Missouri

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Population

6.13M

0.211% growth

Poverty Rate

14.6%


Median Age

38.8


Median Household Income

$54,478

1.68% growth

Number of Employees

2.8M

0.275% growth

Median Property Value

$162,600

3.77% growth

About

In 2018, Missouri had a population of 6.13M people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $54,478. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Missouri grew from 6.11M to 6.13M, a 0.211% increase and its median household income grew from $53,578 to $54,478, a 1.68% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Missouri are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.4%), White (Hispanic) (2.91%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.56%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.97%). 6.32% of the people in Missouri speak a non-English language, and 97.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Missouri are University of Missouri-Columbia (9,150 degrees awarded in 2017), Webster University (5,644 degrees), and Washington University in St Louis (5,312 degrees).

The median property value in Missouri is $162,600, and the homeownership rate is 66.8%. Most people in Missouri commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Missouri is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Missouri employs 2.8M people. The largest industries in Missouri are Restaurants & Food Services (175,614 people), Construction (170,923 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (170,353 people), and the highest paying industries are Coal mining ($153,670), Fabric mills, except knitting mills ($117,676), and Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers ($116,244).

Median household income in Missouri is $54,478. Males in Missouri have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,612. The income inequality in Missouri (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,478

2018 value

± $751

1.68%

1 Year Growth

± 1.78%

Households in Missouri have a median annual income of $54,478, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $53,578 in 2017, which represents a 1.68% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$63,351

Average Male Salary

± $1,432

$46,612

Average Female Salary

± $1,019

In 2018, full-time male employees in Missouri made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $74,580 ± $64,696

  2. Asian

    $72,953 ± $8,565

  3. American Indian

    $52,051 ± $20,853

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Missouri workers was American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.461

2018 Wage GINI

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.206% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 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)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Missouri was St. Charles County, MO with a value of $81,663, followed by Platte County, MO and Cass County, MO, with respective values of $80,468 and $71,114.

The following map shows all of the counties in Missouri colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Missouri (862k out of 5.89M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    605,038 ± 5,462

  2. Black

    178,592 ± 3,079

  3. Hispanic

    57,361 ± 1,677

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

2.8M

2018 Value

0.275%

1 Year growth

± 0.275%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Missouri grew at a rate of 0.275%, from 2.79M employees to 2.8M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Missouri, are Elementary & middle school teachers (73,072 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (68,390 people), and Registered nurses (66,543 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Missouri.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Missouri, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers (73,072 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (68,390 people), and Registered nurses (66,543 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Missouri has an unusually high number of residents working as Railroad conductors & yardmasters (2.72 times higher than expected), Recreational therapists (2.47 times), and Telephone operators (2.36 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Missouri, by average salary, are Surgeons ($373,296), Physicians ($240,478), and Actuaries ($201,262).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.8M

2018 Value

0.275%

1 Year growth

± 0.275%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Missouri grew at a rate of 0.275%, from 2.79M employees to 2.8M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Missouri, are Restaurants & Food Services (175,614 people), Construction (170,923 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (170,353 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Missouri, though some of these residents may live in Missouri 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 Missouri, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (175,614 people), Construction (170,923 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (170,353 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Missouri has an unusually high number of Agricultural chemical manufacturing (5.94 times higher than expected), Animal food, grain & oilseed milling (4 times), and Ordnance (2.8 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Missouri, by average salary, are Coal mining ($153,670), Fabric mills, except knitting mills ($117,676), and Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers ($116,244).

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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. $30.4B

  2. $24.9B

  3. $24.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $30.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($24.9B) and Motorized vehicles ($24.6B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

$299B

2020 Value

$433B

Projected 2045 Value

44.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Missouri trade was $299B. This is expected to increase 44.9% 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. $35.5B

  2. $14.6B

  3. $10.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $35.5B, followed by Kansas with $14.6B and Texas and $10.1B.

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

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Health

90.9% of the population of Missouri has health coverage, with 50.3% on employee plans, 12.8% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.93% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Missouri 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

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).

