Washington County, MO

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Population

24,968

0.136% decline

Median Age

40.6


Median Household Income

$37,810

3.02% growth

Poverty Rate

20.2%


Number of Employees

9,112

0.35% decline

Median Property Value

$90,400

12.4% growth

About

In 2017, Washington County, MO had a population of 25k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $37,810. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Washington County, MO declined from 25,002 to 24,968, a -0.136% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,701 to $37,810, a 3.02% increase.

The population of Washington County, MO is 94.4% White Alone, 2.38% Black or African American Alone, and 1.65% Two or More Races. 2.12% of the people in Washington County, MO speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Washington County, MO is $90,400, and the homeownership rate is 81.9%. Most people in Washington County, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, MO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Washington County, MO employs 9.11k people. The largest industries in Washington County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,455 people), Manufacturing (1,303 people), and Construction (1,115 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,802), Wholesale Trade ($62,699), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($40,737).

Median household income in Washington County, MO is $37,810. Males in Washington 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 Washington County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,810

2017 value

± $2,171

3.02%

1 Year Growth

± 7.55%

Households in Washington County, MO have a median annual income of $37,810, 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 $36,701 in 2016, which represents a 3.02% 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 4605

  2. Census Tract 4602

  3. Census Tract 4604

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, MO was Census Tract 4605 with a value of $43,292, followed by Census Tract 4602 and Census Tract 4604, with respective values of $37,158 and $35,354.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Washington 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

20.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, MO (4.75k out of 23.5k 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 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    4,466 ± 423

  2. Hispanic

    123 ± 122

  3. Two Or More

    113 ± 97

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

9.11k

2017 Value

± 632

-0.35%

1 Year decline

± 9.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, MO declined at a rate of -0.35%, from 9.14k employees to 9.11k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, MO, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,174 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,031 people), and Production Occupations (868 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Washington County, MO, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,174 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,031 people), and Production Occupations (868 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.59 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2.25 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.9 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Washington County, MO, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,063), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($52,569), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($41,469).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.11k

2017 Value

± 632

-0.35%

1 Year decline

± 9.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, MO declined at a rate of -0.35%, from 9.14k employees to 9.11k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,455 people), Manufacturing (1,303 people), and Construction (1,115 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Washington 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 Washington County, MO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,455 people), Manufacturing (1,303 people), and Construction (1,115 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, MO has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.59 times higher than expected), Construction (1.95 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Washington County, MO, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,802), Wholesale Trade ($62,699), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($40,737).

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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

85.5% of the population of Washington County, MO has health coverage, with 37.7% on employee plans, 22.2% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 9.4% on non-group plans, and 2.69% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Washington County, MO see 2479 patients per year on average, which represents a 11% decrease from the previous year (2786 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2760 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2070 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

2479 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Washington County, MO see an average of 2479 patients per year. This represents a 11% decrease from the previous year (2786 patients).

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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

14.5%

Uninsured

37.7%

Employer Coverage

22.2%

Medicaid

13.6%

Medicare

9.4%

Non-Group

2.69%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, MO declined by 4.67% from 15.2% to 14.5%.

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

Washington County, MO is home to a population of 25k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.332% of Washington County, MO residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Washington County, MO is composed of 23.6k White Alone residents (94.4%), 594 Black or African American Alone residents (2.38%), 411 Two or More Races residents (1.65%), 320 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.28%), 62 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.248%), 6 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.024%), 4 Asian Alone residents (0.016%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Washington County, MO are Spanish or Spanish Creole (217 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (95 speakers), and Other West Germanic Languages (50 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Washington County, MO was 40.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Washington County, MO are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Washington County, MO residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.332%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.212%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.332% of Washington 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 Washington County, MO was 0.212%, 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 Washington County, MO was Mexico, the natal country of 41,972 Washington County, MO residents, followed by India with 19,111 and China with 16,010.

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Citizenship

99.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.7% of Washington County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Washington County, MO was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    23.6k ± 15

  2. Black or African American Alone

    594 ± 71

  3. Two or More Races

    411 ± 74.5

In 2017, there were 39.7 times more White Alone residents (23.6k people) in Washington County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 594 Black or African American Alone and 411 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Washington County, MO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    217 speakers (0.92%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    95 speakers (0.403%)

  3. Other West Germanic Languages

    50 speakers (0.212%)

2.12% of Washington 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 Washington County, MO was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.92% of the overall population of Washington County, MO are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.403% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.212% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    759 ± 144

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    291 ± 135

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    263 ± 107

Washington County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washington County, MO was $90,400 in 2017, which is 0.415 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $80,400 to $90,400, a 12.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, MO is 81.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Washington County, MO have an average commute time of 32.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Washington 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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$37,810

Median Household Income

± $2,171

9.05k

Number of Households

± 625

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.05k households in Washington County, MO grew to $37,810 from the previous year's value of $36,701.

The following chart displays the households in Washington 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$90,400

2017 Median

± $7,868

$80,400

2016 Median

± $5,386

In 2017, the median property value in Washington County, MO grew to to $90,400 from the previous year's value of $80,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Washington 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 Washington County, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Washington County, MO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Washington County, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

81.9%

2017 Homeownership

81.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.9% of the housing units in Washington County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.8%.

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

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Commute Time

32.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, MO have a longer commute time (32.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 8.77% of the workforce in Washington County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.5%

  2. Carpooled

    11.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.29%

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

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