Barton County, MO

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2022 Population
11,683
0.248% 1-year decline
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.7
0.489% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
22.2%
0.431% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$48,105
6.63% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$115,600
15.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Barton County, MO had a population of 11.7k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $48,105. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Barton County, MO declined from 11,712 to 11,683, a −0.248% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,113 to $48,105, a 6.63% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Barton County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.54%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.69%), White (Hispanic) (1.25%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1%).

None of the households in Barton 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 Barton County, MO are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Barton County, MO was $115,600, and the homeownership rate was 70.2%.

Most people in Barton County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Barton County, MO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Barton County, MO is home to a population of 11.7k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.445% of Barton County, MO residents were born outside of the country (52 people).

In 2022, there were 20 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.6k people) in Barton County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 530 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 198 Two+ (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 Barton County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Barton County, MO was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Barton County, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    10.6k ± 124
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    530 ± 126
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    198 ± 122
3.14%
Hispanic Population
367 people

In 2022, there were 20 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.6k people) in Barton County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 530 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 198 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.14% of the people in Barton County, MO are hispanic (367 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.445%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
52 people
0.589%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
69 people

As of 2022, 0.445% of Barton County, MO residents (52 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 Barton County, MO was 0.589%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    190 ± 74
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    84 ± 83
  3. Korea
    57 ± 53

Barton County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Barton County, MO employs 4.63k people. The largest industries in Barton County, MO are Manufacturing (764 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (574 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (480 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,466), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,023), and Transportation & Warehousing ($65,167).

Occupations

4.63k
2022 Value
± 397
−3.28%
1 Year decline
± 12.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Barton County, MO declined at a rate of −3.28%, from 4.79k employees to 4.63k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Barton County, MO, are Management Occupations (611 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (573 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (332 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Barton County, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.63k
2022 Value
± 397
−3.28%
1 Year decline
± 12.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Barton County, MO declined at a rate of −3.28%, from 4.79k employees to 4.63k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Barton County, MO, are Manufacturing (764 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (574 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (480 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Barton County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Barton 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

$37,043
Median earning men ± $7,494
$26,515
Median earning women ± $3,782

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,563), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,667), and Information ($46,600).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($54,792), Manufacturing ($45,375), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($39,563).

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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. 79
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 75
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 75
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Barton County, MO went to Donald J. Trump with 85% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (13.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.773%).

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

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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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 Barton County, MO was $115,600 in 2022, which is 0.41 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $99,700 to $115,600, a 15.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Barton County, MO is 70.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Barton County, MO have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Barton County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Barton County, MO is $48,105. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Barton County, MO was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $55,229, followed by Census Tract 9602 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $52,206 and $33,828.

Property

$115,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,076
$3,144
Median Property Taxes
±$313

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

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Rent vs Own

70.2%
Homeownership
2022
59.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.2% of the housing units in Barton County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.7%.

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Income by Location

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

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Barton County, MO was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $55,229, followed by Census Tract 9602 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $52,206 and $33,828.

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

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Household Income

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$48,105
Median Household Income
± $5,576
4.48k
Number of Households
± 387

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.48k households in Barton County, MO grew to $48,105 from the previous year's value of $45,113.

The following chart displays the households in Barton 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Barton 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 (83.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.3%)
  3. Carpooled (4.61%)

In 2022, 83.2% of workers in Barton County, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.3%) and those who carpooled to work (4.61%).

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

23.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Barton County, MO have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.99% of the workforce in Barton 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 Barton County, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Barton County, MO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Barton County, MO (2.56k out of 11.5k 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 35 - 44 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Barton 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

88.5% of the population of Barton County, MO has health coverage, with 38.1% on employee plans, 19.2% on Medicaid, 16.4% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.71% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Barton County, MO see 3918 patients per year on average, which represents a 32.8% increase from the previous year (2950 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 11592 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1288 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,918 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Barton County, MO

Primary care physicians in Barton County, MO see an average of 3,918 patients per year. This represents a 32.8% increase from the previous year (2,950 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Barton 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 25.1% under 18 years, 17.5% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.5%
Uninsured
38.1%
Employer Coverage
19.2%
Medicaid
16.4%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
1.71%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Barton County, MO declined by 9.45% from 12.7% to 11.5%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 38.3% in Barton 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 16.2% in Barton County, MO.

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