Jefferson County, MO

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2022 Population
226,984
0.474% 1-year growth
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.9
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
8.27%
5.14% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$77,217
8.32% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$202,500
15.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
115,322
1.07% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Jefferson County, MO had a population of 227k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $77,217. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Jefferson County, MO grew from 225,913 to 226,984, a 0.474% increase and its median household income grew from $71,285 to $77,217, a 8.32% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.18%), White (Hispanic) (1.28%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.988%).

None of the households in Jefferson 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.

99.4% of the residents in Jefferson County, MO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jefferson County, MO are Jefferson College (688 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Jefferson County, MO was $202,500, and the homeownership rate was 80.7%.

Most people in Jefferson County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson County, MO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Jefferson County, MO is home to a population of 227k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.23% of Jefferson County, MO residents were born outside of the country (5.07k people).

In 2022, there were 17.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (205k people) in Jefferson County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

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

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson County, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    205k ± 1.45k
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    11.8k ± 1.5k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.9k ± 386
2.22%
Hispanic Population
5.03k people

In 2022, there were 17.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (205k people) in Jefferson County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.22% of the people in Jefferson County, MO are hispanic (5.03k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Jefferson 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

2.23%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.07k people
2.04%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.61k people

As of 2022, 2.23% of Jefferson County, MO residents (5.07k 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 Jefferson County, MO was 2.04%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,345 ± 464
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,134 ± 457
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,835 ± 390

Jefferson County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Jefferson County, MO employs 115k people. The largest industries in Jefferson County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (16,220 people), Manufacturing (14,149 people), and Retail Trade (13,815 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($91,458), Utilities ($83,750), and Information ($72,637).

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

115k
2022 Value
± 2,945
1.07%
1 Year growth
± 3.59%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jefferson County, MO grew at a rate of 1.07%, from 114k employees to 115k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jefferson County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,845 people), Management Occupations (11,198 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (10,806 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

115k
2022 Value
± 2,945
1.07%
1 Year growth
± 3.59%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jefferson County, MO grew at a rate of 1.07%, from 114k employees to 115k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jefferson County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (16,220 people), Manufacturing (14,149 people), and Retail Trade (13,815 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jefferson County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Jefferson 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

$55,225
Median earning men ± $1,345
$37,057
Median earning women ± $1,393

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($86,563), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,078), and Public Administration ($71,218).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($57,647), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,773), and Wholesale Trade ($49,792).

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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. 1,519
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 998
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 975
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Jefferson County, MO went to Donald J. Trump with 66% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.4%).

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 Jefferson County, MO awarded 688 degrees. The student population of Jefferson County, MO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,452 male students and 2,174 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jefferson County, MO are White (596 and 86.8%), followed by Unknown (39 and 5.68%), Hispanic or Latino (22 and 3.2%), and Black or African American (13 and 1.89%).

The largest universities in Jefferson County, MO by number of degrees awarded are Jefferson College (688 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Jefferson County, MO are Liberal Arts & Sciences (308 and 44.8%), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (58 and 8.43%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (47 and 6.83%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2015 in Jefferson County, MO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 93.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 40.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,626 (40% men and 60% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 3,626 students enrolled in Jefferson County, MO, 40% men and 60% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,145 records, of which 60.2% were women and 39.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 29 degrees awarded
  2. 308 degrees awarded
  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Jefferson County, MO was Teacher Education & Professional Development with 29 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
688 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Jefferson College with 688 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 265 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jefferson County, MO, which is 0.626 times less than the 423 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 596 degrees mean that there were 15.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 39 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($5,310) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($900) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($912) 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.

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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jefferson County, MO was $202,500 in 2022, which is 0.718 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $175,000 to $202,500, a 15.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Jefferson County, MO is 80.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Jefferson County, MO have an average commute time of 30.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jefferson County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Jefferson County, MO is $77,217. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jefferson County, MO was Census Tract 7004.02 with a value of $127,716, followed by Census Tract 7001.07 and Census Tract 7005.02, with respective values of $94,861 and $92,388.

In 2022, 10.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Jefferson County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.0708%.

Property

$202,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,756
$69,779
Median Property Taxes
±$2,160

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

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Rent vs Own

80.7%
Homeownership
2022
64.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.7% of the housing units in Jefferson County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 7004.02
  2. Census Tract 7001.07
  3. Census Tract 7005.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jefferson County, MO was Census Tract 7004.02 with a value of $127,716, followed by Census Tract 7001.07 and Census Tract 7005.02, with respective values of $94,861 and $92,388.

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

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Household Income

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$77,217
Median Household Income
± $2,028
86.5k
Number of Households
± 2,383

In 2022, the median household income of the 86.5k households in Jefferson County, MO grew to $77,217 from the previous year's value of $71,285.

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 (82.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.61%)
  3. Carpooled (6.84%)

In 2022, 82.7% of workers in Jefferson County, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.61%) and those who carpooled to work (6.84%).

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Commute Time

30.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jefferson County, MO have a longer commute time (30.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.79% of the workforce in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jefferson County, MO have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 10.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Jefferson County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.0708%.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.27% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jefferson County, MO (18.5k out of 224k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jefferson 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 10.6% of the children was living in poverty in Jefferson County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 192 in Jefferson County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 70.2 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.1% of the population of Jefferson County, MO has health coverage, with 58% on employee plans, 9.7% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 9.24% on non-group plans, and 1.51% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, MO see 4092 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.15% decrease from the previous year (4314 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2265 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 968 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,092 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jefferson County, MO

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, MO see an average of 4,092 patients per year. This represents a 5.15% decrease from the previous year (4,314 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jefferson 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 24.2% under 18 years, 18.9% between 18 and 34 years, 41.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.92%
Uninsured
58%
Employer Coverage
9.7%
Medicaid
13.7%
Medicare
9.24%
Non-Group
1.51%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jefferson County, MO declined by 3.28% from 8.19% to 7.92%.

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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 49.2 in Jefferson 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 31.6% in Jefferson 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 11.2% in Jefferson County, MO.

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