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Jackson County, Missouri (MO)

County population in 2014: 683,191 (96% urban, 4% rural); it was 654,880 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 124,016
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 44,781
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 167,435
Renter-occupied apartments: 106,007 (it was 98,859 in 2000)
% of renters here:

37%
State:

31%

Land area: 605 sq. mi.

Water area: 11.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 1130 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Jackson County: 87.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (28.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.7%), Construction (11.8%), Manufacturing (10.2%), Educational, health and social services (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Jackson County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (63.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (23.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (8.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
  • Asian alone (1.6%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years
Males: 330,219  (48.3%)
Females: 352,972  (51.7%)

Jackson County,MO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Jackson County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,768 ($39,277 in 1999)

This county:

$46768
Missouri:

$46931

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $612 (lower quartile is $481, upper quartile is $772)
This county:

$612
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $123,100 (it was $84,900 in 2000)
Jackson:

$123,100
Missouri:

$133,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $77,600 - $189,200

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $151,675
Here:

$151,675
State:

$173,356

Townhouses or other attached units: $123,660
Here:

$123,660
State:

$164,597

In 2-unit structures: $121,644
Here:

$121,644
State:

$128,124

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $108,256
Here:

$108,256
State:

$113,062

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $223,255
Here:

$223,255
State:

$162,570

Mobile homes: $26,870
Here:

$26,870
State:

$50,605

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $58,756
Here:

$58,756
State:

$25,866
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,238
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $433

Institutionalized population: 6,310

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 78
  • Burglaries: 182
  • Thefts: 396
  • Auto thefts: 71
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Health of residents in Jackson County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
71.9% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
48.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
66.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
65.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 197 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 166 pounds. This is more than average.
31.1% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 3086 buildings, average cost: $124,600
  • 2001: 3376 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 2002: 4028 buildings, average cost: $127,300
  • 2003: 4280 buildings, average cost: $135,600
  • 2004: 4564 buildings, average cost: $148,400
  • 2005: 4484 buildings, average cost: $160,200
  • 2006: 2771 buildings, average cost: $178,500
  • 2007: 1877 buildings, average cost: $177,900
  • 2008: 577 buildings, average cost: $196,500
  • 2009: 347 buildings, average cost: $196,000
  • 2010: 458 buildings, average cost: $202,300
  • 2011: 800 buildings, average cost: $199,700
  • 2012: 1061 buildings, average cost: $220,100
  • 2013: 1354 buildings, average cost: $217,800
  • 2014: 1378 buildings, average cost: $214,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,828 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,405 (1.5%)

Jackson County household income distribution in 2009 Jackson County home values distribution Jackson County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.2%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.5% for Black residents, 24.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.2% for American Indian residents, 16.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 29.7% for other race residents, 17.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.2%
Jackson County:

17.2%
Missouri:

15.9%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.5% for Black residents, 24.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.2% for American Indian residents, 16.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 29.7% for other race residents, 17.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 36 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 37 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Area name: Kansas City, MO-KS HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jackson County is $612 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $703 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $951 a month.

Cities in this county include: Kansas City, Independence, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs, Raytown, Grandview, Oak Grove, Grain Valley, Greenwood, Sugar Creek.

Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Jackson County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 30.2 µg/m3. Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.006 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Jackson County: Foley Public Access (A), Camp Tuckaho (B), Camp Sherwood Forest (C), Camp Derricote (D), Camp Cuivre (E), Camp Char-ren (F), Camp Avery (G), Spring Creek Community Center (H), Wommacks Ford (I), Camp Frenchmans Bluff (J), Norton Woods Public Access (K), Lincoln County Fire Protection District 1 Station 3 (L), Lincoln County Fire Protection District 1 Station 4 (M), Winfield / Foley Fire Protection District Station 3 (N), Old Monroe Fire Protection District Station 2 (O), Elsberry Fire Protection District Station 2 (P), Wright City Fire Protection District Station 3 (Q), Winfield - Foley Fire Protection District Station 4 (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Jackson County include: Old Alexandria Church (A), First United Church (B), Holiness Church (C), Zoar Church (D), Star Hope Church (E), Smith Chapel (F), Sand Run Church (G), Saint Pauls Church (H), Oak Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Star Hope Cemetery (1), Slavens-Allen Cemetery (2), Wade Cemetery (3), Rybolt Cemetery (4), Ross Cemetery (5), Riddle Cemetery (6), Pleasant Hill Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Old Negro Pond (A), Masons Pond (B), Mud Slough (C), Swan Pond (D), Fish Lake (E), Brush Lake (F), Flat Pond (G), Dark Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dry Fork (A), Shelton Creek (B), Draper Branch (C), Picnic Branch (D), Porter Slough (E), Cunningham Creek (F), Crooked Creek (G), Cottonwood Branch (H), Sitton Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Jackson County include: David Kessler Memorial State Wildlife Area (1), Cuivre River State Park (2), Bradley Island Public Use Area (3), William Logan State Wildlife Area (4), Vonaventure State Memorial Forest And (5), White Memorial State Wildlife Area (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: District of Columbia, District of Columbia , New Castle County, Delaware , Nye County, Nevada , Lawrence County, Indiana , Wood County, West Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.5%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 34,768
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 28,320 (35% naturalized citizens)

