McDonald County, MO

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2022 Population
23,381
0.49% 1-year growth
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.2
0.521% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
16.9%
6.5% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$46,494
7.91% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$117,200
11.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, McDonald County, MO had a population of 23.4k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $46,494. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of McDonald County, MO grew from 23,267 to 23,381, a 0.49% increase and its median household income grew from $43,086 to $46,494, a 7.91% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in McDonald County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (10.5%), White (Hispanic) (6.12%), Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) (3.16%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.94%).

None of the households in McDonald 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.

92.1% of the residents in McDonald County, MO are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in McDonald County, MO was $117,200, and the homeownership rate was 66.7%.

Most people in McDonald County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in McDonald County, MO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

McDonald County, MO is home to a population of 23.4k people, from which 92.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.81% of McDonald County, MO residents were born outside of the country (2.29k people).

In 2022, there were 6.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.3k people) in McDonald County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.45k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.43k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.1%
2022 Citizenship
92.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.1% of McDonald County, MO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in McDonald County, MO was 92.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in McDonald County, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.3k ± 592
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.45k ± 575
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.43k ± 315
11.6%
Hispanic Population
2.71k people

In 2022, there were 6.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.3k people) in McDonald County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.45k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.43k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.6% of the people in McDonald County, MO are hispanic (2.71k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

9.81%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.29k people
8.85%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.06k people

As of 2022, 9.81% of McDonald County, MO residents (2.29k 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 McDonald County, MO was 8.85%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    554 ± 120
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    398 ± 138
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    172 ± 100

McDonald County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of McDonald County, MO employs 9.63k people. The largest industries in McDonald County, MO are Manufacturing (2,508 people), Retail Trade (1,443 people), and Construction (959 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($75,563), Transportation & Warehousing ($59,127), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,733).

Occupations

9.63k
2022 Value
± 682
3.39%
1 Year growth
± 9.92%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in McDonald County, MO grew at a rate of 3.39%, from 9.31k employees to 9.63k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McDonald County, MO, are Production Occupations (1,693 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,015 people), and Management Occupations (922 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of McDonald County, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.63k
2022 Value
± 682
3.39%
1 Year growth
± 9.92%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in McDonald County, MO grew at a rate of 3.39%, from 9.31k employees to 9.63k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McDonald County, MO, are Manufacturing (2,508 people), Retail Trade (1,443 people), and Construction (959 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of McDonald County, MO, though some of these residents may live in McDonald 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

$38,177
Median earning men ± $3,055
$29,070
Median earning women ± $3,316

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($76,500), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,736), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,625).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($36,474), Information ($35,625), and Manufacturing ($35,149).

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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. 88
    Manufacturing
  2. 85
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 82
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in McDonald County, MO went to Donald J. Trump with 82.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (15.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.26%).

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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in McDonald County, MO was $117,200 in 2022, which is 0.416 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $105,400 to $117,200, a 11.2% increase. The homeownership rate in McDonald County, MO is 66.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in McDonald County, MO have an average commute time of 25.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in McDonald County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$117,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,776
$5,598
Median Property Taxes
±$494

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

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in McDonald County, MO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

66.7%
Homeownership
2022
65%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.7% of the housing units in McDonald County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 702
  2. Census Tract 703

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

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Household Income

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$46,494
Median Household Income
± $3,531
8.4k
Number of Households
± 608

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.4k households in McDonald County, MO grew to $46,494 from the previous year's value of $43,086.

The following chart displays the households in McDonald 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 McDonald 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 (79.6%)
  2. Carpooled (10.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.08%)

In 2022, 79.6% of workers in McDonald County, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.4%) and those who worked at home (8.08%).

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

25.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McDonald County, MO have a shorter commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.77% of the workforce in McDonald 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 McDonald County, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in McDonald County, MO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in McDonald County, MO (3.91k out of 23.1k 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 6 - 11 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

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

79.3% of the population of McDonald County, MO has health coverage, with 34.3% on employee plans, 23.2% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 7.73% on non-group plans, and 1.85% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in McDonald County, MO see 7612 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (7693 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4580 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5725 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

7,612 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in McDonald County, MO

Primary care physicians in McDonald County, MO see an average of 7,612 patients per year. This represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (7,693 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in McDonald 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 27.2% under 18 years, 18.7% between 18 and 34 years, 39.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 15% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

20.7%
Uninsured
34.3%
Employer Coverage
23.2%
Medicaid
12.2%
Medicare
7.73%
Non-Group
1.85%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in McDonald County, MO declined by 0.715% from 20.8% to 20.7%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 59.7 in McDonald 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 40.2% in McDonald County, MO.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 22.7% in McDonald County, MO.

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