Population and Change. Over the period from 2000 to 2009, Andrew County's population increased by 560, going from 16,492 to 17,052. This was a change of 3.4 percent, compared to 7.0 percent for the state.
Components of Change. Natural Increase is defined as births minus deaths. Andrew County had 154 more births than deaths between 2000 and 2009. Net migration is the difference between the number of people who moved into an area and the number of people who moved out. A negative net migration means a net loss of persons due to migration (more out-movers than in-movers), while a positive value represents a net gain. Between 2000 and 2009, Andrew County had an estimated net migration of 406.
Age. In 2009, an estimated 14.0 percent of Andrew County residents were 65 and older compared to 13.7 percent statewide. At the same time, the Census Bureau estimated that young people (under 18) made up 24.3 percent of the county's population, compared to 24.0 percent for the state.
Racial Diversity. The 2009 vintage estimates from the Census Bureau indicate that 97.3 percent of the population in the county was White (16,585 persons), while the estimated Black population was 222 (1.3%). The same set of estimates indicated there were 64 Asians (0.4%) and 65 American Indians (0.4%). (These are all "race alone" figures.) Hispanic is not considered to be a race by the Census Bureau/OMB, but rather a separate ethnic category. In 2009, an estimated 274 Hispanic persons (1.6%) were living in the county.
Place of Residence. Sub-county estimates for 2009 indicate that 29.9 percent of the county's population lived in incorporated places of 2,500 or more. Those living in smaller places accounted for 20.9 percent of the county's population, while 49.1 percent lived in unincorporated areas.
Housing. According to the 2009 Census Bureau's estimates, there were 7,015 housing units in Andrew County. The homeownership rate in 2000 was 80.0 percent compared to 70.3 percent statewide. In 2000, the median value of owner-occupied housing units was $89,000 compared with a statewide figure of $89,900.
Households and Families. There were about 6,249 households in the county according to the 2000 decennial census. Families comprised 74.0 percent of households (4,627). About 27.4 percent of households were married couples with children under 18, which was more than for the state overall (23.3%). Single parent families accounted for 7.6 percent of all Andrew County households, compared to 9.1 percent in Missouri.
Families and Children. Median family income for Andrew County was $46,067 in 1999, compared to $46,044 for Missouri.
Unemployment / Jobs by Sector. The 05 / 2010 unemployment rate (per BLS, preliminary and not seasonally adjusted) was 7.1 percent, compared with 8.7 percent statewide. According to Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) estimates, in 2008 there were 6,657 jobs in Andrew County. Farm employment accounted for more than 13.7 percent of the total jobs (909). Retail Trade (851), Construction (745) and Local government (671) were the next largest industries for this county.
County Income Patterns. BEA estimates indicate that Andrew County generated over $671.715 million dollars of total personal income in 2008. Per capita income was $39,714, compared with $36,356 for Missouri. Significant sources of income were:
Commuting. In Andrew County, 72.7 percent of workers commuted outside their home county to work in 2000. Statewide, 25.2 percent of workers traveled between 30 and 60 minutes to work, while in Andrew County 19.7 percent traveled as long. At the same time, 7.8 percent of workers traveled more than 60 minutes to work, compared with 5.4 percent statewide.
Educational Attainment. In 2000, about 18.8 percent of Andrew County residents aged 25 years and over (2,038) were college graduates, compared to 21.6 percent statewide. An additional 2,652 had some college education (24.4%) compared with 27.0 percent of all Missourians over the age of 25.
In 2008, the high school graduation rate in Andrew County (91.5%) was higher than the statewide rate (85.8%), as reported by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Disabilities. In 2000, 847 persons age 65 and older in Andrew County reported having a disability (38.6%). The corresponding Missouri rate was 42.6 percent. Among the working age population (16 to 64) of Andrew County, 1,267 reported some work disability, which was 12.4 percent of all persons in that age cohort, compared to a statewide figure of 10.8 percent.
Health Status Indicators. In 2003, over 21.6 percent of Andrew County residents reported their health was “fair or poor” compared with 16.9 percent statewide. While 12.3 percent of Missourians reported having no health coverage, the percent without coverage in Andrew County was estimated at 9 percent. State health data report the top two prevalence indicators for the county were No Sigmoidoscopy or Colonoscopy in Past Five Years (72.9%) and High Blood Pressure (20.8%). Missouri reported 57 percent and 28.5 percent in those same categories.
Age-adjusted Mortality. The age-adjusted cause-of-mortality rate (per 100,000) significantly higher than the state for Andrew County was Stroke/ Other Cerebrovascular Disease (77.5). The corresponding Missouri rate was 64.5.