Carroll County, Missouri


Carroll County, Missouri

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


founded year = 1833
founded date =
seat wl = Carrollton
largest city wl =
area_total_sq_mi = 702
area_total_km2 = 1819
area_land_sq_mi = 695
area_land_km2 = 1799
area_water_sq_mi = 8
area_water_km2 = 20
area percentage = 1.08
census yr = 2000
pop = 68693
density_sq_mi = 15
density_km2 = 6
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset = -5
footnotes =
web = http://www.carrolltonareachamber.com/
named for = U.S. Founding Father Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Carroll County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 10,285. Its county seat is CarrolltonGR|6. The county was organized in 1833 and named for Founding Father Charles Carroll of Carrollton.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 702 square miles (1,819 km²), of which, 695 square miles (1,799 km²) of it is land and 8 square miles (20 km²) of it (1.08%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Livingston County (north)
*Chariton County (east)
*Saline County (southeast)
*Lafayette County (southwest)
*Ray County (west)
*Caldwell County (northwest)

Major highways

*U.S. Route 24
*U.S. Route 65
*Route 10
*Route 139

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 10,285 people, 4,169 households, and 2,880 families residing in the county. The population density was 15 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 4,897 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.95% White, 1.72% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. 0.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 32.7% were of German, 25.3% American, 11.8% English and 9.2% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 4,169 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.40% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 24.50% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 20.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,643, and the median income for a family was $36,773. Males had a median income of $26,135 versus $17,468 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,522. About 9.70% of families and 13.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.00% of those under age 18 and 12.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

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References

External links

* [http://www.carolnet.com/cchs/ Carroll County Historical Society]


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