Bootheel Region



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Ethnic Demographics
Employment Statistics
Industry Employment
Establishments by Size
Farms
Personal Income
Per Capita Personal Income

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The economy of the Bootheel Region generally lags behind the economy of Missouri as a whole. There has been a varied amount of economic growth in this region during the last ten years, with in the western half of the region seeing good progress, while areas in the eastern half of this region struggling. The population growth since 1990 in the Bootheel Region was only 1.4%, compared to 9.1% for the state. The poverty rate for this area is 20.4%, the highest rate among the state's regions. The state's poverty rate is 11.8%. The unemployment rate during 2002 for the Bootheel Region was 7.2%, much higher than the state's rate of 5.5%. On the bright side, the growth in personal income and per capita income in the Bootheel Region over the past decade has matched the growth of the state as a whole. However, per capita income in the region was only $20,442 during 2001, compared with $28,221 for the state.


Some of the large employers in this region include:



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Bootheel Region Population
  2000 Population 2000 Population Density 1990 Population 1999 Population Change 1990-2000 Change 1999-2000
Butler 40,867 58.4 38,852 40,379 5.2% 1.2%
Carter 5,941 11.7 5,534 6,292 7.4% -5.6%
Dunklin 33,155 60.6 33,127 32,526 0.1% 1.9%
Mississippi 13,427 31.3 14,435 13,339 -7.0% 0.7%
New Madrid 19,760 28.3 20,914 19,933 -5.5% -0.9%
Pemiscot 20,047 39.1 21,886 21,150 -8.4% -5.2%
Ripley 13,509 21.2 12,364 14,174 9.3% -4.7%
Scott 40,422 94.9 39,427 40,564 2.5% -0.4%
Stoddard 29,705 35.8 28,899 29,633 2.8% 0.2%
Wayne 13,259 17.1 11,560 13,046 14.7% 1.6%
Region Total 230,092 38.0 226,998 231,036 1.4% -0.4%


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1999 Bootheel Region Demographics
  Females Males Population Age
< 25
Population Age
25-44
Population Age
> 44
1997 Pop.
In Poverty
Butler 21,035 19,344 13,435 10,921 16,023 8,120
Carter 3,217 3,075 2,286 1,645 2,361 1,599
Dunklin 17,434 15,092 11,171 8,046 13,309 7,827
Mississippi 7,010 6,329 4,777 3,207 5,355 3,509
New Madrid 10,424 9,509 7,576 5,201 7,156 4,541
Pemiscot 11,160 9,990 8,323 4,920 7,907 6,106
Ripley 7,508 6,666 4,750 3,238 6,186 3,684
Scott 21,331 19,233 14,762 11,326 14,476 7,055
Stoddard 15,417 14,216 9,741 7,516 12,376 5,063
Wayne 6,628 6,418 4,061 2,854 6,131 3,338
Region Total 121,165 109,871 80,882 58,874 91,280 50,842
Percent 52.7% 47.8% 35.2% 25.6% 39.7% 22.1%


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2000 Bootheel Region Demographics
  White Black Asian Other Hispanic
Butler 37,663 2,132 178 339 412
Carter 5,739 5 6 82 72
Dunklin 29,388 2,879 90 448 824
Mississippi 10,463 2,757 15 73 129
New Madrid 16,442 3,035 27 101 183
Pemiscot 14,386 5,259 54 178 315
Ripley 13,127 6 30 188 132
Scott 35,442 4,246 93 276 448
Stoddard 28,915 270 28 193 231
Wayne 12,951 22 15 91 65
Region Total 204,516 20,611 536 1,969 2,811
Percent 88.9% 9.0% 0.2% 0.9% 1.2%
Source: US Census Bureau


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2002 Bootheel Region Employment Statistics

Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Butler 20,884 19,776 1,108 5.3%
Carter 2,737 2,543 194 7.1%
Dunklin 14,217 13,118 1,099 7.7%
Mississippi 5,965 5,480 485 8.1%
New Madrid 8,642 7,806 836 9.7%
Pemiscot 8,548 7,687 861 10.1%
Ripley 5,540 5,147 393 7.1%
Scott 20,469 19,268 1,201 5.9%
Stoddard 13,949 13,004 945 6.8%
Wayne 3,683 3,241 442 12.0%
Region Total 104,634 97,070 7,564 7.2%
Source: 2002 Current Employment Statistics


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2001 Bootheel Region Industry Employment

