Hispanic Owned Businesses

Hispanic-owned businesses are concentrated in the Kansas City area and St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) with five of the six counties located in those MSA's. The counties with the most Hispanic-owned businesses are Jackson County (26.0%), St. Louis County (14.7%), and Clay County (7.2%).

 

The county with the highest percentage of Hispanic-owned businesses was led by Harrison with 4.9% followed by Lawrence (4.5%), Jackson (4.0%), Barry (3.9%) and Clay (3.5%).

Missouri Hispanic-Owned Business Percent of Firms by County, 2012
Area Number of Firms Receipts ($1,000) Number of Hispanic Firms Hispanic-Owned Receipts ($1,000) Growth of Hispanic Firms
Missouri 491,606 $598,271,031 8,802 $1,740,068 1.8%
Jackson County       56,661 $95,514,263 2,289 $500,562 4.0%
St. Louis County       94,670 $165,043,088 1,292 $368,227 1.4%
Clay County       17,834 $25,050,671 633 $33,975 3.5%
St. Louis city       30,040 $58,563,106 587 $168,581 2.0%
St. Charles County       28,383 $33,781,488 582 $50,066 2.1%
Greene County       25,275 $29,246,394 403 $180,994 1.6%
Boone County       15,333 $14,389,126 290 S 1.9%
Jasper County       8,715 $10,662,918 159 $12,772 1.8%
Christian County       7,334 $2,187,155 155 S 2.1%
Platte County       8,478 $12,830,221 154 $54,597 1.8%
Lawrence County       3,085 $1,834,678 139 $8,335 4.5%
Cass County       7,025 $4,386,333 134 $30,237 1.9%
Taney County       5,560 $3,028,350 133 S 2.4%
Buchanan County       5,813 $13,300,998 122 $20,845 2.1%
Jefferson County       16,196 $7,347,088 107 S 0.7%
Barry County       2,637 $3,621,935 103 $1,416 3.9%
Cape Girardeau County       6,894 $9,277,922 102 S 1.5%
Newton County       3,742 $5,253,936 96 $7,764 2.6%
Phelps County       3,691 $2,101,131 83 $1,815 2.2%
Pulaski County       2,298 $931,072 77 S 3.4%
Polk County       3,369 $1,113,840 74 S 2.2%
Franklin County       8,403 $6,522,934 70 $22,632 0.8%
Warren County       2,621 $1,355,631 52 S 2.0%
Johnson County       3,451 $1,688,157 50 $1,326 1.4%
Howell County       3,645 $2,319,078 48 $2,101 1.3%
Ray County       1,770 $672,225 46 S 2.6%
Lincoln County       4,190 $1,832,799 43 S 1.0%
Dunklin County       2,592 $1,340,913 39 $990 1.5%
Henry County       2,213 $1,205,842 39 S 1.8%
St. Francois County       4,373 $3,373,410 38 S 0.9%
Saline County       1,524 $1,770,812 37 S 2.4%
Pettis County       3,669 $3,419,902 35 $628 1.0%
Harrison County       679 $670,159 33 S 4.9%
Cole County       6,476 $7,455,094 31 $4,751 0.5%
Scott County       2,882 $2,657,826 29 $535 1.0%
McDonald County       1,259 $1,094,592 29 $309 2.3%
Lafayette County       3,019 $1,411,647 28 $291 0.9%
Laclede County       3,312 $2,481,756 25 $1,431 0.8%

*S - Suppressed due to confidentiality

 

 

 

Hispanic-owned Businesse by County Map

The counties with the highest percentage of growth in Hispanic-owned businesses was led by St. Charles County (159.8%) and Boone County (128.3%) where Hispanic-owned firms doubled followed by St. Louis City (80.6%), Clay County (70.6%) and Christian County (61.5%).

Missouri Hispanic-Owned Business Percent Change of Firms by County, 2007 to 2012
Area 2012 Number of Hispanic Firms 2012 Hispanic-Owned Receipts ($1,000) 2007 Number of Firms 2007 Receipts ($1,000) Percent Change
Missouri 8,802 $1,740,068 6,178 1,303,964 ****
Jackson County       2,289 $500,562 1,601 443,825 43.0%
St. Louis County       1,292 $368,227 1,020 357,853 26.7%
Clay County       633 $33,975 371 32,999 70.6%
St. Louis city       587 $168,581 325 74,894 80.6%
St. Charles County       582 $50,066 224 34,890 159.8%
Greene County       403 $180,994 S S S
Boone County       290 S 127 9,205 128.3%
Jasper County       159 $12,772 175 5,164 -9.1%
Christian County       155 S 96 12,891 61.5%
Platte County       154 $54,597 183 33,639 -15.8%
Lawrence County       139 $8,335 S S S
Cass County       134 $30,237 116 6,899 15.5%
*S - Suppressed due to confidentiality

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

Updated January 2016

For more information on Hispanic-Owned Businesses see: Hispanic-Owned Businesses in the US and Hispanic-Owned Businesses in Missouri by Industry.




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