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0.15% growth
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0.55% growth
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2.44% growth


The economy of Missouri employs 2.78M people. The economy of Missouri is specialized in Military Reserves or National Guard; Agricultural chemical manufacturing; and Ordnance, which employ respectively 14.88; 4.88; and 3.46 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Missouri are Restaurants & Food Services (180,282), Elementary & secondary schools (163,483), and Hospitals (155,991), and the highest paying industries are Coal mining ($135,080), Software publishing ($106,971), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($99,731).

Median household income in Missouri is $51,746. Males in Missouri have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,076. The income inequality of Missouri (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468 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 Missouri. In Missouri 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 71 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,567. St. Louis city, MO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Missouri.


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Missouri is home to a population of 6.09M people, from which 97.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Missouri is composed of 4.85M White residents (79.6%), 698,734 Black residents (11.5%), 243,567 Hispanic residents (4%), 137,109 Two+ residents (2.25%), and 116,024 Asian residents (1.9%). The most common foreign languages in Missouri are Spanish (145,451 speakers), German (21,596 speakers), and Chinese (19,979 speakers), but compared to other places, Missouri has a relative high number of Serbo-Croatian (11,988 speakers), Other West Germanic (8,713 speakers), and German (21,596 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 Missouri is $151,400, which is 0.74 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $147,800 to $151,400, a 2.44% increase. The homeownership rate of Missouri is 66.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Missouri have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Missouri is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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