1999 County Per Capita Income


In 1999, Missouri's per capita income rose by 3.8% from $25,444 in 1998 to $26,404 in 1999. With steady increases every year since 1990, Missouri's per capita income has grown by more than $8,000 or 48.7% from 1990 to 1999.

St. Louis County, $38,886, had the highest per capita income in Missouri. Eight counties in Missouri and St. Louis City enjoyed per capita incomes of $26,000 or higher. Ripley County, $14,199, had the lowest per capita income. Fifteen counties in Missouri had per capita incomes below $16,000.

From 1990 to 1999 every county in Missouri showed an increase in per capita income greater than 25%. Sullivan County experienced the largest percent increase in per capita income an increase of 72.8%, or $8,367. Six Missouri counties, including Sullivan, had an increase of 60% or higher in per capita income from 1990-1999. St. Louis County had the largest increase in dollars, $12,708 or 48.5%. Cole, Green, and Platte counties all experienced an increase of $10,000 or higher in per capita income from 1990-1999.

Between 1998 and 1999, most counties in Missouri experienced positive growth in per capita income. Pulaski County enjoyed a 12% increase, the highest percent increase, with a $2,477 rise in per capita income. Ten Missouri counties had a percent increase of 5% or higher while fifteen counties experienced negative growth in per capita income. Ralls County had the largest decline in per capita income with -4.5% or a loss of $938. St. Clair County was the only county in the state with no change in per capita income.


Source:  U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Per Capita Income Ten Highest Counties Per Capita Income Ten Lowest Counties
County PCI 1999 County PCI 1999
St. Louis $38,886 Texas $15,166
Platte $32,753 Wayne $15,137
Clay $28,503 DeKalb $14,969
Jackson $28,258 Hickory $14,951
Cole $27,884 Oregon $14,930
St. Charles $27,586 Shannon $14,898
St. Louis City $26,963 Schuyler $14,773
Boone $26,568 Ozark $14,563
Greene $26,496 Wright $14,410
Cape Girardeau $24,886 Ripley $14,199


1999 Per Capita Income



Per Capita Income Percent Change 1998-1999
Highest Ten Counties Lowest Ten Counties
County PCI 1998 PCI 1999 % Increase County PCI 1998 PCI 1999 % Increase
Pulaski $20,562 $23,039 12.0% Ralls $20,985 $20,047 -4.5%
Stoddard $18,143 $19,552 7.8% Knox $17,879 $17,133 -4.2%
New Madrid $16,632 $17,862 7.4% Daviess $18,986 $18,323 -3.5%
Pemiscot $16,194 $17,388 7.4% Monroe $19,468 $18,945 -2.7%
Wayne $14,274 $15,137 6.0% Scotland $18,850 $18,429 -2.2%
Johnson $18,296 $19,365 5.8% Holt $20,777 $20,370 -2.0%
Lincoln $20,505 $21,685 5.8% Shelby $19,757 $19,397 -1.8%
Buchanan $22,732 $23,964 5.4% Gentry $19,189 $18,983 -1.1%
Jackson $26,879 $28,258 5.1% Mercer $15,885 $15,737 -0.9%
Pettis $21,928 $23,018 5.0% Audrain $23,366 $23,175 -0.8%


