Median Household Income Data Series

The median household income for Missouri in 2015 was $50,200 according to the U.S. Census Bureau Small Area Estimates Branch. The median household income figure is the amount which divides the income distribution into two equal groups. The U.S. Census Bureau classifies income in three different categories. The first, money wage or salary, includes the total income people receive for work performed as an employee during the income year, such as, wages, salary, commissions, tips, piece-rate payments, and cash bonuses earned, before any deductions are made. The second category, net income from nonfarm self-employment, includes the net money income (gross receipts minus expenses) from one's own business, professional enterprise, or partnership. The final category, net income from farm self-employment, includes the net money income (gross receipts minus operating expenses) from the operation of a farm by a person on their own account, as an owner, renter, or sharecropper. To see the methodology click here.

2015 Median Household Income
Highest Median Income by County Lowest Median Income by County
County Median Household Income County Median Household Income
St. Charles County $74,009 Mississippi County $33,283
Platte County $72,548 Douglas County $32,979
Clay County $65,106 Wright County $32,634
Cass County $62,996 Wayne County $32,566
St. Louis County $61,569 Carter County $32,269
Clinton County $59,655 Dunklin County $31,920
Jefferson County $58,747 Ozark County $31,838
Andrew County $58,675 Hickory County $31,320
Cole County $56,393 Pemiscot County $29,621
Osage County $55,962 Shannon County $28,171

2010 Median Wages for Missouri Counties
Map Source: U.S. Census Bureau Small Area Estimates

2015 Median Household Income
Area Median Household Income Area Median Household Income
United States $55,775    
Missouri $50,200 Linn County $39,618
Adair County $40,222 Livingston County $40,808
Andrew County $58,675 Macon County $41,080
Atchison County $46,339 Madison County $35,745
Audrain County $42,480 Maries County $43,970
Barry County $37,467 Marion County $41,297
Barton County $39,633 McDonald County $37,939
Bates County $45,887 Mercer County $43,244
Benton County $34,156 Miller County $40,077
Bollinger County $41,623 Mississippi County $33,283
Boone County $50,865 Moniteau County $50,525
Buchanan County $48,294 Monroe County $44,048
Butler County $35,509 Montgomery County $41,470
Caldwell County $44,470 Morgan County $39,219
Callaway County $50,514 New Madrid County $36,386
Camden County $49,393 Newton County $46,125
Cape Girardeau County $49,615 Nodaway County $44,119
Carroll County $43,638 Oregon County $33,573
Carter County $32,269 Osage County $55,962
Cass County $62,996 Ozark County $31,838
Cedar County $37,654 Pemiscot County $29,621
Chariton County $46,230 Perry County $47,226
Christian County $54,044 Pettis County $42,137
Clark County $43,225 Phelps County $40,676
Clay County $65,106 Pike County $43,007
Clinton County $59,655 Platte County $72,548
Cole County $56,393 Polk County $41,326
Cooper County $46,632 Pulaski County $46,756
Crawford County $38,491 Putnam County $37,286
Dade County $38,516 Ralls County $51,015
Dallas County $37,780 Randolph County $39,976
Daviess County $43,135 Ray County $54,361
DeKalb County $44,429 Reynolds County $34,076
Dent County $36,808 Ripley County $34,069
Douglas County $32,979 Saline County $41,958
Dunklin County $31,920 Schuyler County $37,851
Franklin County $50,438 Scotland County $41,324
Gasconade County $47,717 Scott County $40,285
Gentry County $43,811 Shannon County $28,171
Greene County $43,885 Shelby County $41,696
Grundy County $38,763 St. Charles County $74,009
Harrison County $38,005 St. Clair County $35,128
Henry County $42,455 St. Francois County $41,222
Hickory County $31,320 St. Louis city $37,948
Holt County $42,845 St. Louis County $61,569
Howard County $44,634 Ste. Genevieve County $52,806
Howell County $36,604 Stoddard County $38,773
Iron County $33,415 Stone County $42,186
Jackson County $48,364 Sullivan County $41,405
Jasper County $43,724 Taney County $39,320
Jefferson County $58,747 Texas County $34,935
Johnson County $44,109 Vernon County $40,186
Knox County $40,356 Warren County $51,933
Laclede County $40,741 Washington County $37,986
Lafayette County $50,325 Wayne County $32,566
Lawrence County $41,619 Webster County $43,418
Lewis County $45,592 Worth County $43,443
Lincoln County $54,584 Wright County $32,634

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Small Area Estimates
https://www.census.gov/did/www/saipe/methods/statecounty/index.html

 


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