Women-Owned County Business

One of every five women-owned businesses in Missouri was located in St. Louis County in 2007 accounting for $5.7 billion in sales receipts. Of the 501,064 companies in the Show-Me-State, 130,772 were solely owned by women. Between 2002 and 2007, there was an 8.6 percent increase in female-owned firms and a nearly 20 percent increase in gross sales.

Men-owned businesses outnumbered women-owned business at almost two to one.

Counties
St. Louis County (19.1 percent) accounts for the largest percentage of women-owned businessess in Missouri followed by Jackson County (11.6 percent), St. Charles County (6.0 percent), St. Louis City (5.1 percent), Greene County (5.0 percent) and Clay County (3.9 percent).

Women-Owned Busineeses in Missouri County Percentage of 2007

Nearly 43 percent of all businesses in Schuyler County are women-owned, the highest percentage of any county in the state.


Counties with the Highest Percentage of
Women-Owned Firms
Area Number of Firms Sales Receipts ($1,000) Women-Owned Firms as a Percent of All Firms
Missouri 130,772 $20,248,625 26.1%
Schuyler 159 $6,441 42.9%
Pemiscot 437 $32,708 41.9%
Carroll 318 $9,845 36.3%
Macon 513 $47,257 30.4%
Livingston 411 $28,292 30.1%
Chariton 208 $3,592 29.6%
Platte 2,577 $266,529 29.4%
Phelps 895 $80,569 29.3%
Callaway 823 $57,218 29.2%
Johnson 1,404 $98,456 28.5%
Barry 945 $63,148 28.5%
Clay 5,084 $1,700,466 28.5%
St. Clair 294 $6,234 28.3%
St. Louis City 6,685 $1,454,962 28.3%
Barton 357 $44,067 28.2%
Adair 583 $55,612 28.2%
Pulaski 755 $51,285 28.0%
Jasper 2,533 $316,680 28.0%
Mississippi 200 $44,631 28.0%
St. Charles 7,841 $1,313,524 27.9%
Carter 199 $8,350 27.9%
Cass 2,547 $235,409 27.7%
Jackson 15,144 $2,600,107 27.6%
St. Louis 25,017 $5,737,095 27.2%
Stone 943 $26,837 27.0%
St. Francois 1,338 $115,015 26.9%
Pike 335 $88,435 26.8%
Jefferson 4,093 $501,517 26.6%
Vernon 490 $48,700 26.5%
Butler 1,073 $87,069 26.5%
Oregon 264 $22,758 26.3%
Franklin 2,240 $441,600 26.3%
Cole 1,610 $159,877 26.3%
Polk 766 $33,065 25.9%
Greene 6,562 $940,061 25.2%
Scott 728 $65,697 25.0%
Clark 125 N/A 24.8%
Boone 3,616 $282,726 24.6%
Cape Girardeau 1,805 $244,117 24.6%
Ripley 270 $8,471 24.2%
Webster 916 $30,698 24.0%
Wayne 188 $6,011 23.6%
Crawford 452 $44,252 23.5%
Buchanan 1,663 $154,899 23.2%
Dunklin 558 $17,062 22.9%
Taney 1,527 $154,380 22.8%
Stoddard 579 $35,222 22.2%
Ray 391 $5,802 22.1%
Dallas 354 $20,611 22.1%
Warren 608 $154,102 21.6%
Marion 462 $62,743 21.5%
Christian 1,648 $145,901 21.4%
Pettis 722 $124,022 21.2%
Newton 1,186 $57,725 21.2%
Lincoln 908 $50,352 21.0%
Cooper 336 $39,331 20.1%
McDonald 279 $155,447 20.1%
Daviess 118 $46,404 19.9%
Nodaway 448 $18,802 19.5%
Perry 306 $16,913 19.3%
Iron 195 $37,473 19.2%
New Madrid 204 $142,750 19.1%
Ste. Genevieve 268 $53,983 19.0%
Camden 1,055 $120,399 18.7%
Howell 831 $117,626 18.4%
Miller 389 $39,436 18.4%
Ralls 151 $9,057 18.2%
Montgomery 191 $13,998 17.5%
Saline 286 $80,971 17.1%
Laclede 656 $31,263 17.0%
Shelby 108 $5,168 15.8%
Texas 392 $24,003 15.6%
Audrain 268 $26,402 15.3%
Atchison 114 $20,910 13.5%
Morgan 239 $31,556 12.4%
Andrew 352 $20,350 N/A
Caldwell 261 $6,493 N/A
Cedar 202 $10,000 N/A
Dade 63 $1,421 N/A
DeKalb N/A N/A N/A
Monroe 213 $10,311 N/A
Osage 178 $6,849 N/A
Ozark 290 $21,924 N/A
All Other Counties 7,998 $747,181 N/A


Metropolitan Areas

The largest number of women-owned businesses are located in the metropolitan areas of St. Louis (63,276), Kansas City (49,027), and Springfield (10,239).

Missouri Metropolitan and Micropolitan Area Women-Owned Businesses
Metropolitan Statistical Areas Number of Firms Sales Receipts ($1,000)
St. Louis, MO-IL  63,276 11,742,153
Kansas City, MO-KS  49,027 8,395,144
Springfield, MO  10,239 1,170,336
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO  9,017 1,645,194
Columbia, MO  3,957 304,558
Joplin, MO  3,714 374,406
Jefferson City, MO  2,793 241,205
St. Joseph, MO-KS  2,312 204,803
Micropolitan Statistical Areas    
Branson, MO  2,470 181,216
Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL  2,090 268,339
Warrensburg, MO  1,404 98,456
Farmington, MO  1,338 115,015
Poplar Bluff, MO  1,073 87,069
Rolla, MO  895 80,569
West Plains, MO  831 117,626
Fort Leonard Wood, MO  755 51,285
Kirksville, MO  742 62,053
Sikeston, MO  728 65,697
Sedalia, MO  722 124,022
Lebanon, MO  656 31,263
Hannibal, MO  612 71,800
Kennett, MO  558 17,062
Maryville, MO  448 18,802
Marshall, MO  286 80,971
Mexico, MO  268 26,402
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Survey of Business Owners, 2007

For more information on Women-Owned Businesses see: Missouri and US Women-Owned Businesses and Missouri Women-Owned Business By Industry.


Updated February 2012.

 

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