Buchanan County, MO

88,938 Population
408 square miles 218 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.5%
was 1.5%
Ranked 13th Highest in MO
Population Density
218
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
53.4%
was 51.2%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
3.8%
was 4.2%
Ranked 9th Highest in MO
Percent Under 18
22.6%
was 22.8%
Ranked 11th Highest in MO
Percent 65 and Over
15.4%
was 15.2%
Ranked 7th Highest in MO

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.4
was 4.6
Ranked 9th Lowest in MO
Percent Living in Poverty
19.0%
was 17.3%
Ranked 16th Lowest in MO
Median Household Income
$46,680
was $49,302
Ranked 13th Highest in MO
Gini Income Distribution
 
47.1
40.9
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,569
Ranked 29th Highest in MO
Patents per 100,000
17
Ranked 16th Highest in MO

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
4.5
was 1.1
Ranked 14th Highest in MO
Violent Crimes per 100,000
31.5
was 23.4
Ranked 95th Highest in MO
Property Crimes per 100,000
223.6
was 255.5
Ranked 106th Highest in MO

 Housing

Total Housing Units
38,555
was 38,449
Ranked 13th Highest in MO
Median Rent
$690
was $748
Ranked 15th Highest in MO
Total Building Permits
100
was 99
 
Occupied Housing Units
33,971
was 32,738
 
Homeownership Rate
62.8%
was 65.4%
Ranked 13th Highest in MO
Single Family Building Permits
98
was 87
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
94.5
was 94.2
Ranked 10th Highest in MO
Rental Vacancy Rate
26.6%
was 33.5%
Ranked 6th Highest in MO
Multifamily Building Permits
2
was 12
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.6
Ranked 10th Highest in MO
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
2.6
was 2.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.1
was 1.1
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.1%
was 96.2%
Ranked 2nd Highest in MO
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
87.7%
Ranked 12th Highest in MO
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 99.6%
Ranked 1st Highest in MO

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
86.4%
was 90.3%
Ranked 16th Highest in MO
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
22.4%
was 21.3%
Ranked 14th Highest in MO

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