Wellston, MO

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Population

1,818

3.4% decline

Median Age

31


Median Household Income

$20,423

13.1% growth

Poverty Rate

43.5%


Number of Employees

492

9.33% growth

Median Property Value

$42,800

31.7% decline

About

In 2017, Wellston, MO had a population of 1.82k people with a median age of 31 and a median household income of $20,423. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wellston, MO declined from 1,882 to 1,818, a -3.4% decrease and its median household income grew from $18,056 to $20,423, a 13.1% increase.

The population of Wellston, MO is 96.4% Black or African American Alone, 1.98% White Alone, and 1.65% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Wellston, MO speak a non-English language, and 97.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Wellston, MO is $42,800, and the homeownership rate is 28.3%. Most people in Wellston, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Wellston, MO is 1 car per household.

Economy

The economy of Wellston, MO employs 492 people. The largest industries in Wellston, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (182 people), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (61 people), and Manufacturing (45 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,917), Finance & Insurance ($47,917), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($25,455).

Median household income in Wellston, MO is $20,423. Males in Wellston, 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 Wellston, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$20,423

2017 value

± $3,058

13.1%

1 Year Growth

± 27%

Households in Wellston, MO have a median annual income of $20,423, 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 $18,056 in 2016, which represents a 13.1% 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 Wellston, 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wellston, MO was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

43.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wellston, MO (791 out of 1.82k 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 45 - 54.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    755 ± 163

  2. White

    19 ± 55

  3. Two Or More

    17 ± 55

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wellston, MO is Black, followed by White 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

492

2017 Value

± 128

9.33%

1 Year growth

± 33.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wellston, MO grew at a rate of 9.33%, from 450 employees to 492 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wellston, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (130 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (61 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (49 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wellston, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wellston, MO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (130 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (61 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (49 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Wellston, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.53 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.38 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.12 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wellston, MO, by median earnings, are Material Moving Occupations ($31,333), Management, Business, Science, & Arts Occupations ($31,094), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($30,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

492

2017 Value

± 128

9.33%

1 Year growth

± 33.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wellston, MO grew at a rate of 9.33%, from 450 employees to 492 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wellston, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (182 people), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (61 people), and Manufacturing (45 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wellston, MO, though some of these residents may live in Wellston, 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 Wellston, MO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (182 people), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (61 people), and Manufacturing (45 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Wellston, MO has an unusually high number of Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (2.86 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (2.67 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wellston, MO, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,917), Finance & Insurance ($47,917), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($25,455).

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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

79.3% of the population of Wellston, MO has health coverage, with 22.8% on employee plans, 40.5% on Medicaid, 8.69% on Medicare, 6.55% on non-group plans, and 0.825% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Wellston, MO see 1418 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0706% increase from the previous year (1417 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1806 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 588 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

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1,418 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Missouri see an average of 1,418 patients per year. This represents a 0.0706% increase from the previous year (1,417 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

20.7%

Uninsured

22.8%

Employer Coverage

40.5%

Medicaid

8.69%

Medicare

6.55%

Non-Group

0.825%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wellston, MO declined by 11.7% from 23.4% to 20.7%.

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

Wellston, MO is home to a population of 1.82k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.75% of Wellston, MO residents were born outside of the country (50 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Wellston, MO is composed of 1.75k Black or African American Alone residents (96.4%), 36 White Alone residents (1.98%), 30 Two or More Races residents (1.65%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%), and 0 Hispanic or Latino residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 6.3

19

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wellston, MO was 31. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 19. But people in Wellston, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Wellston, MO residents was 28.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.75%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

50 people

3.93%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

74 people

As of 2017, 2.75% of Wellston, MO residents (50 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 Wellston, MO was 3.93%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

97.5%

2017 Citizenship

96.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.5% of Wellston, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wellston, MO was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    1.75k ± 256

  2. White Alone

    36 ± 22

  3. Two or More Races

    30 ± 33.8

In 2017, there were 48.7 times more Black or African American Alone residents (1.75k people) in Wellston, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 36 White Alone and 30 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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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 Wellston, 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 Wellston, MO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Wellston, 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

    18 ± 19

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    4 ± 13

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    0 ± 19

Wellston, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wellston, MO was $42,800 in 2017, which is 0.197 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $62,700 to $42,800, a 31.7% decrease. The homeownership rate in Wellston, MO is 28.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wellston, MO have an average commute time of 21.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wellston, MO is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

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$20,423

Median Household Income

± $3,058

695

Number of Households

± 129

In 2017, the median household income of the 695 households in Wellston, MO grew to $20,423 from the previous year's value of $18,056.

The following chart displays the households in Wellston, 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$42,800

2017 Median

± $27,902

$62,700

2016 Median

± $18,087

In 2017, the median property value in Wellston, MO declined from to $42,800 from the previous year's value of $62,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wellston, 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 Wellston, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $30k - $35k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

28.3%

2017 Homeownership

26.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 28.3% of the housing units in Wellston, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 26.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Wellston, MO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

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Commute Time

21.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wellston, MO have a shorter commute time (21.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.87% of the workforce in Wellston, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.7%

  2. Public Transit

    9.24%

  3. Carpooled

    5.95%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Wellston, MO was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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