St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO

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2021 Population
123,389
1.75% 1-year growth
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
40
0.249% 1-year decrease
2021 Poverty Rate
6.95%
3.72% 1-year increase
2021 Median Household Income
$106,593
4.2% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$467,200
3.29% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
60,397
2.51% 1-year growth

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In 2021, St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO had a population of 123k people with a median age of 40 and a median household income of $106,593. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO grew from 121,263 to 123,389, a 1.75% increase and its median household income grew from $102,298 to $106,593, a 4.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (8.94%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.34%), and White (Hispanic) (1.43%).

12.7% of the households in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.5% of the residents in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO are Washington University in St Louis (5,763 degrees awarded in 2021), Maryville University of Saint Louis (2,992 degrees), and Missouri Baptist University (746 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO was $467,200, and the homeownership rate was 67.3%.

Most people in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.4 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO is home to a population of 123k people, from which 94.5% are citizens. As of 2021, 10.8% of St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO residents were born outside of the country (13.3k people).

In 2021, there were 8.74 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (96.4k people) in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 7.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO are Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (4,466 households), Spanish (1,991 households), and Arabic (944 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
64,356
Women
52.1%
59,148
Men
47.9%

The resident population of United States in 2021 was 123,504 inhabitants, with 47.9% men, and 52.1% women.

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Citizenship

94.5%
2021 Citizenship
94.1%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 94.5% of St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO was 94.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    96.4k ± 2.42k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    11k ± 1.04k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.9k ± 844
2.52%
Hispanic Population
3.11k people

In 2021, there were 8.74 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (96.4k people) in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 7.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.52% of the people in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO are hispanic (3.11k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. China
    3,843 ± 1,498 people
  2. India
    1,676 ± 998 people
  3. Korea
    501 ± 548 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO was China, the natal country of 3,843 St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO residents, followed by India with 1,676 and Korea with 501.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
13.3k people
11.3%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
13.7k people

As of 2021, 10.8% of St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO residents (13.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO was 11.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    4,466 households (3.8%)
  2. Spanish
    1,991 households (1.69%)
  3. Arabic
    944 households (0.803%)

12.7% of the households in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2021, the most common non-English language spoken in households in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO was Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese). 3.8% of the households in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO reported speaking Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,676 ± 278
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    756 ± 212
  3. Korea
    612 ± 176

St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO employs 60.4k people. The largest industries in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (6,644 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,036 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,915 people), and the highest paying industries are Air transportation ($382,290), Agencies, brokerages, and other insurance related activities ($275,809), and Offices of physicians ($243,483).

Males in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO have an average income that is 1.85 times higher than the average income of females, which is $93,504. The income inequality in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.545, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
28,051
Women
47.6%
30,869
Men
52.4%

The workforce of St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO in 2020 was 58,920 people, with 47.6% woman, and 52.4% men.

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Occupations

60.4k
2021 Value
2.51%
1 Year growth
± 2.51%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO grew at a rate of 2.51%, from 58.9k employees to 60.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO, are Physicians (2,628 people), Postsecondary teachers (2,516 people), and Other managers (2,412 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

60.4k
2021 Value
2.51%
1 Year growth
± 2.51%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO grew at a rate of 2.51%, from 58.9k employees to 60.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (6,644 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,036 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,915 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO, though some of these residents may live in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$88,947
Median earning men ± $6,810
$52,670
Median earning women ± $2,807

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($128,188), Manufacturing ($125,337), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($109,420).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Wholesale Trade ($93,750), Manufacturing ($88,481), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,407).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Missouri. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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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. $32.3B
  2. $30.8B
  3. $30.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $32.3B, followed by Mixed freight ($30.8B) and Pharmaceuticals ($30.3B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$303B
2020 Value in Missouri
$614B
Projected 2050 Value in Missouri
103% growth

In 2020, total outbound Missouri trade was $303B. This is expected to increase 103% to $614B by 2050.

