Opportunity Zones in Missouri

Missouri has 161 designated opportunity zones, including 153 low-income communities, plus 8 non-low-income contiguous tracts.

Urban vs. Rural

Missouri’s opportunity zone urban-to-rural ratio is nearly identical to the statewide ratio, with urban tracts representing 72 percent of the statewide total, and 71 percent of the opportunity zone total. The state’s two largest cities are well represented, with St. Louis being home to 41 opportunity zones, and approximately two dozen more located in Kansas City.

Urban vs. Rural in Missouri Opportunity Zones

Missouri Opportunity Zones Map

 

Website: Missouri Department of Economic Development

Analysis of Missouri’s opportunity zones

Characteristics Designated Opportunity Zones Eligible, nondesignated All state tracts
Descriptives (N)
Total number of tracts 161 722 1,393
Low-income communities 153 488 641
Contiguous 8 234 242
Economic (average or average %)
Median household income $30,960 $40,681 $50,995
Poverty rate 30.38% 20.65% 17.06%
Unemployment rate 11.72% 8.25% 7.32%
Housing (average or average %)
Median home value $91,858 $109,165 $139,122
Median rent/month $682 $703 $789
Homeownership 47.03% 62.01% 65.54%
Severe rent burden 27.05% 20.76% 19.98%
Vacancy rate 20.12% 15.86% 13.42%
Demographic (average %)
White alone 53.97% 76.17% 77.35%
Black alone 35.44% 15.35% 14.18%
Hispanic 6.28% 4.28% 4.10%
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders alone 1.45% 1.45% 1.75%
Younger than 18 23.23% 22.40% 22.63%
Older than 64 13.85% 15.75% 15.59%
Education (average %)
Age 25+ with high school degree or less 53.40% 50.30% 43.95%
Age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher 16.56% 19.65% 26.18%
Socioeconomic change flag (%) 1.86% 1.52% 1.51%
Geography (%)
In a metro area 71.43% 60.25% 71.64%
In a micro area 17.39% 14.40% 11.70%
Non-core-based statistical area (not in a metro nor micro area) 11.18% 25.35% 16.65%

Data Source: Urban Institute

Missouri Counties & Cities

List of counties in Missouri: Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Audrain, Barry, Barton, Bates, Benton, Bollinger, Boone, Buchanan, Butler, Caldwell, Callaway, Camden, Cape Girardeau, Carroll, Carter, Cass, Cedar, Chariton, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Dade, Dallas, Daviess, DeKalb, Dent, Douglas, Dunklin, Franklin, Gasconade, Gentry, Greene, Grundy, Harrison, Henry, Hickory, Holt, Howard, Howell, Iron, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Laclede, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Madison, Maries, Marion, McDonald, Mercer, Miller, Mississippi, Moniteau, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, New Madrid, Newton, Nodaway, Oregon, Osage, Ozark, Pemiscot, Perry, Pettis, Phelps, Pike, Platte, Polk, Pulaski, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Ray, Reynolds, Ripley, Saint Charles, Saint Clair, Saint Francois, Saint Louis, Saint Louis City, Ste. Genevieve, Saline, Schuyler, Scotland, Scott, Shannon, Shelby, Stoddard, Stone, Sullivan, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Worth, Wright

List of top 150 U.S. cities located in Missouri: Kansas City, St. Louis

Census tracts designated as opportunity zones in Missouri

State County Census Tract Number Tract Type ACS Data Source
Missouri Adair 29001950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Adair 29001950400 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Missouri Adair 29001950500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Adair 29001950900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Audrain 29007950400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Barry 29009960300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Benton 29015460300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Benton 29015460700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Boone 29019001502 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Buchanan 29021001200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Buchanan 29021003000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Butler 29023950400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Butler 29023950500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Butler 29023950800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Caldwell 29025950200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Camden 29029951200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Cape Girardeau 29031881400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Cape Girardeau 29031881600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Clay 29047021701 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Clay 29047021702 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Clay 29047022100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Cole 29051010500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Cole 29051010600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Cole 29051020700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Dallas 29059480200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Dunklin 29069360500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Dunklin 29069360600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Greene 29077000100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Greene 29077000600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Greene 29077000700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Greene 29077001200 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Missouri Greene 29077001500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Greene 29077002200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Greene 29077003600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Greene 29077004302 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Missouri Greene 29077004400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Greene 29077005600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Howell 29091090300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Howell 29091090700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095000900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095001000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095001800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095001900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095002100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095003700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095003800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095004300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095005200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095005400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095005500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095005601 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095005602 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095006100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095006300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095007700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095007802 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095008000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095011000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095011100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095011200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095011600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095011700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095011800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095012501 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095012600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095013401 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095013405 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095015100 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095015300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095015400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095015500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095015600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095015900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095016000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095016100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095016200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095016300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095016600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095016900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095017200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jackson 29095017400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Jasper 29097010100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Johnson 29101960400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Johnson 29101960600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Laclede 29105960100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Laclede 29105960400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Laclede 29105960500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Laclede 29105960600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Lafayette 29107090100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Lafayette 29107090300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Marion 29127960800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Montgomery 29139970200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Montgomery 29139970300 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Missouri New Madrid 29143960100 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Missouri New Madrid 29143960200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri New Madrid 29143960300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri New Madrid 29143960400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri New Madrid 29143960600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Newton 29145020200 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Missouri Newton 29145020800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Nodaway 29147470300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Nodaway 29147470400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Pemiscot 29155470400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Polk 29167960100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Polk 29167960400 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Missouri Pulaski 29169470101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Pulaski 29169470102 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Randolph 29175490300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Ripley 29181870300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Saline 29195090100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Saline 29195090400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Scott 29201780600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29189211402 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29189211500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29189212001 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29189212002 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29189212101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29189212400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29189212700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29189213700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29189213900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29189214100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29189215600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29189215700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29189220200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29189221800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29510101800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29510106100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29510106200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29510106300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29510106600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29510109600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29510109700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29510111100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29510111200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29510112200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29510112300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29510115300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29510115500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29510118100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29510118600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29510119300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29510121100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29510124600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29510125600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29510125700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29510126600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29510126700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29510126900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29510127000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29510127100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29510127400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri St. Louis 29510127500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Sullivan 29211480100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Sullivan 29211480300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Taney 29213480105 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Warren 29219820101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Warren 29219820102 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Washington 29221460300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Washington 29221460400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Missouri Wayne 29223690300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015

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