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

$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

9.14%

Uninsured

50.3%

Employer Coverage

12.8%

Medicaid

13.4%

Medicare

12.4%

Non-Group

1.93%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Missouri grew by 2.68% from 8.9% to 9.14%.

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

Missouri is home to a population of 6.13M people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.97% of Missouri residents were born outside of the country (243k people).

In 2018, there were 6.95 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.86M people) in Missouri than any other race or ethnicity. There were 699k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 178k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Missouri are Spanish (144,847 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (24,014 speakers), and German (18,137 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Missouri was 38.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Missouri are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Missouri residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.97%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

243k people

3.87%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

236k people

As of 2017, 3.97% of Missouri residents (243k 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 Missouri was 3.87%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    38,406 ± 4,796 people

  2. China

    19,981 ± 3,465 people

  3. India

    18,427 ± 3,328 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 38,406 Missouri residents, followed by China with 19,981 and India with 18,427.

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Citizenship

97.9%

2018 Citizenship

97.8%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.9% of Missouri residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Missouri was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Missouri

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    4.86M ± 2.08k

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    699k ± 6.15k

  3. White (Hispanic)

    178k ± 7.34k

In 2018, there were 6.95 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.86M people) in Missouri than any other race or ethnicity. There were 699k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 178k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Missouri as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    144,847 speakers (2.52%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    24,014 speakers (0.417%)

  3. German

    18,137 speakers (0.315%)

6.32% of Missouri citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Missouri was Spanish. 2.52% of the overall population of Missouri are native Spanish speakers. 0.417% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 0.315% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    142,155 ± 4,949

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    70,919 ± 4,359

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    49,545 ± 3,513

Missouri has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Missouri awarded 102,292 degrees. The student population of Missouri is skewed towards women, with 166,163 male students and 223,383 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Missouri are White (68,991 and 73.2%), followed by Black or African American (11,085 and 11.8%), Hispanic or Latino (4,489 and 4.77%), and Unknown (3,487 and 3.7%).

The largest universities in Missouri by number of degrees awarded are University of Missouri-Columbia (9,150 and 8.94%), Webster University (5,644 and 5.52%), and Washington University in St Louis (5,312 and 5.19%).

The most popular majors in Missouri are Liberal Arts & Sciences (7,021 and 6.86%), General Business Administration & Management (6,512 and 6.37%), and Registered Nursing (4,519 and 4.42%).

The median tuition costs in Missouri are $20,525 for private four year colleges, and $6,300 and $13,260 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 2,727 degrees awarded

  2. 2,648 degrees awarded

  3. 2,438 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Missouri was General Business Administration & Management with 2,727 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Missouri according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 9,150 degrees awarded

  2. 5,644 degrees awarded

  3. 5,312 degrees awarded

$6,300

Median In-State Public

$20,525

Median Private

In 2017, the Missouri institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Missouri-Columbia with 9,150 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

43,625

Degrees Awarded to Men

58,667

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 43,625 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Missouri, which is 0.744 times less than the 58,667 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    68,991 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    11,085 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4,489 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Missouri were to White students. These 68,991 degrees mean that there were 6.22 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 11,085 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Missouri was $162,600 in 2018, which is 0.708 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $156,700 to $162,600, a 3.77% increase. The homeownership rate in Missouri is 66.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Missouri have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Missouri is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$162,600

2018 Median

± $1,170

$156,700

2017 Median

± $1,203

In 2018, the median property value in Missouri grew to to $162,600 from the previous year's value of $156,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Missouri 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 Missouri the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k 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.

$54,478

Median Household Income

± $751

2.43M

Number of Households

± 24,786

In 2018, the median household income of the 2.43M households in Missouri grew to $54,478 from the previous year's value of $53,578.

The following chart displays the households in Missouri 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

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Missouri distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Missouri the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.8%

2018 Homeownership

67%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 66.8% of the housing units in Missouri were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67%.

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

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Missouri have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.79% of the workforce in Missouri have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.2%

  2. Carpooled

    8.43%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.79%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Missouri was Drove Alone (82.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.43%) and those who Worked At Home (4.79%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Missouri distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Missouri have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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