Jackson County MO Information


Jackson County Subdivisions

Jackson County MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 692,611
Population in Households 681,390
Population in Familes 520,945
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,221
Population Density1 1,146
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 280,953
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 168,875
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 321,747 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 168,459 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 112,494 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 40,794 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $135,512
Average Home Value $172,869


Median Household Income $48,119
Average Household Income $65,600
Per Capita Income $26,921
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.51%
Households 0.35% 0.46%
Families 0.17% 0.34%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Jackson County MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jackson County to the other 115 counties and county equivalents in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 99th
Population Density1 # 3 98th
Diversity Index2 # 2 99th
Median Household Income # 21 83rd
Per Capita Income # 8 94th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.