Bates County, MO

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Population

16,405

0.654% decline

Median Age

41.6


Median Household Income

$45,605

9.84% growth

Poverty Rate

14.3%


Number of Employees

7,261

0.138% decline

Median Property Value

$108,300

0.744% growth

About

In 2017, Bates County, MO had a population of 16.4k people with a median age of 41.6 and a median household income of $45,605. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bates County, MO declined from 16,513 to 16,405, a -0.654% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,520 to $45,605, a 9.84% increase.

The population of Bates County, MO is 94.5% White Alone, 2.07% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.45% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Bates County, MO speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Bates County, MO is $108,300, and the homeownership rate is 73.7%. Most people in Bates County, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Bates County, MO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Bates County, MO employs 7.26k people. The largest industries in Bates County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,041 people), Retail Trade (865 people), and Construction (830 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,670), Information ($50,938), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,688).

Median household income in Bates County, MO is $45,605. Males in Bates 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 Bates County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,605

2017 value

± $2,524

9.84%

1 Year Growth

± 8.81%

Households in Bates County, MO have a median annual income of $45,605, 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 $41,520 in 2016, which represents a 9.84% 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 Bates 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 702

  2. Census Tract 701

  3. Census Tract 704

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bates County, MO was Census Tract 702 with a value of $51,691, followed by Census Tract 701 and Census Tract 704, with respective values of $51,523 and $40,865.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Bates 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

14.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bates County, MO (2.3k out of 16k 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 Males 6 - 11 and then Females 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

    2,174 ± 234

  2. Hispanic

    72 ± 100

  3. Two Or More

    48 ± 73

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

7.26k

2017 Value

± 440

-0.138%

1 Year decline

± 8.63%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bates County, MO declined at a rate of -0.138%, from 7.27k employees to 7.26k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bates County, MO, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (802 people), Sales & Related Occupations (791 people), and Management Occupations (764 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bates County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bates County, MO, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (802 people), Sales & Related Occupations (791 people), and Management Occupations (764 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bates County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.47 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.22 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.67 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bates County, MO, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,587), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($62,578), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($59,911).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.26k

2017 Value

± 440

-0.138%

1 Year decline

± 8.63%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bates County, MO declined at a rate of -0.138%, from 7.27k employees to 7.26k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bates County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,041 people), Retail Trade (865 people), and Construction (830 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bates County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Bates 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 Bates County, MO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,041 people), Retail Trade (865 people), and Construction (830 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bates County, MO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.54 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.98 times), and Utilities (2.65 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bates County, MO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($82,670), Information ($50,938), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,688).

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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

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$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

89.8% of the population of Bates County, MO has health coverage, with 41.2% on employee plans, 13.4% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 18.2% on non-group plans, and 1.95% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Bates County, MO see 4112 patients per year on average, which represents a 24% increase from the previous year (3317 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5472 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2736 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

4,112 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Bates County, MO see an average of 4,112 patients per year. This represents a 24% increase from the previous year (3,317 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

10.2%

Uninsured

41.2%

Employer Coverage

13.4%

Medicaid

15.1%

Medicare

18.2%

Non-Group

1.95%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bates County, MO declined by 26% from 13.8% to 10.2%.

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

Bates County, MO is home to a population of 16.4k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.634% of Bates County, MO residents were born outside of the country (104 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Bates County, MO is composed of 15.5k White Alone residents (94.5%), 340 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.07%), 238 Two or More Races residents (1.45%), 205 Black or African American Alone residents (1.25%), 73 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.445%), 32 Asian Alone residents (0.195%), 9 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0549%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 14.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bates County, MO was 41.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Bates County, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bates County, MO residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.634%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

104 people

0.763%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

126 people

As of 2017, 0.634% of Bates County, MO residents (104 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 Bates County, MO was 0.763%, 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

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Bates County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bates County, MO was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    15.5k ± 17

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    340 ± 108

  3. Two or More Races

    238 ± 69.1

In 2017, there were 45.6 times more White Alone residents (15.5k people) in Bates County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 340 Hispanic or Latino and 238 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    352 ± 72

  2. Korea

    158 ± 50

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    134 ± 52

Bates County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bates County, MO was $108,300 in 2017, which is 0.471 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $107,500 to $108,300, a 0.744% increase. The homeownership rate in Bates County, MO is 73.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bates County, MO have an average commute time of 27.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bates County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$108,300

2017 Median

± $5,272

$107,500

2016 Median

± $5,559

In 2017, the median property value in Bates County, MO grew to to $108,300 from the previous year's value of $107,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bates 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 Bates County, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$45,605

Median Household Income

± $2,524

6.7k

Number of Households

± 410

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.7k households in Bates County, MO grew to $45,605 from the previous year's value of $41,520.

The following chart displays the households in Bates 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73.7%

2017 Homeownership

70.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.7% of the housing units in Bates County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.7%.

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

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Commute Time

27.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bates County, MO have a longer commute time (27.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.19% of the workforce in Bates County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.6%

  2. Carpooled

    12.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.14%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bates County, MO was Drove Alone (74.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.7%) and those who Worked At Home (8.14%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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