Natural Resources & Mining Const. Manu. Trade, Trans. & Utilities Info. Financial Activities Prof. & Business Services Education & Health Services Leisure & Hospitality Other Services Govt
Butler 116 855 3,393 3,432 370 636 850 2,952 1,316 384 3,335
Carter 22 22 216 221 0 42 7 108 85 35 459
Dunklin 358 366 1,408 2,340 131 525 155 1,730 716 192 1,700
Mississippi 335 147 277 1,344 20 143 52 355 255 83 835
New Madrid 268 96 3,384 1,605 14 220 141 651 304 93 1,090
Pemiscot 258 62 924 1,148 0 216 58 445 336 184 1,897
Ripley 23 55 520 454 22 87 23 360 204 86 684
Scott 204 713 1,774 3,917 233 529 897 2,005 1,141 495 2,476
Stoddard 350 407 2,679 2,107 74 338 279 1,473 627 176 1,518
Wayne 69 68 426 434 84 79 45 212 197 134 664
Region Total 2,002 2,790 15,000 17,002 947 2,814 2,507 10,290 5,180 1,861 14,657
Percent 2.7% 3.7% 20.0% 22.7% 1.3% 3.7% 3.3% 13.7% 6.9% 2.5% 19.5%
Source: 2001 ES 202, NAICS supersectors


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2001 Number of Bootheel Region Establishments by Size
Employees 1-4 5-9 10-19 20-49 50-99 100-249 250-499 500-999 1000+ County Total
Butler 549 219 125 88 23 18 3 2 1 1,028
Carter 88 32 18 5 0 0 0 0 0 143
Dunklin 471 150 69 47 17 6 2 2 0 764
Mississippi 158 62 32 21 6 4 0 0 0 283
New Madrid 189 66 43 29 8 6 1 0 2 344
Pemiscot 186 70 40 25 8 3 3 0 0 335
Ripley 150 51 27 13 2 4 0 0 0 247
Scott 576 226 158 96 38 14 0 2 0 1,110
Stoddard 409 136 83 56 16 7 1 2 0 710
Wayne 164 41 21 12 6 1 0 0 0 245
Region Total 2,940 1,053 616 392 124 63 10 8 3 5,209
Percent 56.4% 20.2% 11.8% 7.5% 2.4% 1.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 100.0%
Source: 2001 US Census Bureau


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Bootheel Region Farms
  1992 1997 % Change
Butler 734 678 -7.6%
Carter 196 202 3.1%
Dunklin 537 473 -11.9%
Mississippi 293 267 -8.9%
New Madrid 442 429 -2.9%
Pemiscot 348 306 -12.1%
Ripley 465 472 1.5%
Scott 545 541 -0.7%
Stoddard 953 941 -1.3%
Wayne 361 380 5.3%
Region Total 4,874 4,689 -3.8%
Source: US Department of Agriculture


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Bootheel Region Personal Income ($000)

1991 2000 2001 % Change 1991-2001 % Change 2000-2001
Butler $542,995 $906,880 $948,437 74.7% 4.6%
Carter $65,953 $105,362 $106,071 60.8% 0.7%
Dunklin $450,398 $651,128 $658,549 46.2% 1.1%
Mississippi $185,037 $266,964 $263,646 42.5% -1.2%
New Madrid $265,957 $381,922 $383,387 44.2% 0.4%
Pemiscot $263,501 $380,040 $376,292 42.8% -1.0%
Ripley $129,539 $211,018 $220,031 69.9% 4.3%
Scott $571,256 $876,306 $908,405 59.0% 3.7%
Stoddard $384,895 $599,263 $598,766 55.6% -0.1%
Wayne $130,141 $205,682 $212,154 63.0% 3.1%
Region Total $2,989,672 $4,584,565 $4,675,738 56.4% 2.0%

 


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Bootheel Region Per Capita Personal Income

1991 2000 2001 % Change 1991-2001 % Change 2000-2001
Butler $13,788 $22,219 $23,317 69.1% 4.9%
Carter $11,733 $17,720 $18,015 53.5% 1.7%
Dunklin $13,676 $19,667 $19,978 46.1% 1.6%
Mississippi $12,890 $19,991 $20,016 55.3% 0.1%
New Madrid $12,804 $19,408 $19,622 53.2% 1.1%
Pemiscot $12,213 $18,976 $18,953 55.2% -0.1%
Ripley $10,449 $15,633 $16,445 57.4% 5.2%
Scott $14,555 $21,697 $22,471 54.4% 3.6%
Stoddard $13,339 $20,178 $20,205 51.5% 0.1%
Wayne $10,946 $15,509 $16,067 46.8% 3.6%
Region Total $13,169 $19,952 $20,442 55.2% 2.5%
Source: US Bureau of Economic Analysis


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