1998-1999 Percent Change in Per Capita Income


1990-1999 Percent Change in Per Capita Income



Per Capita Income Change 1990-1999
County 1990 1998 1999 % Change 90-99 % Change 98-99 County 1990 1998 1999 % Change 90-99 % Change 98-99
Missouri $17,751 $25,444 $26,404 48.7% 3.8% Linn $13,994 $19,988 $20,038 43.2% 0.3%
Adair $12,675 $18,984 $19,542 54.2% 2.9% Livingston $15,533 $23,446 $24,013 54.6% 2.4%
Andrew $14,582 $21,845 $22,718 55.8% 4.0% McDonald $10,996 $16,113 $16,850 53.2% 4.6%
Atchison $14,323 $20,919 $20,895 45.9% -0.1% Macon $14,029 $18,759 $19,163 36.6% 2.2%
Audrain $14,989 $23,366 $23,175 54.6% -0.8% Madison $11,790 $16,988 $17,498 48.4% 3.0%
Barry $12,576 $18,007 $18,739 49.0% 4.1% Maries $11,949 $17,303 $17,648 47.7% 2.0%
Barton $13,175 $19,212 $19,759 50.0% 2.8% Marion $13,892 $21,260 $22,188 59.7% 4.4%
Bates $12,853 $18,330 $18,888 47.0% 3.0% Mercer $10,283 $15,885 $15,737 53.0% -0.9%
Benton $11,542 $16,092 $16,338 41.6% 1.5% Miller $12,514 $17,175 $17,833 42.5% 3.8%
Bollinger $10,705 $14,908 $15,311 43.0% 2.7% Mississippi $12,015 $17,876 $18,681 55.5% 4.5%
Boone $17,178 $25,754 $26,568 54.7% 3.2% Moniteau $13,403 $19,740 $20,452 52.6% 3.6%
Buchanan $15,807 $22,732 $23,964 51.6% 5.4% Monroe $14,558 $19,468 $18,945 30.1% -2.7%
Butler $12,674 $20,690 $21,590 70.3% 4.3% Montgomery $14,049 $19,842 $20,094 43.0% 1.3%
Caldwell $12,145 $17,298 $17,394 43.2% 0.6% Morgan $12,502 $17,969 $18,091 44.7% 0.7%
Callaway $14,782 $20,354 $21,199 43.4% 4.2% New Madrid $11,539 $16,632 $17,862 54.8% 7.4%
Camden $14,610 $21,746 $22,667 55.1% 4.2% Newton $13,914 $20,834 $21,587 55.1% 3.6%
Cape Girardeau $15,941 $23,744 $24,886 56.1% 4.8% Nodaway $13,342 $19,471 $19,958 49.6% 2.5%
Carroll $13,885 $19,555 $20,440 47.2% 4.5% Oregon $10,119 $14,537 $14,930 47.5% 2.7%
Carter $10,864 $14,911 $15,652 44.1% 5.0% Osage $14,467 $22,071 $23,143 60.0% 4.9%
Cass $16,250 $22,621 $23,351 43.7% 3.2% Ozark $10,862 $14,104 $14,563 34.1% 3.3%
Cedar $11,910 $16,761 $16,712 40.3% -0.3% Pemiscot $11,390 $16,194 $17,388 52.7% 7.4%
Chariton $13,792 $19,202 $19,297 39.9% 0.5% Perry $13,952 $20,933 $21,923 57.1% 4.7%
Christian $14,012 $19,718 $20,309 44.9% 3.0% Pettis $14,747 $21,928 $23,018 56.1% 5.0%
Clark $11,018 $16,262 $16,306 48.0% 0.3% Phelps $13,854 $20,345 $21,041 51.9% 3.4%
Clay $18,793 $27,568 $28,503 51.7% 3.4% Pike $12,978 $19,025 $19,651 51.4% 3.3%
Clinton $14,914 $22,397 $23,210 55.6% 3.6% Platte $20,940 $31,468 $32,753 56.4% 4.1%
Cole $17,599 $26,740 $27,884 58.4% 4.3% Polk $12,094 $17,024 $17,624 45.7% 3.5%
Cooper $13,268 $19,978 $20,150 51.9% 0.9% Pulaski $14,254 $20,562 $23,039 61.6% 12.0%
