Perry County, MO

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2022 Population
18,970
0.195% 1-year decline
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.4
1.22% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.3%
19.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$61,486
8.19% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$179,900
13.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Perry County, MO had a population of 19k people with a median age of 41.4 and a median household income of $61,486. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Perry County, MO declined from 19,007 to 18,970, a −0.195% decrease and its median household income grew from $56,832 to $61,486, a 8.19% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Perry County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (94%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.14%), White (Hispanic) (1.21%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.77%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.717%).

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

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

In 2022, the median property value in Perry County, MO was $179,900, and the homeownership rate was 77.7%.

Most people in Perry County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Perry County, MO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Perry County, MO is home to a population of 19k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.3% of Perry County, MO residents were born outside of the country (247 people).

In 2022, there were 43.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.8k people) in Perry County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 406 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 230 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
98.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Perry County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Perry County, MO was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Perry County, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.8k ± 110
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    406 ± 137
  3. White (Hispanic)
    230 ± 124
2.42%
Hispanic Population
460 people

In 2022, there were 43.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.8k people) in Perry County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 406 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 230 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.42% of the people in Perry County, MO are hispanic (460 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
247 people
1.76%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
335 people

As of 2022, 1.3% of Perry County, MO residents (247 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 Perry County, MO was 1.76%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    454 ± 103
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    362 ± 130
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    151 ± 68

Perry County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Perry County, MO employs 9.06k people. The largest industries in Perry County, MO are Manufacturing (2,175 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,347 people), and Retail Trade (958 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($104,531), Finance & Insurance ($63,125), and Wholesale Trade ($61,167).

Occupations

9.06k
2022 Value
± 593
−0.165%
1 Year decline
± 9.04%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Perry County, MO declined at a rate of −0.165%, from 9.08k employees to 9.06k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Perry County, MO, are Production Occupations (1,315 people), Management Occupations (1,165 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (801 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Perry County, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.06k
2022 Value
± 593
−0.165%
1 Year decline
± 9.04%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Perry County, MO declined at a rate of −0.165%, from 9.08k employees to 9.06k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Perry County, MO, are Manufacturing (2,175 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,347 people), and Retail Trade (958 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Perry County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Perry 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

$42,184
Median earning men ± $2,784
$33,037
Median earning women ± $1,784

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($128,854), Wholesale Trade ($64,453), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,726).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($53,295), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,063), and Construction ($37,344).

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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. 161
    Manufacturing
  2. 150
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 144
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Perry County, MO went to Donald J. Trump with 81.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (17.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.08%).

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

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

US Senators from Missouri

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

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

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

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US Representatives from Missouri

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

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

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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

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

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Educational Attainment

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

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Perry County, MO was $179,900 in 2022, which is 0.638 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $158,000 to $179,900, a 13.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Perry County, MO is 77.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Perry County, MO have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Perry County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Perry County, MO is $61,486. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Perry County, MO was Census Tract 4701 with a value of $90,556, followed by Census Tract 4705 and Census Tract 4702, with respective values of $64,609 and $63,716.

Property

$179,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,717
$5,693
Median Property Taxes
±$387

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 Perry County, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

77.7%
Homeownership
2022
63.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.7% of the housing units in Perry County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.1%.

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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 4702

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Perry County, MO was Census Tract 4701 with a value of $90,556, followed by Census Tract 4705 and Census Tract 4702, with respective values of $64,609 and $63,716.

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

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Household Income

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$61,486
Median Household Income
± $4,247
7.33k
Number of Households
± 484

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.33k households in Perry County, MO grew to $61,486 from the previous year's value of $56,832.

The following chart displays the households in Perry 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 Perry 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 (86.5%)
  2. Carpooled (9%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.59%)

In 2022, 86.5% of workers in Perry County, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9%) and those who worked at home (2.59%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

20.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Perry County, MO have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.78% of the workforce in Perry 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 Perry County, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Perry County, MO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Perry County, MO (2.11k out of 18.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.9% of the population of Perry County, MO has health coverage, with 51.3% on employee plans, 11.3% on Medicaid, 16.7% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.22% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Perry County, MO see 2126 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.094% decrease from the previous year (2128 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2133 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1280 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,126 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Perry County, MO

Primary care physicians in Perry County, MO see an average of 2,126 patients per year. This represents a 0.094% decrease from the previous year (2,128 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Perry 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 24.9% under 18 years, 18% between 18 and 34 years, 38.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.05%
Uninsured
51.3%
Employer Coverage
11.3%
Medicaid
16.7%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
1.22%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Perry County, MO grew by 5.18% from 6.71% to 7.05%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.5% in Perry County, MO.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.2% in Perry County, MO.

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