Poplar Bluff, MO

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
53,119
0.426% 1-year decline
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.8
0.493% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
21%
1.29% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$46,581
6.46% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$125,400
11.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
21,690
2.35% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Poplar Bluff, MO had a population of 53.1k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $46,581. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Poplar Bluff, MO declined from 53,346 to 53,119, a −0.426% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,756 to $46,581, a 6.46% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Poplar Bluff, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.24%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.1%), White (Hispanic) (0.996%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.779%).

None of the households in Poplar Bluff, 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 Poplar Bluff, MO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Poplar Bluff, MO are Three Rivers College (774 degrees awarded in 2022) and Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center (18 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Poplar Bluff, MO was $125,400, and the homeownership rate was 68.2%.

Most people in Poplar Bluff, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Poplar Bluff, MO was 2 cars per household.

Poplar Bluff, MO borders Kennett, MO.

Population & Diversity

Poplar Bluff, MO is home to a population of 53.1k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.986% of Poplar Bluff, MO residents were born outside of the country (524 people).

In 2022, there were 20.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.7k people) in Poplar Bluff, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.25k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.18k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

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

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Poplar Bluff, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    46.7k ± 476
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.25k ± 374
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.18k ± 349
2.38%
Hispanic Population
1.27k people

In 2022, there were 20.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.7k people) in Poplar Bluff, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.25k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.18k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.38% of the people in Poplar Bluff, MO are hispanic (1.27k people).

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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

0.986%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
524 people
0.72%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
384 people

As of 2022, 0.986% of Poplar Bluff, MO residents (524 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 Poplar Bluff, MO was 0.72%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,415 ± 213
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    699 ± 198
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    571 ± 198

Poplar Bluff, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Poplar Bluff, MO employs 21.7k people. The largest industries in Poplar Bluff, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,568 people), Retail Trade (3,389 people), and Manufacturing (3,337 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($91,365), Finance & Insurance ($43,664), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,309).

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

21.7k
2022 Value
± 1,199
2.35%
1 Year growth
± 7.63%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Poplar Bluff, MO grew at a rate of 2.35%, from 21.2k employees to 21.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Poplar Bluff, MO, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,582 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,198 people), and Production Occupations (2,074 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Poplar Bluff, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

21.7k
2022 Value
± 1,199
2.35%
1 Year growth
± 7.63%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Poplar Bluff, MO grew at a rate of 2.35%, from 21.2k employees to 21.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Poplar Bluff, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,568 people), Retail Trade (3,389 people), and Manufacturing (3,337 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Poplar Bluff, MO, though some of these residents may live in Poplar Bluff, 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

$38,553
Median earning men ± $2,389
$26,215
Median earning women ± $1,684

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,000), Public Administration ($49,816), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($46,172).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,021), Public Administration ($36,378), and Manufacturing ($32,643).

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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. 685
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 322
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 244
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Missouri went to Donald J. Trump with 56.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Missouri over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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 Poplar Bluff, MO awarded 792 degrees. The student population of Poplar Bluff, MO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 826 male students and 1,832 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Poplar Bluff, MO are White (594 and 75.2%), followed by Unknown (96 and 12.2%), Black or African American (69 and 8.73%), and Hispanic or Latino (24 and 3.04%).

The largest universities in Poplar Bluff, MO by number of degrees awarded are Three Rivers College (774 and 97.7%) and Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center (18 and 2.27%).

The most popular majors in Poplar Bluff, MO are General Studies (183 and 23.1%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (178 and 22.5%), and Pre-Nursing Studies (86 and 10.9%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,658 students enrolled in Poplar Bluff, MO, 31.1% men and 68.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,053 records, of which 70.2% were women and 29.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 54 degrees awarded
  2. 178 degrees awarded
  3. 71 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Poplar Bluff, MO was Other Teacher Education & Professional Development with 54 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 774 degrees awarded
  2. 18 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Three Rivers College with 774 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 218 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Poplar Bluff, MO, which is 0.38 times less than the 574 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 594 degrees mean that there were 6.19 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 96 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,290) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

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

Public, 2-year ($720) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Poplar Bluff, MO was $125,400 in 2022, which is 0.445 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $112,500 to $125,400, a 11.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Poplar Bluff, MO is 68.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Poplar Bluff, MO have an average commute time of 21.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Poplar Bluff, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Poplar Bluff, MO is $46,581. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Poplar Bluff, MO was St. Charles County, MO with a value of $99,596, followed by Platte County, MO and Lincoln County, MO, with respective values of $92,543 and $82,543.

Property

$125,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,441
$13,771
Median Property Taxes
±$801

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 Poplar Bluff, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

68.2%
Homeownership
2022
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.2% of the housing units in Poplar Bluff, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Poplar Bluff, MO was St. Charles County, MO with a value of $99,596, followed by Platte County, MO and Lincoln County, MO, with respective values of $92,543 and $82,543.

The following map shows all of the counties in Poplar Bluff, 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.
$46,581
Median Household Income
± $2,735
20.2k
Number of Households
± 1,070

In 2022, the median household income of the 20.2k households in Poplar Bluff, MO grew to $46,581 from the previous year's value of $43,756.

The following chart displays the households in Poplar Bluff, 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 Poplar Bluff, 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 (78.9%)
  2. Carpooled (13.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.21%)

In 2022, 78.9% of workers in Poplar Bluff, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.2%) and those who worked at home (5.21%).

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Commute Time

21.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Poplar Bluff, MO have a shorter commute time (21.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.31% of the workforce in Poplar Bluff, 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 Poplar Bluff, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Poplar Bluff, MO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

21% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Poplar Bluff, MO (10.9k out of 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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

86% of the population of Poplar Bluff, MO has health coverage, with 33.2% on employee plans, 25.3% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 10% on non-group plans, and 2.81% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Missouri see 1405 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.2% decrease from the previous year (1422 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1650 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 457 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,405 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Missouri

Primary care physicians in Missouri see an average of 1,405 patients per year. This represents a 1.2% decrease from the previous year (1,422 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Missouri 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, 18.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

14%
Uninsured
33.2%
Employer Coverage
25.3%
Medicaid
14.7%
Medicare
10%
Non-Group
2.81%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Poplar Bluff, MO grew by 0.554% from 13.9% to 14%.

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