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0.17% decline
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Median Household Income
2.84% growth
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0.42% growth
Median Property Value
5.51% growth


The economy of Scott County, MO employs 17,352 people. The economy of Scott County, MO is specialized in Utilities; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 2.09; 1.92; and 1.5 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Scott County, MO are Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,600), Manufacturing (2,447), and Retail trade (2,234), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,778), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($53,462), and Transportation & Warehousing ($37,955).

Median household income in Scott County, MO is $40,276. Males in Scott County, MO have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,092. The income inequality of Scott County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Scott County, MO. In Scott County, MO the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 46 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,323. St. Louis city, MO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Missouri.


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Scott County, MO is home to a population of 38,994 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Scott County, MO is composed of 32,777 White residents (84.1%), 4,726 Black residents (12.1%), 817 Hispanic residents (2.1%), 485 Two+ residents (1.24%), and 136 Native residents (0.35%). The most common foreign languages in Scott County, MO are Spanish (322 speakers), German (48 speakers), and French (40 speakers), but compared to other places, Scott County, MO has a relative high number of Other Native North American (36 speakers), Portuguese (39 speakers), and German (48 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Scott County, MO awarded 35 degrees. The student population of Scott County, MO is skewed towards females, with 5 male students and 30 female students. Most students in Scott County, MO are White (29 and 82.9%), followed by Black or African American (5 and 14.3%), Hispanic or Latino (1 and 2.86%), and Two or more races (0 and N/A). The largest universities in Scott County, MO by number of graduates are Sikeston Career and Technology Center (35 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Scott County, MO are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (32 and 91.4%), General Production Graphic & Printing Equipment Operator (1 and 2.86%), and Autobody & Collision Repair Technology (1 and 2.86%). 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.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Scott County, MO is $99,500, which is 0.49 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $94,300 to $99,500, a 5.51% increase. The homeownership rate of Scott County, MO is 68.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Scott County, MO have an average commute time of 18.3 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.


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