Howard County, MO

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2022 Population
10,142
0.0493% 1-year decline
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.3
0.519% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
12.8%
31.6% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$59,023
0.729% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$140,900
1.05% 1-year decline
2022 Employed Population
4,319
0.849% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Howard County, MO had a population of 10.1k people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $59,023. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Howard County, MO declined from 10,147 to 10,142, a −0.0493% decrease and its median household income grew from $58,596 to $59,023, a 0.729% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Howard County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.78%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.69%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (0.947%), and White (Hispanic) (0.611%).

None of the households in Howard 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.

99.7% of the residents in Howard County, MO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Howard County, MO are Central Methodist University-College of Graduate and Extended Studies (674 degrees awarded in 2022) and Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (282 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Howard County, MO was $140,900, and the homeownership rate was 81.7%.

Most people in Howard County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Howard County, MO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Howard County, MO is home to a population of 10.1k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.523% of Howard County, MO residents were born outside of the country (53 people).

In 2022, there were 15.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.85k people) in Howard County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 586 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 374 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Howard County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Howard County, MO was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Howard County, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.85k ± 220
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    586 ± 70
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    374 ± 221
1.96%
Hispanic Population
199 people

In 2022, there were 15.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.85k people) in Howard County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 586 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 374 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.96% of the people in Howard County, MO are hispanic (199 people).

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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

0.523%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
53 people
0.67%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
68 people

As of 2022, 0.523% of Howard County, MO residents (53 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 Howard County, MO was 0.67%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    213 ± 71
  2. Korea
    89 ± 48
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    62 ± 41

Howard County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Howard County, MO employs 4.32k people. The largest industries in Howard County, MO are Educational Services (773 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (599 people), and Retail Trade (550 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($91,875), Utilities ($67,841), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,423).

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

4.32k
2022 Value
± 334
−0.849%
1 Year decline
± 11.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Howard County, MO declined at a rate of −0.849%, from 4.36k employees to 4.32k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Howard County, MO, are Management Occupations (503 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (495 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (421 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Howard County, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.32k
2022 Value
± 334
−0.849%
1 Year decline
± 11.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Howard County, MO declined at a rate of −0.849%, from 4.36k employees to 4.32k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Howard County, MO, are Educational Services (773 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (599 people), and Retail Trade (550 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Howard County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Howard 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

$44,395
Median earning men ± $3,836
$31,951
Median earning women ± $2,654

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($92,188), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($58,958), and Wholesale Trade ($56,310).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,389), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,981), and Manufacturing ($41,420).

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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. 53
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 52
    Manufacturing
  3. 41
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Howard County, MO went to Donald J. Trump with 69.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (27.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.08%).

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 Howard County, MO awarded 956 degrees. The student population of Howard County, MO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,421 male students and 2,804 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Howard County, MO are White (774 and 82.3%), followed by Black or African American (60 and 6.38%), Hispanic or Latino (60 and 6.38%), and Two or More Races (22 and 2.34%).

The largest universities in Howard County, MO by number of degrees awarded are Central Methodist University-College of Graduate and Extended Studies (674 and 70.5%) and Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (282 and 29.5%).

The most popular majors in Howard County, MO are Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (159 and 16.6%), Elementary Education & Teaching (91 and 9.52%), and General Business (86 and 9%).

The median tuition cost in Howard County, MO for private four year colleges is $16,420.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Howard County, MO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 97.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 25.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 4,225 (33.6% men and 66.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 4,225 students enrolled in Howard County, MO, 33.6% men and 66.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,332 records, of which 69.1% were women and 30.9% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Howard County, MO was Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing with 159 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central Methodist University-College of Graduate and Extended Studies with 674 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 251 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Howard County, MO, which is 0.356 times less than the 705 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 774 degrees mean that there were 12.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 60 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 ($16,420) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($630) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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.

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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 Howard County, MO was $140,900 in 2022, which is 0.5 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $142,400 to $140,900, a 1.05% decrease. The homeownership rate in Howard County, MO is 81.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Howard County, MO have an average commute time of 26.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Howard County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Howard County, MO is $59,023. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Howard County, MO was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $81,250, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $55,969 and $43,400.

In 2022, 8.29% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Howard County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.11%.

Property

$140,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,533
$2,737
Median Property Taxes
±$224

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

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Rent vs Own

81.7%
Homeownership
2022
65.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 81.7% of the housing units in Howard County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9602
  2. Census Tract 9601
  3. Census Tract 9603

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Howard County, MO was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $81,250, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $55,969 and $43,400.

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

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Household Income

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$59,023
Median Household Income
± $5,319
3.35k
Number of Households
± 263

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.35k households in Howard County, MO grew to $59,023 from the previous year's value of $58,596.

The following chart displays the households in Howard 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 Howard 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 (75.9%)
  2. Carpooled (10.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.77%)

In 2022, 75.9% of workers in Howard County, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.8%) and those who worked at home (7.77%).

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Commute Time

26.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Howard County, MO have a longer commute time (26.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.66% of the workforce in Howard 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, 8.29% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Howard County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.11%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Howard County, MO (1.21k out of 9.39k 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 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Howard 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, 15.6% of the children was living in poverty in Howard County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 117 in Howard County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 11.7 per 100,000 population.

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Health

90.2% of the population of Howard County, MO has health coverage, with 48.2% on employee plans, 14.3% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 2.41% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Howard County, MO see 2500 patients per year on average, which represents a 23.3% increase from the previous year (2027 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3334 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1429 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,500 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Howard County, MO

Primary care physicians in Howard County, MO see an average of 2,500 patients per year. This represents a 23.3% increase from the previous year (2,027 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Howard 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 23.6% under 18 years, 22.4% between 18 and 34 years, 35.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.76%
Uninsured
48.2%
Employer Coverage
14.3%
Medicaid
14.1%
Medicare
11.1%
Non-Group
2.41%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Howard County, MO declined by 0.164% from 9.77% to 9.76%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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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 35.6% in Howard 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 12.9% in Howard County, MO.

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