Jackson County:

4.3%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 10,235
  • 1990 to 1994: 5,425
  • 1985 to 1989: 2,884
  • 1980 to 1984: 2,369
  • 1975 to 1979: 2,202
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,140
  • 1970 to 1974: 999
  • 1965 to 1969: 3,066

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 75.1%

Jackson County marital status for males Jackson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 194,462
  • One, attached: 11,170
  • Two: 11,538
  • 3 or 4: 14,312
  • 5 to 9: 15,032
  • 10 to 19: 14,425
  • 20 or more: 23,497
  • Mobile homes: 3,562
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 233

Housing units in Jackson County with a mortgage: 107,965 (11,899 second mortgage, 9,820 home equity loan, 244 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 45,346

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jackson County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant154,390404
Catholic69,44152
Mainline Protestant61,299159
Other34,880110
Black Protestant34,72284
Orthodox1,2353
None318,191-
Jackson County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 109
Jackson County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 10
Here:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 40
This county:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 185
Jackson County:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 460
This county:

6.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Jackson County:

9.1%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

30.8%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.0%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Jackson County:

Average size of farms: 180 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $26,448
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $177.55
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 15.64%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 25.73%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $26,936
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 61.38%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.41%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $55,331
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.97%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.10
Corn for grain: 19875 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 8564 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 43907 harvested acres
Vegetables: 210 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 314 acres

Tornado activity:

Jackson County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 4069833.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/14/1953, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jackson County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 357.0 miles away from Jackson County center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 297.4 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 305.3 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 326.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 354.2 miles away from Jackson County center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 292.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • MissouriSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 5, 2011, Emergency Declared (EM-3317): February 3, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3317, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MissouriSevere Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 12, 2010 to July 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1934): August 17, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1934, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MissouriSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Emergency Declared (EM-3303): January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3303, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MissouriSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 5, 2007 to May 18, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1708): June 11, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1708, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • MissouriHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3232): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3232, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MissouriSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 18, 2004 to May 31, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1524): June 11, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1524, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MissouriSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 4, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1463): May 6, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1463, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MissouriIce Storm, Incident Period: January 29, 2002 to February 13, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1403): February 6, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1403, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • MissouriSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 4, 1998 to October 11, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1253): October 14, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1253, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • MissouriSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 10, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1256): October 19, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1256, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (34%)
  • Vietnam (8%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • India (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Jackson County (%):

  • German (17%)
  • United States or American (9%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • English (9%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Jackson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 250,115 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 35,711 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7,990 (3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 38 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 52 (0%)
  • Railroad: 24 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 18 (0%)
  • Taxi: 354 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 222 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 318 (0%)
  • Walked: 5,646 (2%)
  • Other means: 1,805 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 8,496 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Jackson County, Missouri in 2000:

  • 4,148 people in nursing homes
  • 1,818 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 1,383 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 848 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 572 people in halfway houses
  • 472 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 426 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 334 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 215 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 214 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 203 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 202 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 194 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 182 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 119 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 110 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 109 people in religious group quarters
  • 97 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 93 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 71 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 66 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 60 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 56 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 42 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 3 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Jackson County, Missouri in 2010:

  • 4,458 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,674 people in college/university student housing
  • 905 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 845 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 744 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 733 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 452 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 405 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 347 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 291 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 149 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 105 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 79 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 32 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,059.

