Jackson County MO Information


Jackson County Subdivisions

Jackson County MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 726,135 (100%)
Population in Households 714,931 (98.5%)
Population in Families 540,998 (74.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 11,204 ( 1.5%)
Population Density 1,201
Diversity Index2 66


Median Household Income $62,091
Average Household Income $86,485
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $36,077
Wealth Index5 74


Total HU (Housing Units) 335,630 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 178,250 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 124,072 (37.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 33,308 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $201,447
Average Home Value $240,947
Housing Affordability Index3 132


Total Households 302,322
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 178,503
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.55% 0.21%
Households 0.71% 0.31%
Families   0.26%
Median Household Income   3.88%
Per Capita Income   3.39%
Owner Occupied HU   0.45%


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, 2022 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 Density # 3 98th
Median Household Income # 22 82nd
Housing Affordability Index # 11 10th
Per Capita Income # 9 93rd
Diversity Index # 1 100th

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