Cedar County, Missouri


Cedar County, Missouri

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


founded year = 1845
founded date =
seat wl = Stockton
largest city wl = El Dorado Springs
area_total_sq_mi = 499
area_total_km2 = 1291
area_land_sq_mi = 476
area_land_km2 = 1233
area_water_sq_mi = 23
area_water_km2 = 58
area percentage = 4.53
census yr = 2000
pop = 13733
density_sq_mi = 29
density_km2 = 11
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset = -5
footnotes =
web =
named for = Cedar Creek, a tributary of the Sac River, which in turn is named from the Eastern Red Cedar, a common tree of the area

Cedar County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 13,733. Its county seat is StocktonGR|6.

Origin of name

The county, founded in 1845, is named after Cedar Creek, a tributary of the Sac River, which in turn is named from the Eastern redcedar, a common tree of the area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 499 square miles (1,291 km²), of which, 476 square miles (1,233 km²) of it is land and 23 square miles (58 km²) of it (4.53%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*St. Clair County (north)
*Polk County (east)
*Dade County (south)
*Benton County (southwest)
*Vernon County (west)

Major highways

*U.S. Route 54
*Route 32
*Route 39
*Route 97
*Route 215

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there are 13,733 people, 5,685 households, and 3,894 families residing in the county. The population density is 29 people per square mile (11/km²). There are 6,813 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.58% White, 0.32% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. 1.11% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,685 households out of which 27.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% are married couples living together, 7.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% are non-families. 28.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.86.

In the county the population is spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 22.80% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 20.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $26,694, and the median income for a family is $32,710. Males have a median income of $25,017 versus $17,594 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,356. 17.40% of the population and 11.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.80% of those under the age of 18 and 14.20% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

References

External links

* [http://www.rootsweb.com/~mocedar/ Cedar County, Missouri]


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