Bates County, MO

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2022 Population
16,101
0.00621% 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
19.1%
14.5% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$54,122
3.89% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$151,300
17.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Bates County, MO had a population of 16.1k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $54,122. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Bates County, MO grew from 16,100 to 16,101, a 0.00621% increase and its median household income grew from $52,093 to $54,122, a 3.89% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bates County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.15%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.08%), Other (Hispanic) (1.22%), and White (Hispanic) (0.795%).

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

In 2022, the median property value in Bates County, MO was $151,300, and the homeownership rate was 73.1%.

Most people in Bates County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 34.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Bates County, MO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Bates County, MO is home to a population of 16.1k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.01% of Bates County, MO residents were born outside of the country (163 people).

In 2022, there were 42.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.8k people) in Bates County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 346 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 335 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2022 Citizenship
99.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.8% of Bates County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Bates County, MO was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bates County, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.8k ± 77
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    346 ± 31
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    335 ± 89.2
2.7%
Hispanic Population
434 people

In 2022, there were 42.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.8k people) in Bates County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 346 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 335 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.7% of the people in Bates County, MO are hispanic (434 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.01%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
163 people
0.783%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
126 people

As of 2022, 1.01% of Bates County, MO residents (163 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 Bates County, MO was 0.783%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    334 ± 90
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    233 ± 100
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    161 ± 84

Bates County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Bates County, MO employs 7.01k people. The largest industries in Bates County, MO are Retail Trade (1,010 people), Construction (977 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (919 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($108,438), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,114), and Construction ($57,824).

Occupations

7.01k
2022 Value
± 465
−1.61%
1 Year decline
± 9.67%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bates County, MO declined at a rate of −1.61%, from 7.12k employees to 7.01k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bates County, MO, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (824 people), Sales & Related Occupations (742 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (734 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bates County, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.01k
2022 Value
± 465
−1.61%
1 Year decline
± 9.67%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bates County, MO declined at a rate of −1.61%, from 7.12k employees to 7.01k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bates County, MO, are Retail Trade (1,010 people), Construction (977 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (919 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bates County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Bates 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

$44,966
Median earning men ± $2,952
$27,876
Median earning women ± $2,727

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($65,625), Construction ($57,593), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,063).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,491), Wholesale Trade ($49,625), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($34,583).

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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. 98
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 88
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 72
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Bates County, MO went to Donald J. Trump with 78.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (19.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.43%).

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 Bates County, MO was $151,300 in 2022, which is 0.537 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $128,600 to $151,300, a 17.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Bates County, MO is 73.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Bates County, MO have an average commute time of 34.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bates County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Bates County, MO is $54,122. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Bates County, MO was Census Tract 701 with a value of $73,024, followed by Census Tract 702 and Census Tract 704, with respective values of $64,950 and $49,725.

Property

$151,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,748
$4,335
Median Property Taxes
±$311

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

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Rent vs Own

73.1%
Homeownership
2022
64.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.1% of the housing units in Bates County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 701
  2. Census Tract 702
  3. Census Tract 704

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bates County, MO was Census Tract 701 with a value of $73,024, followed by Census Tract 702 and Census Tract 704, with respective values of $64,950 and $49,725.

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

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Household Income

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$54,122
Median Household Income
± $5,182
5.93k
Number of Households
± 423

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.93k households in Bates County, MO grew to $54,122 from the previous year's value of $52,093.

The following chart displays the households in Bates 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 Bates 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 (78.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.99%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.42%)

In 2022, 78.2% of workers in Bates County, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.99%) and those who worked at home (9.42%).

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

34.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bates County, MO have a longer commute time (34.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.81% of the workforce in Bates 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 Bates County, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bates County, MO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bates County, MO (2.99k out of 15.7k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bates County, MO is White, followed by Hispanic 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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Health

89.4% of the population of Bates County, MO has health coverage, with 42.1% on employee plans, 18.4% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 2.48% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Bates County, MO see 4043 patients per year on average, which represents a 25.7% decrease from the previous year (5440 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3248 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1624 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

4,043 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bates County, MO

Primary care physicians in Bates County, MO see an average of 4,043 patients per year. This represents a 25.7% decrease from the previous year (5,440 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bates 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 25.5% under 18 years, 17.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.4% 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

10.6%
Uninsured
42.1%
Employer Coverage
18.4%
Medicaid
14.5%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
2.48%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bates County, MO grew by 7.1% from 9.87% to 10.6%.

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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 Bates 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 38.2% in Bates County, MO.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14.9% in Bates County, MO.

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