Congressional District 8, MO

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2021 Population
722,198
2.02% 1-year decline
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
US Representative
Jason Smith
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
40.7
0.489% 1-year decrease
2021 Poverty Rate
17.5%
5.39% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$48,309
7.95% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$131,000
6.85% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Congressional District 8, MO had a population of 722k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $48,309. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Congressional District 8, MO declined from 737,051 to 722,198, a −2.02% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,753 to $48,309, a 7.95% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 8, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.28%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.29%), White (Hispanic) (1.4%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.725%).

2.58% of the households in Congressional District 8, MO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.2% of the residents in Congressional District 8, MO are U.S. citizens.

In 2021, the median property value in Congressional District 8, MO was $131,000, and the homeownership rate was 71.2%.

Most people in Congressional District 8, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 8, MO was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Congressional District 8, MO is home to a population of 722k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2021, 1.53% of Congressional District 8, MO residents were born outside of the country (11k people).

In 2021, there were 20.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (642k people) in Congressional District 8, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 30.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 23.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Congressional District 8, MO are Spanish (8,177 households), German (1,947 households), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (1,247 households).

Citizenship

99.2%
2021 Citizenship
99.1%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 99.2% of Congressional District 8, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Congressional District 8, MO was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 8, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    642k ± 2.54k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    30.9k ± 899
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    23.8k ± 1.47k
2.27%
Hispanic Population
16.4k people

In 2021, there were 20.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (642k people) in Congressional District 8, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 30.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 23.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.27% of the people in Congressional District 8, MO are hispanic (16.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Congressional District 8, MO as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.53%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
11k people
1.58%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
11.7k people

As of 2021, 1.53% of Congressional District 8, MO residents (11k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Congressional District 8, MO was 1.58%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    8,177 households (1.2%)
  2. German
    1,947 households (0.286%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    1,247 households (0.183%)

2.58% of the households in Congressional District 8, MO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2021, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Congressional District 8, MO was Spanish. 1.2% of the households in Congressional District 8, MO reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    19,428 ± 846
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    8,511 ± 731
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    7,770 ± 754

Congressional District 8, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Congressional District 8, MO employs 2.74M people. The largest industries in Congressional District 8, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (50,461 people), Manufacturing (41,452 people), and Retail Trade (37,082 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,827), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($61,615), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,423).

Occupations

2.74M
N/A Value
± 11,203

From N/A to N/A, employment in Congressional District 8, MO stayed at a rate of NaNM%, from N/A employees to 2.74M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 8, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (32,511 people), Sales & Related Occupations (28,448 people), and Management Occupations (25,810 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 8, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Missouri (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

2.74M
N/A Value
± 11,203

From N/A to N/A, employment in Congressional District 8, MO stayed at a rate of NaNM%, from N/A employees to 2.74M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 8, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (50,461 people), Manufacturing (41,452 people), and Retail Trade (37,082 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 8, MO, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 8, MO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$310,564
Median earning men ± $4,924
$209,245
Median earning women ± $3,381

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,478), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,677), and Information ($52,323).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($36,477), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($34,847), and Public Administration ($34,220).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Missouri. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Missouri.

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Missouri went to Donald J. Trump with 56.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing the state of Missouri. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Congressional District 8, MO is currently represented by Jason Smith in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Missouri

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Josh Hawley
Senator from Missouri1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Eric Schmitt
Senator from Missouri3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing Missouri.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Missouri over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Congressional District 8, MO

Jason Smith
District 8 Representative
Republican Party

Congressional District 8, MO is currently represented by Jason Smith (Republican Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Congressional District 8, MO have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.644% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.544% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (1.47M), Some college (1.12M), and Bachelors Degree (844k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Congressional District 8, MO was $131,000 in 2021, which is 0.535 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $122,600 to $131,000, a 6.85% increase. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 8, MO is 71.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Congressional District 8, MO have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Congressional District 8, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Congressional District 8, MO is $48,309. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Congressional District 8, MO was Congressional District 2, MO with a value of $92,112, followed by Congressional District 3, MO and Congressional District 6, MO, with respective values of $73,398 and $67,221.

Property

$131,000
Median Property Value 2021
±$2,210
$195,994
Median Property Taxes
±$2,918

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 8, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.2%
Homeownership
2021
64.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 71.2% of the housing units in Congressional District 8, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.2%.

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Household Income

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$48,309
Median Household Income
± $703
275k
Number of Households
± 3,643

In 2021, the median household income of the 275k households in Congressional District 8, MO grew to $48,309 from the previous year's value of $44,753.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 8, MO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (81.5%)
  2. Carpooled (10.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.92%)

In 2021, 81.5% of workers in Congressional District 8, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.8%) and those who worked at home (4.92%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 8, MO have a shorter commute time (24.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 3.1% of the workforce in Congressional District 8, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 8, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Congressional District 8, MO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 8, MO (122k out of 697k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 8, MO is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.4% under 18 years, 19% between 18 and 34 years, 38.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

12%
Uninsured
41.1%
Employer Coverage
18.1%
Medicaid
15%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
2.2%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Congressional District 8, MO grew by 1.94% from 11.7% to 12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Congressional District 8, MO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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