Black-Owned Business By County

There were 36,230 black-owned firms in Missouri during 2012, up from 24,685 in 2007, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2012 Survey of Business Owners. This was a 46.8% increase in the number of black-owned firms in the state. These firms accounted for nearly $2.43 billion in sales and receipts in 2012.

St. Louis County leads Missouri counties with 13,534 black-owned businesses followed by St. Louis City (9,895), Jackson County (7,268), St. Charles County (753) and Boone County (669).

Missouri Top Counties for Black-Owned Businesses
Area Black-Owned Businesses Black-Owned Receipts
Missouri 36,230 $2,426,888
St. Louis County  13,534 $1,066,141
St. Louis city  9,895 $557,840
Jackson County  7,268 $317,607
St. Charles County  753 $53,265
Boone County  669 $21,330
Clay County  654 $189,730
Greene County  419 S
Cole County  369 $8,910
Platte County  313 $23,971
Cape Girardeau County  199 $3,791
*S - Suppressed due to confidentiality


Missouri County Map of Black-Owned Businesses

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Survey of Business Owners

For more information on Black-Owned Businesses see: Missouri and US Black-Owned Businesses and Black-Owned Businesses by Industry.

Updated January 2016

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