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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. $24.9B
  2. $14.6B
  3. $14.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $24.9B, followed by Kansas with $14.6B and Texas and $14.6B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Missouri went to Donald J. Trump with 56.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing the state of Missouri. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Missouri

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Josh Hawley
Senator from Missouri1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Eric Schmitt
Senator from Missouri3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing Missouri.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Missouri

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Missouri have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO awarded 10,149 degrees. The student population of St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 14,072 male students and 20,766 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO are White (5,549 and 65.9%), followed by Black or African American (906 and 10.8%), Asian (788 and 9.36%), and Hispanic or Latino (523 and 6.21%).

The largest universities in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO by number of degrees awarded are Washington University in St Louis (5,763 and 56.8%), Maryville University of Saint Louis (2,992 and 29.5%), and Missouri Baptist University (746 and 7.35%).

The most popular majors in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO are Family Practice Nurse (473 and 4.66%), General Business Administration & Management (442 and 4.36%), and Psychiatric Nurse (353 and 3.48%).

The median tuition cost in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO for private four year colleges is $28,388.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2021 in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 22.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 37.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 34,838 (40.4% men and 59.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 34,838 students enrolled in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO, 40.4% men and 59.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 18,808 records, of which 62% were women and 38% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 297 degrees awarded
  2. 397 degrees awarded
  3. 300 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO was General Business Administration & Management with 297 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,763 degrees awarded
  2. 2,992 degrees awarded
  3. 746 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Washington University in St Louis with 5,763 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 4,024 men were awarded degrees from institutions in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO, which is 0.657 times less than the 6,125 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,549 degrees mean that there were 6.12 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 906 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($28,388) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,294) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,144) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2021, 0.201% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.36% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO in 2021 were Graduate Degree (34.6k), Bachelors Degree (32.3k), and Some college (15k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO was $467,200 in 2021, which is 1.91 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $452,300 to $467,200, a 3.29% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO is 67.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO have an average commute time of 19.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO is $106,593. In 2021, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO was St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO with a value of $106,593, followed by St. Charles County (South) PUMA, MO and St. Louis County (Central West) PUMA, MO, with respective values of $103,348 and $103,124.

Property

$467,200
Median Property Value 2021
±$15,234
$35,025
Median Property Taxes
±$1,212

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

67.3%
Homeownership
2021
62.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 67.3% of the housing units in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.8%.

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Income by Location

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In 2021, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO was St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO with a value of $106,593, followed by St. Charles County (South) PUMA, MO and St. Louis County (Central West) PUMA, MO, with respective values of $103,348 and $103,124.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$106,593
Median Household Income
± $3,177
52k
Number of Households
± 1,816

In 2021, the median household income of the 52k households in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO grew to $106,593 from the previous year's value of $102,298.

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Wage Distribution

0.545
2021 Wage GINI in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO
0.55
2020 Wage GINI in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO

In 2021, the income inequality in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO was 0.545 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.986% decline from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (74.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (14%)
  3. Carpooled (4.63%)

In 2021, 74.3% of workers in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14%) and those who carpooled to work (4.63%).

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Commute Time

19.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO have a shorter commute time (19.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 1.33% of the workforce in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.95% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO (8.07k out of 116k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO is White, followed by Asian and Black.

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97.4% of the population of St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO has health coverage, with 66.3% on employee plans, 2.9% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 0.489% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Missouri see 1405 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.2% decrease from the previous year (1422 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1650 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 457 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,405 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Missouri

Primary care physicians in Missouri see an average of 1,405 patients per year. This represents a 1.2% decrease from the previous year (1,422 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.6% under 18 years, 21.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.6%
Uninsured
66.3%
Employer Coverage
2.9%
Medicaid
14.7%
Medicare
13%
Non-Group
0.489%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Louis County (Central) PUMA, MO grew by 0.339% from 2.59% to 2.6%.

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