Scott County, MO

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2022 Population
38,055
0.278% 1-year decline
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.4
0.505% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
15.6%
4.88% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$54,621
8.04% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$132,800
8.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Scott County, MO had a population of 38.1k people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $54,621. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Scott County, MO declined from 38,161 to 38,055, a −0.278% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,556 to $54,621, a 8.04% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Scott County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.91%), White (Hispanic) (1.49%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1%).

None of the households in Scott 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 Scott County, MO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are Sikeston Career and Technology Center (24 degrees awarded in 2018).

In 2022, the median property value in Scott County, MO was $132,800, and the homeownership rate was 68.6%.

Most people in Scott County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Scott County, MO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Scott County, MO is home to a population of 38.1k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.709% of Scott County, MO residents were born outside of the country (270 people).

In 2022, there were 7.24 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.2k people) in Scott County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.49k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Scott County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Scott County, MO was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Scott County, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    31.2k ± 156
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.3k ± 214
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.49k ± 264
2.64%
Hispanic Population
1k people

In 2022, there were 7.24 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.2k people) in Scott County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.49k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.64% of the people in Scott County, MO are hispanic (1k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.709%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
270 people
1.03%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
392 people

As of 2022, 0.709% of Scott County, MO residents (270 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 Scott County, MO was 1.03%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    758 ± 168
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    344 ± 136
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    312 ± 140

Scott County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Scott County, MO employs 17.4k people. The largest industries in Scott County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,628 people), Manufacturing (2,322 people), and Retail Trade (1,916 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,724), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,315), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,019).

Occupations

17.4k
2022 Value
± 956
1.04%
1 Year growth
± 7.61%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Scott County, MO grew at a rate of 1.04%, from 17.2k employees to 17.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Scott County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,052 people), Management Occupations (1,609 people), and Production Occupations (1,448 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Scott County, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

17.4k
2022 Value
± 956
1.04%
1 Year growth
± 7.61%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Scott County, MO grew at a rate of 1.04%, from 17.2k employees to 17.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Scott County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,628 people), Manufacturing (2,322 people), and Retail Trade (1,916 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Scott County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Scott 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

$45,322
Median earning men ± $1,766
$29,738
Median earning women ± $1,536

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($83,542), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,528), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,417).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($46,154), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,805), and Public Administration ($37,422).

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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. 506
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 283
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 243
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Scott County, MO went to Donald J. Trump with 77.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (21.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.88%).

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 2018, universities in Scott County, MO awarded 24 degrees. The student population of Scott County, MO in 2018 is skewed towards women, with 8 male students and 35 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Scott County, MO are White (15 and 62.5%), followed by Black or African American (7 and 29.2%), Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (1 and 4.17%), and Hispanic or Latino (1 and 4.17%).

The largest universities in Scott County, MO by number of degrees awarded are Sikeston Career and Technology Center (24 and 100%).

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 Scott County, MO was $132,800 in 2022, which is 0.471 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $122,400 to $132,800, a 8.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Scott County, MO is 68.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Scott County, MO have an average commute time of 20.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Scott County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Scott County, MO is $54,621. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Scott County, MO was Census Tract 7811 with a value of $71,864, followed by Census Tract 7813 and Census Tract 7804, with respective values of $71,230 and $70,858.

Property

$132,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,494
$10,399
Median Property Taxes
±$621

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

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

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Rent vs Own

68.6%
Homeownership
2022
64.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.6% of the housing units in Scott County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.5%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Scott County, MO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 7811
  2. Census Tract 7813
  3. Census Tract 7804

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Scott County, MO was Census Tract 7811 with a value of $71,864, followed by Census Tract 7813 and Census Tract 7804, with respective values of $71,230 and $70,858.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$54,621
Median Household Income
± $3,245
15.2k
Number of Households
± 834

In 2022, the median household income of the 15.2k households in Scott County, MO grew to $54,621 from the previous year's value of $50,556.

The following chart displays the households in Scott 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Scott 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Missouri across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.9%)
  2. Carpooled (10.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.1%)

In 2022, 83.9% of workers in Scott County, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.3%) and those who worked at home (4.1%).

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

20.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Scott County, MO have a shorter commute time (20.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.07% of the workforce in Scott 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 Scott County, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Scott County, MO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Scott County, MO (5.83k out of 37.4k 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 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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

88.8% of the population of Scott County, MO has health coverage, with 44.3% on employee plans, 19.1% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 9.54% on non-group plans, and 0.959% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Scott County, MO see 1914 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.43% decrease from the previous year (2024 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1595 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 571 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.9% were men and 53.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,914 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Scott County, MO

Primary care physicians in Scott County, MO see an average of 1,914 patients per year. This represents a 5.43% decrease from the previous year (2,024 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Scott 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 25.7% under 18 years, 19.8% between 18 and 34 years, 36.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.9% were men and 53.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.2%
Uninsured
44.3%
Employer Coverage
19.1%
Medicaid
14.9%
Medicare
9.54%
Non-Group
0.959%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Scott County, MO declined by 5.62% from 11.9% to 11.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Scott County, MO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 43.5 in Scott 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 38.5% in Scott 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 13.6% in Scott County, MO.

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