Median Household Income Data Series

The median household income for Missouri in 2016 was $51,713 according to the U.S. Census Bureau Small Area Estimates Branch. The median household income figure is the amount which divides the income distribution into two equal groups. The U.S. Census Bureau classifies income in three different categories. The first, money wage or salary, includes the total income people receive for work performed as an employee during the income year, such as, wages, salary, commissions, tips, piece-rate payments, and cash bonuses earned, before any deductions are made. The second category, net income from nonfarm self-employment, includes the net money income (gross receipts minus expenses) from one's own business, professional enterprise, or partnership. The final category, net income from farm self-employment, includes the net money income (gross receipts minus operating expenses) from the operation of a farm by a person on their own account, as an owner, renter, or sharecropper. To see the methodology click here.

2016 Median Household Income
Highest Median Income by County Lowest Median Income by County
County Median Household Income County Median Household Income
St. Charles County $80,696 Dunklin County $33,237
Platte County $77,933 Douglas County $33,121
Clay County $65,973 New Madrid County $33,037
Cass County $64,422 Wright County $32,722
St. Louis County $62,756 Mississippi County $32,388
Jefferson County $61,508 Ozark County $32,042
Clinton County $58,371 Ripley County $30,796
Ste. Genevieve County $57,701 Wayne County $30,793
Ray County $57,589 Oregon County $30,126
Lincoln County $56,833   Shannon County $29,499

2010 Median Wages for Missouri Counties
Map Source: U.S. Census Bureau Small Area Estimates

2016  Median Household Income
Area Median Household Income Area Median Household Income
United States $57,617    
Missouri $51,713 Linn County $41,176
Adair County $36,819 Livingston County $41,759
Andrew County $53,356 McDonald County $37,594
Atchison County $45,966 Macon County $40,603
Audrain County $42,463 Madison County $36,909
Barry County $38,060 Maries County $43,192
Barton County $40,349 Marion County $45,187
Bates County $42,133 Mercer County $42,239
Benton County $36,413 Miller County $41,274
Bollinger County $40,935 Mississippi County $32,388
Boone County $52,824 Moniteau County $50,241
Buchanan County $47,517 Monroe County $41,630
Butler County $35,494 Montgomery County $42,701
Caldwell County $44,952 Morgan County $38,412
Callaway County $53,186 New Madrid County $33,037
Camden County $47,373 Newton County $46,170
Cape Girardeau County $50,227 Nodaway County $44,923
Carroll County $44,581 Oregon County $30,126
Carter County $33,283 Osage County $55,781
Cass County $64,422 Ozark County $32,042
Cedar County $35,998 Pemiscot County $33,293
Chariton County $44,229 Perry County $51,922
Christian County $54,273 Pettis County $42,089
Clark County $43,975 Phelps County $40,738
Clay County $65,973 Pike County $43,617
Clinton County $58,371 Platte County $77,933
Cole County $55,767 Polk County $44,357
Cooper County $47,187 Pulaski County $50,870
Crawford County $41,139 Putnam County $40,150
Dade County $37,884 Ralls County $51,564
Dallas County $36,178 Randolph County $43,386
Daviess County $43,519 Ray County $57,589
DeKalb County $46,835 Reynolds County $33,487
Dent County $38,722 Ripley County $30,796
Douglas County $33,121 St. Charles County $80,696
Dunklin County $33,237 St. Clair County $35,683
Franklin County $55,496 Ste. Genevieve County $57,701
Gasconade County $48,593 St. Francois County $42,851
Gentry County $42,402 St. Louis city $39,954
Greene County $42,802 St. Louis County $62,756
Grundy County $40,303 Saline County $43,095
Harrison County $39,021 Schuyler County $38,134
Henry County $42,607 Scotland County $39,399
Hickory County $33,649 Scott County $41,738
Holt County $42,240 Shannon County $29,499
Howard County $48,518 Shelby County $40,679
Howell County $36,323 Stoddard County $37,694
Iron County $34,133 Stone County $43,092
Jackson County $50,822 Sullivan County $40,770
Jasper County $44,699 Taney County $38,268
Jefferson County $61,508 Texas County $33,879
Johnson County $50,257 Vernon County $39,036
Knox County $36,770 Warren County $54,756
Laclede County $40,885 Washington County $35,745
Lafayette County $52,065 Wayne County $30,793
Lawrence County $41,934 Webster County $46,989
Lewis County $43,813 Worth County $41,338
Lincoln County $56,833   Wright County $32,722

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Small Area Estimates
https://www.census.gov/data/datasets/2016/demo/saipe/2016-state-and-county.html

 


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