Phelps County, MO

44,833 Population
671.8 square miles 66.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.7%
was 0.7%
 
Population Density
66.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
48.8%
was 48.2%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
5.6%
was 5.0%
 
Percent Under 18
21.2%
was 21.3%
 
Percent 65 and Over
14.9%
was 14.6%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.8
was 5.3
Ranked 13th Lowest in MO
Percent Living in Poverty
20.6%
was 19.4%
 
Median Household Income
$41,603
was $41,618
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
47.5
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,501
Ranked 33rd Highest in MO
Patents per 100,000
49
Ranked 3rd Highest in MO

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
Ranked 31st Highest in MO
Violent Crimes per 100,000
58.3
was 160.7
Ranked 75th Highest in MO
Property Crimes per 100,000
464
was 560.2
Ranked 70th Highest in MO

 Housing

Total Housing Units
19,787
was 19,714
 
Median Rent
$676
was $662
 
Total Building Permits
99
was 72
 
Occupied Housing Units
16,838
was 16,672
 
Homeownership Rate
60.4%
was 61.1%
 
Single Family Building Permits
66
was 22
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
29.5
was 29.3
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
30.6%
was 31.9%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
33
was 50
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
5.0
was 3.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.2
was 1.6
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
94.3%
was 92.9%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
86.1%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.1%
was 99.2%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
87.0%
was 87.2%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
27.9%
was 27.8%
 

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