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Wright County, Missouri; Cape Girardeau County, Missouri; Laclede County, Missouri; Jefferson County, Missouri

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Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)

Wright County, Missouri
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 18,289
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 18,289
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 18,742
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -2.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 18,815
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
25.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.6%
Female persons, percent
51.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
96.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
94.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 1,423
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 1.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 8,688
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 69.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $100,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $860
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $291
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $561
Building permits, 2019 10
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 7,292
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.48
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 84.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 5.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 77.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 64.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 80.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 11.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 15.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
17.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 51.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 46.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 10,815
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 30,456
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 89,867
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 245,556
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,181
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 28.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $32,752
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $19,909
Persons in poverty, percent
23.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 398
Total employment, 2018 3,450
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 100,286
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -0.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,468
All firms, 2012 1,691
Men-owned firms, 2012 909
Women-owned firms, 2012 446
Minority-owned firms, 2012 63
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,555
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 132
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,459
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 27.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 681.77
FIPS Code 29229
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For places on the map, populations of 5,000 or more are shown
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57,000
114,000
171,000
228,000
Wright County, Missouri
18,289
Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
78,871
Laclede County, Missouri
35,723
Jefferson County, Missouri
225,081
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57,000
114,000
171,000
228,000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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