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Mississippi County, MO&

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0.68% decline
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3.06% growth
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0.47% growth
Median Property Value
5.76% growth


The economy of Mississippi County, MO employs 4,968 people. The economy of Mississippi County, MO is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Transportation & Warehousing; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 6.34; 1.36; and 1.24 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Mississippi County, MO are Healthcare & Social Assistance (748), Retail trade (709), and Manufacturing (623), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($46,513), Educational Services ($30,574), and Transportation & Warehousing ($29,441).

Median household income in Mississippi County, MO is $29,214. Males in Mississippi County, MO have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $29,172. The income inequality of Mississippi County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.387 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 Mississippi County, MO. In Mississippi County, MO the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 28 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,783. St. Louis city, MO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Missouri.


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Mississippi County, MO is home to a population of 14,112 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Mississippi County, MO is composed of 10,174 White residents (72.1%), 3,326 Black residents (23.6%), 268 Hispanic residents (1.9%), 232 Two+ residents (1.64%), and 107 Native residents (0.76%). The most common foreign languages in Mississippi County, MO are Spanish (130 speakers), German (5 speakers), and Arabic (3 speakers), but compared to other places, Mississippi County, MO has a relative high number of German (5 speakers), Other Slavic (1 speakers), and Spanish (130 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Missouri awarded 105,678 degrees. The student population of Missouri is skewed towards females, with 45,530 male students and 60,148 female students. Most students in Missouri are White (72,843 and 68.9%), followed by Black or African American (12,542 and 11.9%), Hispanic or Latino (4,279 and 4.05%), and Unknown (4,166 and 3.94%). The largest universities in Missouri by number of graduates are University of Missouri-Columbia (8,668 and 8.2%), Webster University (6,336 and 6%), and Washington University in St Louis (4,774 and 4.52%). The most popular majors in Missouri are General Business Administration & Management (3,166 and 3%), Registered Nursing (3,080 and 2.91%), and General Psychology (2,248 and 2.13%). The median tuition costs in Missouri are $24,250 for private four year colleges, and $6,446 and $13,200 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 Mississippi County, MO is $71,600, which is 0.35 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $67,700 to $71,600, a 5.76% increase. The homeownership rate of Mississippi County, MO is 58.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Mississippi County, MO have an average commute time of 16.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mississippi County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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