Worth County, MO

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Population

2,053

0.388% decline

Median Age

47.5


Median Household Income

$48,214

7.2% growth

Poverty Rate

15%


Number of Employees

965

1.63% decline

Median Property Value

$60,600

2.89% growth

About

In 2017, Worth County, MO had a population of 2.05k people with a median age of 47.5 and a median household income of $48,214. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Worth County, MO declined from 2,061 to 2,053, a -0.388% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,974 to $48,214, a 7.2% increase.

The population of Worth County, MO is 96.7% White Alone, 1.36% Two or More Races, and 1.17% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Worth County, MO speak a non-English language, and 99.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Worth County, MO is $60,600, and the homeownership rate is 75.6%. Most people in Worth County, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Worth County, MO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Worth County, MO employs 965 people. The largest industries in Worth County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (143 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (119 people), and Manufacturing (115 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,250), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($40,458), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($40,458).

Median household income in Worth County, MO is $48,214. Males in Worth 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 Worth County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,214

2017 value

± $3,659

7.2%

1 Year Growth

± 10.6%

Households in Worth County, MO have a median annual income of $48,214, 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 $44,974 in 2016, which represents a 7.2% 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 Worth 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 9601

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Worth County, MO was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $48,214, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Worth County, MO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Worth County, MO (299 out of 2k 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 35 - 44, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 65 - 74.

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

    270 ± 55

  2. Two Or More

    29 ± 53

  3. Hispanic

    3 ± 55

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Worth County, MO is White, followed by Two Or More 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

965

2017 Value

± 108

-1.63%

1 Year decline

± 16.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Worth County, MO declined at a rate of -1.63%, from 981 employees to 965 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Worth County, MO, are Management Occupations (173 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (98 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (92 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Worth County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Worth County, MO, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (173 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (98 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (92 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Worth County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.22 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.08 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.83 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Worth County, MO, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($51,625), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($47,500), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($41,667).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

965

2017 Value

± 108

-1.63%

1 Year decline

± 16.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Worth County, MO declined at a rate of -1.63%, from 981 employees to 965 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Worth County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (143 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (119 people), and Manufacturing (115 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Worth County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Worth 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 Worth County, MO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (143 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (119 people), and Manufacturing (115 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Worth County, MO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (10.4 times higher than expected), Construction (1.85 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.43 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Worth County, MO, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,250), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($40,458), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($40,458).

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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

90.6% of the population of Worth County, MO has health coverage, with 43.8% on employee plans, 10.6% on Medicaid, 15.9% on Medicare, 18.1% on non-group plans, and 2.15% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Worth County, MO see 2057 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.772% decrease from the previous year (2073 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2024 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

2,057 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Worth County, MO see an average of 2,057 patients per year. This represents a 0.772% decrease from the previous year (2,073 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

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

9.42%

Uninsured

43.8%

Employer Coverage

10.6%

Medicaid

15.9%

Medicare

18.1%

Non-Group

2.15%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Worth County, MO declined by 19.1% from 11.6% to 9.42%.

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

Worth County, MO is home to a population of 2.05k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.779% of Worth County, MO residents were born outside of the country (16 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Worth County, MO is composed of 1.99k White Alone residents (96.7%), 28 Two or More Races residents (1.36%), 24 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.17%), 7 Asian Alone residents (0.341%), 6 Black or African American Alone residents (0.292%), 2 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0974%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

56

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 44.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Worth County, MO was 47.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 56. But people in Worth County, MO are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Worth County, MO residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.779%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

16 people

0.582%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

12 people

As of 2017, 0.779% of Worth County, MO residents (16 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 Worth County, MO was 0.582%, 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

99.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.9% of Worth County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Worth County, MO was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    1.99k ± 11

  2. Two or More Races

    28 ± 22

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    24 ± 32.4

In 2017, there were 70.9 times more White Alone residents (1.99k people) in Worth County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28 Two or More Races and 24 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 Worth 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 Worth 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 Worth County, MO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Worth 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

    30 ± 22

  2. World War II

    28 ± 20

  3. Korea

    20 ± 22

Worth County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Worth County, MO was $60,600 in 2017, which is 0.278 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $58,900 to $60,600, a 2.89% increase. The homeownership rate in Worth County, MO is 75.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Worth County, MO have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Worth 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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$48,214

Median Household Income

± $3,659

888

Number of Households

± 99

In 2017, the median household income of the 888 households in Worth County, MO grew to $48,214 from the previous year's value of $44,974.

The following chart displays the households in Worth 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$60,600

2017 Median

± $10,367

$58,900

2016 Median

± $7,840

In 2017, the median property value in Worth County, MO grew to to $60,600 from the previous year's value of $58,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Worth 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 Worth County, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75.6%

2017 Homeownership

73.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.6% of the housing units in Worth County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.9%.

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

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Commute Time

24.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Worth County, MO have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.79% of the workforce in Worth County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.5%

  2. Carpooled

    12.1%

  3. Walked

    6.67%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Worth County, MO was Drove Alone (76.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.1%) and those who Walked (6.67%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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