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Phelps County, MO&

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0.44% decline
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1.5% decline
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2.79% growth


The economy of Phelps County, MO employs 19,160 people. The economy of Phelps County, MO is specialized in Educational Services; Accommodation & Food Service; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 1.87; 1.36; and 1.19 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Phelps County, MO are Educational Services (3,323), Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,115), and Retail trade (2,617), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($59,107), Transportation & Warehousing ($37,639), and Finance & Insurance ($35,436).

Median household income in Phelps County, MO is $41,603. Males in Phelps County, MO have an average income that is 1.54 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,809. The income inequality of Phelps County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.481 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 Phelps County, MO. In Phelps 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 114 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,315. St. Louis city, MO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Missouri.


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Phelps County, MO is home to a population of 44,833 people, from which 96.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Phelps County, MO is composed of 39,991 White residents (89.2%), 1,552 Asian residents (3.46%), 1,061 Hispanic residents (2.37%), 1,035 Black residents (2.31%), and 786 Two+ residents (1.75%). The most common foreign languages in Phelps County, MO are Chinese (681 speakers), Arabic (511 speakers), and Spanish (457 speakers), but compared to other places, Phelps County, MO has a relative high number of Arabic (511 speakers), Thai (42 speakers), and Chinese (681 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Phelps County, MO awarded 2,666 degrees. The student population of Phelps County, MO is skewed away from females, with 2,001 male students and 665 female students. Most students in Phelps County, MO are White (1,789 and 67.1%), followed by Unknown (86 and 3.23%), Hispanic or Latino (84 and 3.15%), and Black or African American (80 and 3%). The largest universities in Phelps County, MO by number of graduates are Missouri University of Science and Technology (2,495 and 93.6%), Rolla Technical Institute (109 and 4.09%), and Metro Business College-Rolla (39 and 1.46%). The most popular majors in Phelps County, MO are Mechanical Engineering (219 and 8.21%), General Civil Engineering (94 and 3.53%), and Electrical & Electronics Engineering (85 and 3.19%). The median tuition costs in Phelps County, MO are N/A for private four year colleges, and $8,286 and $25,554 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 Phelps County, MO is $117,700, which is 0.57 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $114,500 to $117,700, a 2.79% increase. The homeownership rate of Phelps County, MO is 60.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Phelps County, MO have an average commute time of 18.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Phelps County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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