Barry County, Missouri

Barry County, Missouri

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

founded year = 1835
founded date =
seat wl = Cassville
largest city wl = Monett
area_total_sq_mi = 791
area_total_km2 = 2048
area_land_sq_mi = 779
area_land_km2 = 2018
area_water_sq_mi = 12
area_water_km2 = 31
area percentage = 1.50
census yr = 2000
pop = 34010
density_sq_mi = 44
density_km2 = 17
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset = -5
footnotes =
web =
named for = William Taylor Barry from Kentucky, aUnited States Postmaster General

Barry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 34,010. Its county seat is CassvilleGR|6. The county was organized in 1835 and named after William Taylor Barry from Kentucky, a United States Postmaster General.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 791 square miles (2,048 km²), of which, 779 square miles (2,018 km²) of it is land and 12 square miles (31 km²) of it (1.50%) is water. Roaring River State Park is located in the southern part of the county, amid the Mark Twain National Forest.

Adjacent counties

*Lawrence County (north)
*Stone County (east)
*Carroll County, Arkansas (southeast)
*Benton County, Arkansas (south)
*McDonald County (southwest)
*Newton County (northwest)

Major highways

*U.S. Route 60
*Route 37
*Route 39
*Route 76
*Route 86
*Route 97
*Route 248


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 34,010 people, 13,398 households, and 9,579 families residing in the county. The population density was 44 people per square mile (17/km²). There were 15,964 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.09% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.86% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.25% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. 5.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 26.5% were of American, 15.5% German, 11.7% English and 10.4% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 13,398 households out of which 31.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.30% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.50% were non-families. 24.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,906, and the median income for a family was $34,043. Males had a median income of $25,381 versus $18,631 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,980. About 11.80% of families and 16.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.50% of those under age 18 and 11.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns


*Monett (7,396)


*Arrow Point
*Emerald Beach

Unincorporated towns

*Eagle Rock
*Pleasant Ridge
*Shell Knob


Barry County is divided into twenty-five townships:


External links

* [ Barry County Genealogical & Historical Society ]

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