Howell County, MO

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2022 Population
39,960
0.521% 1-year growth
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.7
0.973% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
23%
2.13% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$46,401
7.41% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$141,600
17.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
15,947
1.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Howell County, MO had a population of 40k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $46,401. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Howell County, MO grew from 39,753 to 39,960, a 0.521% increase and its median household income grew from $43,200 to $46,401, a 7.41% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Howell County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.73%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.24%), White (Hispanic) (0.998%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.733%).

None of the households in Howell 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.

99.5% of the residents in Howell County, MO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Howell County, MO are Missouri State University-West Plains (300 degrees awarded in 2022) and South Central Career Center (49 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Howell County, MO was $141,600, and the homeownership rate was 68.8%.

Most people in Howell County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Howell County, MO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Howell County, MO is home to a population of 40k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.21% of Howell County, MO residents were born outside of the country (485 people).

In 2022, there were 34.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.1k people) in Howell County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.09k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 497 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2022 Citizenship
99.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.5% of Howell County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Howell County, MO was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Howell County, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    37.1k ± 300
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.09k ± 122
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    497 ± 240
2.44%
Hispanic Population
977 people

In 2022, there were 34.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.1k people) in Howell County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.09k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 497 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.44% of the people in Howell County, MO are hispanic (977 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Howell 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

1.21%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
485 people
1.33%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
528 people

As of 2022, 1.21% of Howell County, MO residents (485 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 Howell County, MO was 1.33%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,138 ± 227
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    593 ± 235
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    403 ± 192

Howell County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Howell County, MO employs 15.9k people. The largest industries in Howell County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,141 people), Retail Trade (2,197 people), and Educational Services (2,011 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($51,098), Wholesale Trade ($50,658), and Transportation & Warehousing ($47,205).

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

15.9k
2022 Value
± 985
1.7%
1 Year growth
± 8.54%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Howell County, MO grew at a rate of 1.7%, from 15.7k employees to 15.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Howell County, MO, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,775 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,747 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,484 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Howell County, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

15.9k
2022 Value
± 985
1.7%
1 Year growth
± 8.54%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Howell County, MO grew at a rate of 1.7%, from 15.7k employees to 15.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Howell County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,141 people), Retail Trade (2,197 people), and Educational Services (2,011 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Howell County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Howell 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

$36,938
Median earning men ± $2,409
$26,332
Median earning women ± $3,063

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($53,947), Wholesale Trade ($51,776), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,541).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($60,173), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,955), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,250).

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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. 484
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 293
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 280
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Howell County, MO went to Donald J. Trump with 81.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (17.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.06%).

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 Howell County, MO awarded 349 degrees. The student population of Howell County, MO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 585 male students and 1,232 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Howell County, MO are White (320 and 92.2%), followed by Black or African American (9 and 2.59%), Two or More Races (8 and 2.31%), and Hispanic or Latino (4 and 1.15%).

The largest universities in Howell County, MO by number of degrees awarded are Missouri State University-West Plains (300 and 86%) and South Central Career Center (49 and 14%).

The most popular majors in Howell County, MO are General Studies (102 and 29.2%), Registered Nursing (53 and 15.2%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (30 and 8.6%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,817 students enrolled in Howell County, MO, 32.2% men and 67.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,588 records, of which 68.5% were women and 31.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 102 degrees awarded
  2. 53 degrees awarded
  3. 24 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Howell County, MO was General Studies with 102 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 300 degrees awarded
  2. 49 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Missouri State University-West Plains with 300 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 84 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Howell County, MO, which is 0.317 times less than the 265 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 320 degrees mean that there were 35.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 9 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,230) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($720) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($833) 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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Howell County, MO was $141,600 in 2022, which is 0.502 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $120,800 to $141,600, a 17.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Howell County, MO is 68.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Howell County, MO have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Howell County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Howell County, MO is $46,401. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Howell County, MO was Census Tract 906 with a value of $55,417, followed by Census Tract 904 and Census Tract 905, with respective values of $54,861 and $51,574.

In 2022, 17.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Howell County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 4.75%.

Property

$141,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,049
$10,624
Median Property Taxes
±$668

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

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Rent vs Own

68.8%
Homeownership
2022
64.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.8% of the housing units in Howell County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 906
  2. Census Tract 904
  3. Census Tract 905

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Howell County, MO was Census Tract 906 with a value of $55,417, followed by Census Tract 904 and Census Tract 905, with respective values of $54,861 and $51,574.

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

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Household Income

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$46,401
Median Household Income
± $3,651
15.4k
Number of Households
± 961

In 2022, the median household income of the 15.4k households in Howell County, MO grew to $46,401 from the previous year's value of $43,200.

The following chart displays the households in Howell 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Howell 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 (82.5%)
  2. Carpooled (11.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.18%)

In 2022, 82.5% of workers in Howell County, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.2%) and those who worked at home (3.18%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

20.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Howell County, MO have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.79% of the workforce in Howell 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 Howell County, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Howell County, MO have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 17.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Howell County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 4.75%.

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Poverty & Diversity

23% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Howell County, MO (9.01k out of 39.2k 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 Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Howell County, MO is White, followed by Two Or More and Other.

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, 24.7% of the children was living in poverty in Howell County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 263 in Howell County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 39.5 per 100,000 population.

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Health

84.2% of the population of Howell County, MO has health coverage, with 34.2% on employee plans, 21.6% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.69% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Howell County, MO see 1084 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.75% increase from the previous year (1055 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2237 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 399 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,084 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Howell County, MO

Primary care physicians in Howell County, MO see an average of 1,084 patients per year. This represents a 2.75% increase from the previous year (1,055 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Howell 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 25.4% under 18 years, 18.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 19% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

15.8%
Uninsured
34.2%
Employer Coverage
21.6%
Medicaid
14.6%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
1.69%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Howell County, MO grew by 3.41% from 15.2% to 15.8%.

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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 91.1 in Howell County, MO.

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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 36.8% in Howell 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 16.1% in Howell County, MO.

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