Economic Share
Missouri Counties’ Contribution to the State’s Economy

Economic Share measures the percentage of the state's economy that is accounted for by an individual county. The economic share is measured as the average percentage of the state's employment, population and personal income occurring in a particular county.

The table below illustrates Missouri counties and their contribution to Missouri’s economy, based on employment, population, and income. Missouri’s larger metropolitan areas account for a major part of the state’s economy with St. Louis County (19.1%) and Jackson County (11.4%) together tallying nearly one-third of the total.

Map of Missouri Counties Economic Share

Counties with the Highest Economic Share 2013
County Total Share
St. Louis, MO 18.9%
Jackson, MO 11.3%
St. Charles, MO 6.5%
St. Louis City, MO 5.0%
Greene, MO 4.6%
Clay, MO 3.9%
Jefferson, MO 3.6%
Boone, MO 2.9%
Jasper, MO 1.8%
Platte, MO 1.7%

 

  

While from 2002 - 2012, county contribution to the state’s economy has not changed drastically. Between 2002- 2012, there have been some shifts in Missouri’s economic composition. The map below shows the 2002 - 2012 change in county shares. Counties shaded orange and darker lost economic share over the period while counties shaded yellow and lighter had increasing shares.

The most notable shift is found in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas as St. Louis County, St. Louis City and Jackson County decreased in share while surrounding counties generally increased particularly St. Charles County. Counties with significant gains in economic share over the last decade include Boone County in the Central region, Clay and Platte counties in the Kansas City Vicinity and Christian and Greene Counties in the Southwest Missouri area.

