Economic Share
Missouri Counties’ Contribution to the State’s Economy

Economic Share measures the percentage of the state's economy that is accounted for by an individual county. The economic share is measured as the average percentage of the state's employment, population and personal income occurring in a particular county.

The table below illustrates Missouri counties and their contribution to Missouri’s economy, based on employment, population, and income. Missouri’s larger metropolitan areas account for a major part of the state’s economy with St. Louis County (19.1%) and Jackson County (11.4%) together tallying nearly one-third of the total.

Map of Missouri Counties Economic Share

Counties with the Highest Economic Share 2014
County Total Share
St. Louis, MO 19.1%
Jackson, MO 11.5%
St. Charles, MO 6.6%
St. Louis City, MO 5.1%
Greene, MO 4.6%
Clay, MO 4.0%
Jefferson, MO 3.6%
Boone, MO 3.0%
Jasper, MO 1.8%
Platte, MO 1.7%

 

  

From 2004 to 2014, conuty contributions to the state’s economy has not changed significantly, yet there have been some shifts in Missouri’s economic composition during the period. The map below shows the 2004 – 2014 percent change in county shares. Counties shaded darker green lost economic share over the period while counties shaded in lighter greens had increasing shares.

The most notable shift is found in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas as St. Louis County, St. Louis City and Jackson County decreased in share while surrounding counties generally increased particularly St. Charles County. Counties with significant gains in economic share over the last decade include Boone County in the Central region, Clay county in the Kansas City Vicinity and Greene County in Southwest Missouri.

