Scott County, MO

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Population

38,858

0.349% decline

Median Age

40


Median Household Income

$41,628

3.36% growth

Poverty Rate

20.1%


Number of Employees

17,102

1.44% decline

Median Property Value

$103,300

3.82% growth

About

In 2017, Scott County, MO had a population of 38.9k people with a median age of 40 and a median household income of $41,628. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Scott County, MO declined from 38,994 to 38,858, a -0.349% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,276 to $41,628, a 3.36% increase.

The population of Scott County, MO is 83.6% White Alone, 11.4% Black or African American Alone, and 2.16% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Scott County, MO speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Scott County, MO are Sikeston Career and Technology Center (34 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Scott County, MO is $103,300, and the homeownership rate is 68.9%. Most people in Scott County, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Scott County, MO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Scott County, MO employs 17.1k people. The largest industries in Scott County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,532 people), Manufacturing (2,460 people), and Retail Trade (2,309 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($155,114), Utilities ($70,583), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,800).

Median household income in Scott County, MO is $41,628. Males in Scott 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 Scott County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,628

2017 value

± $1,816

3.36%

1 Year Growth

± 6.31%

Households in Scott County, MO have a median annual income of $41,628, 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 $40,276 in 2016, which represents a 3.36% 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 Scott 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 7813

  2. Census Tract 7804

  3. Census Tract 7803

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Scott County, MO was Census Tract 7813 with a value of $49,219, followed by Census Tract 7804 and Census Tract 7803, with respective values of $47,788 and $45,909.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Scott 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

20.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Scott County, MO (7.65k out of 38.1k 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 Males < 5 and then Females 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

    5,615 ± 478

  2. Black

    1,769 ± 284

  3. Hispanic

    442 ± 146

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

17.1k

2017 Value

± 805

-1.44%

1 Year decline

± 6.73%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Scott County, MO declined at a rate of -1.44%, from 17.4k employees to 17.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Scott County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,347 people), Production Occupations (1,726 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,676 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Scott County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Scott County, MO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,347 people), Production Occupations (1,726 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,676 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Scott County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.01 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.9 times), and Production Occupations (1.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Scott County, MO, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($85,893), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($56,364), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($54,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17.1k

2017 Value

± 805

-1.44%

1 Year decline

± 6.73%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Scott County, MO declined at a rate of -1.44%, from 17.4k employees to 17.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Scott County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,532 people), Manufacturing (2,460 people), and Retail Trade (2,309 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Scott County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Scott 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 Scott County, MO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,532 people), Manufacturing (2,460 people), and Retail Trade (2,309 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Scott County, MO has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.38 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.83 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Scott County, MO, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($155,114), Utilities ($70,583), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,800).

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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

88% of the population of Scott County, MO has health coverage, with 40.4% on employee plans, 20.9% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 2.14% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Scott County, MO see 1950 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.76% decrease from the previous year (2161 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1685 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 718 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

1,950 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Scott County, MO see an average of 1,950 patients per year. This represents a 9.76% decrease from the previous year (2,161 patients).

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

12%

Uninsured

40.4%

Employer Coverage

20.9%

Medicaid

13.1%

Medicare

11.5%

Non-Group

2.14%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Scott County, MO declined by 6.22% from 12.8% to 12%.

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

Scott County, MO is home to a population of 38.9k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.31% of Scott County, MO residents were born outside of the country (510 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Scott County, MO is composed of 32.5k White Alone residents (83.6%), 4.44k Black or African American Alone residents (11.4%), 838 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.16%), 647 Two or More Races residents (1.67%), 181 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.466%), 147 Asian Alone residents (0.378%), 113 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.291%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Scott County, MO was 40. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Scott County, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Scott County, MO residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.31%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

510 people

0.91%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

355 people

As of 2017, 1.31% of Scott County, MO residents (510 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 Scott County, MO was 0.91%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Scott County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Scott County, MO was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    32.5k ± 140

  2. Black or African American Alone

    4.44k ± 191

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    838 ± 169

In 2017, there were 7.32 times more White Alone residents (32.5k people) in Scott County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.44k Black or African American Alone and 838 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 Scott 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 Scott 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 Scott County, MO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Scott 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

    1,031 ± 142

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    355 ± 104

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    304 ± 130

Scott County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.9 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Scott County, MO awarded 34 degrees. The student population of Scott County, MO is skewed towards women, with 10 male students and 38 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Scott County, MO are White (28 and 82.4%), followed by Black or African American (5 and 14.7%), American Indian or Alaska Native (1 and 2.94%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Scott County, MO by number of degrees awarded are Sikeston Career and Technology Center (34 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Scott County, MO are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (29 and 85.3%), Welding Technology (2 and 5.88%), and Culinary Arts & Chef Training (1 and 2.94%).

The median tuition costs in Scott County, 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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 29 degrees awarded

  2. 2 degrees awarded

  3. 1 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Scott County, MO was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 29 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Scott County, MO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

34 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Scott County, MO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Sikeston Career and Technology Center with 34 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

8

Degrees Awarded to Men

26

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 8 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Scott County, MO, which is 0.308 times less than the 26 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

    28 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    5 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    1 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Scott County, MO were to White students. These 28 degrees mean that there were 5.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 5 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Scott County, MO was $103,300 in 2017, which is 0.475 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $99,500 to $103,300, a 3.82% increase. The homeownership rate in Scott County, MO is 68.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Scott County, MO have an average commute time of 19.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Scott 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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$41,628

Median Household Income

± $1,816

15.2k

Number of Households

± 763

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.2k households in Scott County, MO grew to $41,628 from the previous year's value of $40,276.

The following chart displays the households in Scott 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

$103,300

2017 Median

± $5,218

$99,500

2016 Median

± $5,742

In 2017, the median property value in Scott County, MO grew to to $103,300 from the previous year's value of $99,500.

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

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Rent vs Own

68.9%

2017 Homeownership

68.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.9% of the housing units in Scott County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.9%.

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

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Commute Time

19.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Scott County, MO have a shorter commute time (19.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.04% of the workforce in Scott County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.9%

  2. Carpooled

    11.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.64%

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

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