5.77% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,747 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
Missouri average:

6.69%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($152 average AGI)
Jackson County:

0.03%
Missouri average:

0.04%

2.32% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($13,162 average AGI)
3.42% relocated from other states ($23,432 average AGI)
Jackson County:

3.42%
Missouri average:

2.54%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Johnson County, KS  0.94% ($43,111 average AGI)
from Clay County, MO  0.63% ($32,499)
from Cass County, MO  0.42% ($32,502)
from Wyandotte County, KS  0.30% ($25,630)
from Platte County, MO  0.20% ($34,354)
from Johnson County, MO  0.13% ($35,660)
from Lafayette County, MO  0.11% ($31,255)


6.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,571 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
Missouri average:

6.91%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($285 average AGI)
Jackson County:

0.04%
Missouri average:

0.05%

2.28% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($13,485 average AGI)
3.87% relocated to other states ($29,801 average AGI)
Jackson County:

3.87%
Missouri average:

2.76%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Johnson County, KS  1.04% ($71,410 average AGI)
to Clay County, MO  0.73% ($34,977)
to Cass County, MO  0.43% ($41,183)
to Wyandotte County, KS  0.31% ($24,965)
to Platte County, MO  0.22% ($41,451)
to Johnson County, MO  0.10% ($29,976)
to Lafayette County, MO  0.10% ($33,803)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.8

Births per 1000 population in Jackson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Jackson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 7.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Jackson County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Jackson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Jackson County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 97,686 (78,762 aged, 18,924 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 14,645 (8%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Jackson County, Missouri in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (6438)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (5492)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (5366)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (4683)
  • Unspecified dementia (3185)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (3030)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (2946)
  • Congestive heart failure (2726)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1993)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (1814)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.67
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 15363.24
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 405.090
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 49649.67

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1571.740
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 935.5
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9.05

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 51.45
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 90.35

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.26
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 8955.089

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 154.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 113.5
  • Cut/Pierce - 12.2
  • Other - 28.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 133.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 71.7
  • Poisoning - 27.0
  • Suffocation - 25.1
  • Other - 9.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 662,939
  • In family households: 529,468 (106,411 male householders, 60,677 female householders)
    110,090 spouses, 193,009 children (178,146 natural, 5,026 adopted, 9,837 stepchildren), 17,272 grandchildren, 7,246 brothers or sisters, 5,135 parents, 8,719 other relatives, 17,813 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 133,471 (51,253 male householders (39,735 living alone)), 56,463 female householders (47,717 living alone)), 25,755 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 11,219 (6,310 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 71,417 2-persons, 39,370 3-persons, 30,790 4-persons, 15,220 5-persons, 6,187 6-persons, 4,104 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 87,452 1-person, 16,729 2-persons, 2,283 3-persons, 814 4-persons, 291 5-persons, 89 6-persons, 58 7-or-more-persons.

95,500 married couples with children.
52,490 single-parent households (9,395 men, 43,095 women).

92.4% of residents of Jackson County speak English at home.
4.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (59% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $5,941,732,000 ($9001 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $762,079,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,743,801,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,017,523,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,882,000
Federal grants: $843,921,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,363,111,000 ($594,354,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $963,494,000 ($109,097,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $20,733,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $518,321,000
Federal Government insurance: $282,225,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 54,212
Here:

82 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 30,860
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +7,990
Here:

