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

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Wright County, Missouri
Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
Laclede County, Missouri
Jefferson County, Missouri
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 18,289 78,871 35,723 225,081
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 18,289 78,871 35,723 225,081
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 18,742 75,674 35,596 218,722
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -2.4% 4.2% 0.4% 2.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 18,815 75,674 35,571 218,733
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.2%
5.8%
6.9%
5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
25.7%
21.3%
24.7%
22.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.6%
17.1%
17.8%
15.5%
Female persons, percent
51.0%
51.6%
50.8%
50.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
96.5%
87.5%
95.5%
96.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.6%
7.9%
0.9%
1.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.4%
0.8%
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.4%
1.9%
0.6%
0.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Z
0.1%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.5%
2.3%
2.1%
1.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.3%
2.5%
2.6%
2.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
94.6%
85.5%
93.3%
94.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 1,423 4,811 3,091 15,977
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 1.0% 2.9% 1.0% 1.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 8,688 34,975 16,086 92,137
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 69.4% 65.5% 68.6% 79.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $100,400 $155,000 $114,400 $158,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $860 $1,159 $940 $1,307
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $291 $416 $340 $441
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $561 $796 $666 $848
Building permits, 2019 10 794 25 712
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 7,292 29,366 13,866 84,393
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.48 2.55 2.53 2.62
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 84.8% 79.9% 88.0% 87.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 5.3% 3.6% 2.1% 2.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 77.9% 88.3% 82.8% 90.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 64.7% 80.7% 67.9% 82.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 80.8% 90.7% 83.6% 88.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 11.4% 30.5% 14.7% 20.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 15.3% 10.0% 14.1% 9.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
17.7%
11.4%
13.6%
11.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 51.2% 62.7% 58.3% 66.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 46.0% 59.3% 51.7% 61.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 10,815 170,964 47,944 228,364
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 30,456 1,149,244 135,013 478,710
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 2,884,546 1,327,517 1,420,483
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 89,867 861,421 196,242 797,966
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 245,556 1,611,435 502,372 1,952,583
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,181 $20,941 $14,184 $8,867
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 28.4 19.3 20.7 31.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $32,752 $51,730 $46,192 $63,030
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $19,909 $26,546 $21,577 $28,844
Persons in poverty, percent
23.9%
13.8%
15.4%
8.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 398 2,348 759 4,022
Total employment, 2018 3,450 37,198 11,501 41,728
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 100,286 1,484,408 390,021 1,529,483
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -0.1% -1.1% -0.9% 1.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,468 5,479 2,706 13,662
All firms, 2012 1,691 6,894 3,312 16,196
Men-owned firms, 2012 909 3,429 1,904 9,132
Women-owned firms, 2012 446 2,112 834 4,886
Minority-owned firms, 2012 63 484 75 544
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,555 6,016 3,062 15,312
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 132 640 367 1,556
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,459 5,633 2,635 13,858
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 27.6 130.8 46.5 333.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 681.77 578.54 764.72 656.63
FIPS Code 29229 29031 29105 29099
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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