Henry County, Missouri


Henry County, Missouri

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


founded year = 1835
founded date =
seat wl = Clinton
largest city wl = Clinton
area_total_sq_mi = 733
area_total_km2 = 1897
area_land_sq_mi = 702
area_land_km2 = 1819
area_water_sq_mi = 30
area_water_km2 = 78
area percentage = 4.10
census yr = 2000
pop = 21997
density_sq_mi = 31
density_km2 = 12
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset = -5
footnotes =
web = http://tacnet.missouri.org/hcl/
named for = American patriot Patrick Henry, of Virginia in 1841

Henry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 21,997. Its county seat is ClintonGR|6. The county was organized in 1835 as Rives County, and renamed in 1841 after the American patriot Patrick Henry, of Virginia. The county was originally named after William Cabell Rives (1793-1868), who served as U. S. senator from Virginia, 1833-1845. However, he lost popularity in Missouri after joining the Whig Party.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 733 square miles (1,897 km²), of which, 702 square miles (1,819 km²) of it is land and 30 square miles (78 km²) of it (4.10%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Johnson County (north)
*Pettis County (northeast)
*Benton County (east)
*St. Clair County (south)
*Bates County (west)
*Cass County (northwest)

Major highways

*Route 7
*Route 13
*Route 18
*Route 52

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 21,997 people, 9,133 households, and 6,246 families residing in the county. The population density was 31 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 10,261 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.61% White, 1.02% Black or African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. 0.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,133 households out of which 28.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.30% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.60% were non-families. 27.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 18.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,949, and the median income for a family was $36,328. Males had a median income of $27,932 versus $19,201 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,468. About 11.40% of families and 14.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.40% of those under age 18 and 13.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References


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