Lawrence County, MO

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2022 Population
38,231
0.283% 1-year growth
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.7
0.258% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
14.7%
9.58% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$52,225
11.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$145,800
19.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lawrence County, MO had a population of 38.2k people with a median age of 38.7 and a median household income of $52,225. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lawrence County, MO grew from 38,123 to 38,231, a 0.283% increase and its median household income grew from $46,923 to $52,225, a 11.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lawrence County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.3%), White (Hispanic) (3.36%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.01%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.79%).

None of the households in Lawrence County, 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.

98.1% of the residents in Lawrence County, MO are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Lawrence County, MO was $145,800, and the homeownership rate was 70.8%.

Most people in Lawrence County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Lawrence County, MO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lawrence County, MO is home to a population of 38.2k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.4% of Lawrence County, MO residents were born outside of the country (1.3k people).

In 2022, there were 26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (33.4k people) in Lawrence County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.28k White (Hispanic) and 1.22k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.1%
2022 Citizenship
98.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.1% of Lawrence County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lawrence County, MO was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lawrence County, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    33.4k ± 187
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.28k ± 340
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.22k ± 202
8.16%
Hispanic Population
3.12k people

In 2022, there were 26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (33.4k people) in Lawrence County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.28k White (Hispanic) and 1.22k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.16% of the people in Lawrence County, MO are hispanic (3.12k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lawrence County, MO as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.3k people
2.62%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
998 people

As of 2022, 3.4% of Lawrence County, MO residents (1.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lawrence County, MO was 2.62%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    829 ± 165
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    565 ± 197
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    239 ± 108

Lawrence County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lawrence County, MO employs 16.7k people. The largest industries in Lawrence County, MO are Manufacturing (3,149 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,401 people), and Retail Trade (2,346 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,364), Wholesale Trade ($67,534), and Public Administration ($58,149).

Occupations

16.7k
2022 Value
± 1,001
1.9%
1 Year growth
± 8.45%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lawrence County, MO grew at a rate of 1.9%, from 16.4k employees to 16.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lawrence County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,268 people), Production Occupations (1,944 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,814 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lawrence County, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

16.7k
2022 Value
± 1,001
1.9%
1 Year growth
± 8.45%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lawrence County, MO grew at a rate of 1.9%, from 16.4k employees to 16.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lawrence County, MO, are Manufacturing (3,149 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,401 people), and Retail Trade (2,346 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lawrence County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Lawrence County, 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

$41,749
Median earning men ± $2,167
$28,585
Median earning women ± $2,290

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,313), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($71,250), and Public Administration ($68,333).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($90,000), Public Administration ($50,074), and Information ($41,083).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.17%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.94M people employed in Missouri. This represents a 2.17% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Missouri.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 229
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 175
    Manufacturing
  3. 147
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lawrence County, MO went to Donald J. Trump with 80.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (18%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.13%).

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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.699% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.592% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.48M), Some college (1.12M), and Bachelors Degree (864k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lawrence County, MO was $145,800 in 2022, which is 0.517 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $121,600 to $145,800, a 19.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Lawrence County, MO is 70.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lawrence County, MO have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lawrence County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lawrence County, MO is $52,225. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lawrence County, MO was Census Tract 4703 with a value of $69,196, followed by Census Tract 4701 and Census Tract 4706.02, with respective values of $60,469 and $58,616.

Property

$145,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,163
$10,358
Median Property Taxes
±$700

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 Lawrence County, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.8%
Homeownership
2022
62.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.8% of the housing units in Lawrence County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4703
  2. Census Tract 4701
  3. Census Tract 4706.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lawrence County, MO was Census Tract 4703 with a value of $69,196, followed by Census Tract 4701 and Census Tract 4706.02, with respective values of $60,469 and $58,616.

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

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Household Income

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$52,225
Median Household Income
± $2,493
14.6k
Number of Households
± 918

In 2022, the median household income of the 14.6k households in Lawrence County, MO grew to $52,225 from the previous year's value of $46,923.

The following chart displays the households in Lawrence 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lawrence County, MO is from Missouri.
0.455
2022 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.457
2021 Wage GINI in Missouri

In 2022, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.432% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.2%)
  2. Carpooled (11.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.75%)

In 2022, 76.2% of workers in Lawrence County, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.6%) and those who worked at home (8.75%).

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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Commute Time

23.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lawrence County, MO have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.843% of the workforce in Lawrence County, 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 Lawrence County, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lawrence County, MO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lawrence County, MO (5.49k out of 37.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lawrence County, MO is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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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Health

85.5% of the population of Lawrence County, MO has health coverage, with 40.1% on employee plans, 17.4% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 2.28% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lawrence County, MO see 1826 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0547% decrease from the previous year (1827 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2386 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 734 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,826 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lawrence County, MO

Primary care physicians in Lawrence County, MO see an average of 1,826 patients per year. This represents a 0.0547% decrease from the previous year (1,827 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lawrence County, MO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.6% under 18 years, 18.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.5%
Uninsured
40.1%
Employer Coverage
17.4%
Medicaid
14.1%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
2.28%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lawrence County, MO grew by 6.5% from 13.6% to 14.5%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 61.9 in Lawrence County, MO.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.2% in Lawrence County, MO.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 17.7% in Lawrence County, MO.

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