+12 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -25,695
Here -39 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Jackson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 33.73 millions of gallons per day (99% from ground, 1% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,598
  • 2000 to 2004: 28,550
  • 1990 to 1999: 31,463
  • 1980 to 1989: 29,568
  • 1970 to 1979: 51,606
  • 1960 to 1969: 48,384
  • 1950 to 1959: 45,986
  • 1940 to 1949: 20,505
  • 1939 or earlier: 55,130
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jackson County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 172
  • 2 rooms: 1,113
  • 3 rooms: 3,949
  • 4 rooms: 10,196
  • 5 rooms: 33,754
  • 6 rooms: 44,655
  • 7 rooms: 33,785
  • 8 rooms: 20,626
  • 9+ rooms: 19,185
  • 1 room: 4,498
  • 2 rooms: 9,217
  • 3 rooms: 19,436
  • 4 rooms: 25,202
  • 5 rooms: 21,771
  • 6 rooms: 11,009
  • 7 rooms: 4,338
  • 8 rooms: 2,202
  • 9+ rooms: 1,186
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jackson County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 427
  • 1 bedroom: 4,492
  • 2 bedrooms: 33,749
  • 3 bedrooms: 90,146
  • 4 bedrooms: 31,887
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6,734
  • no bedroom: 6,131
  • 1 bedroom: 31,437
  • 2 bedrooms: 39,335
  • 3 bedrooms: 18,273
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,100
  • 5+ bedrooms: 583
Cars and other vehicles available in Jackson County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 7,566
  • 1 vehicle: 51,138
  • 2 vehicles: 75,938
  • 3 vehicles: 24,547
  • 4 vehicles: 6,301
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,945
  • no vehicle: 21,168
  • 1 vehicle: 50,796
  • 2 vehicles: 22,065
  • 3 vehicles: 3,779
  • 4 vehicles: 674
  • 5+ vehicles: 377

53% of Jackson County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 34% lived in Missouri.

Jackson County:

53.0%
State average:

54.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 400086
  • Northeast: 13720
  • Midwest: 112748
  • South: 68630
  • West: 27402

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $63,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jackson County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (89.4%)
  • Electricity (7.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.1%)
  • Utility gas (73.2%)
  • Electricity (23.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.7%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 9,688
Here:

12.4%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4,407
Here:

12.3%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6,681
Here:

25.1%
Missouri:

24.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Jackson County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Hospitals: $20,880,000
    General Public Buildings: $9,577,000
    General - Other: $2,705,000
    Regular Highways: $2,504,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,051,000
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $45,463,000
    Correctional Institutions: $33,063,000
    Regular Highways: $14,957,000
    Parks and Recreation: $13,445,000
    Health - Other: $13,073,000
    Financial Administration: $11,900,000
    Police Protection: $11,677,000
    Sewerage: $9,055,000
    Hospitals: $8,539,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,585,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,820,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,704,000
    General - Other: $3,603,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,517,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,230,000
    Housing and Community Development: $799,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $29,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $53,704,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $14,228,000
    Benefit Payments: $3,712,000
    Corporate Bonds: $1,754,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,174,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $2,096,000
    Police Protection: $231,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $19,096,000
    General - Other: $5,334,000
    Financial Administration: $966,000
    Parks and Recreation: $821,000
    Police Protection: $446,000
    Central Staff Services: $404,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $70,191,000

Jackson County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $15,613,000
    All Other: $13,457,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,896,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $10,729,000
    From Parent Local Government: $6,604,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $43,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,939,000
    Highways: $305,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,357,000
    All Other: $1,389,000
    Health and Hospitals: $333,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $12,704,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,151,000
    Rents: $678,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $320,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $12,842,000
    Highways: $90,000
    General Local Government Support: $89,000
    Health and Hospitals: $26,000
  • Tax - Property: $64,298,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $61,358,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $2,778,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $524,000
    Other License: $136,000

Jackson County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $170,980,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $150,953,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $100,396,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $92,617,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,978,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,951,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,779,000

