South Central Region



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

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The economic growth of the South Central Region is generally keeping pace with the economic growth of Missouri as a whole, but other factors indicate that this region is still slightly behind the rest of the state. Howell County has seen substantial progress during the last ten years, while other areas have seen average or below average growth. The population has grown a considerable 11.1% in the South Central Region since 1990, compared to 9.1% growth for the state. The poverty rate for this area is 20.3%, much higher than the 11.8% for the state as a whole. The unemployment rate during 2002 for the South Central Region was 7.0%, much higher than the state's average of 5.5%. The growth in personal income and per capita income in the South Central Region over the past decade is just below the growth of the state as a whole. Per capita income in the region was $16,994 during 2001, the least for any region. This compares with $28,221 for the state.


Some of the large employers in this region include:


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South Central Region Population
  2000 Population 2000 Population Density 1990 Population 1999 Population Change 1990-2000 Change 1999-2000
Douglas 13,084 16.1 11,899 12,421 10.0% 5.3%
Howell 37,238 40.1 31,601 36,070 17.8% 3.2%
Oregon 10,344 13.1 9,485 10,295 9.1% 0.5%
Ozark 9,542 12.6 8,640 9,970 10.4% -4.3%
Shannon 8,324 8.3 7,607 8,298 9.4% 0.3%
Texas 23,003 19.5 21,483 22,470 7.1% 2.4%
Wright 17,955 26.3 16,816 19,934 6.8% -9.9%
Region Total 119,490 19.4 107,531 119,458 11.1% 0.0%


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1999 South Central Region Demographics
  Females Males Population Age
< 25
Population Age
25-44
Population Age
> 44
1997 Pop. In Poverty
Douglas 6,279 6,142 4,000 2,969 5,452 2,704
Howell 18,999 17,071 12,158 9,134 14,778 7,022
Oregon 5,250 5,045 3,057 2,304 4,934 2,443
Ozark 4,969 5,001 2,764 2,204 5,002 2,128
Shannon 4,223 4,075 2,767 2,101 3,430 2,122
Texas 11,692 10,778 7,451 5,718 9,301 4,665
Wright 10,545 9,389 6,958 4,751 8,225 4,043
Region Total 61,958 57,500 39,155 29,181 51,122 25,127
Percent 51.9% 48.1% 32.8% 24.4% 42.8% 22.0%


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2000 South Central Region Demographics
  White Black Asian Other Hispanic
Douglas 12,673 14 28 148 110
Howell 35,902 114 134 481 450
Oregon 9,786 10 14 307 113
Ozark 9,310 14 8 80 90
Shannon 7,912 14 4 170 77
Texas 22,190 49 78 269 221
Wright 17,526 50 25 167 139
Region Total 115,299 265 291 1,622 1,200
Percent 96.5% 0.2% 0.2% 1.4% 1.0%
Source: US Census Bureau


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2002 South Central Region Employment Statistics

Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Douglas 5,355 4,737 618 11.5%
Howell 17,948 17,019 929 5.2%
Oregon 4,349 4,138 211 4.9%
Ozark 4,237 3,963 274 6.5%
Shannon 4,011 3,736 275 6.9%
Texas 9,326 8,613 713 7.6%
Wright 7,047 6,407 640 9.1%
Region Total 52,273 48,613 3,660 7.0%
Source: 2002 Current Employment Statistics


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2001 South Central 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
Douglas 34 49 0 481 29 80 23 206 130 49 529
Howell 71 397 3,618 2,986 331 489 573 2,489 1,255 311 2,328
Oregon 20 27 404 547 29 132 44 267 114 20 531
Ozark 14 36 209 355 15 93 19 121 210 29 510
Shannon 20 10 756 209 0 90 0 93 123 54 504
Texas 58 154 1,154 1,432 57 277 92 523 288 89 1,931
Wright 15 136 693 1,258 48 169 122 393 348 126 1,008
Region Total 232 807 6,834 7,268 509 1,330 871 4,091 2,468 678 7,341
Percent 0.7% 2.5% 21.1% 22.4% 1.6% 4.1% 2.7% 12.6% 7.6% 2.1% 22.6%
Source: 2001 ES 202, NAICS supersectors


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2001 Number of South Central Region Establishments by Size
Employees 1-4 5-9 10-19 20-49 50-99 100-249 250-499 500-999 1000+ County Total
Douglas 130 30 16 13 6 1 1 0 0 197
Howell 556 204 124 81 20 13 3 2 1 1,004
Oregon 135 48 14 16 6 0 0 0 0 219
Ozark 111 35 13 7 5 0 0 0 0 171
Shannon 91 23 19 2 2 3 0 0 0 140
Texas 310 77 54 27 9 3 3 1 0 484
Wright 220 83 45 26 7 5 1 0 0 387
Region Total 1,553 500 285 172 55 25 8 3 1 2,602
Percent 59.7% 19.2% 11.0% 6.6% 2.1% 1.0% 0.3% 0.1% 0.0% 100.0%
Source: 2001 US Census Bureau


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South Central Region Farms
  1992 1997 % Change
Douglas 1,187 1,206 1.6%
Howell 1,706 1,637 -4.0%
Oregon 791 798 0.9%
Ozark 802 781 -2.6%
Shannon 424 470 10.8%
Texas 1,536 1,478 -3.8%
Wright 1,330 1,331 0.1%
Region Total 7,776 7,701 -1.0%


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South Central Region Personal Income ($000)

1991 2000 2001 % Change 1991-2001 % Change 2000-2001
Douglas $121,510 $204,403 $211,095 73.7% 3.3%
Howell $407,931 $693,621 $724,068 77.5% 4.4%
Oregon $103,755 $160,365 $163,988 58.1% 2.3%
Ozark $102,821 $152,607 $156,889 52.6% 2.8%
Shannon $80,619 $130,052 $129,909 61.1% -0.1%
Texas $240,090 $364,020 $372,064 55.0% 2.2%
Wright $185,911 $293,645 $293,487 57.9% -0.1%
Region Total $1,242,637 $1,998,713 $2,051,500 65.1% 2.6%



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South Central Region Per Capita Personal Income

1991 2000 2001 % Change 1991-2001 % Change 2000-2001
Douglas $10,163 $15,604 $16,027 57.7% 2.7%
Howell $12,661 $18,629 $19,483 53.9% 4.6%
Oregon $10,887 $15,541 $15,980 46.8% 2.8%
Ozark $11,927 $16,007 $16,630 39.4% 3.9%
Shannon $10,574 $15,626 $15,543 47.0% -0.5%
Texas $11,000 $15,823 $15,260 38.7% -3.6%
Wright $11,151 $16,342 $16,349 46.6% 0.0%
Region Total $11,458 $16,728 $16,994 48.3% 1.6%
Source: US Bureau of Economic Analysis


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