Harrison County, MO

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Population

8,615

0.393% decline

Median Age

42.8


Median Household Income

$42,889

4.17% growth

Poverty Rate

18.3%


Number of Employees

3,821

0.447% growth

Median Property Value

$72,800

1.49% decline

About

In 2017, Harrison County, MO had a population of 8.62k people with a median age of 42.8 and a median household income of $42,889. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Harrison County, MO declined from 8,649 to 8,615, a -0.393% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,173 to $42,889, a 4.17% increase.

The population of Harrison County, MO is 95.5% White Alone, 2.11% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.3% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Harrison County, MO speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Harrison County, MO is $72,800, and the homeownership rate is 73%. Most people in Harrison County, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Harrison County, MO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Harrison County, MO employs 3.82k people. The largest industries in Harrison County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (581 people), Retail Trade (450 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (391 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($57,841), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,625), and Wholesale Trade ($40,156).

Median household income in Harrison County, MO is $42,889. Males in Harrison County, MO have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,527. The income inequality in Harrison County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,889

2017 value

± $4,370

4.17%

1 Year Growth

± 12.6%

Households in Harrison County, MO have a median annual income of $42,889, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,173 in 2016, which represents a 4.17% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,788

Average Male Salary

± $1,357

$43,527

Average Female Salary

± $948

In 2017, full-time male employees in Missouri made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $57,564 ± $7,422

  2. White

    $46,113 ± $833

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,513 ± $18,949

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Missouri workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Harrison County, MO is from Missouri.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0515% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Missouri across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9502

  2. Census Tract 9501

  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Harrison County, MO was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $46,667, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $43,313 and $34,806.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Harrison County, MO (1.53k out of 8.37k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,457 ± 153

  2. Hispanic

    36 ± 73

  3. Other

    31 ± 73

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Harrison County, MO is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.82k

2017 Value

± 269

0.447%

1 Year growth

± 10%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Harrison County, MO grew at a rate of 0.447%, from 3.8k employees to 3.82k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Harrison County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (590 people), Management Occupations (447 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (358 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Harrison County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Harrison County, MO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (590 people), Management Occupations (447 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (358 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Harrison County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.84 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.62 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Harrison County, MO, by median earnings, are Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($70,469), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($58,750), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($58,194).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.82k

2017 Value

± 269

0.447%

1 Year growth

± 10%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Harrison County, MO grew at a rate of 0.447%, from 3.8k employees to 3.82k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Harrison County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (581 people), Retail Trade (450 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (391 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Harrison County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Harrison County, MO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Harrison County, MO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (581 people), Retail Trade (450 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (391 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Harrison County, MO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.19 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.42 times), and Construction (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Harrison County, MO, by median earnings, are Information ($57,841), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,625), and Wholesale Trade ($40,156).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.7B

  2. $24B

  3. $22.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $27.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($24B) and Mixed freight ($22.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Missouri products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$272B

2015 Value

$433B

Projected 2045 Value

59.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Missouri trade was $272B. This is expected to increase 59.4% to $433B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Missouri trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $31.1B

  2. $13.5B

  3. $9.57B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $31.1B, followed by Kansas with $13.5B and Texas and $9.57B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Missouri shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

85.8% of the population of Harrison County, MO has health coverage, with 34.1% on employee plans, 17.1% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 17.3% on non-group plans, and 2.32% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Harrison County, MO was $8,107 in 2014. This is a 3.14% increase from the previous year ($7,860).

Primary care physicians in Harrison County, MO see 2872 patients per year on average, which represents a 33.5% decrease from the previous year (4320 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2852 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1070 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.2%). Additionally, DeKalb County and Marion County have the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,872 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Harrison County, MO see an average of 2,872 patients per year. This represents a 33.5% decrease from the previous year (4,320 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,107

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,354

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,413

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,457

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Missouri (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.14%, from $7,860 to $8,107.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.2%

Uninsured

34.1%

Employer Coverage

17.1%

Medicaid

15.1%

Medicare

17.3%

Non-Group

2.32%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Harrison County, MO declined by 4.48% from 14.8% to 14.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Harrison County, MO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.2% prevalence

  2. 14.9% prevalence

  3. 14.8% prevalence

Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Missouri, at 15.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Missouri by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Harrison County, MO is home to a population of 8.62k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.82% of Harrison County, MO residents were born outside of the country (157 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Harrison County, MO is composed of 8.23k White Alone residents (95.5%), 182 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.11%), 112 Two or More Races residents (1.3%), 67 Black or African American Alone residents (0.778%), 16 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.186%), 5 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.058%), 2 Asian Alone residents (0.0232%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Harrison County, MO are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

30

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 12.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Harrison County, MO was 42.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 30. But people in Harrison County, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Harrison County, MO residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.82%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

157 people

1.88%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

163 people

As of 2017, 1.82% of Harrison County, MO residents (157 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Harrison County, MO was 1.88%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,972 ± 5,012 people

  2. India

    19,111 ± 3,389 people

  3. China

    16,010 ± 3,102 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 41,972 Missouri residents, followed by India with 19,111 and China with 16,010.

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Citizenship

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Harrison County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Harrison County, MO was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.23k ± 7

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    182 ± 97.3

  3. Two or More Races

    112 ± 55.1

In 2017, there were 45.2 times more White Alone residents (8.23k people) in Harrison County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 182 Hispanic or Latino and 112 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Harrison County, MO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Harrison County, MO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Harrison County, MO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Harrison County, MO are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    238 ± 59

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    91 ± 47

  3. Korea

    88 ± 34

Harrison County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Harrison County, MO was $72,800 in 2017, which is 0.335 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $73,900 to $72,800, a 1.49% decrease. The homeownership rate in Harrison County, MO is 73%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Harrison County, MO have an average commute time of 18.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Harrison County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$42,889

Median Household Income

± $4,370

3.53k

Number of Households

± 255

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.53k households in Harrison County, MO grew to $42,889 from the previous year's value of $41,173.

The following chart displays the households in Harrison 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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Housing

Property Value

$72,800

2017 Median

± $4,973

$73,900

2016 Median

± $4,917

In 2017, the median property value in Harrison County, MO declined from to $72,800 from the previous year's value of $73,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Harrison County, MO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Harrison County, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Harrison County, MO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Harrison County, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

73%

2017 Homeownership

71.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73% of the housing units in Harrison County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Harrison County, MO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Harrison County, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Harrison County, MO have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

18.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Harrison County, MO have a shorter commute time (18.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.51% of the workforce in Harrison County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.2%

  2. Carpooled

    12.3%

  3. Walked

    5.59%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Harrison County, MO was Drove Alone (76.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.3%) and those who Walked (5.59%).

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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