Harrison County, Missouri

Harrison County, Missouri

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

map size = 225
founded = 1845
seat = Bethany
area_total_sq_mi =726
area_land_sq_mi =725
area_water_sq_mi =1
area percentage = 0.18%
census yr = 2000
pop = 8850
density_km2 =5
web = |

Harrison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 8,850. Its county seat is BethanyGR|6.


The county was organized in 1845 and is named after United States Congressman from Missouri Albert G. Harrison. [ [http://www.grm.net/bethany/harrison.htm Harrison County ] ]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 726 square miles (1,882 km²), of which, 725 square miles (1,878 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km²) of it (0.18%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Ringgold County, Iowa (north)
*Decatur County, Iowa (northeast)
*Mercer County (east)
*Grundy County (southeast)
*Daviess County (south)
*Gentry County (southwest)
*Worth County (northwest)

Major highways

*Interstate 35
*U.S. Route 69
*U.S. Route 136
*Route 13
*Route 46
*Route 146


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 8,850 people, 3,658 households, and 2,487 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 4,316 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.31% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. 1.01% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,658 households out of which 28.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.90% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.00% were non-families. 28.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 23.90% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 22.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,707, and the median income for a family was $34,298. Males had a median income of $23,933 versus $17,188 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,192. About 9.90% of families and 13.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.80% of those under age 18 and 15.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns


External links

* [http://grm.net/bethany/harrison.htm Information about Harrison County, Missouri]

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