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Money HouseSt. Charles County Leads Missouri with Highest Median Income

New 2007 median household income estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) show that Missouri's median household income was $45,114 in 2007, compared to the national average of $50,740. Of the counties included in the ACS, St. Charles County households had the highest median income in Missouri at $67,146, followed closely by Cass ($61,553), Platte ($60,796) and Clay ($58,232).

Missouri's change in median household income from 2006 to 2007 was $2,273, slightly less the national increase of $2,289. The largest increase in median income in Missouri counties was in Cape Girardeau County with a $7,717 increase, followed by Franklin County ($6,949) and Cass County ($6,330).

Geographic Area 2007 Median Household Income 2006 Median Household Income  Change from 2006-2007
US $50,740 $48,451 $2,289
Missouri $45,114 $42,841 $2,273
Boone County $44,438 $42,163 $2,275
Buchanan County $39,270 $41,048 -$1,778
Cape Girardeau County $46,120 $38,403 $7,717
Cass County $61,553 $55,223 $6,330
Christian County $47,372 $43,360 $4,012
Clay County $58,232 $53,448 $4,784
Cole County $45,825 $48,203 -$2,378
Franklin County $50,503 $43,554 $6,949
Greene County $41,162 $39,582 $1,580
Jackson County $44,231 $44,211 $20
Jasper County $36,998 $33,729 $3,269
Jefferson County $57,228 $53,434 $3,794
Platte County $60,796 $62,402 -$1,606
St. Charles County $67,146 $64,567 $2,579
St. Louis County $56,771 $53,186 $3,585
St. Louis city $34,191 $30,936 $3,255

 

Nationally in the 2007 ACS, median household income for states ranged from $68,080 for Maryland to $36,338 for Mississippi. (The median income for Mississippi was not significantly different from that for West Virginia.)

For counties with a population between 65,000 and 249,999 people, median household income ranged from $100,327 for Hunterdon County, N.J., to $26,275 for St. Landry Parish, La.


Source: Census Bureau

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