St. Charles County, MO

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2022 Population
406,262
0.966% 1-year growth
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.4
0.51% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
4.52%
4.06% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$99,596
8.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$278,300
14.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
217,856
0.976% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, St. Charles County, MO had a population of 406k people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $99,596. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of St. Charles County, MO grew from 402,377 to 406,262, a 0.966% increase and its median household income grew from $91,792 to $99,596, a 8.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in St. Charles County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (85%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.92%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.37%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.71%), and White (Hispanic) (1.47%).

None of the households in St. Charles 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.

98.3% of the residents in St. Charles County, MO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in St. Charles County, MO are Lindenwood University (2,052 degrees awarded in 2022), St Charles Community College (965 degrees), and The Salon Professional Academy-St Charles (127 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in St. Charles County, MO was $278,300, and the homeownership rate was 80.7%.

Most people in St. Charles County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.2 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Charles County, MO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

St. Charles County, MO is home to a population of 406k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.98% of St. Charles County, MO residents were born outside of the country (16.2k people).

In 2022, there were 17.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (345k people) in St. Charles County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 13.7k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.3%
2022 Citizenship
98.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.3% of St. Charles County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in St. Charles County, MO was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in St. Charles County, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    345k ± 737
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    20k ± 732
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    13.7k ± 1.02k
3.56%
Hispanic Population
14.5k people

In 2022, there were 17.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (345k people) in St. Charles County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 13.7k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.56% of the people in St. Charles County, MO are hispanic (14.5k people).

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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

3.98%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
16.2k people
4.04%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
16.3k people

As of 2022, 3.98% of St. Charles County, MO residents (16.2k 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 St. Charles County, MO was 4.04%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    8,035 ± 523
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,600 ± 536
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,002 ± 386

St. Charles County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of St. Charles County, MO employs 218k people. The largest industries in St. Charles County, MO are Manufacturing (27,843 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (27,721 people), and Retail Trade (24,164 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($107,019), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($88,750), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($83,125).

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

218k
2022 Value
± 3,571
0.976%
1 Year growth
± 2.31%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in St. Charles County, MO grew at a rate of 0.976%, from 216k employees to 218k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Charles County, MO, are Management Occupations (28,442 people), Sales & Related Occupations (24,229 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (24,132 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Charles County, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

218k
2022 Value
± 3,571
0.976%
1 Year growth
± 2.31%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in St. Charles County, MO grew at a rate of 0.976%, from 216k employees to 218k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Charles County, MO, are Manufacturing (27,843 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (27,721 people), and Retail Trade (24,164 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Charles County, MO, though some of these residents may live in St. Charles 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

$65,494
Median earning men ± $1,752
$45,076
Median earning women ± $1,057

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($98,011), Manufacturing ($87,448), and Information ($86,333).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($87,744), Manufacturing ($66,060), and Information ($65,742).

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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. 3,754
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,374
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 2,120
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in St. Charles County, MO went to Donald J. Trump with 57.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (40.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.49%).

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 St. Charles County, MO awarded 3,228 degrees. The student population of St. Charles County, MO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,322 male students and 8,259 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in St. Charles County, MO are White (2,174 and 72.8%), followed by Black or African American (343 and 11.5%), Unknown (153 and 5.13%), and Hispanic or Latino (145 and 4.86%).

The largest universities in St. Charles County, MO by number of degrees awarded are Lindenwood University (2,052 and 63.6%), St Charles Community College (965 and 29.9%), and The Salon Professional Academy-St Charles (127 and 3.93%).

The most popular majors in St. Charles County, MO are Liberal Arts & Sciences (530 and 16.4%), General Business (228 and 7.06%), and Creative Writing (111 and 3.44%).

The median tuition cost in St. Charles County, MO for private four year colleges is $12,835.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2022 in St. Charles County, MO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 74.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 28.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 13,581 (39.2% men and 60.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 13,581 students enrolled in St. Charles County, MO, 39.2% men and 60.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 9,223 records, of which 60.7% were women and 39.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 188 degrees awarded
  2. 71 degrees awarded
  3. 61 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in St. Charles County, MO was General Business with 188 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in St. Charles County, MO according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,052 degrees awarded
  2. 965 degrees awarded
  3. 127 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lindenwood University with 2,052 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,166 men were awarded degrees from institutions in St. Charles County, MO, which is 0.565 times less than the 2,062 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 2,174 degrees mean that there were 6.34 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 343 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($12,835) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($525) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,700) 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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Race

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 St. Charles County, MO was $278,300 in 2022, which is 0.987 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $242,700 to $278,300, a 14.7% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Charles County, MO is 80.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in St. Charles County, MO have an average commute time of 25.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in St. Charles County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in St. Charles County, MO is $99,596. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in St. Charles County, MO was Census Tract 3111.32 with a value of $153,699, followed by Census Tract 3119.09 and Census Tract 3120.01, with respective values of $150,859 and $143,295.

In 2022, 8.29% of the population was living with severe housing problems in St. Charles County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.21%.

Property

$278,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,248
$126,256
Median Property Taxes
±$2,467

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 St. Charles County, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

80.7%
Homeownership
2022
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.7% of the housing units in St. Charles County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3111.32
  2. Census Tract 3119.09
  3. Census Tract 3120.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Charles County, MO was Census Tract 3111.32 with a value of $153,699, followed by Census Tract 3119.09 and Census Tract 3120.01, with respective values of $150,859 and $143,295.

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

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Household Income

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$99,596
Median Household Income
± $1,457
156k
Number of Households
± 2,986

In 2022, the median household income of the 156k households in St. Charles County, MO grew to $99,596 from the previous year's value of $91,792.

The following chart displays the households in St. Charles 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 St. Charles 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 (78.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (14%)
  3. Carpooled (5.66%)

In 2022, 78.4% of workers in St. Charles County, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14%) and those who carpooled to work (5.66%).

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Commute Time

25.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Charles County, MO have a shorter commute time (25.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.53% of the workforce in St. Charles 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, 8.29% of the population was living with severe housing problems in St. Charles County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.21%.

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Poverty & Diversity

4.52% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Charles County, MO (18k out of 399k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in St. Charles County, MO is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 5.4% of the children was living in poverty in St. Charles County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 126 in St. Charles County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 30.4 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95.7% of the population of St. Charles County, MO has health coverage, with 66.8% on employee plans, 4.56% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 9.82% on non-group plans, and 0.928% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in St. Charles County, MO see 2197 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.363% decrease from the previous year (2205 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1638 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 560 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,197 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in St. Charles County, MO

Primary care physicians in St. Charles County, MO see an average of 2,197 patients per year. This represents a 0.363% decrease from the previous year (2,205 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.2% under 18 years, 19.7% between 18 and 34 years, 40.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.31%
Uninsured
66.8%
Employer Coverage
4.56%
Medicaid
13.6%
Medicare
9.82%
Non-Group
0.928%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Charles County, MO grew by 1.35% from 4.25% to 4.31%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 39.1 in St. Charles 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 31.7% in St. Charles County, MO.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.87% in St. Charles County, MO.

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