Maries County, Missouri


Maries County, Missouri
Maries County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Maries County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded 1855
Seat Vienna
Largest city Belle
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

529.97 sq mi (1,373 km²)
527.73 sq mi (1,367 km²)
2.25 sq mi (6 km²), 0.42%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

8,903
17/sq mi (7/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Maries County Courthouse

Maries County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 8,903. Its county seat is Vienna[1]. The county was organized in 1855 and named for the Maries River and Little Maries River, 'Maries' being from the French marais, meaning marsh, lake or pond.

Contents

Geography

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 529.97 square miles (1,372.6 km2), of which 527.73 square miles (1,366.8 km2) (or 99.58%) is land and 2.25 square miles (5.8 km2) (or 0.42%) is water.[2]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 8,903 people, 3,519 households, and 2,502 families residing in the county. The population density was 17 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 4,149 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.43% White, 0.33% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. 1.16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,519 households out of which 31.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.90% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,925, and the median income for a family was $39,187. Males had a median income of $28,524 versus $20,705 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,662. About 10.10% of families and 13.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.30% of those under age 18 and 13.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

See also

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Maries County, Missouri

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links

Coordinates: 38°11′N 91°55′W / 38.18°N 91.92°W / 38.18; -91.92


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