Greene County, MO

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2022 Population
299,188
0.779% 1-year growth
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.3
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
14.6%
2.19% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$54,968
8.46% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$182,800
14.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
145,082
0.64% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Greene County, MO had a population of 299k people with a median age of 36.3 and a median household income of $54,968. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Greene County, MO grew from 296,875 to 299,188, a 0.779% increase and its median household income grew from $50,682 to $54,968, a 8.46% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Greene County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.34%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.97%), White (Hispanic) (1.92%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.92%).

None of the households in Greene 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.

98.3% of the residents in Greene County, MO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Greene County, MO are Missouri State University-Springfield (5,730 degrees awarded in 2022), Ozarks Technical Community College (2,249 degrees), and Drury University (505 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Greene County, MO was $182,800, and the homeownership rate was 56.7%.

Most people in Greene County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Greene County, MO was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Greene County, MO is home to a population of 299k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.37% of Greene County, MO residents were born outside of the country (10.1k people).

In 2022, there were 19.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (257k people) in Greene County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 8.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.3%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.3% of Greene County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Greene County, MO was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Greene County, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    257k ± 647
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    13k ± 1.02k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.9k ± 628
4.14%
Hispanic Population
12.4k people

In 2022, there were 19.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (257k people) in Greene County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 8.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.14% of the people in Greene County, MO are hispanic (12.4k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    37,430 ± 4,735 people
  2. India
    22,246 ± 3,655 people
  3. China
    18,085 ± 3,297 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 37,430 Missouri residents, followed by India with 22,246 and China with 18,085.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.37%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
10.1k people
3.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
9.2k people

As of 2022, 3.37% of Greene County, MO residents (10.1k 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 Greene County, MO was 3.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,379 ± 517
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,345 ± 458
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,493 ± 379

Greene County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Greene County, MO employs 145k people. The largest industries in Greene County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (22,712 people), Retail Trade (19,211 people), and Educational Services (13,989 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($80,941), Utilities ($65,101), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,954).

Males in Missouri have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,490. The income inequality in Missouri (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

145k
2022 Value
± 3,183
0.64%
1 Year growth
± 3.09%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Greene County, MO grew at a rate of 0.64%, from 144k employees to 145k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Greene County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (19,092 people), Sales & Related Occupations (14,661 people), and Management Occupations (14,061 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Greene County, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

145k
2022 Value
± 3,183
0.64%
1 Year growth
± 3.09%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Greene County, MO grew at a rate of 0.64%, from 144k employees to 145k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Greene County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (22,712 people), Retail Trade (19,211 people), and Educational Services (13,989 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Greene County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Greene 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

$42,345
Median earning men ± $974
$33,266
Median earning women ± $799

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($58,582), Information ($56,509), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,460).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($45,546), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,537), and Public Administration ($42,243).

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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. 3,526
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,503
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,861
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Greene County, MO went to Donald J. Trump with 59% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (38.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.73%).

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

In 2022, universities in Greene County, MO awarded 10,704 degrees. The student population of Greene County, MO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 16,096 male students and 24,001 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Greene County, MO are White (8,683 and 83.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (483 and 4.66%), Two or More Races (473 and 4.56%), and Black or African American (329 and 3.17%).

The largest universities in Greene County, MO by number of degrees awarded are Missouri State University-Springfield (5,730 and 53.5%), Ozarks Technical Community College (2,249 and 21%), and Drury University (505 and 4.72%).

The most popular majors in Greene County, MO are General Business Administration & Management (724 and 6.76%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (519 and 4.85%), and Registered Nursing (400 and 3.74%).

The median tuition costs in Greene County, MO are $12,668 for private four year colleges, and $5,790 and $10,636 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Greene County, MO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 84.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 27.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 40,097 (40.1% men and 59.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 40,097 students enrolled in Greene County, MO, 40.1% men and 59.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 31,178 records, of which 60.9% were women and 39.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 335 degrees awarded
  2. 243 degrees awarded
  3. 241 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Greene County, MO was General Psychology with 335 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Greene County, MO according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,730 degrees awarded
  2. 2,249 degrees awarded
  3. 505 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Missouri State University-Springfield with 5,730 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 4,002 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Greene County, MO, which is 0.597 times less than the 6,702 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 8,683 degrees mean that there were 18 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 483 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($14,494) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,288) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,546) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

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.

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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 Greene County, MO was $182,800 in 2022, which is 0.648 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $159,500 to $182,800, a 14.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Greene County, MO is 56.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Greene County, MO have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Greene County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Greene County, MO is $54,968. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Greene County, MO was Census Tract 40.02 with a value of $100,481, followed by Census Tract 40.03 and Census Tract 50.02, with respective values of $91,814 and $84,226.

In 2022, 16.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Greene County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.53%.

Property

$182,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,846
$74,398
Median Property Taxes
±$2,042

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 Greene County, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

56.7%
Homeownership
2022
64.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 56.7% of the housing units in Greene County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 40.02
  2. Census Tract 40.03
  3. Census Tract 50.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Greene County, MO was Census Tract 40.02 with a value of $100,481, followed by Census Tract 40.03 and Census Tract 50.02, with respective values of $91,814 and $84,226.

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

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Household Income

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$54,968
Median Household Income
± $1,298
131k
Number of Households
± 3,011

In 2022, the median household income of the 131k households in Greene County, MO grew to $54,968 from the previous year's value of $50,682.

The following chart displays the households in Greene 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 Greene 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 (79.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.5%)
  3. Carpooled (8.36%)

In 2022, 79.5% of workers in Greene County, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.5%) and those who carpooled to work (8.36%).

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Commute Time

20.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Greene County, MO have a shorter commute time (20.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.15% of the workforce in Greene 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 Greene County, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Greene County, MO have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Greene County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.53%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Greene County, MO (42k out of 288k 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 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 Greene County, MO is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 14.4% of the children was living in poverty in Greene County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 770 in Greene County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 227 per 100,000 population.

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Health

88.1% of the population of Greene County, MO has health coverage, with 49.1% on employee plans, 11.6% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.48% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Greene County, MO see 1011 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.69% decrease from the previous year (1039 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1347 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 242 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,011 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Greene County, MO

Primary care physicians in Greene County, MO see an average of 1,011 patients per year. This represents a 2.69% decrease from the previous year (1,039 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Greene 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 22.6% under 18 years, 25.9% between 18 and 34 years, 35% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.4% 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

11.9%
Uninsured
49.1%
Employer Coverage
11.6%
Medicaid
13.8%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
1.48%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Greene County, MO grew by 2.52% from 11.6% to 11.9%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 51.4 in Greene 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 33.7% in Greene County, MO.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.3% in Greene County, MO.

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