Johnson County, MO

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2022 Population
54,025
0.252% 1-year growth
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
31
0.977% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.3%
4.26% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$62,503
4.26% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$206,600
19.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
23,951
1.91% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Johnson County, MO had a population of 54k people with a median age of 31 and a median household income of $62,503. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Johnson County, MO grew from 53,889 to 54,025, a 0.252% increase and its median household income grew from $59,952 to $62,503, a 4.26% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Johnson County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.26%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.53%), White (Hispanic) (2.34%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.06%).

None of the households in Johnson 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.

98.2% of the residents in Johnson County, MO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Johnson County, MO are University of Central Missouri (2,857 degrees awarded in 2022) and Warrensburg Area Career Center (25 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Johnson County, MO was $206,600, and the homeownership rate was 63.1%.

Most people in Johnson County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Johnson County, MO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Johnson County, MO is home to a population of 54k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.98% of Johnson County, MO residents were born outside of the country (1.61k people).

In 2022, there were 19.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.6k people) in Johnson County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.91k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.2%
2022 Citizenship
98.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.2% of Johnson County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Johnson County, MO was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Johnson County, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    45.6k ± 239
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.3k ± 342
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.91k ± 269
5.04%
Hispanic Population
2.72k people

In 2022, there were 19.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.6k people) in Johnson County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.91k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.04% of the people in Johnson County, MO are hispanic (2.72k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Johnson 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

2.98%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.61k people
2.69%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.45k people

As of 2022, 2.98% of Johnson County, MO residents (1.61k 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 Johnson County, MO was 2.69%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,481 ± 453
  2. Vietnam
    1,159 ± 194
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    781 ± 189

Johnson County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Johnson County, MO employs 24k people. The largest industries in Johnson County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,229 people), Educational Services (2,883 people), and Manufacturing (2,687 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,428), Finance & Insurance ($63,152), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,935).

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

24k
2022 Value
± 1,166
−1.91%
1 Year decline
± 7.11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Johnson County, MO declined at a rate of −1.91%, from 24.4k employees to 24k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Johnson County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,702 people), Management Occupations (2,420 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,005 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Johnson County, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

24k
2022 Value
± 1,166
−1.91%
1 Year decline
± 7.11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Johnson County, MO declined at a rate of −1.91%, from 24.4k employees to 24k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Johnson County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,229 people), Educational Services (2,883 people), and Manufacturing (2,687 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Johnson County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Johnson 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

$42,616
Median earning men ± $3,262
$30,783
Median earning women ± $2,751

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($73,750), Construction ($55,083), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,917).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($67,925), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,671), and Construction ($50,693).

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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. 348
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 262
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 181
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Johnson County, MO went to Donald J. Trump with 67% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (30.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.4%).

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 Johnson County, MO awarded 2,882 degrees. The student population of Johnson County, MO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,325 male students and 6,331 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Johnson County, MO are White (2,099 and 83.2%), followed by Black or African American (152 and 6.03%), Hispanic or Latino (123 and 4.88%), and Two or More Races (114 and 4.52%).

The largest universities in Johnson County, MO by number of degrees awarded are University of Central Missouri (2,857 and 99.1%) and Warrensburg Area Career Center (25 and 0.867%).

The most popular majors in Johnson County, MO are Computer Science (267 and 9.26%), Elementary Education & Teaching (232 and 8.05%), and Industrial Technology (142 and 4.93%).

The median tuition cost in Johnson County, MO for a public four year colleges is $8,040 for in-state students and $16,080 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Johnson County, MO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 71.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 29%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 11,656 (45.7% men and 54.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 11,656 students enrolled in Johnson County, MO, 45.7% men and 54.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,135 records, of which 58.8% were women and 41.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 123 degrees awarded
  2. 118 degrees awarded
  3. 101 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Johnson County, MO was Elementary Education & Teaching with 123 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,857 degrees awarded
  2. 25 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Central Missouri with 2,857 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,167 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Johnson County, MO, which is 0.68 times less than the 1,715 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 2,099 degrees mean that there were 13.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 152 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($8,040) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,370) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,250) 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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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Johnson County, MO was $206,600 in 2022, which is 0.733 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $173,400 to $206,600, a 19.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Johnson County, MO is 63.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Johnson County, MO have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Johnson County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Johnson County, MO is $62,503. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Johnson County, MO was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $68,491, followed by Census Tract 9609 and Census Tract 9800, with respective values of $64,362 and $59,593.

In 2022, 14% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Johnson County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.483%.

Property

$206,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,596
$13,015
Median Property Taxes
±$841

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

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Rent vs Own

63.1%
Homeownership
2022
68.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63.1% of the housing units in Johnson County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9602
  2. Census Tract 9609
  3. Census Tract 9800

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Johnson County, MO was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $68,491, followed by Census Tract 9609 and Census Tract 9800, with respective values of $64,362 and $59,593.

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

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Household Income

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$62,503
Median Household Income
± $2,556
20.6k
Number of Households
± 1,075

In 2022, the median household income of the 20.6k households in Johnson County, MO grew to $62,503 from the previous year's value of $59,952.

The following chart displays the households in Johnson 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 Johnson 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 (80.7%)
  2. Carpooled (9.16%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.19%)

In 2022, 80.7% of workers in Johnson County, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.16%) and those who worked at home (5.19%).

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Commute Time

23.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Johnson County, MO have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.72% of the workforce in Johnson 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 Johnson County, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Johnson County, MO have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Johnson County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.483%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Johnson County, MO (6.12k out of 49.6k 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 Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Johnson County, MO is White, followed by Hispanic 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 12.5% of the children was living in poverty in Johnson County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 191 in Johnson County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 40.5 per 100,000 population.

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Health

89.9% of the population of Johnson County, MO has health coverage, with 44.8% on employee plans, 8.79% on Medicaid, 9.04% on Medicare, 17.9% on non-group plans, and 9.37% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Johnson County, MO see 2351 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.98% decrease from the previous year (2555 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2464 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 616 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,351 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Johnson County, MO

Primary care physicians in Johnson County, MO see an average of 2,351 patients per year. This represents a 7.98% decrease from the previous year (2,555 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Johnson 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 25.9% under 18 years, 28.1% between 18 and 34 years, 33.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.1%
Uninsured
44.8%
Employer Coverage
8.79%
Medicaid
9.04%
Medicare
17.9%
Non-Group
9.37%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Johnson County, MO grew by 9.42% from 9.23% to 10.1%.

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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 47.6 in Johnson County, MO.

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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 37.3% in Johnson 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 12.3% in Johnson County, MO.

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