Callaway County, MO

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2022 Population
44,517
0.153% 1-year growth
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.6
1.02% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.47%
5.45% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$70,599
10.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$184,300
13.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
20,583
1.65% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Callaway County, MO had a population of 44.5k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $70,599. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Callaway County, MO grew from 44,449 to 44,517, a 0.153% increase and its median household income grew from $63,791 to $70,599, a 10.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Callaway County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (89%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.24%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.57%), White (Hispanic) (1.39%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.607%).

None of the households in Callaway 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.

99.6% of the residents in Callaway County, MO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Callaway County, MO are William Woods University (699 degrees awarded in 2022) and Westminster College (152 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Callaway County, MO was $184,300, and the homeownership rate was 77.3%.

Most people in Callaway County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Callaway County, MO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Callaway County, MO is home to a population of 44.5k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.925% of Callaway County, MO residents were born outside of the country (412 people).

In 2022, there were 21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39.6k people) in Callaway County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.89k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.59k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Callaway County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Callaway County, MO was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Callaway County, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    39.6k ± 222
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.89k ± 298
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.59k ± 309
2.22%
Hispanic Population
990 people

In 2022, there were 21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39.6k people) in Callaway County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.89k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.59k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.22% of the people in Callaway County, MO are hispanic (990 people).

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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

0.925%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
412 people
1.57%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
696 people

As of 2022, 0.925% of Callaway County, MO residents (412 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 Callaway County, MO was 1.57%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,147 ± 195
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    542 ± 200
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    383 ± 169

Callaway County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Callaway County, MO employs 20.6k people. The largest industries in Callaway County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,874 people), Retail Trade (2,787 people), and Manufacturing (2,073 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($97,804), Utilities ($90,613), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($67,623).

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

20.6k
2022 Value
± 1,134
1.65%
1 Year growth
± 7.67%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Callaway County, MO grew at a rate of 1.65%, from 20.2k employees to 20.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Callaway County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,683 people), Management Occupations (2,520 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,797 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Callaway County, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

20.6k
2022 Value
± 1,134
1.65%
1 Year growth
± 7.67%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Callaway County, MO grew at a rate of 1.65%, from 20.2k employees to 20.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Callaway County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,874 people), Retail Trade (2,787 people), and Manufacturing (2,073 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Callaway County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Callaway 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

$47,899
Median earning men ± $2,933
$36,333
Median earning women ± $1,796

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,452), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($68,397), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,031).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,417), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,864), and Wholesale Trade ($44,671).

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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. 197
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 189
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 148
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Callaway County, MO went to Donald J. Trump with 70.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (27.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.75%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Callaway County, MO awarded 851 degrees. The student population of Callaway County, MO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 867 male students and 1,251 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Callaway County, MO are White (699 and 84.1%), followed by Unknown (43 and 5.17%), Black or African American (39 and 4.69%), and Hispanic or Latino (34 and 4.09%).

The largest universities in Callaway County, MO by number of degrees awarded are William Woods University (699 and 82.1%) and Westminster College (152 and 17.9%).

The most popular majors in Callaway County, MO are General Educational Leadership & Administration (168 and 19.7%), General Business Administration & Management (137 and 16.1%), and Superintendency & Educational System Administration (110 and 12.9%).

The median tuition cost in Callaway County, MO for private four year colleges is $28,374.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Callaway County, MO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 69.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,118 (40.9% men and 59.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,118 students enrolled in Callaway County, MO, 40.9% men and 59.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,632 records, of which 61.5% were women and 38.5% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Callaway County, MO was General Business Administration & Management with 70 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 699 degrees awarded
  2. 152 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was William Woods University with 699 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 316 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Callaway County, MO, which is 0.591 times less than the 535 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 699 degrees mean that there were 16.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 43 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($28,374) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,938) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) 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.

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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Callaway County, MO was $184,300 in 2022, which is 0.654 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $162,500 to $184,300, a 13.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Callaway County, MO is 77.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Callaway County, MO have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Callaway County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Callaway County, MO is $70,599. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Callaway County, MO was Census Tract 705 with a value of $90,104, followed by Census Tract 708 and Census Tract 701, with respective values of $72,321 and $67,590.

In 2022, 10.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Callaway County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.14%.

Property

$184,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,793
$12,352
Median Property Taxes
±$821

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

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Rent vs Own

77.3%
Homeownership
2022
63.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.3% of the housing units in Callaway County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 705
  2. Census Tract 708
  3. Census Tract 701

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Callaway County, MO was Census Tract 705 with a value of $90,104, followed by Census Tract 708 and Census Tract 701, with respective values of $72,321 and $67,590.

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

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Household Income

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$70,599
Median Household Income
± $2,149
16k
Number of Households
± 946

In 2022, the median household income of the 16k households in Callaway County, MO grew to $70,599 from the previous year's value of $63,791.

The following chart displays the households in Callaway 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 Callaway 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 (81.1%)
  2. Carpooled (8.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.78%)

In 2022, 81.1% of workers in Callaway County, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.8%) and those who worked at home (6.78%).

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Commute Time

23.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Callaway County, MO have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.73% of the workforce in Callaway County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 10.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Callaway County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.14%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.47% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Callaway County, MO (3.85k out of 40.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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, 14.4% of the children was living in poverty in Callaway County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 368 in Callaway County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 102 per 100,000 population.

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Health

90% of the population of Callaway County, MO has health coverage, with 50.7% on employee plans, 10.8% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 2.52% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Callaway County, MO see 2632 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.53% increase from the previous year (2494 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4081 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 541 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,632 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Callaway County, MO

Primary care physicians in Callaway County, MO see an average of 2,632 patients per year. This represents a 5.53% increase from the previous year (2,494 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Callaway 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 23.5% under 18 years, 20.7% between 18 and 34 years, 38.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 17% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.96%
Uninsured
50.7%
Employer Coverage
10.8%
Medicaid
13.2%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
2.52%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Callaway County, MO declined by 2.43% from 10.2% to 9.96%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 56 in Callaway 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 37.7% in Callaway County, MO.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.4% in Callaway County, MO.

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