Greene County, MO

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Population

291,923

0.731% growth

Poverty Rate

18.5%


Median Age

36.6


Median Household Income

$43,771

2.98% decline

Number of Employees

135,829

5.87% decline

Median Property Value

$148,000

0% growth

About

In 2018, Greene County, MO had a population of 292k people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $43,771. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Greene County, MO grew from 289,805 to 291,923, a 0.731% increase and its median household income declined from $45,117 to $43,771, a -2.98% decrease.

N/A N/A% of the people in Greene County, MO speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Greene County, MO are Missouri State University-Springfield (4,880 degrees awarded in 2017), Ozarks Technical Community College (2,933 degrees), and Drury University (1,030 degrees).

The median property value in Greene County, MO is $148,000, and the homeownership rate is 55.4%. Most people in Greene County, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Greene County, MO is 2 cars per household.

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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 Greene County, MO employs 136k people. The largest industries in Greene County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (22,274 people), Retail Trade (18,543 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (12,717 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($112,201), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($80,841), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($80,744).

Median household income in Greene County, MO is $43,771. Males in Greene County, MO have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,612. The income inequality in Greene County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,771

2018 value

± $2,361

-2.98%

1 Year Growth

± 7.89%

Households in Greene County, MO have a median annual income of $43,771, 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 $45,117 in 2017, which represents a -2.98% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Missouri by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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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

The closest comparable wage GINI for Greene County, MO is from Missouri.

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.

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 38

  2. Census Tract 40.02

  3. Census Tract 37

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Greene County, MO was Census Tract 38 with a value of $103,656, followed by Census Tract 40.02 and Census Tract 37, with respective values of $92,727 and $81,895.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Greene County, MO (50.8k out of 275k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    43,503 ± 1,473

  2. Black

    2,674 ± 365

  3. Hispanic

    2,510 ± 389

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Greene County, MO 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

136k

2018 Value

± 6,119

-5.87%

1 Year decline

± 6.69%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Greene County, MO declined at a rate of -5.87%, from 144k employees to 136k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Greene County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,086 people), Sales & Related Occupations (13,694 people), and Management Occupations (13,234 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Greene County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Greene County, MO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,086 people), Sales & Related Occupations (13,694 people), and Management Occupations (13,234 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Greene County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.45 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.44 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.19 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Greene County, MO, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($68,096), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($66,262), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,736).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

136k

2018 Value

± 6,119

-5.87%

1 Year decline

± 6.69%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Greene County, MO declined at a rate of -5.87%, from 144k employees to 136k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Greene County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (22,274 people), Retail Trade (18,543 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (12,717 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Greene County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Greene 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 Greene County, MO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (22,274 people), Retail Trade (18,543 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (12,717 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Greene County, MO has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.62 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.24 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Greene County, MO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($112,201), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($80,841), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($80,744).

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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

90.4% of the population of Greene County, MO has health coverage, with 48.2% on employee plans, 14.8% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.7% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Greene County, MO see 1051 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.8% increase from the previous year (966 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1415 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 317 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

1,051 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Greene County, MO see an average of 1,051 patients per year. This represents a 8.8% increase from the previous year (966 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Greene County, MO 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%).

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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

9.61%

Uninsured

48.2%

Employer Coverage

14.8%

Medicaid

13%

Medicare

12.6%

Non-Group

1.7%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Greene County, MO declined by 4.92% from 10.1% to 9.61%.

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

Greene County, MO is home to a population of 292k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.28% of Greene County, MO residents were born outside of the country (9.5k people).

In N/A, there were N/A times more N/A residents (N/A people) in Greene County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were N/A N/A and N/A N/A residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Greene County, MO was 36.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Greene County, MO are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Greene County, MO residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.28%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

9.5k people

3.24%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

9.35k people

As of 2017, 3.28% of Greene County, MO residents (9.5k 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 Greene County, MO was 3.24%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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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

98.9%

2018 Citizenship

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.9% of Greene County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Greene County, MO was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

In N/A, there were N/A times more N/A residents (N/A people) in Greene County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were N/A N/A and N/A N/A residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,758 ± 872

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,180 ± 898

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,102 ± 617

Greene County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Greene County, MO awarded 10,505 degrees. The student population of Greene County, MO is skewed towards women, with 17,997 male students and 26,380 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Greene County, MO are White (8,483 and 86.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (382 and 3.88%), Two or More Races (316 and 3.21%), and Black or African American (303 and 3.08%).

The largest universities in Greene County, MO by number of degrees awarded are Missouri State University-Springfield (4,880 and 46.5%), Ozarks Technical Community College (2,933 and 27.9%), and Drury University (1,030 and 9.8%).

The most popular majors in Greene County, MO are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (1,144 and 10.9%), General Business Administration & Management (712 and 6.78%), and General Psychology (439 and 4.18%).

The median tuition costs in Greene County, MO are $17,350 for private four year colleges, and $6,300 and $13,740 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 254 degrees awarded

  2. 372 degrees awarded

  3. 273 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Greene County, MO was General Business Administration & Management with 254 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,880 degrees awarded

  2. 2,933 degrees awarded

  3. 1,030 degrees awarded

$6,300

Median In-State Public

$17,350

Median Private

In 2017, the Greene County, MO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Missouri State University-Springfield with 4,880 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,036

Degrees Awarded to Men

6,469

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 4,036 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Greene County, MO, which is 0.624 times less than the 6,469 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

    8,483 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    382 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    316 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Greene County, MO were to White students. These 8,483 degrees mean that there were 22.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 382 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Greene County, MO was $148,000 in 2018, which is 0.644 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $148,000 to $148,000, a 0% change. The homeownership rate in Greene County, MO is 55.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Greene County, MO have an average commute time of 19.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Greene County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$148,000

2018 Median

± $5,314

$148,000

2017 Median

± $5,470

In 2018, the median property value in Greene County, MO stayed at to $148,000 from the previous year's value of $148,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Greene 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 Greene County, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$43,771

Median Household Income

± $2,361

129k

Number of Households

± 5,886

In 2018, the median household income of the 129k households in Greene County, MO declined from $43,771 from the previous year's value of $45,117.

The following chart displays the households in Greene 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

55.4%

2018 Homeownership

56.9%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 55.4% of the housing units in Greene County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 56.9%.

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

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Commute Time

19.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Greene County, MO have a shorter commute time (19.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.957% of the workforce in Greene County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.3%

  2. Carpooled

    8.61%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.74%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Greene County, MO was Drove Alone (85.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.61%) and those who Worked At Home (3.74%).

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

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