Economic Share Percent Change in counties

2014 Economic Share Factors
Area 2013 Personal Income (000s) 2013 Personal Income Share 2014 Population 2014 Population Share 2014 Employment 2014 Employment Share
Missouri 245,771,389 100.00% 6,063,589 100.0% 2,838,875 100.0%
Adair 795,801 0.32% 25,602 0.42% 12,500 0.44%
Andrew 860,394 0.35% 17,379 0.29% 9,236 0.33%
Atchison 253,928 0.10% 5,382 0.09% 3,199 0.11%
Audrain 905,764 0.37% 25,887 0.43% 11,154 0.39%
Barry 1,163,336 0.47% 35,662 0.59% 16,369 0.58%
Barton 414,395 0.17% 12,057 0.20% 6,427 0.23%
Bates 589,331 0.24% 16,584 0.27% 7,469 0.26%
Benton 598,851 0.24% 18,806 0.31% 8,016 0.28%
Bollinger 370,691 0.15% 12,394 0.20% 5,784 0.20%
Boone 7,006,491 2.85% 172,717 2.85% 80,420 2.83%
Buchanan 3,249,916 1.32% 89,486 1.48% 42,592 1.50%
Butler 1,572,056 0.64% 42,972 0.71% 20,589 0.73%
Caldwell 359,815 0.15% 9,034 0.15% 4,150 0.15%
Callaway 1,404,061 0.57% 44,750 0.74% 21,676 0.76%
Camden 1,555,662 0.63% 44,021 0.73% 19,740 0.70%
Cape Girardeau 3,058,763 1.24% 78,043 1.29% 37,990 1.34%
Carroll 386,009 0.16% 9,043 0.15% 4,789 0.17%
Carter 178,862 0.07% 6,258 0.10% 2,766 0.10%
Cass 3,767,017 1.53% 100,889 1.66% 45,428 1.60%
Cedar 399,682 0.16% 13,952 0.23% 6,064 0.21%
Chariton 322,939 0.13% 7,694 0.13% 4,080 0.14%
Christian 2,785,477 1.13% 82,101 1.35% 33,914 1.19%
Clark 250,540 0.10% 6,917 0.11% 3,381 0.12%
Clay 9,297,011 3.78% 233,682 3.85% 104,674 3.69%
Clinton 803,322 0.33% 20,299 0.33% 9,808 0.35%
Cole 3,341,002 1.36% 76,557 1.26% 38,824 1.37%
Cooper 582,947 0.24% 17,585 0.29% 8,432 0.30%
Crawford 834,184 0.34% 24,650 0.41% 10,997 0.39%
Dade 226,861 0.09% 7,628 0.13% 3,694 0.13%
Dallas 520,186 0.21% 16,389 0.27% 6,962 0.25%
Daviess 279,010 0.11% 8,297 0.14% 3,926 0.14%
DeKalb 340,617 0.14% 12,692 0.21% 4,737 0.17%
Dent 477,297 0.19% 15,655 0.26% 6,109 0.22%
Douglas 373,998 0.15% 13,546 0.22% 5,848 0.21%
Dunklin 1,085,642 0.44% 31,344 0.52% 13,874 0.49%
Franklin 3,852,188 1.57% 102,084 1.68% 49,182 1.73%
Gasconade 520,396 0.21% 14,866 0.25% 7,305 0.26%
Gentry 264,755 0.11% 6,826 0.11% 3,199 0.11%
Greene 10,466,015 4.26% 285,865 4.71% 129,014 4.54%
Grundy 351,036 0.14% 10,197 0.17% 4,717 0.17%
Harrison 313,056 0.13% 8,639 0.14% 4,254 0.15%
Henry 786,610 0.32% 22,028 0.36% 10,194 0.36%
Hickory 238,392 0.10% 9,219 0.15% 3,141 0.11%
Holt 223,158 0.09% 4,516 0.07% 2,488 0.09%
Howard 411,040 0.17% 10,159 0.17% 5,085 0.18%
Howell 1,203,303 0.49% 40,173 0.66% 18,757 0.66%
Iron 321,173 0.13% 10,267 0.17% 4,616 0.16%
Jackson 28,535,901 11.61% 683,191 11.27% 317,117 11.17%
Jasper 3,865,978 1.57% 117,543 1.94% 52,053 1.83%
Jefferson 8,041,211 3.27% 222,716 3.67% 108,458 3.82%
Johnson 1,766,878 0.72% 54,362 0.90% 24,055 0.85%
Knox 159,588 0.06% 4,000 0.07% 2,270 0.08%
Laclede 1,073,090 0.44% 35,439 0.58% 15,699 0.55%
Lafayette 1,327,276 0.54% 32,688 0.54% 15,876 0.56%
Lawrence 1,136,137 0.46% 38,023 0.63% 17,884 0.63%
Lewis 345,128 0.14% 10,138 0.17% 5,334 0.19%
Lincoln 1,734,592 0.71% 54,249 0.89% 22,334 0.79%
Linn 434,949 0.18% 12,311 0.20% 6,472 0.23%
Livingston 543,533 0.22% 15,053 0.25% 6,865 0.24%
McDonald 601,724 0.24% 22,800 0.38% 11,135 0.39%
Macon 552,343 0.22% 15,479 0.26% 7,900 0.28%
Madison 378,973 0.15% 12,368 0.20% 5,590 0.20%
Maries 325,134 0.13% 9,013 0.15% 4,511 0.16%
Marion 1,085,867 0.44% 28,920 0.48% 13,863 0.49%
Mercer 116,027 0.05% 3,719 0.06% 1,681 0.06%
Miller 724,366 0.29% 25,141 0.41% 12,117 0.43%
Mississippi 473,462 0.19% 14,232 0.23% 5,734 0.20%
Moniteau 535,702 0.22% 15,856 0.26% 7,256 0.26%
Monroe 325,677 0.13% 8,707 0.14% 4,326 0.15%
Montgomery 430,761 0.18% 11,841 0.20% 6,024 0.21%
Morgan 772,837 0.31% 20,240 0.33% 8,968 0.32%
New Madrid 618,003 0.25% 18,272 0.30% 8,000 0.28%
Newton 2,225,779 0.91% 58,598 0.97% 26,308 0.93%
Nodaway 713,498 0.29% 23,081 0.38% 12,225 0.43%
Oregon 292,668 0.12% 10,911 0.18% 4,054 0.14%
Osage 524,232 0.21% 13,703 0.23% 7,193 0.25%
Ozark 269,088 0.11% 9,492 0.16% 4,162 0.15%
Pemiscot 639,015 0.26% 17,650 0.29% 7,266 0.26%
Perry 674,708 0.27% 19,202 0.32% 10,020 0.35%
Pettis 1,439,900 0.59% 42,225 0.70% 19,614 0.69%
Phelps 1,524,253 0.62% 44,847 0.74% 21,834 0.77%
Pike 603,952 0.25% 18,541 0.31% 8,489 0.30%
Platte 4,433,699 1.80% 94,788 1.56% 44,824 1.58%
Polk 914,444 0.37% 31,054 0.51% 12,939 0.46%
Pulaski 2,147,332 0.87% 53,436 0.88% 16,604 0.58%
Putnam 158,232 0.06% 4,829 0.08% 2,425 0.09%
Ralls 404,580 0.16% 10,255 0.17% 5,276 0.19%
Randolph 900,022 0.37% 25,072 0.41% 12,277 0.43%
Ray 894,986 0.36% 22,949 0.38% 11,174 0.39%
Reynolds 188,620 0.08% 6,565 0.11% 2,512 0.09%
Ripley 388,830 0.16% 13,969 0.23% 6,114 0.22%
St. Charles 16,377,854 6.66% 379,493 6.26% 174,103 6.13%
St. Clair 294,163 0.12% 9,457 0.16% 4,235 0.15%
Ste. Genevieve 658,602 0.27% 17,914 0.30% 8,912 0.31%
St. Francois 1,949,874 0.79% 65,960 1.09% 26,027 0.92%
St. Louis 57,265,857 23.30% 1,001,876 16.52% 512,256 18.04%
Saline 942,221 0.38% 23,347 0.39% 11,382 0.40%
Schuyler 118,757 0.05% 4,370 0.07% 2,086 0.07%
Scotland 173,942 0.07% 4,863 0.08% 2,388 0.08%
Scott 1,551,294 0.63% 38,903 0.64% 19,697 0.69%
Shannon 210,565 0.09% 8,329 0.14% 3,685 0.13%
Shelby 237,499 0.10% 6,108 0.10% 3,048 0.11%
Stoddard 1,053,991 0.43% 29,867 0.49% 15,047 0.53%
Stone 1,163,002 0.47% 31,104 0.51% 14,517 0.51%
Sullivan 231,438 0.09% 6,411 0.11% 3,052 0.11%
Taney 1,541,692 0.63% 54,230 0.89% 22,857 0.81%
Texas 688,504 0.28% 25,642 0.42% 10,191 0.36%
Vernon 697,814 0.28% 21,001 0.35% 9,828 0.35%
Warren 1,159,634 0.47% 33,253 0.55% 14,117 0.50%
Washington 688,926 0.28% 25,077 0.41% 9,139 0.32%
Wayne 376,859 0.15% 13,452 0.22% 5,335 0.19%
Webster 1,071,308 0.44% 36,888 0.61% 15,502 0.55%
Worth 75,390 0.03% 2,073 0.03% 1,141 0.04%
Wright 484,468 0.20% 18,291 0.30% 7,778 0.27%
St. Louis City 12,151,780 4.94% 317,419 5.23% 148,150 5.22%

Data Sources: Total Personal Income data from U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis. Annual Population data from U.S. Census Bureau mid-year population estimates. Employment data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics.

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