Jackson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,577,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $39,759,000
    Total Other Securities: $26,860,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $109,971,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $103,470,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 13,632
  • Number of aged recipients: 1,026
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 12,606
  • Number of recipients under 18: 2,787
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 8,907
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,938
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 4,642
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 6,479
Jackson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Jackson County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 213 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3,938$125,0193,141$148,87213,546$157,105683$49,98761$1,126,9021,478$115,73628$95,821
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED199$126,457177$138,6211,337$147,407140$38,8713$221,00075$99,5209$51,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED581$107,957580$124,7434,985$144,248827$29,19321$1,445,905534$89,30526$55,115
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN454$126,143391$136,1823,749$145,350170$64,6717$1,730,429233$91,0347$71,857
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS76$125,32963$165,349738$151,45132$87,5630$047$93,8510$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 164 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED690$169,532603$179,14613$157,2310$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED195$157,800226$176,07123$87,9570$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED104$182,212121$191,8602$248,5000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN43$170,23354$169,6673$137,3330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS39$153,84619$158,2636$121,3331$204,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Jackson County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary6,09679.1 years
John5,45273.5 years
William5,17574.1 years
James4,70171.6 years
Robert3,91770.3 years
Charles3,51873.7 years
George2,83475.4 years
Helen2,45179.4 years
Dorothy2,21976.9 years
Margaret2,08379.4 years
Most common last names in Jackson County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2,81574.3 years
Johnson2,06074.7 years
Williams2,00472.6 years
Brown1,77174.4 years
Jones1,69674.0 years
Miller1,34875.9 years
Davis1,30875.0 years
Wilson1,00174.9 years
Moore95974.4 years
Anderson91475.3 years
Businesses in Jackson County, MO
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness3Kincaid1
7-Eleven16Kmart5
ALDI6Kohl's5
ALDO2Kroger1
AMF Bowling2La Quinta1
AT&T11La-Z-Boy2
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Bryant4
Ace Hardware11Lane Furniture2
Advance Auto Parts13LensCrafters2
Aeropostale2Little Caesars Pizza4
American Eagle Outfitters4Long John Silver's6
Ann Taylor3Lowe's6
Apple Store1Macy's3
Applebee's11Marriott15
Arby's10Marshalls3
Audi1MasterBrand Cabinets24
AutoZone10Maurices3
Bakers1Mazda2
Banana Republic1McDonald's42
Barnes & Noble3Men's Wearhouse5
Baskin-Robbins4Microtel1
Bath & Body Works7Motel 62
Baymont Inn1Motherhood Maternity9
Bed Bath & Beyond3New Balance8
Best Western2New York & Co2
Blockbuster14Nike37
Brooks Brothers2Nissan4
Budget Car Rental5Office Depot5
Burger King17OfficeMax6
CVS32Old Navy4
Cache1Olive Garden4
CarMax1On The Border2
Casual Male XL2Outback3
Catherines2Outback Steakhouse3
Charlotte Russe2Pac Sun2
Chevrolet4Panda Express5
Chick-Fil-A3Panera Bread10
Chico's3Papa John's Pizza10
Chipotle10Payless14
Chuck E. Cheese's2Penske5
Church's Chicken15PetSmart4
Cinnabon 1Pier 1 Imports5
Clarion2Pizza Hut25
Cold Stone Creamery3Plato's Closet2
Coldwater Creek3Popeyes8
Comfort Inn6Pottery Barn1
Comfort Suites2Pottery Barn Kids1
Costco2Quality4
Cracker Barrel3Quiznos11
Cricket Wireless47RadioShack12
Crossland Economy Studios1Ramada1
Curves7Red Lobster3
DHL3Red Robin1
Dairy Queen10Rodeway Inn1
Days Inn3Ruby Tuesday2
Deb1Rue211
Decora Cabinetry9Ryan's Grill2
Dennys7Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Domino's Pizza5SONIC Drive-In35
DressBarn5Sam's Club2
Dressbarn6Sears11
Econo Lodge2Sephora5
Eddie Bauer2Sheraton2
Express3Shoe Carnival2
Extended Stay America2Sleep Inn1
Famous Footwear6Soma Intimates1
Fashion Bug3Spencer Gifts2
FedEx135Sprint Nextel15
Finish Line2Staples1
Firestone Complete Auto Care11Starbucks23
Foot Locker4Steak 'n Shake3
Ford8Subaru1
Forever 213Subway68
GNC12Super 87
GameStop12T-Mobile33
Gap4T.J.Maxx3
Goodwill4Taco Bell31
Gymboree3Talbots1
H&R Block28Target8
Hardee's7The Cheesecake Factory1
Haworth1The Room Place2
Hilton11Torrid1
Hobby Lobby4Toyota3
Holiday Inn14Toys"R"Us5
Hollister Co.2Trader Joe's1
Home Depot7Travelodge1
HomeTown Buffet1True Value4
Homestead Studio Suites2U-Haul35
Honda3UPS158
Hot Topic2Urban Outfitters1
Houlihan's2Vans7
Hyatt1Verizon Wireless8
IHOP3Victoria's Secret3
J. Jill3Volkswagen1
J.Crew1Waffle House6
JCPenney4Walgreens22
Jimmy John's3Walmart10
JoS. A. Bank3Wendy's23
Jones New York4Westin1
Journeys2Wet Seal1
Justice4YMCA9
KFC15

Jackson County on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"