Crawford $12,564 $17,695 $18,373 46.2% 3.8% Putnam $11,483 $16,590 $16,976 47.8% 2.3%
Dade $12,392 $18,350 $18,703 50.9% 1.9% Ralls $14,254 $20,985 $20,047 40.6% -4.5%
Dallas $11,249 $16,744 $17,388 54.6% 3.8% Randolph $13,829 $18,745 $19,448 40.6% 3.8%
Daviess $12,439 $18,986 $18,323 47.3% -3.5% Ray $13,481 $19,369 $20,005 48.4% 3.3%
DeKalb $10,251 $14,747 $14,969 46.0% 1.5% Reynolds $10,785 $15,798 $16,395 52.0% 3.8%
Dent $12,293 $18,781 $18,900 53.7% 0.6% Ripley $9,635 $13,756 $14,199 47.4% 3.2%
Douglas $9,577 $14,982 $15,393 60.7% 2.7% St. Charles $18,542 $26,401 $27,586 48.8% 4.5%
Dunklin $12,137 $18,229 $19,007 56.6% 4.3% St. Clair $11,737 $16,620 $16,615 41.6% 0.0%
Franklin $15,732 $23,061 $24,007 52.6% 4.1% Ste. Genevieve $13,852 $20,457 $21,152 52.7% 3.4%
Gasconade $14,284 $20,925 $21,357 49.5% 2.1% St. Francois $12,261 $17,654 $18,215 48.6% 3.2%
Gentry $12,602 $19,189 $18,983 50.6% -1.1% St. Louis $26,178 $37,560 $38,886 48.5% 3.5%
Greene $16,466 $25,492 $26,496 60.9% 3.9% Saline $14,703 $22,312 $22,556 53.4% 1.1%
Grundy $13,768 $20,048 $20,802 51.1% 3.8% Schuyler $11,638 $14,584 $14,773 26.9% 1.3%
Harrison $13,236 $19,485 $19,502 47.3% 0.1% Scotland $12,810 $18,850 $18,429 43.9% -2.2%
Henry $13,218 $19,320 $20,120 52.2% 4.1% Scott $13,693 $19,893 $20,813 52.0% 4.6%
Hickory $10,667 $14,631 $14,951 40.2% 2.2% Shannon $9,605 $14,228 $14,898 55.1% 4.7%
Holt $13,995 $20,777 $20,370 45.6% -2.0% Shelby $14,546 $19,757 $19,397 33.3% -1.8%
Howard $13,393 $19,720 $20,114 50.2% 2.0% Stoddard $12,776 $18,143 $19,552 53.0% 7.8%
Howell $11,670 $17,869 $18,420 57.8% 3.1% Stone $14,870 $20,718 $21,660 45.7% 4.5%
Iron $11,224 $16,242 $16,619 48.1% 2.3% Sullivan $11,489 $19,962 $19,856 72.8% -0.5%
Jackson $19,218 $26,879 $28,258 47.0% 5.1% Taney $14,549 $21,416 $22,035 51.5% 2.9%
Jasper $14,904 $22,078 $22,865 53.4% 3.6% Texas $10,567 $14,713 $15,166 43.5% 3.1%
Jefferson $14,598 $20,653 $21,600 48.0% 4.6% Vernon $13,831 $18,871 $19,420 40.4% 2.9%
Johnson $13,403 $18,296 $19,365 44.5% 5.8% Warren $14,945 $20,553 $21,060 40.9% 2.5%
Knox $12,751 $17,879 $17,133 34.4% -4.2% Washington $10,548 $15,461 $15,883 50.6% 2.7%
Laclede $12,678 $18,986 $19,473 53.6% 2.6% Wayne $10,235 $14,274 $15,137 47.9% 6.0%
Lafayette $15,457 $21,853 $22,445 45.2% 2.7% Webster $11,993 $16,437 $16,822 40.3% 2.3%
Lawrence $12,245 $17,449 $17,882 46.0% 2.5% Worth $12,798 $16,920 $16,911 32.1% -0.1%
Lewis $12,276 $16,980 $16,965 38.2% -0.1% Wright $10,720 $14,282 $14,410 34.4% 0.9%
Lincoln $14,491 $20,505 $21,685 49.6% 5.8% St. Louis City $17,820 $25,945 $26,963 51.3% 3.9%


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