County, MO have a shorter commute time (16 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.47% of the workforce in Saline County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.4%

  2. Carpooled

    12.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.23%

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

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