Economic Share Percent Change in counties

2013 Economic Share Factors
Area 2012 Personal Income (000s) 2012 Personal Income Share 2013 Population 2013 Population Share 2013 Employment 2013 Employment Share 
Missouri 235,661,090 100.00% 6,044,171 100.0% 2,820,747 100.0%
Adair, MO 756,135 0.32% 25,572 0.4% 12,379 0.4%
Andrew, MO 818,034 0.35% 17,445 0.3% 10,217 0.4%
Atchison, MO 217,443 0.09% 5,449 0.1% 2,903 0.1%
Audrain, MO 823,465 0.35% 25,661 0.4% 11,541 0.4%
Barry, MO 1,076,651 0.46% 35,572 0.6% 15,641 0.6%
Barton, MO 372,581 0.16% 12,275 0.2% 4,663 0.2%
Bates, MO 565,474 0.24% 16,550 0.3% 6,928 0.2%
Benton, MO 567,852 0.24% 18,932 0.3% 7,830 0.3%
Bollinger, MO 351,967 0.15% 12,490 0.2% 5,165 0.2%
Boone, MO 6,666,715 2.83% 170,773 2.8% 89,639 3.2%
Buchanan, MO 3,192,358 1.35% 89,631 1.5% 48,312 1.7%
Butler, MO 1,493,377 0.63% 43,083 0.7% 19,799 0.7%
Caldwell, MO 341,139 0.14% 9,097 0.2% 3,868 0.1%
Callaway, MO 1,336,564 0.57% 44,359 0.7% 20,794 0.7%
Camden, MO 1,512,627 0.64% 43,862 0.7% 18,940 0.7%
Cape Girardeau, MO 2,871,856 1.22% 77,320 1.3% 36,773 1.3%
Carroll, MO 328,972 0.14% 9,127 0.2% 4,568 0.2%
Carter, MO 174,243 0.07% 6,291 0.1% 2,789 0.1%
Cass, MO 3,692,699 1.57% 100,641 1.7% 46,780 1.7%
Cedar, MO 375,182 0.16% 13,913 0.2% 6,000 0.2%
Chariton, MO 296,790 0.13% 7,628 0.1% 3,724 0.1%
Christian, MO 2,707,794 1.15% 80,899 1.3% 38,798 1.4%
Clark, MO 231,110 0.10% 6,910 0.1% 3,127 0.1%
Clay, MO 9,099,952 3.86% 230,473 3.8% 113,475 4.0%
Clinton, MO 765,804 0.32% 20,571 0.3% 9,184 0.3%
Cole, MO 3,149,402 1.34% 76,699 1.3% 37,483 1.3%
Cooper, MO 549,821 0.23% 17,647 0.3% 8,031 0.3%
Crawford, MO 807,719 0.34% 24,543 0.4% 11,416 0.4%
Dade, MO 214,568 0.09% 7,578 0.1% 3,400 0.1%
Dallas, MO 501,659 0.21% 16,535 0.3% 6,584 0.2%
Daviess, MO 246,662 0.10% 8,294 0.1% 3,735 0.1%
DeKalb, MO 324,005 0.14% 12,840 0.2% 5,327 0.2%
Dent, MO 454,710 0.19% 15,730 0.3% 6,623 0.2%
Douglas, MO 360,162 0.15% 13,515 0.2% 5,798 0.2%
Dunklin, MO 1,005,258 0.43% 31,712 0.5% 13,653 0.5%
Franklin, MO 3,792,547 1.61% 101,816 1.7% 48,060 1.7%
Gasconade, MO 499,689 0.21% 14,901 0.2% 6,978 0.2%
Gentry, MO 245,655 0.10% 6,775 0.1% 3,497 0.1%
Greene, MO 9,979,185 4.23% 283,870 4.7% 134,369 4.8%
Grundy, MO 329,681 0.14% 10,355 0.2% 4,750 0.2%
Harrison, MO 269,366 0.11% 8,741 0.1% 4,122 0.1%
Henry, MO 748,558 0.32% 22,059 0.4% 10,059 0.4%
Hickory, MO 226,605 0.10% 9,305 0.2% 3,186 0.1%
Holt, MO 186,534 0.08% 4,568 0.1% 2,738 0.1%
Howard, MO 375,808 0.16% 10,257 0.2% 4,865 0.2%
Howell, MO 1,163,550 0.49% 40,393 0.7% 18,550 0.7%
Iron, MO 310,061 0.13% 10,344 0.2% 4,979 0.2%
Jackson, MO 27,588,109 11.71% 679,996 11.3% 305,536 10.8%
Jasper, MO 3,647,121 1.55% 116,398 1.9% 53,782 1.9%
Jefferson, MO 7,930,555 3.37% 221,396 3.7% 107,193 3.8%
Johnson, MO 1,675,796 0.71% 54,572 0.9% 24,301 0.9%
Knox, MO 134,417 0.06% 4,067 0.1% 2,180 0.1%
Laclede, MO 1,033,050 0.44% 35,667 0.6% 14,974 0.5%
Lafayette, MO 1,263,754 0.54% 32,943 0.5% 14,991 0.5%
Lawrence, MO 1,065,961 0.45% 38,185 0.6% 18,190 0.6%
Lewis, MO 303,005 0.13% 10,152 0.2% 5,154 0.2%
Lincoln, MO 1,693,100 0.72% 53,860 0.9% 24,612 0.9%
Linn, MO 419,362 0.18% 12,368 0.2% 5,661 0.2%
