Hickory County, MO

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Population

9,352

0.917% growth

Median Age

54.8


Median Household Income

$34,746

4.93% growth

Poverty Rate

23.3%


Number of Employees

3,207

7.76% growth

Median Property Value

$90,200

0.445% growth

About

In 2017, Hickory County, MO had a population of 9.35k people with a median age of 54.8 and a median household income of $34,746. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hickory County, MO grew from 9,267 to 9,352, a 0.917% increase and its median household income grew from $33,113 to $34,746, a 4.93% increase.

The population of Hickory County, MO is 95.3% White Alone, 1.73% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 1.54% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Hickory County, MO speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Hickory County, MO is $90,200, and the homeownership rate is 82%. Most people in Hickory County, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Hickory County, MO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Hickory County, MO employs 3.21k people. The largest industries in Hickory County, MO are Retail Trade (517 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (426 people), and Educational Services (302 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($50,714), Wholesale Trade ($46,853), and Information ($36,208).

Median household income in Hickory County, MO is $34,746. Males in Hickory 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 Hickory County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,746

2017 value

± $2,613

4.93%

1 Year Growth

± 9.07%

Households in Hickory County, MO have a median annual income of $34,746, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $33,113 in 2016, which represents a 4.93% 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 Hickory 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 4701

  2. Census Tract 4705

  3. Census Tract 4703

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hickory County, MO was Census Tract 4701 with a value of $36,033, followed by Census Tract 4705 and Census Tract 4703, with respective values of $35,195 and $32,202.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hickory County, MO (2.14k out of 9.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 75+ 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

    2,043 ± 239

  2. Two Or More

    63 ± 81

  3. Native American

    34 ± 71

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hickory County, MO is White, followed by Two Or More and Native American.

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

3.21k

2017 Value

± 320

7.76%

1 Year growth

± 13.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hickory County, MO grew at a rate of 7.76%, from 2.98k employees to 3.21k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hickory County, MO, are Sales & Related Occupations (375 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (334 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (286 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hickory County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hickory County, MO, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (375 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (334 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (286 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hickory County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.68 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.23 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.86 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hickory County, MO, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($50,921), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($41,579), and Health Technologists & Technicians ($40,658).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.21k

2017 Value

± 320

7.76%

1 Year growth

± 13.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hickory County, MO grew at a rate of 7.76%, from 2.98k employees to 3.21k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hickory County, MO, are Retail Trade (517 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (426 people), and Educational Services (302 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hickory County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Hickory 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 Hickory County, MO, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (517 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (426 people), and Educational Services (302 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hickory County, MO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.06 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.99 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.92 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hickory County, MO, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($50,714), Wholesale Trade ($46,853), and Information ($36,208).

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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. $27.7B

  2. $24B

  3. $22.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $27.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($24B) and Mixed freight ($22.8B).

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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$272B

2015 Value

$433B

Projected 2045 Value

59.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Missouri trade was $272B. This is expected to increase 59.4% 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. $31.1B

  2. $13.5B

  3. $9.57B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $31.1B, followed by Kansas with $13.5B and Texas and $9.57B.

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

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Health

84.2% of the population of Hickory County, MO has health coverage, with 22.7% on employee plans, 14.5% on Medicaid, 26.9% on Medicare, 17.2% on non-group plans, and 2.77% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Hickory County, MO see 4600 patients per year on average, which represents a 50.1% decrease from the previous year (9219 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4634 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2317 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

4,600 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hickory County, MO see an average of 4,600 patients per year. This represents a 50.1% decrease from the previous year (9,219 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hickory County, MO in comparison to neighboring states.

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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

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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

15.8%

Uninsured

22.7%

Employer Coverage

14.5%

Medicaid

26.9%

Medicare

17.2%

Non-Group

2.77%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hickory County, MO declined by 0.0164% from 15.8% to 15.8%.

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

Hickory County, MO is home to a population of 9.35k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.674% of Hickory County, MO residents were born outside of the country (63 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Hickory County, MO is composed of 8.91k White Alone residents (95.3%), 162 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.73%), 144 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.54%), 121 Two or More Races residents (1.29%), 6 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0642%), 6 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0642%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Hickory County, MO are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

55

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

71

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 29.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hickory County, MO was 54.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 55, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 71. But people in Hickory County, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Hickory County, MO residents was 54.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.674%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

63 people

0.637%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

59 people

As of 2017, 0.674% of Hickory County, MO residents (63 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 Hickory County, MO was 0.637%, 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

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Hickory County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hickory 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

    8.91k ± 15

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    162 ± 65

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    144 ± 56.1

In 2017, there were 55 times more White Alone residents (8.91k people) in Hickory County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 162 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 144 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Hickory County, MO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Hickory County, MO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Hickory County, MO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Hickory County, MO are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    456 ± 106

  2. Korea

    142 ± 48

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    99 ± 66

Hickory County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hickory County, MO was $90,200 in 2017, which is 0.415 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $89,800 to $90,200, a 0.445% increase. The homeownership rate in Hickory County, MO is 82%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hickory County, MO have an average commute time of 28.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hickory County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$34,746

Median Household Income

± $2,613

3.98k

Number of Households

± 323

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.98k households in Hickory County, MO grew to $34,746 from the previous year's value of $33,113.

The following chart displays the households in Hickory 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 $10k - $15k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$90,200

2017 Median

± $8,450

$89,800

2016 Median

± $7,395

In 2017, the median property value in Hickory County, MO grew to to $90,200 from the previous year's value of $89,800.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

82%

2017 Homeownership

80.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 82% of the housing units in Hickory County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.8%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

28.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hickory County, MO have a longer commute time (28.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.24% of the workforce in Hickory County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.4%

  2. Carpooled

    11.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.13%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hickory County, MO was Drove Alone (80.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.9%) and those who Worked At Home (4.13%).

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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