- Pettis County, Missouri
Infobox U.S. County
county = Pettis County
state = Missouri
founded year = 1833
founded date =
seat wl = Sedalia
largest city wl = Sedalia
area_total_sq_mi = 686
area_total_km2 = 1778
area_land_sq_mi = 685
area_land_km2 = 1774
area_water_sq_mi = 2
area_water_km2 = 4
area percentage = 0.22%
census yr = 2000
pop = 39403
density_sq_mi = 58
density_km2 = 22
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset = -5
web = www.pettiscomo.com
named for =
Spencer Darwin Pettis
Pettis County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof Missouri. The county was organized in 1833 and is named for U.S. Congressman Spencer Darwin Pettis. As of 2000, the population was 39,403. Its county seatis SedaliaGR|6.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 686
square miles (1,778 km²), of which, 685 square miles (1,774 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (4 km²) of it (0.22%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 39,403 people, 15,568 households, and 10,570 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 58 people per square mile (22/km²). There were 16,963 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.06% White, 3.04% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.46% from other races, and 1.62% from two or more races. 3.88% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 15,568 households out of which 32.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.30% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.10% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the county the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 21.10% from 45 to 64, and 15.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $31,822, and the median income for a family was $38,073. Males had a median income of $29,221 versus $19,554 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $16,251. About 10.20% of families and 12.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.60% of those under age 18 and 10.50% of those age 65 or over.
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