Pike County, MO

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Population

18,517

0.227% growth

Median Age

39.2


Median Household Income

$45,112

5.45% growth

Poverty Rate

15.1%


Number of Employees

7,527

0.952% growth

Median Property Value

$106,500

9.68% growth

About

In 2017, Pike County, MO had a population of 18.5k people with a median age of 39.2 and a median household income of $45,112. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pike County, MO grew from 18,475 to 18,517, a 0.227% increase and its median household income grew from $42,779 to $45,112, a 5.45% increase.

The population of Pike County, MO is 88.3% White Alone, 5.93% Black or African American Alone, and 2.28% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Pike County, MO speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pike County, MO are Pike-Lincoln Technical Center (7 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Pike County, MO is $106,500, and the homeownership rate is 71.3%. Most people in Pike County, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Pike County, MO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Pike County, MO employs 7.53k people. The largest industries in Pike County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (964 people), Retail Trade (900 people), and Manufacturing (792 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($50,417), Construction ($37,380), and Wholesale Trade ($36,250).

Median household income in Pike County, MO is $45,112. Males in Pike 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 Pike County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,112

2017 value

± $3,523

5.45%

1 Year Growth

± 10.6%

Households in Pike County, MO have a median annual income of $45,112, 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 $42,779 in 2016, which represents a 5.45% 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 Pike 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 4603

  2. Census Tract 4605

  3. Census Tract 4602

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pike County, MO was Census Tract 4603 with a value of $55,000, followed by Census Tract 4605 and Census Tract 4602, with respective values of $49,914 and $47,220.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pike County, MO (2.44k out of 16.2k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 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

    2,107 ± 245

  2. Black

    192 ± 88

  3. Hispanic

    76 ± 85

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

7.53k

2017 Value

± 453

0.952%

1 Year growth

± 8.56%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pike County, MO grew at a rate of 0.952%, from 7.46k employees to 7.53k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pike County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,229 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (669 people), and Production Occupations (655 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pike County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pike County, MO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,229 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (669 people), and Production Occupations (655 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pike County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.11 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.23 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.79 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pike County, MO, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($78,750), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($67,917), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($52,917).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.53k

2017 Value

± 453

0.952%

1 Year growth

± 8.56%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pike County, MO grew at a rate of 0.952%, from 7.46k employees to 7.53k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pike County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (964 people), Retail Trade (900 people), and Manufacturing (792 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pike County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Pike 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 Pike County, MO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (964 people), Retail Trade (900 people), and Manufacturing (792 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pike County, MO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.86 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.21 times), and Public Administration (1.75 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pike County, MO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($50,417), Construction ($37,380), and Wholesale Trade ($36,250).

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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

88.4% of the population of Pike County, MO has health coverage, with 45.1% on employee plans, 15.2% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 2.1% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Pike County, MO see 3058 patients per year on average, which represents a 17.5% decrease from the previous year (3708 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3688 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3073 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

3,058 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pike County, MO see an average of 3,058 patients per year. This represents a 17.5% decrease from the previous year (3,708 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pike 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

11.6%

Uninsured

45.1%

Employer Coverage

15.2%

Medicaid

14.7%

Medicare

11.2%

Non-Group

2.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pike County, MO declined by 15.8% from 13.8% to 11.6%.

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

Pike County, MO is home to a population of 18.5k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.32% of Pike County, MO residents were born outside of the country (244 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Pike County, MO is composed of 16.4k White Alone residents (88.3%), 1.1k Black or African American Alone residents (5.93%), 423 Two or More Races residents (2.28%), 407 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.2%), 105 Asian Alone residents (0.567%), 89 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.481%), 24 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.13%), and 12 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0648%).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pike County, MO was 39.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Pike County, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pike County, MO residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.32%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

244 people

0.909%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

168 people

As of 2017, 1.32% of Pike County, MO residents (244 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 Pike County, MO was 0.909%, 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%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99% of Pike County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pike County, MO was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    16.4k ± 3

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.1k ± 138

  3. Two or More Races

    423 ± 118

In 2017, there were 14.9 times more White Alone residents (16.4k people) in Pike County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.1k Black or African American Alone and 423 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    506 ± 96

  2. Korea

    189 ± 55

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    148 ± 65

Pike County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Pike County, MO awarded 7 degrees. The student population of Pike County, MO is skewed towards women, with 8 male students and 13 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pike County, MO are White (7 and 100%), followed by Asian (0 and 0%), Black or African American (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Pike County, MO by number of degrees awarded are Pike-Lincoln Technical Center (7 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pike County, MO are Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (5 and 71.4%), Diesel Mechanics Technology (2 and 28.6%), and Prepress Publising & Digital Imaging Design (0 and 0%).

The median tuition costs in Pike County, MO are $N/A 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 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Pike County, MO was Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) with 5 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Pike County, MO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

7 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Pike County, MO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Pike-Lincoln Technical Center with 7 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5

Degrees Awarded to Men

2

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 5 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pike County, MO, which is 2.5 times more than the 2 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

    7 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    0 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pike County, MO were to White students. These 7 degrees mean that there were N/A times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 0 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pike County, MO was $106,500 in 2017, which is 0.464 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $97,100 to $106,500, a 9.68% increase. The homeownership rate in Pike County, MO is 71.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pike County, MO have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pike County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$106,500

2017 Median

± $5,409

$97,100

2016 Median

± $8,760

In 2017, the median property value in Pike County, MO grew to to $106,500 from the previous year's value of $97,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pike 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 Pike 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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$45,112

Median Household Income

± $3,523

6.74k

Number of Households

± 421

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.74k households in Pike County, MO grew to $45,112 from the previous year's value of $42,779.

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

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Rent vs Own

71.3%

2017 Homeownership

72.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.3% of the housing units in Pike County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.5%.

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

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Commute Time

21.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pike County, MO have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.78% of the workforce in Pike County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.2%

  2. Worked At Home

    7.4%

  3. Carpooled

    7.09%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pike County, MO was Drove Alone (81.2%), followed by those who Worked At Home (7.4%) and those who Carpooled (7.09%).

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

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