- Iron County, Missouri
Infobox U.S. County
county = Iron County
state = Missouri
founded year = 1857
founded date = February 17
seat wl = Ironton
largest city wl = Ironton
area_total_sq_mi = 552
area_total_km2 = 1430
area_land_sq_mi = 551
area_land_km2 = 1428
area_water_sq_mi = 1
area_water_km2 = 2
area percentage = 0.13
census yr = 2000
pop = 10697
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset = -5
web = www.ironcounty.homestead.com/
named for = the presence of
Iron County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 10,697. Its county seatis IrontonGR|6. The county was organized in 1857 and named for the presence of Ironore.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 552
square miles (1,430 km²), of which, 551 square miles (1,428 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (2 km²) of it (0.13%) is water.
The highest point in Missouri,
Taum Sauk Mountain, is located in the county, and is part of the Saint Francois Mountainsof the Ozarksplateau. The summit of Taum Sauk is 1772 feet above sea level.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 10,697 people, 4,197 households, and 2,963 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 7/km² (19/mi²). There were 4,907 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (9/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.74% White, 1.56% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 4,197 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.80% were married couples living together, 9.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.40% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 17.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $26,080, and the median income for a family was $31,731. Males had a median income of $28,603 versus $16,615 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $14,227. About 13.80% of families and 19.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.60% of those under age 18 and 13.20% of those age 65 or over.
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