DeKalb County, MO

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2022 Population
11,838
1.71% 1-year growth
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.7
0.969% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.3%
0.123% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$67,910
14.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$160,300
16.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, DeKalb County, MO had a population of 11.8k people with a median age of 41.7 and a median household income of $67,910. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of DeKalb County, MO grew from 11,639 to 11,838, a 1.71% increase and its median household income grew from $59,462 to $67,910, a 14.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in DeKalb County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.18%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.73%), White (Hispanic) (1.62%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.912%).

None of the households in DeKalb County, MO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99% of the residents in DeKalb County, MO are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in DeKalb County, MO was $160,300, and the homeownership rate was 69.9%.

Most people in DeKalb County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.7 minutes. The average car ownership in DeKalb County, MO was 3 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

DeKalb County, MO is home to a population of 11.8k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.58% of DeKalb County, MO residents were born outside of the country (187 people).

In 2022, there were 10.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10k people) in DeKalb County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 968 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 323 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of DeKalb County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in DeKalb County, MO was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in DeKalb County, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    10k ± 55
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    968 ± 132
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    323 ± 104
2.87%
Hispanic Population
340 people

In 2022, there were 10.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10k people) in DeKalb County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 968 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 323 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.87% of the people in DeKalb County, MO are hispanic (340 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.58%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
187 people
1.05%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
122 people

As of 2022, 1.58% of DeKalb County, MO residents (187 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in DeKalb County, MO was 1.05%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    279 ± 103
  2. Vietnam
    203 ± 82
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    84 ± 58

DeKalb County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of DeKalb County, MO employs 4.25k people. The largest industries in DeKalb County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (688 people), Manufacturing (642 people), and Construction (435 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($70,500), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($59,464), and Construction ($58,025).

Occupations

4.25k
2022 Value
± 393
5.54%
1 Year growth
± 12.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in DeKalb County, MO grew at a rate of 5.54%, from 4.02k employees to 4.25k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in DeKalb County, MO, are Management Occupations (697 people), Production Occupations (476 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (408 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of DeKalb County, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.25k
2022 Value
± 393
5.54%
1 Year growth
± 12.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in DeKalb County, MO grew at a rate of 5.54%, from 4.02k employees to 4.25k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in DeKalb County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (688 people), Manufacturing (642 people), and Construction (435 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of DeKalb County, MO, though some of these residents may live in DeKalb County, MO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,863
Median earning men ± $4,073
$35,295
Median earning women ± $2,571

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($80,080), Manufacturing ($58,569), and Construction ($58,200).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($54,306), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($42,167), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,019).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.17%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.94M people employed in Missouri. This represents a 2.17% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Missouri.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 86
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 73
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 45
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in DeKalb County, MO went to Donald J. Trump with 79% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (19.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.28%).

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing the state of Missouri. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Missouri

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Josh Hawley
Senator from Missouri1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Eric Schmitt
Senator from Missouri3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing Missouri.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Missouri

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Missouri have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.699% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.592% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.48M), Some college (1.12M), and Bachelors Degree (864k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in DeKalb County, MO was $160,300 in 2022, which is 0.569 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $138,100 to $160,300, a 16.1% increase. The homeownership rate in DeKalb County, MO is 69.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in DeKalb County, MO have an average commute time of 28.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in DeKalb County, MO is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Property

$160,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,125
$2,595
Median Property Taxes
±$273

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In DeKalb County, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in DeKalb County, MO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

69.9%
Homeownership
2022
66.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69.9% of the housing units in DeKalb County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.4%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 802
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Household Income

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$67,910
Median Household Income
± $8,906
3.72k
Number of Households
± 341

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.72k households in DeKalb County, MO grew to $67,910 from the previous year's value of $59,462.

The following chart displays the households in DeKalb 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for DeKalb County, MO is from Missouri.
0.455
2022 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.457
2021 Wage GINI in Missouri

In 2022, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.432% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.43%)
  3. Carpooled (8.06%)

In 2022, 77.6% of workers in DeKalb County, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.43%) and those who carpooled to work (8.06%).

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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Commute Time

28.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in DeKalb County, MO have a longer commute time (28.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.52% of the workforce in DeKalb County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

10.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in DeKalb County, MO (959 out of 9.27k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

90.1% of the population of DeKalb County, MO has health coverage, with 45.3% on employee plans, 11.8% on Medicaid, 16% on Medicare, 15.9% on non-group plans, and 1.08% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.3% under 18 years, 18.2% between 18 and 34 years, 36.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.86%
Uninsured
45.3%
Employer Coverage
11.8%
Medicaid
16%
Medicare
15.9%
Non-Group
1.08%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in DeKalb County, MO grew by 22.6% from 8.04% to 9.86%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.6% in DeKalb County, MO.

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