November 20, 2015

2014 County Per Capita Personal Income
St. Louis County had the highest per capita income in Missouri during 2014, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The county's per capita income of $60,540 was more than $18,900 higher than the state average of $41,639. Fifty-nine counties in Missouri had per capita incomes of $35,000 or higher in 2014. Sullivan County had the largest increase in per capita income between 2013 and 2014 with growth of 22.2% followed by Putnam (21.7%), Mercer (19.8%) and Worth (17.2%).

Thanksgiving Holiday Fun Facts
The Plymouth settlers first celebrated Thanksgiving in 1621 making it a time for gathering with friends and family, giving thanks, and of course – eating! Did you know that Missouri ranks fifth in turkey production in the United States with an estimated 17.0 million birds raised last year…just one of the facts MERIC has put together for you to gobble up to commemorate this holiday.

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