Platte County, MO

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2022 Population
107,033
1.75% 1-year growth
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.7
0.519% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.96%
16.5% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$92,543
8.83% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$288,100
14.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
56,698
1.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Platte County, MO had a population of 107k people with a median age of 38.7 and a median household income of $92,543. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Platte County, MO grew from 105,189 to 107,033, a 1.75% increase and its median household income grew from $85,031 to $92,543, a 8.83% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Platte County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.18%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.1%), White (Hispanic) (2.9%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.64%).

None of the households in Platte County, MO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.9% of the residents in Platte County, MO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Platte County, MO are Park University (2,461 degrees awarded in 2022) and Pinnacle Career Institute (177302) (316 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Platte County, MO was $288,100, and the homeownership rate was 66.4%.

Most people in Platte County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Platte County, MO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Platte County, MO is home to a population of 107k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.85% of Platte County, MO residents were born outside of the country (6.26k people).

In 2022, there were 10.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (84k people) in Platte County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.69k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.39k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.9%
2022 Citizenship
98%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.9% of Platte County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Platte County, MO was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Platte County, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    84k ± 327
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.69k ± 380
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.39k ± 570
6.62%
Hispanic Population
7.09k people

In 2022, there were 10.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (84k people) in Platte County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.69k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.39k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.62% of the people in Platte County, MO are hispanic (7.09k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Platte County, MO as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    37,430 ± 4,735 people
  2. India
    22,246 ± 3,655 people
  3. China
    18,085 ± 3,297 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 37,430 Missouri residents, followed by India with 22,246 and China with 18,085.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.85%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
6.26k people
5.48%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.77k people

As of 2022, 5.85% of Platte County, MO residents (6.26k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Platte County, MO was 5.48%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,151 ± 324
  2. Vietnam
    1,967 ± 222
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,292 ± 355

Platte County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Platte County, MO employs 56.7k people. The largest industries in Platte County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,012 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (5,934 people), and Retail Trade (5,436 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($119,934), Utilities ($118,214), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($77,188).

Males in Missouri have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,490. The income inequality in Missouri (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

56.7k
2022 Value
± 1,832
1.6%
1 Year growth
± 4.56%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Platte County, MO grew at a rate of 1.6%, from 55.8k employees to 56.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Platte County, MO, are Management Occupations (7,464 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,672 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,038 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Platte County, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

56.7k
2022 Value
± 1,832
1.6%
1 Year growth
± 4.56%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Platte County, MO grew at a rate of 1.6%, from 55.8k employees to 56.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Platte County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,012 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (5,934 people), and Retail Trade (5,436 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Platte County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Platte County, MO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$60,618
Median earning men ± $3,854
$44,213
Median earning women ± $2,413

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($80,500), Manufacturing ($72,587), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($72,440).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($63,977), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($59,390), and Wholesale Trade ($56,997).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.17%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.94M people employed in Missouri. This represents a 2.17% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Missouri.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,001
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 645
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 606
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Platte County, MO went to Donald J. Trump with 50.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.57%).

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing the state of Missouri. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Missouri

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Josh Hawley
Senator from Missouri1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Eric Schmitt
Senator from Missouri3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing Missouri.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Missouri

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Platte County, MO awarded 2,777 degrees. The student population of Platte County, MO in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 4,453 male students and 3,553 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Platte County, MO are White (1,302 and 48.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (559 and 20.8%), Black or African American (454 and 16.9%), and Two or More Races (184 and 6.86%).

The largest universities in Platte County, MO by number of degrees awarded are Park University (2,461 and 88.6%) and Pinnacle Career Institute (177302) (316 and 11.4%).

The most popular majors in Platte County, MO are General Business Administration & Management (789 and 28.4%), Social Psychology (206 and 7.42%), and Electromechanical Technology (183 and 6.59%).

The median tuition cost in Platte County, MO for private four year colleges is $9,262.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2017 in Platte County, MO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 69%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 39.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 8,006 (55.6% men and 44.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 8,006 students enrolled in Platte County, MO, 55.6% men and 44.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,321 records, of which 43% were women and 57% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Platte County, MO was General Business Administration & Management with 455 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,461 degrees awarded
  2. 316 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Park University with 2,461 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 1,424 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Platte County, MO, which is 1.05 times more than the 1,353 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,302 degrees mean that there were 2.33 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 559 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($9,262) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($440) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,485) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.699% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.592% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.48M), Some college (1.12M), and Bachelors Degree (864k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Platte County, MO was $288,100 in 2022, which is 1.02 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $251,100 to $288,100, a 14.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Platte County, MO is 66.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Platte County, MO have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Platte County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Platte County, MO is $92,543. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Platte County, MO was Census Tract 303.06 with a value of $174,071, followed by Census Tract 302.08 and Census Tract 304.01, with respective values of $161,875 and $127,981.

In 2022, 10.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Platte County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.854%.

Property

$288,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,688
$28,301
Median Property Taxes
±$1,173

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Platte County, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

66.4%
Homeownership
2022
65.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.4% of the housing units in Platte County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 303.06
  2. Census Tract 302.08
  3. Census Tract 304.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Platte County, MO was Census Tract 303.06 with a value of $174,071, followed by Census Tract 302.08 and Census Tract 304.01, with respective values of $161,875 and $127,981.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Platte County, MO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$92,543
Median Household Income
± $3,242
42.6k
Number of Households
± 1,568

In 2022, the median household income of the 42.6k households in Platte County, MO grew to $92,543 from the previous year's value of $85,031.

The following chart displays the households in Platte County, MO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Platte County, MO is from Missouri.
0.455
2022 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.457
2021 Wage GINI in Missouri

In 2022, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.432% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.3%)
  3. Carpooled (6.64%)

In 2022, 78.3% of workers in Platte County, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.3%) and those who carpooled to work (6.64%).

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Commute Time

24.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Platte County, MO have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.88% of the workforce in Platte County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 10.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Platte County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.854%.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.96% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Platte County, MO (7.39k out of 106k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Platte County, MO is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 6.3% of the children was living in poverty in Platte County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 134 in Platte County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 313 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.7% of the population of Platte County, MO has health coverage, with 60.9% on employee plans, 5.44% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 2.56% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Platte County, MO see 1228 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.23% decrease from the previous year (1256 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1746 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 839 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,228 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Platte County, MO

Primary care physicians in Platte County, MO see an average of 1,228 patients per year. This represents a 2.23% decrease from the previous year (1,256 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Platte County, MO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.9% under 18 years, 20.1% between 18 and 34 years, 39.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.27%
Uninsured
60.9%
Employer Coverage
5.44%
Medicaid
12.1%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
2.56%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Platte County, MO grew by 10.8% from 5.66% to 6.27%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 49.9 in Platte County, MO.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 32.2% in Platte County, MO.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.03% in Platte County, MO.

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