Jackson County, MO

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2022 Population
715,526
0.322% 1-year growth
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37
0.271% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.9%
3.44% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$65,169
7.19% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$196,900
17.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
361,456
0.321% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Jackson County, MO had a population of 716k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $65,169. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Jackson County, MO grew from 713,229 to 715,526, a 0.322% increase and its median household income grew from $60,800 to $65,169, a 7.19% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jackson County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (61.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (22.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.94%), White (Hispanic) (3.29%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.15%).

None of the households in Jackson 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.

96.7% of the residents in Jackson County, MO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jackson County, MO are Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City (3,677 degrees awarded in 2022), University of Missouri-Kansas City (3,445 degrees), and Rockhurst University (1,079 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Jackson County, MO was $196,900, and the homeownership rate was 58.5%.

Most people in Jackson County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Jackson County, MO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Jackson County, MO is home to a population of 716k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.93% of Jackson County, MO residents were born outside of the country (42.4k people).

In 2022, there were 2.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (437k people) in Jackson County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 162k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 28.2k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.7%
2022 Citizenship
96.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.7% of Jackson County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Jackson County, MO was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jackson County, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    437k ± 822
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    162k ± 1.3k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    28.2k ± 1.54k
9.58%
Hispanic Population
68.6k people

In 2022, there were 2.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (437k people) in Jackson County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 162k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 28.2k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.58% of the people in Jackson County, MO are hispanic (68.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Jackson 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

5.93%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
42.4k people
5.93%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
42.3k people

As of 2022, 5.93% of Jackson County, MO residents (42.4k 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 Jackson County, MO was 5.93%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    12,419 ± 792
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    7,629 ± 767
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,453 ± 556

Jackson County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Jackson County, MO employs 361k people. The largest industries in Jackson County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (52,882 people), Retail Trade (39,222 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (31,937 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,294), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($73,295), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($69,375).

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

361k
2022 Value
± 4,849
0.321%
1 Year growth
± 1.91%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jackson County, MO grew at a rate of 0.321%, from 360k employees to 361k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jackson County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (43,764 people), Management Occupations (35,734 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (34,653 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jackson County, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

361k
2022 Value
± 4,849
0.321%
1 Year growth
± 1.91%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jackson County, MO grew at a rate of 0.321%, from 360k employees to 361k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jackson County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (52,882 people), Retail Trade (39,222 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (31,937 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jackson County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Jackson 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

$50,956
Median earning men ± $1,024
$38,140
Median earning women ± $837

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,438), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($65,341), and Information ($64,059).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,552), Public Administration ($49,180), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($48,249).

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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. 9,565
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 4,562
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 4,443
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Jackson County, MO went to Donald J. Trump with 51% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.58%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Jackson County, MO awarded 10,281 degrees. The student population of Jackson County, MO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 14,862 male students and 22,538 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jackson County, MO are White (6,255 and 63.7%), followed by Black or African American (1,163 and 11.8%), Hispanic or Latino (1,015 and 10.3%), and Asian (563 and 5.74%).

The largest universities in Jackson County, MO by number of degrees awarded are Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City (3,677 and 35.8%), University of Missouri-Kansas City (3,445 and 33.5%), and Rockhurst University (1,079 and 10.5%).

The most popular majors in Jackson County, MO are Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,620 and 25.5%), Registered Nursing (828 and 8.05%), and General Business Administration & Management (492 and 4.79%).

The median tuition costs in Jackson County, MO are $31,545 for private four year colleges, and $9,999 and $27,648 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Jackson County, MO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 68.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 37,400 (39.7% men and 60.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 37,400 students enrolled in Jackson County, MO, 39.7% men and 60.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 20,837 records, of which 59.9% were women and 40.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 260 degrees awarded
  2. 214 degrees awarded
  3. 549 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Jackson County, MO was General Business with 260 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,677 degrees awarded
  2. 3,445 degrees awarded
  3. 1,079 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City with 3,677 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 3,839 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jackson County, MO, which is 0.596 times less than the 6,442 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 6,255 degrees mean that there were 5.38 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,163 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 ($31,545) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,990) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,848) 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 Jackson County, MO was $196,900 in 2022, which is 0.698 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $167,900 to $196,900, a 17.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Jackson County, MO is 58.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Jackson County, MO have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jackson County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Jackson County, MO is $65,169. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jackson County, MO was Census Tract 85 with a value of $218,350, followed by Census Tract 84 and Census Tract 83, with respective values of $199,569 and $162,250.

In 2022, 14.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Jackson County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.53%.

Property

$196,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,690
$174,963
Median Property Taxes
±$3,090

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 Jackson County, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

58.5%
Homeownership
2022
62.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 58.5% of the housing units in Jackson County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 85
  2. Census Tract 84
  3. Census Tract 83

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jackson County, MO was Census Tract 85 with a value of $218,350, followed by Census Tract 84 and Census Tract 83, with respective values of $199,569 and $162,250.

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

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Household Income

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$65,169
Median Household Income
± $1,131
299k
Number of Households
± 4,447

In 2022, the median household income of the 299k households in Jackson County, MO grew to $65,169 from the previous year's value of $60,800.

The following chart displays the households in Jackson 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 Jackson 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 (77.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.9%)
  3. Carpooled (6.57%)

In 2022, 77.1% of workers in Jackson County, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.9%) and those who carpooled to work (6.57%).

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jackson County, MO have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.33% of the workforce in Jackson County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Jackson County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.53%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jackson County, MO (97.8k out of 704k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jackson County, MO is White, followed by Black 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 16.6% of the children was living in poverty in Jackson County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 10.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 941 in Jackson County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 135 per 100,000 population.

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Health

88.4% of the population of Jackson County, MO has health coverage, with 50.7% on employee plans, 12.7% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 1.45% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, MO see 1180 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.24% decrease from the previous year (1207 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1086 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 380 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,180 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jackson County, MO

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, MO see an average of 1,180 patients per year. This represents a 2.24% decrease from the previous year (1,207 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jackson 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 24.6% under 18 years, 22.8% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.6%
Uninsured
50.7%
Employer Coverage
12.7%
Medicaid
12.3%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
1.45%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jackson County, MO declined by 0.0686% from 11.6% to 11.6%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 60.2 in Jackson 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% in Jackson County, MO.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.2% in Jackson County, MO.

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