Buchanan County, Missouri

Demographic Snapshot

Buchanan County Kansas City MSA United States
Population, 2016 88,938 2,104,509 323,127,513
Population % Ch., 2007-2016 1.4% 4.4% 6.8%
Median Age, 2015 36.8 35.9 37.8
Land Area (sq. mi.) 408.03 7,950 3,531,905
High School Grads, 2015 87.3% 91.2% 87.1%
College Grads, 2015 19.5% 35.8% 30.6%
Labor Force, 2016 46,584 1,126,141 158,968,000
Unemployment Rate, 2016 3.8% 3.8% 4.5%
Note: Educational Attainment rates are for the population 25 years and older. Annual education attainment rates are not available for communities under 25,000 population. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, American Community Survey; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Major Employers

 
Company
Type of Operation
Employees
139th Airlift Wing
Government
1,200
Altec industries Manufacturing   1,000+
American Family Insurance (Reg. Hdq.)
Insurance
732
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
Animal pharmaceuticals
946
City of St. Joseph, MO Government 665
Tyson Foods
Meat products
620
 Hillyard Companies Manufacturing    200
Hy-Vee Food Stores, Inc.
Grocery store
445
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW Local Union #545) Contractor 253
Johnson Controls, Inc.-Battery Division
Manufacturing
697
Missouri Department of Transportation
Government
490
Missouri Western State University
Education
705
Mosaic Life Care Health services 3,224
Nestle Purina PetCare Pet food manufacturer 252
Northwest Missouri Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center
Health services
336
School District of St. Joseph
Education
1,882
Systems & Services Technologies
Financial services
983
Triumph Foods, LLC
Meat products
2,781
USA 800, Inc.
Call center
475
Wal-Mart
Department store
785

Contact Information

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