Livingston, MO 502,132 0.21% 14,871 0.2% 7,052 0.3%
McDonald, MO 585,189 0.25% 22,558 0.4% 10,077 0.4%
Macon, MO 505,576 0.21% 15,544 0.3% 7,759 0.3%
Madison, MO 364,524 0.15% 12,431 0.2% 6,158 0.2%
Maries, MO 312,570 0.13% 9,018 0.1% 4,629 0.2%
Marion, MO 1,007,156 0.43% 28,904 0.5% 14,254 0.5%
Mercer, MO 108,778 0.05% 3,695 0.1% 1,807 0.1%
Miller, MO 692,941 0.29% 25,092 0.4% 11,269 0.4%
Mississippi, MO 415,350 0.18% 14,282 0.2% 5,719 0.2%
Moniteau, MO 499,620 0.21% 15,748 0.3% 6,899 0.2%
Monroe, MO 274,118 0.12% 8,774 0.1% 3,761 0.1%
Montgomery, MO 393,605 0.17% 11,965 0.2% 5,331 0.2%
Morgan, MO 674,500 0.29% 20,265 0.3% 8,360 0.3%
New Madrid, MO 594,655 0.25% 18,365 0.3% 8,185 0.3%
Newton, MO 2,129,987 0.90% 58,845 1.0% 27,848 1.0%
Nodaway, MO 658,144 0.28% 23,261 0.4% 11,450 0.4%
Oregon, MO 292,442 0.12% 10,996 0.2% 4,380 0.2%
Osage, MO 500,450 0.21% 13,688 0.2% 6,814 0.2%
Ozark, MO 263,159 0.11% 9,560 0.2% 4,147 0.1%
Pemiscot, MO 604,636 0.26% 17,823 0.3% 7,583 0.3%
Perry, MO 627,529 0.27% 19,072 0.3% 10,825 0.4%
Pettis, MO 1,362,457 0.58% 42,205 0.7% 19,580 0.7%
Phelps, MO 1,495,677 0.63% 44,807 0.7% 20,941 0.7%
Pike, MO 550,480 0.23% 18,669 0.3% 8,629 0.3%
Platte, MO 4,272,824 1.81% 93,310 1.5% 48,145 1.7%
Polk, MO 869,738 0.37% 30,974 0.5% 13,045 0.5%
Pulaski, MO 2,121,191 0.90% 53,748 0.9% 18,885 0.7%
Putnam, MO 142,476 0.06% 4,875 0.1% 2,274 0.1%
Ralls, MO 351,182 0.15% 10,192 0.2% 5,682 0.2%
Randolph, MO 861,074 0.37% 24,940 0.4% 12,022 0.4%
Ray, MO 870,288 0.37% 23,039 0.4% 10,132 0.4%
Reynolds, MO 189,830 0.08% 6,599 0.1% 2,322 0.1%
Ripley, MO 371,752 0.16% 14,032 0.2% 6,380 0.2%
St. Charles, MO 15,795,389 6.70% 373,495 6.2% 189,200 6.7%
St. Clair, MO 271,211 0.12% 9,487 0.2% 3,660 0.1%
Ste. Genevieve, MO 644,613 0.27% 17,778 0.3% 9,111 0.3%
St. Francois, MO 1,892,279 0.80% 66,215 1.1% 27,475 1.0%
St. Louis, MO 54,548,335 23.15% 1,001,444 16.6% 480,386 17.0%
Saline, MO 833,169 0.35% 23,252 0.4% 11,112 0.4%
Schuyler, MO 109,291 0.05% 4,358 0.1% 2,017 0.1%
Scotland, MO 153,895 0.07% 4,921 0.1% 2,360 0.1%
Scott, MO 1,464,836 0.62% 39,290 0.7% 19,445 0.7%
Shannon, MO 196,136 0.08% 8,297 0.1% 3,187 0.1%
Shelby, MO 206,800 0.09% 6,177 0.1% 2,940 0.1%
Stoddard, MO 982,366 0.42% 29,780 0.5% 14,072 0.5%
Stone, MO 1,117,094 0.47% 31,297 0.5% 13,720 0.5%
Sullivan, MO 215,209 0.09% 6,448 0.1% 3,244 0.1%
Taney, MO 1,475,389 0.63% 53,575 0.9% 26,454 0.9%
Texas, MO 661,094 0.28% 25,636 0.4% 10,602 0.4%
Vernon, MO 678,724 0.29% 20,949 0.3% 9,524 0.3%
Warren, MO 1,139,353 0.48% 32,999 0.5% 15,698 0.6%
Washington, MO 689,930 0.29% 25,172 0.4% 9,055 0.3%
Wayne, MO 362,652 0.15% 13,404 0.2% 5,502 0.2%
Webster, MO 1,033,134 0.44% 36,466 0.6% 15,237 0.5%
Worth, MO 65,952 0.03% 2,090 0.0% 1,178 0.0%
Wright, MO 468,494 0.20% 18,473 0.3% 7,650 0.3%
St. Louis City, MO 12,057,496 5.12% 318,416 5.3% 126,964 4.5%

 

Data Sources: Total Personal Income data from U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis. Annual Population data from U.S. Census Bureau mid-year population estimates. Employment data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics.

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