Laclede County, Missouri


Laclede County, Missouri

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


founded year = 1849
founded date = February 24
seat wl = Lebanon
largest city wl = Lebanon
area_total_sq_mi = 768
area_total_km2 = 1989
area_land_sq_mi = 766
area_land_km2 = 1984
area_water_sq_mi = 2
area_water_km2 = 6
area percentage = 0.28%
census yr = 2000
pop = 32513
density_sq_mi = 42
density_km2 = 16
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset = -5
footnotes =
web = lacledecountymissouri.org/
named for = Pierre Laclede, founder of St. Louis, Missouri

Laclede County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 32,513. Its county seat is LebanonGR|6. The county was organized February 24 1849, and was named after Pierre Laclede, founder of St. Louis, Missouri.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 768 square miles (1,989 km²), of which, 766 square miles (1,984 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) of it (0.28%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Camden County (north)
*Pulaski County (northeast)
*Texas County (southeast)
*Wright County (south)
*Webster County (southwest)
*Dallas County (west)

Major highways

*Interstate 44
*"U.S. Route 66" (1926-1979)
*Route 5
*Route 7
*Route 32
*Route 64

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 32,513 people, 12,760 households, and 9,187 families residing in the county. The population density was 42 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 14,320 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.04% White, 0.42% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. 1.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,760 households out of which 33.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 9.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.70% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,562, and the median income for a family was $35,962. Males had a median income of $27,011 versus $18,283 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,572. About 11.50% of families and 14.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.50% of those under age 18 and 15.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

External links

* [http://lacledecountymissouri.org/ Laclede County government's website]


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