New census data provides insight into life in Ozark County in 2020
The 2020 census results have been released and provide a fascinating insight into what has changed in Ozark County over the past decade.
Population decreased by 12%
Ozark County’s population has declined 12% over the past decade, according to the most recent census results. The census counted 8,553 residents in Ozark County in April 2020, compared to 9,723 residents in Ozark County in 2010.
Residents may be surprised to know that census data shows that Ozark County was actually the most populous from 1890 to 1900, when 12,145 residents lived here, an interesting fact given that the U.S. population at the time was only 23% of what it is today (pop 76,212,168 in 1900 and 331,449,281 in 2020).
In the last century, the lowest population in Ozark County was recorded in 1970, when 6,226 people lived here. The US population at that time was 203,392,031.
Census data shows the following population figures for Ozark County since the US Census Bureau began collecting data: population 2,294 in 1850; 2,447 in 1860; 3,363 in 1870; 5,618 in 1880; 9,795 in 1890; 12,145 in 1900; 11,926 in 1910; 11,125 in 1920; 9,537 in 1930; 10,766 in 1940; 8,856 in 1950; 6,744 in 1960; 6,226 in 1970; 7,961 in 1980; 8,598 in 1990; 9,542 in 2000; 9,723 in 2010; and 8,553 in 2020.
The census revealed that the US population increased by approximately 6.8%, from 308,745,538 in April 2010 to 331,449,281 in April 2020.
Rural, with little people per mile
It’s probably no surprise to Ozark Counties that there are far fewer people per square mile here compared to national averages, and for many local residents it’s a welcome attribute to live here. Data shows that the county consists of 744.97 square miles of land with a population per square mile of just 13.1 people. The national average is more than six times higher: 87.4 people per square mile.
older residents here only children
The most recent information recorded on Ozark County demographics shows that the majority of the population, 46.9 percent, is between the ages of 18 and 64. Residents aged 65 and over represent 29.3% of the population, and children and adolescents represent 23.8% (4.6% under 5 years old and 19.2% from 5 to 17 years old).
Nationally, 55.2% of the population is between the ages of 18 and 64; 28.3% are 17 and under (6% are under 5 and 22.3% are between 5 and 17) and 16.5% are 65 and over.
When it comes to the gender of Ozark County residents, the population is nearly evenly split, with 49.8% female and 50.2% male. Nationally, the United States has a population of 50.8% female and 49.2% male.
Ozark County is predominantly white, and residents here mostly speak english at home
When considering race and ethnicity, Ozark County’s population is 96.4% White, 2% Hispanic or Latino, 2% classified as “two or more races”, 1 .1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% Black or African American and 0.2% Asian. . The 2020 census reported no residents here who were native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders
Only 1.6% of Ozark County’s population has a language other than English spoken at home, compared to 21.6% of US residents.
The US population has the following racial statistics: 76.3% White, 18.5% Hispanic or Latino; 13.4% Black or African American; 5.9% Asian; 0.2% are Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders and 1.3% are American Indians or Alaska Natives.
Ozark County has a high population of veterans
Nine percent of Ozark County’s population of 797 are veterans; the percentage is almost double that of the national population, in which 18,230,322 veterans represent 5% of the total.
A high percentage of Ozark Countians own their own homes, stay alive in the same house
A higher percentage of Ozark County residents live in a home they own compared to national statistics. There are 5,703 homes in Ozark County, according to the data, 77.6% of which are owner-occupied. In the United States, 64% of citizens live in a home they own, according to the census.
The data shows that there are between two and three (2.3) people on average per household in Ozark County, about the same as the national average.
The vast majority, 90.4%, of Ozark counties live in the same house they lived a year earlier. National data shows that 85.5% of US residents live in the same house as a year earlier.
Mortgage and rent are cheap compared with national personalities; house values are also lower
The median value of owner-occupied homes in Ozark County were $97,600, about 55% below the national median home value of $217,500.
The median value of the residents’ combined mortgage and other monthly homeowner costs (property taxes and insurance, utilities, and fuel, including kerosene, coal, kerosene, and wood) is $815 per month. This number is broken down with the median average monthly mortgage payment of $525 and $290 in other home-related costs.
Nationally, the median monthly resident mortgage and other fees are $1,595, a total of $780 more than the average mortgage and fees that Ozark counties pay per month. month.
The median gross rent for an Ozark County resident is $660 per month, compared to $1,062 per month nationally.
Fewer computers and fewer households with internet, compared to national data
Just over 77% of Ozark County residents have a computer at home (nationally, it’s 90.3%) and 67.6% have a high-speed internet subscription here (at nationally, it is 82.7%).
Slightly lower percentage high school graduates, one-third of the number of citizens with a bachelor’s degree
There are 82.3% of residents here aged 25 or older who have graduated from high school (compared to 88% nationally), and 11% of residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher (compared to 32, 1% nationally).
Nearly double the percentage of residents with disabilities and nearly 20% without health insurance
Ozark County has a higher percentage of disabled residents compared to US statistics.
Census data shows that 17.2 percent of Ozark County residents are considered disabled, while only 8.6 percent of the national population has the same designation.
Ozark County residents who lack health insurance make up 19.4% of the total.
About 40 percent employed, more men working than women
Ozark County’s workforce consists of approximately 42.7% of the population, meaning that 57.3% of residents are not currently in the civilian workforce. Nationally, approximately 63% of the US population is employed as part of the civilian workforce.
Of the number of Ozark County residents employed in the labor force, 40.2% are women and 57.7% are men. Nationally, the workforce is made up of 58.3% women and 41.7% men.
The average number of miles an Ozark County resident travels, one way, to get to work is 31.7 miles. The US average is 26.9 miles.
The median household income recorded here at just under $32,000
The median household income (in 2019 dollars) for Ozark County was $31,947, about half of the national median household income of $62,843.
Per capita income over the past 12 months (in 2019 dollars) is $18,739, compared to $34,103 nationally.
About 22.7% of Ozark County residents are “in poverty,” according to the data.
About 850 workers employed inside the county in 161 companies
The total number of employer establishments counted in Ozark County in 2019 was 161, and the workers employed here totaled 853. The annual payroll for all businesses in Ozark County that year was 21,105 $000.
In 2018, in Ozark County, there were a total of 796 “unemployed establishments,” meaning a business that has no paid employees but has annual beneficiaries of $1,000. or more and is subject to federal income tax. “Businesses without employees are typically small, such as real estate agents and independent contractors,” the census website says.
In 2012, there were 718 enterprises or, as the census calls them, “enterprises”, defined as a business organization consisting of one or more domestic establishments in the same geographic area and industry that were specified under ownership or control commmon.
Of these 718 businesses, 52.8% were owned by men and 47.2% by women. Veterans owned 63 of those Ozark County businesses, the data shows.