Branson, MO

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Population

85,837

0.925% growth

Poverty Rate

15.5%


Median Age

46.1


Median Household Income

$41,135

4.26% growth

Number of Employees

36,645

1.5% growth

Median Property Value

$138,500

3.2% growth

About

In 2017, Branson, MO had a population of 85.8k people with a median age of 46.1 and a median household income of $41,135. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Branson, MO grew from 85,050 to 85,837, a 0.925% increase and its median household income grew from $39,453 to $41,135, a 4.26% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Branson, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.5%), White (Hispanic) (2.49%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.89%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (1.57%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.916%). N/A% of the people in Branson, MO speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Branson, MO are College of the Ozarks (412 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Branson, MO is $138,500, and the homeownership rate is 67%. Most people in Branson, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Branson, MO is 2 cars per household.

Branson, MO borders Springfield, MO and Harrison, AR.

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 Branson, MO employs 36.6k people. The largest industries in Branson, MO are Accommodation & Food Services (5,769 people), Retail Trade (5,721 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,636 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($58,125), Information ($45,264), and Manufacturing ($38,864).

Median household income in Branson, MO is $41,135. Males in Branson, 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 Branson, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,135

2017 value

± $1,377

4.26%

1 Year Growth

± 4.67%

Households in Branson, MO have a median annual income of $41,135, 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 $39,453 in 2016, which represents a 4.26% 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 Branson, 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)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Branson, MO 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 Branson, 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

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Branson, MO (13k out of 83.7k 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 18 - 24 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

    11,676 ± 785

  2. Hispanic

    845 ± 209

  3. Two Or More

    467 ± 149

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

36.6k

2017 Value

± 1,368

1.5%

1 Year growth

± 5.16%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Branson, MO grew at a rate of 1.5%, from 36.1k employees to 36.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Branson, MO, are Sales & Related Occupations (5,433 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,145 people), and Management Occupations (3,688 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Branson, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Branson, MO, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (5,433 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,145 people), and Management Occupations (3,688 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Branson, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.51 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.46 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.45 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Branson, MO, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($133,625), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($58,824), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($51,958).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

36.6k

2017 Value

± 1,368

1.5%

1 Year growth

± 5.16%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Branson, MO grew at a rate of 1.5%, from 36.1k employees to 36.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Branson, MO, are Accommodation & Food Services (5,769 people), Retail Trade (5,721 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,636 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Branson, MO, though some of these residents may live in Branson, 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 Branson, MO, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (5,769 people), Retail Trade (5,721 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,636 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Branson, MO has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.97 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (2.07 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.68 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Branson, MO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($58,125), Information ($45,264), and Manufacturing ($38,864).

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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

83.7% of the population of Branson, MO has health coverage, with 31.8% on employee plans, 13.7% on Medicaid, 19.1% on Medicare, 16.3% on non-group plans, and 2.81% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Branson, 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

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

16.3%

Uninsured

31.8%

Employer Coverage

13.7%

Medicaid

19.1%

Medicare

16.3%

Non-Group

2.81%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Branson, MO declined by 5.75% from 17.3% to 16.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Branson, 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%.

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Diversity

Branson, MO is home to a population of 85.8k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.82% of Branson, MO residents were born outside of the country (2.42k people).

In 2017, there were 36.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (78.5k people) in Branson, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.13k White (Hispanic) and 1.62k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Branson, MO was 46.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Branson, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Branson, MO residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.82%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.42k people

2.67%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.28k people

As of 2017, 2.82% of Branson, MO residents (2.42k 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 Branson, MO was 2.67%, 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

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Branson, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Branson, MO was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Branson, MO

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    78.5k ± 62

  2. White (Hispanic)

    2.13k ± 339

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    1.62k ± 325

In 2017, there were 36.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (78.5k people) in Branson, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.13k White (Hispanic) and 1.62k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,512 ± 340

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,051 ± 249

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    803 ± 246

Branson, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Branson, MO awarded 412 degrees. The student population of Branson, MO is skewed towards women, with 677 male students and 831 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Branson, MO are White (373 and 93.3%), followed by Two or More Races (12 and 3%), Hispanic or Latino (6 and 1.5%), and Asian (4 and 1%).

The largest universities in Branson, MO by number of degrees awarded are College of the Ozarks (412 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Branson, MO are General Business Administration & Management (37 and 8.98%), Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication (22 and 5.34%), and General Agriculture Management (20 and 4.85%).

The median tuition costs in Branson, MO are $18,700 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Branson, MO was General Business Administration & Management with 37 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

412 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$18,700

Median Private

In 2017, the Branson, MO institution with the largest number of graduating students was College of the Ozarks with 412 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

221

Degrees Awarded to Men

191

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 221 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Branson, MO, which is 1.16 times more than the 191 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

    373 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    12 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Branson, MO were to White students. These 373 degrees mean that there were 31.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 12 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Branson, MO was $138,500 in 2017, which is 0.603 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $134,200 to $138,500, a 3.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Branson, MO is 67%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Branson, MO have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Branson, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$138,500

2017 Median

± $5,766

$134,200

2016 Median

± $6,270

In 2017, the median property value in Branson, MO grew to to $138,500 from the previous year's value of $134,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Branson, 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 Branson, 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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$41,135

Median Household Income

± $1,377

35k

Number of Households

± 1,260

In 2017, the median household income of the 35k households in Branson, MO grew to $41,135 from the previous year's value of $39,453.

The following chart displays the households in Branson, 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

67%

2017 Homeownership

65.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67% of the housing units in Branson, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.8%.

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

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Commute Time

22.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Branson, MO have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.12% of the workforce in Branson, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.6%

  2. Carpooled

    14.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.77%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Branson, MO was Drove Alone (75.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (14.8%) and those who Worked At Home (5.77%).

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 Branson, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Branson, MO have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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