Monroe County, MO

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2022 Population
8,668
0.289% 1-year growth
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
45.8
0.866% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
16.5%
7.12% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$50,245
8.19% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$136,600
10.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Monroe County, MO had a population of 8.67k people with a median age of 45.8 and a median household income of $50,245. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Monroe County, MO grew from 8,643 to 8,668, a 0.289% increase and its median household income grew from $46,441 to $50,245, a 8.19% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Monroe County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.47%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.11%), White (Hispanic) (1%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.831%).

None of the households in Monroe 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.

99.3% of the residents in Monroe County, MO are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Monroe County, MO was $136,600, and the homeownership rate was 75.9%.

Most people in Monroe County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Monroe County, MO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Monroe County, MO is home to a population of 8.67k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.02% of Monroe County, MO residents were born outside of the country (88 people).

In 2022, there were 26.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.97k people) in Monroe County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 301 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 96 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Monroe County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Monroe County, MO was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Monroe County, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.97k ± 39
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    301 ± 59
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    96 ± 58.1
1.86%
Hispanic Population
161 people

In 2022, there were 26.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.97k people) in Monroe County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 301 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 96 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.86% of the people in Monroe County, MO are hispanic (161 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.02%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
88 people
0.995%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
86 people

As of 2022, 1.02% of Monroe County, MO residents (88 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 Monroe County, MO was 0.995%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    280 ± 78
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    113 ± 70
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    61 ± 35

Monroe County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Monroe County, MO employs 3.6k people. The largest industries in Monroe County, MO are Manufacturing (733 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (548 people), and Retail Trade (431 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($79,375), Transportation & Warehousing ($73,750), and Wholesale Trade ($72,396).

Occupations

3.6k
2022 Value
± 289
−2.07%
1 Year decline
± 11.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Monroe County, MO declined at a rate of −2.07%, from 3.68k employees to 3.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Monroe County, MO, are Production Occupations (550 people), Management Occupations (452 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (364 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Monroe County, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.6k
2022 Value
± 289
−2.07%
1 Year decline
± 11.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Monroe County, MO declined at a rate of −2.07%, from 3.68k employees to 3.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Monroe County, MO, are Manufacturing (733 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (548 people), and Retail Trade (431 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Monroe County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Monroe 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

$44,539
Median earning men ± $5,158
$29,364
Median earning women ± $3,509

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($75,131), Wholesale Trade ($72,292), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,728).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($46,250), Public Administration ($38,529), and Manufacturing ($38,470).

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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. 70
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 44
    Manufacturing
  3. 39
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Monroe County, MO went to Donald J. Trump with 77.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.25%).

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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Race

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 Monroe County, MO was $136,600 in 2022, which is 0.485 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $123,300 to $136,600, a 10.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Monroe County, MO is 75.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Monroe County, MO have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Monroe County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Monroe County, MO is $50,245. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Monroe County, MO was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $52,273, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $50,370 and $49,000.

Property

$136,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$18,093
$2,598
Median Property Taxes
±$245

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

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Rent vs Own

75.9%
Homeownership
2022
61.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.9% of the housing units in Monroe County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9602
  2. Census Tract 9601
  3. Census Tract 9603

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Monroe County, MO was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $52,273, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $50,370 and $49,000.

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

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Household Income

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$50,245
Median Household Income
± $3,611
3.43k
Number of Households
± 288

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.43k households in Monroe County, MO grew to $50,245 from the previous year's value of $46,441.

The following chart displays the households in Monroe 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 Monroe 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 (82.1%)
  2. Carpooled (8.99%)
  3. Walked (4.18%)

In 2022, 82.1% of workers in Monroe County, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.99%) and those who walked to work (4.18%).

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

26.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Monroe County, MO have a longer commute time (26.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.39% of the workforce in Monroe 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 Monroe County, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Monroe County, MO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Monroe County, MO (1.4k out of 8.52k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 75+ and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Monroe County, MO is White, followed by Black 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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Health

87.4% of the population of Monroe County, MO has health coverage, with 43.1% on employee plans, 11.7% on Medicaid, 17.5% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 3.03% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, MO see 2881 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.242% decrease from the previous year (2888 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 8672 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4336 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.3% were men and 48.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,881 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Monroe County, MO

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, MO see an average of 2,881 patients per year. This represents a 0.242% decrease from the previous year (2,888 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Monroe 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 23.9% under 18 years, 15.5% between 18 and 34 years, 37% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.3% were men and 48.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.6%
Uninsured
43.1%
Employer Coverage
11.7%
Medicaid
17.5%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
3.03%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Monroe County, MO grew by 23.8% from 10.2% to 12.6%.

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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 37.6% in Monroe County, MO.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.5% in Monroe County, MO.

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