Butler County, MO

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2022 Population
42,280
0.0804% 1-year decline
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.7
0.743% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
21.1%
0.728% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$47,245
5.36% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$132,600
13.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
17,433
2.05% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Butler County, MO had a population of 42.3k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $47,245. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Butler County, MO declined from 42,314 to 42,280, a −0.0804% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,842 to $47,245, a 5.36% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Butler County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.12%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.41%), White (Hispanic) (1.09%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.799%).

None of the households in Butler 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.

99.7% of the residents in Butler County, MO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Butler County, MO are Three Rivers College (774 degrees awarded in 2022) and Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center (18 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Butler County, MO was $132,600, and the homeownership rate was 65.4%.

Most people in Butler County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Butler County, MO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Butler County, MO is home to a population of 42.3k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.915% of Butler County, MO residents were born outside of the country (387 people).

In 2022, there were 16.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (36.6k people) in Butler County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.17k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.86k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Butler County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Butler County, MO was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Butler County, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    36.6k ± 472
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.17k ± 349
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.86k ± 368
2.42%
Hispanic Population
1.02k people

In 2022, there were 16.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (36.6k people) in Butler County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.17k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.86k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.42% of the people in Butler County, MO are hispanic (1.02k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    37,430 ± 4,735 people
  2. India
    22,246 ± 3,655 people
  3. China
    18,085 ± 3,297 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 37,430 Missouri residents, followed by India with 22,246 and China with 18,085.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.915%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
387 people
0.657%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
278 people

As of 2022, 0.915% of Butler County, MO residents (387 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 Butler County, MO was 0.657%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,138 ± 206
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    611 ± 196
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    464 ± 193

Butler County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Butler County, MO employs 17.4k people. The largest industries in Butler County, MO are Retail Trade (2,908 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,816 people), and Manufacturing (2,634 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($91,272), Finance & Insurance ($44,116), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,233).

Males in Missouri have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,490. The income inequality in Missouri (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

17.4k
2022 Value
± 1,115
2.05%
1 Year growth
± 8.93%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Butler County, MO grew at a rate of 2.05%, from 17.1k employees to 17.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Butler County, MO, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,173 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,941 people), and Production Occupations (1,620 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Butler County, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

17.4k
2022 Value
± 1,115
2.05%
1 Year growth
± 8.93%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Butler County, MO grew at a rate of 2.05%, from 17.1k employees to 17.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Butler County, MO, are Retail Trade (2,908 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,816 people), and Manufacturing (2,634 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Butler County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Butler 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

$38,935
Median earning men ± $2,882
$26,801
Median earning women ± $1,921

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,492), Public Administration ($48,966), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($48,910).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,313), Public Administration ($35,485), and Manufacturing ($32,518).

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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. 685
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 322
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 244
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Butler County, MO went to Donald J. Trump with 80.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (18.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.04%).

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

In 2022, universities in Butler County, MO awarded 792 degrees. The student population of Butler County, MO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 826 male students and 1,832 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Butler County, MO are White (594 and 75.2%), followed by Unknown (96 and 12.2%), Black or African American (69 and 8.73%), and Hispanic or Latino (24 and 3.04%).

The largest universities in Butler County, MO by number of degrees awarded are Three Rivers College (774 and 97.7%) and Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center (18 and 2.27%).

The most popular majors in Butler County, MO are General Studies (183 and 23.1%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (178 and 22.5%), and Pre-Nursing Studies (86 and 10.9%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,658 students enrolled in Butler County, MO, 31.1% men and 68.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,053 records, of which 70.2% were women and 29.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 54 degrees awarded
  2. 178 degrees awarded
  3. 71 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Butler County, MO was Other Teacher Education & Professional Development with 54 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 774 degrees awarded
  2. 18 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Three Rivers College with 774 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 218 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Butler County, MO, which is 0.38 times less than the 574 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 594 degrees mean that there were 6.19 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 96 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,290) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,310) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($720) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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 Butler County, MO was $132,600 in 2022, which is 0.47 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $117,000 to $132,600, a 13.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Butler County, MO is 65.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Butler County, MO have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Butler County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Butler County, MO is $47,245. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Butler County, MO was Census Tract 9502.01 with a value of $63,468, followed by Census Tract 9509 and Census Tract 9506, with respective values of $49,141 and $48,864.

In 2022, 12.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Butler County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.421%.

Property

$132,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,324
$10,636
Median Property Taxes
±$740

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 Butler County, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

65.4%
Homeownership
2022
69%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.4% of the housing units in Butler County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9502.01
  2. Census Tract 9509
  3. Census Tract 9506

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Butler County, MO was Census Tract 9502.01 with a value of $63,468, followed by Census Tract 9509 and Census Tract 9506, with respective values of $49,141 and $48,864.

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

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Household Income

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$47,245
Median Household Income
± $3,235
16.3k
Number of Households
± 1,020

In 2022, the median household income of the 16.3k households in Butler County, MO grew to $47,245 from the previous year's value of $44,842.

The following chart displays the households in Butler 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 Butler 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 (79.4%)
  2. Carpooled (13.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.99%)

In 2022, 79.4% of workers in Butler County, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.6%) and those who worked at home (3.99%).

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Commute Time

18.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Butler County, MO have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2% of the workforce in Butler County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Butler County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.421%.

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Poverty & Diversity

21.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Butler County, MO (8.72k out of 41.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 26.7% of the children was living in poverty in Butler County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 503 in Butler County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 46 per 100,000 population.

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Health

86.7% of the population of Butler County, MO has health coverage, with 33.7% on employee plans, 25.7% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 2.39% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Butler County, MO see 1062 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.06% increase from the previous year (992 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1278 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,062 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Butler County, MO

Primary care physicians in Butler County, MO see an average of 1,062 patients per year. This represents a 7.06% increase from the previous year (992 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.8% under 18 years, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.3%
Uninsured
33.7%
Employer Coverage
25.7%
Medicaid
14.4%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
2.39%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Butler County, MO declined by 2.58% from 13.6% to 13.3%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 75.6 in Butler County, MO.

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Health Behaviors

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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 40.1% in Butler County, MO.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15% in Butler County, MO.

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