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1.17% growth
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Median Household Income
1.83% growth
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Number of Employees
0.61% growth
Median Property Value
1.18% growth

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The economy of Boone County, MO employs 91,504 people. The economy of Boone County, MO is specialized in Educational Services; Finance & Insurance; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 1.94; 1.32; and 1.27 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Boone County, MO are Educational Services (16,480), Healthcare & Social Assistance (15,653), and Retail trade (11,319), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,942), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($50,729), and Finance & Insurance ($42,002).

Median household income in Boone County, MO is $50,813. Males in Boone County, MO have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,260. The income inequality of Boone County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Boone County, MO. In Boone County, MO the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 108 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,440. St. Louis city, MO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Missouri.


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Boone County, MO is home to a population of 172,773 people, from which 95.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Boone County, MO is composed of 137,969 White residents (79.9%), 14,159 Black residents (8.2%), 7,297 Asian residents (4.22%), 7,197 Two+ residents (4.17%), and 5,494 Hispanic residents (3.18%). The most common foreign languages in Boone County, MO are Spanish (2,887 speakers), Chinese (2,288 speakers), and Korean (833 speakers), but compared to other places, Boone County, MO has a relative high number of Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (280 speakers), Other (162 speakers), and Thai (162 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Boone County, MO awarded 13,673 degrees. The student population of Boone County, MO is skewed towards females, with 5,986 male students and 7,687 female students. Most students in Boone County, MO are White (9,866 and 72.2%), followed by Black or African American (1,422 and 10.4%), Hispanic or Latino (674 and 4.93%), and Unknown (430 and 3.14%). The largest universities in Boone County, MO by number of graduates are University of Missouri-Columbia (8,668 and 63.4%), Columbia College (4,636 and 33.9%), and Stephens College (209 and 1.53%). The most popular majors in Boone County, MO are General Business (879 and 6.43%), General Studies (580 and 4.24%), and General Psychology (510 and 3.73%). The median tuition costs in Boone County, MO are $7,887 for private four year colleges, and $8,286 and $24,660 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Boone County, MO is $171,400, which is 0.84 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $169,400 to $171,400, a 1.18% increase. The homeownership rate of Boone County, MO is 54.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Boone County, MO have an average commute time of 17.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Boone County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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