University City, MO

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2019 Population
34,498
0.447% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roy Blunt
Republican Party
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
35.2
1.12% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
16.7%
8.04% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$61,274
1.27% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$273,500
5.11% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
17,122
1.62% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, University City, MO had a population of 34.5k people with a median age of 35.2 and a median household income of $61,274. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of University City, MO declined from 34,653 to 34,498, a −0.447% decrease and its median household income grew from $60,508 to $61,274, a 1.27% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in University City, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (53.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (35.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.37%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.43%), and White (Hispanic) (1.65%). 0% of the households in University City, MO speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

93.8% of the residents in University City, MO are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in University City, MO was $273,500, and the homeownership rate was 50.9%. Most people in University City, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.4 minutes. The average car ownership in University City, MO was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

University City, MO is home to a population of 34.5k people, from which 93.8% are citizens. As of 2019, 7.9% of University City, MO residents were born outside of the country (2.73k people).

In 2019, there were 1.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.4k people) in University City, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.85k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in University City, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.4k ± 841
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    12.3k ± 759
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.85k ± 425
2.67%
Hispanic Population
920 people

In 2019, there were 1.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.4k people) in University City, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.85k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.67% of the people in University City, MO are hispanic (920 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.9%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.73k people
7.13%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
2.47k people

As of 2019, 7.9% of University City, MO residents (2.73k 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 University City, MO was 7.13%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

36
Median Native-Born Age
± 2.2
29
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.4

In 2019, the median age of all people in University City, MO was 35.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 29. But people in University City, MO are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all University City, MO residents was 36.

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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

93.8%
2019 Citizenship
94.3%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 93.8% of University City, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in University City, MO was 94.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    502 ± 223
  2. Korea
    334 ± 186
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    242 ± 106

University City, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Missouri. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.
Y-Axis

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 University City, MO is $61,274. In 2019, the place with the highest median household income in University City, MO was Census Tract 2162 with a value of $106,066, followed by Census Tract 2158 and Census Tract 2160, with respective values of $81,100 and $38,587.

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 University City, MO employs 17.1k people. The largest industries in University City, MO are Educational Services (3,182 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,878 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,586 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($90,449), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($78,316), and Finance & Insurance ($72,292).

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,274
2019 value
± $3,514
1.27%
1 Year Growth
± 8.08%

Households in University City, MO have a median annual income of $61,274, 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 $60,508 in 2018, which represents a 1.27% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex 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 sex-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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Missouri by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for University City, 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 2162
  2. Census Tract 2158
  3. Census Tract 2160

In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in University City, MO was Census Tract 2162 with a value of $106,066, followed by Census Tract 2158 and Census Tract 2160, with respective values of $81,100 and $38,587.

The following map shows all of the places in University City, MO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in University City, MO (5.73k out of 34.3k 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 Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 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
    2,254 ± 560
  2. Black
    2,194 ± 436
  3. Asian
    875 ± 289

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in University City, MO is White, followed by Black and Asian.

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
2019 Value
± 1,105
−1.62%
1 Year decline
± 9.34%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in University City, MO declined at a rate of −1.62%, from 17.4k employees to 17.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in University City, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,890 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,868 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,836 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of University City, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of University City, MO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,890 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,868 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,836 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, University City, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (3.42 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.74 times), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1.77 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of University City, MO, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($96,500), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($78,227), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($75,573).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17.1k
2019 Value
± 1,105
−1.62%
1 Year decline
± 9.34%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in University City, MO declined at a rate of −1.62%, from 17.4k employees to 17.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in University City, MO, are Educational Services (3,182 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,878 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,586 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of University City, MO, though some of these residents may live in University City, 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 University City, MO, by number of employees, are Educational Services (3,182 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,878 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,586 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, University City, MO has an unusually high number of Educational Services (2 times higher than expected), Information (1.66 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.42 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in University City, MO, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($90,449), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($78,316), and Finance & Insurance ($72,292).

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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. $30.9B
  2. $30.9B
  3. $29.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $30.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($30.9B) and Pharmaceuticals ($29.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Missouri products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Missouri.
$312B
2020 Value in Missouri
$614B
Projected 2050 Value in Missouri
97.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Missouri trade was $312B. This is expected to increase 97.1% to $614B by 2050.

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. $26.1B
  2. $15.4B
  3. $15.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $26.1B, followed by Texas with $15.4B and Kansas and $15.2B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Missouri went to Donald J. Trump with 56.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%). The most partisan county was Mercer County, MO with 86.6% 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Missouri
56.8% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Missouri
  1. 86.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 86.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 85.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Missouri was Mercer County, MO with 86.6% 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 University City, MO was $273,500 in 2019, which is 1.14 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $260,200 to $273,500, a 5.11% increase. The homeownership rate in University City, MO is 50.9%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in University City, MO have an average commute time of 20.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in University City, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$273,500
2019 Median
± $16,066
$260,200
2018 Median
± $14,456

In 2019, the median property value in University City, MO grew to to $273,500 from the previous year's value of $260,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in University City, 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 University City, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k 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.
$61,274
Median Household Income
± $3,514
15.6k
Number of Households
± 1,044

In 2019, the median household income of the 15.6k households in University City, MO grew to $61,274 from the previous year's value of $60,508.

The following chart displays the households in University City, 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in University City, MO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In University City, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

50.9%
2019 Homeownership
51%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 50.9% of the housing units in University City, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 51%.

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

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Commute Time

20.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in University City, MO have a shorter commute time (20.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.55% of the workforce in University City, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (74.3%)
  2. Public Transit (7.77%)
  3. Carpooled (5.91%)

In 2019, 74.3% of workers in University City, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (7.77%) and those who carpooled to work (5.91%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

93.7% of the population of University City, MO has health coverage, with 56.9% on employee plans, 7.51% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 0.793% 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 St. Louis County, MO see 813 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.49% decrease from the previous year (817 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1151 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 331 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

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813 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in St. Louis County, MO

Primary care physicians in St. Louis County, MO see an average of 813 patients per year. This represents a 0.49% decrease from the previous year (817 patients).

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

6.29%
Uninsured
56.9%
Employer Coverage
7.51%
Medicaid
13.8%
Medicare
14.7%
Non-Group
0.793%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in University City, MO declined by 16.9% from 7.56% to 6.29%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in University City, 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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