County population in 2012: 35,546 (27% urban, 73% rural); it was 34,010 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,009 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,402 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,145 Renter-occupied apartments: 3,646 (it was 3,253 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 779 sq. mi. Water area: 11.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 45 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Barry County: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (25.8%), Educational,health and social services (15.9%), Retail trade (14.7%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $562 (0.5%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $575 (0.6%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 17.7%
(15.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 29.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.2% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 30.0% for other race residents, 36.9% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 41 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 25 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Barry County is $381 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $605 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Barry County: Camp Yo-Ko-Mo Bluff (A), Cassville Golf Club (B), Kings River Golf Course (C), Onyx Cave Picnic Area (D), CCC Camp (E), Pender Switch (F), Pulaskifield (G), Camp Opboca (H), Roark (I), Lower Flat Creek Public Access (J), Cassville Fire Protection District Station 2 (K), Central Crossing Fire Protection District Station 1 (L), Washburn Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (M), Eagle Rock - Golden - Mano Fire Department Station 1 (N), Monett Rural Fire Association Station 2 (O), Monett Rural Fire Association Station 3 (P), North Stone Northeast Barry County Fire District Station 24 (Q), Carr Lane Suboffice (R), Cassville Fire Protection District Station 1 (S), Aurora Rural Fire Department Station 2 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Barry County include: Osa Church (A), Coral Fountain Chapel (B), Corinth Church (C), Gunter Church (D), Merles Chapel (E), Mineral Spring Church (F), Mount Olive Church (G), Mount View Church (H), Saint Johns Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Bullington Cemetery (1), Maplewood Cemetery (2), Mars Hill Cemetery (3), Matty Cemetery (4), McCary Cemetery (5), New Site Cemetery (6), Packwood Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Fortune Branch (A), Greasy Creek (B), Haddock Creek (C), Hottle Branch (D), Johns Branch (E), Coon Creek (F), Talbert Branch (G), Panther Creek (H), Calton Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Barry County include: Kings River Public Use Area (1), Eagle Rock Public Use Area (2), Roaring River State Park (3), Viney Creek Public Use Area (4), Viola Public Use Area (5), Washburn Tower Site State Public Hunting Grounds (6), Highway M Public Use Area (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 193 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $120,670 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $46.32 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.17% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 98.06% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $122,426 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 26.23% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $33,665 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.19% Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 29.64 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 5.11% Corn for grain: 832 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 1746 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 938 harvested acres Vegetables: 293 harvested acres Land in orchards: 199 acres
Barry County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 2.3 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 42 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 11/15/1988, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 12 people
Barry County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/27/2000 at 01:28:45, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 0.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 86.7 miles away from the county center On 9/7/2007 at 10:40:47, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, Depth: 0.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.0 miles away from the county center On 3/30/2001 at 17:13:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.7 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
Most recent natural disasters:
Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 5, 2011, Emergency Declared (EM-3317): February 3, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3317, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 8, 2009 to May 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1847): June 19, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1847, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Emergency Declared (EM-3303): January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3303, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1822): February 17, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1822, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Missouri Severe Storms, Flooding, and a Tornado, Incident Period: September 11, 2008 to September 24, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1809): November 13, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1809, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Missouri Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 10, 2008 to May 11, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1760): May 23, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1760, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: January 7, 2008 to January 10, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1742): February 5, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1742, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Missouri Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 8, 2007 to December 15, 2007, Emergency Declared (EM-3281): December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3281, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Missouri Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 12, 2007 to January 22, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1676): January 15, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1676, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
Missouri Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3232): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3232, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Barry County (16) is greater than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12 Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 8, Winter Storms: 5, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.3 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.4
Births per 1000 population in Barry County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population in Barry County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.3 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Barry County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 6,956 (5,828 aged, 1,128 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.66 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4624.230 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 184.060 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 63051.48
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1488.810 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1056.210 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14.05
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24.15 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 75.84
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 19.66
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 131.5. This is more than state average.
Mechanisms of suicide:
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
Firearm - 102.7
Other - 28.8
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 30,421 (7,664 male householders, 2,302 female householders)
7,900 spouses, 9,757 children (8,698 natural, 316 adopted, 743 stepchildren), 978 grandchildren, 212 brothers or sisters, 220 parents, 312 other relatives, 870 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 4,880 (2,056 male householders (1,668 living alone)), 2,035 female householders (1,799 living alone)), 789 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 296 (290 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 4,966 2-persons, 1,955 3-persons, 1,594 4-persons, 876 5-persons, 342 6-persons, 233 7-or-more-persons.
94.0% of residents of Barry County speak English at home.
4.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (45% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 16% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (28% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 36% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $196,934,000 ($5577 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $11,684,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $101,498,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $43,296,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $280,000 Federal grants: $36,944,000 Federal procurement contracts: $1,878,000 ($649,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $13,038,000 ($5,512,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $82,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $33,229,000 Federal Government insurance: $4,666,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
70 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
58 per 1000 residents
49 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +398
+11 per 1000 residents
+7 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +814
+23 per 1000 residents
+5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Barry County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.56 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 294
2000 to 2004: 1,444
1990 to 1999: 4,012
1980 to 1989: 2,507
1970 to 1979: 3,062
1960 to 1969: 1,497
1950 to 1959: 1,023
1940 to 1949: 760
1939 or earlier: 2,349
Rooms in houses/apartments in Barry County, Missouri
53% of Barry County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 43% lived in Missouri.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 17428
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $50,000
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Barry County