Cooper County, MO

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2022 Population
16,893
2.9% 1-year decline
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.8
1.31% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13%
0.162% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$62,239
11.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$168,200
11% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Cooper County, MO had a population of 16.9k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $62,239. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cooper County, MO declined from 17,397 to 16,893, a −2.9% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,711 to $62,239, a 11.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cooper County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.46%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.66%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.15%), and White (Hispanic) (0.74%).

None of the households in Cooper 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.

99.8% of the residents in Cooper County, MO are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Cooper County, MO was $168,200, and the homeownership rate was 76.9%.

Most people in Cooper County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Cooper County, MO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Cooper County, MO is home to a population of 16.9k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.906% of Cooper County, MO residents were born outside of the country (153 people).

In 2022, there were 16.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.8k people) in Cooper County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 922 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 619 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2022 Citizenship
99.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.8% of Cooper County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cooper County, MO was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cooper County, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.8k ± 81
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    922 ± 102
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    619 ± 116
2.15%
Hispanic Population
364 people

In 2022, there were 16.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.8k people) in Cooper County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 922 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 619 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.15% of the people in Cooper County, MO are hispanic (364 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Cooper County, MO as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.906%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
153 people
0.575%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
100 people

As of 2022, 0.906% of Cooper County, MO residents (153 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 Cooper County, MO was 0.575%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    492 ± 97
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    257 ± 93
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    151 ± 53

Cooper County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cooper County, MO employs 7.26k people. The largest industries in Cooper County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,026 people), Retail Trade (837 people), and Educational Services (703 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,004), Finance & Insurance ($55,387), and Wholesale Trade ($54,948).

Occupations

7.26k
2022 Value
± 410
−1.84%
1 Year decline
± 8.29%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cooper County, MO declined at a rate of −1.84%, from 7.39k employees to 7.26k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cooper County, MO, are Management Occupations (870 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (821 people), and Production Occupations (546 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cooper County, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.26k
2022 Value
± 410
−1.84%
1 Year decline
± 8.29%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cooper County, MO declined at a rate of −1.84%, from 7.39k employees to 7.26k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cooper County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,026 people), Retail Trade (837 people), and Educational Services (703 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cooper County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Cooper 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

$45,236
Median earning men ± $3,457
$34,023
Median earning women ± $2,792

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($59,063), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,663), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($54,306).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($50,000), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,942), and Construction ($47,500).

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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. 143
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 131
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 70
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Cooper County, MO went to Donald J. Trump with 72.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (25.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.6%).

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Missouri over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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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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).

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 Cooper County, MO was $168,200 in 2022, which is 0.597 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $151,500 to $168,200, a 11% increase. The homeownership rate in Cooper County, MO is 76.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cooper County, MO have an average commute time of 27.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cooper County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cooper County, MO is $62,239. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Cooper County, MO was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $81,103, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $67,443 and $60,703.

Property

$168,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,455
$4,708
Median Property Taxes
±$301

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

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Cooper County, MO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

76.9%
Homeownership
2022
64.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.9% of the housing units in Cooper County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9501
  2. Census Tract 9505
  3. Census Tract 9504

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cooper County, MO was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $81,103, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $67,443 and $60,703.

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

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Household Income

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$62,239
Median Household Income
± $2,894
6.13k
Number of Households
± 363

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.13k households in Cooper County, MO grew to $62,239 from the previous year's value of $55,711.

The following chart displays the households in Cooper 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 Cooper 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 (80.1%)
  2. Carpooled (11.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.3%)

In 2022, 80.1% of workers in Cooper County, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.1%) and those who worked at home (5.3%).

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

27.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cooper County, MO have a longer commute time (27.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.79% of the workforce in Cooper 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 Cooper County, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cooper County, MO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cooper County, MO (2k out of 15.4k 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 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cooper County, MO is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Health

90.2% of the population of Cooper County, MO has health coverage, with 49.5% on employee plans, 9.86% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 14.9% on non-group plans, and 1.86% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Cooper County, MO see 2530 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.596% increase from the previous year (2515 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3420 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 744 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.2% were men and 53.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,530 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cooper County, MO

Primary care physicians in Cooper County, MO see an average of 2,530 patients per year. This represents a 0.596% increase from the previous year (2,515 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cooper 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 25.3% under 18 years, 20.2% between 18 and 34 years, 35.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 19% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.2% were men and 53.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.81%
Uninsured
49.5%
Employer Coverage
9.86%
Medicaid
14.1%
Medicare
14.9%
Non-Group
1.86%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cooper County, MO declined by 6.54% from 10.5% to 9.81%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Cooper 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 37.1% in Cooper County, MO.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.1% in Cooper County, MO.

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