Macon County, Missouri


Macon County, Missouri

Infobox U.S. County
county = Macon County
state = Missouri


founded year = 1837
founded date =
seat wl = Macon
largest city wl = Macon
area_total_sq_mi = 813
area_total_km2 = 2104
area_land_sq_mi = 804
area_land_km2 = 2082
area_water_sq_mi = 9
area_water_km2 = 23
area percentage = 1.08%
census yr = 2000
pop = 15762
density_sq_mi = 20
density_km2 = 8
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset = -5
footnotes =
web =
named for = Nathaniel Macon, a North Carolina politician

Macon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 15,762. Its county seat is MaconGR|6. The county was organized in 1837 and named for Nathaniel Macon, a North Carolina politician. The first person to settle in the county was Nathaniel Tuttle during the late 1790s.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 813 square miles (2,104 km²), of which, 804 square miles (2,082 km²) of it is land and 9 square miles (23 km²) of it (1.08%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Adair County (north)
*Knox County (northeast)
*Shelby County (east)
*Randolph County (south)
*Chariton County (southwest)
*Linn County (west)

Major highways

*U.S. Route 36
*U.S. Route 63
*Route 3
*Route 149
*Route 156

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 15,762 people, 6,501 households, and 4,381 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 7,502 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.18% White, 2.21% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 0.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 22.8% were of German, 21.8% American, 13.9% English and 10.8% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 6,501 households out of which 29.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.70% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% were non-families. 29.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 19.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,195, and the median income for a family was $36,370. Males had a median income of $26,408 versus $18,275 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,189. About 8.30% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.00% of those under age 18 and 13.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References


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