Jefferson County MO Information

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Jefferson County MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson County to the other 115 counties and county equivalents in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 7 95th
Population Density1 # 7 95th
Diversity Index2 # 78 33rd
Median Household Income # 8 94th
Per Capita Income # 11 91st

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Jefferson County MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 221,184
Population in Households 219,201
Population in Familes 184,965
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,983
Population Density1 337
Diversity Index2 11
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 83,417
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 60,843
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 89,938 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 67,637 (75.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,780 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,521 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $197,527
Average Home Value $213,776
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,136
Average Household Income $65,427
Per Capita Income $24,769
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.26% 0.39%
Households 0.49% 0.48%
Families 0.32% 0.37%
Median Household Income   2.84%
Per Capita Income   2.58%
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.

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