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Barton County, Missouri (MO)

County population in 2014: 12,057 (36% urban, 64% rural); it was 12,541 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,004
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,528
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,593
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,397 (it was 1,302 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

31%

Land area: 594 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 20 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Barton County: 77.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (38.3%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (12.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 10%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 90%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Barton County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.0%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years
Males: 5,942  (49.3%)
Females: 6,115  (50.7%)
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Barton County,MO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Barton County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,195 ($29,275 in 1999)

This county:

$40195
Missouri:

$46931

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $348 (lower quartile is $256, upper quartile is $420)
This county:

$348
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $82,351 (it was $58,600 in 2000)
Barton:

$82,351
Missouri:

$133,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $45,665 - $139,122
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $844
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $363

Institutionalized population: 74

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 20
  • Burglaries: 38
  • Thefts: 90
  • Auto thefts: 5

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 24
  • Burglaries: 28
  • Thefts: 63
  • Auto thefts: 1
Barton County, MO map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $80,200
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $183,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $215,900
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $240,600
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $157,900
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,900
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $689 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $663 (0.8%)

Barton County household income distribution in 2009 Barton County home values distribution Barton County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.7%
(16.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 83.3% for Black residents, 72.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.0% for American Indian residents, 86.0% for other race residents, 58.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.2%
Barton County:

19.2%
Missouri:

15.9%
(17.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 80.0% for Black residents, 69.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.7% for American Indian residents, 92.6% for other race residents, 55.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 59 years old, American Indian residents: 56 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Barton County is $380 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $562 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lamar, Golden City, Liberal, Mindenmines, Lamar Heights, Burgess, Irwin, Milford.

Barton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Mariposa County, California , McDowell County, West Virginia , Raleigh County, West Virginia , Jackson County, Kentucky , Powhatan County, Virginia , York County, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 289
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 89 (36% naturalized citizens)

Barton County:

0.7%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 16
  • 1990 to 1994: 16
  • 1985 to 1989: 13
  • 1980 to 1984: 3
  • 1975 to 1979: 17
  • 1970 to 1974: 3
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 21

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 76.3%

Barton County marital status for males Barton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,295
  • One, attached: 34
  • Two: 64
  • 3 or 4: 233
  • 5 to 9: 44
  • 10 to 19: 8
  • 20 or more: 21
  • Mobile homes: 699
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 11

Housing units in Barton County with a mortgage: 1,205 (55 second mortgage, 48 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,019

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Barton County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,49729
Mainline Protestant1,7927
Catholic2251
Other1352
None5,753-
Barton County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Barton County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Barton County:

6.29 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Barton County:

9.0%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Barton County:

29.2%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.0%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Barton County:

Average size of farms: 351 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $69,142
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $138.71
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.20%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 59.00%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $66,447
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 58.24%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 6.59%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $67,018
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.88%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.54
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.00%
Corn for grain: 23967 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 46684 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 79006 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 63 acres

Earthquake activity:

Barton County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 198.1 miles away from Barton County center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 199.6 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 256.7 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 256.8 miles away from the county center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 264.4 miles away from Barton County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 357.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • MissouriSevere 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
  • MissouriSevere Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 5, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1961): March 23, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1961, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • MissouriSevere 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
  • MissouriSevere 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
  • MissouriSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 17, 2008 to May 9, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1749): March 19, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1749, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • MissouriSevere 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
  • MissouriSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 6, 2007 to December 15, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1736): December 27, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1736, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MissouriHurricane 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
  • MissouriSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 4, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1463): May 6, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1463, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MissouriSevere Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 24, 2002 to June 10, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1412): May 6, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1412, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Barton County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (33%)
  • Yugoslavia (15%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • Vietnam (8%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (7%)
  • Japan (7%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Barton County (%):

  • United States or American (26%)
  • German (25%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • English (11%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Barton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,364 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 876 (15%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 118 (2%)
  • Other means: 45 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 408 (7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Barton County, Missouri in 2000:

  • 116 people in nursing homes
  • 18 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 4 people in job corps and vocational training facilities

People in group quarters in Barton County, Missouri in 2010:

  • 68 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 15 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $40,023.

5.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,664 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.66% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($17,381 average AGI)
2.02% relocated from other states ($9,279 average AGI)
Barton County:

2.02%
Missouri average:

2.54%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jasper County, MO  1.36% ($22,797 average AGI)
from Crawford County, KS  0.69% ($23,100)
from Vernon County, MO  0.53% ($26,174)
from Dade County, MO  0.32% ($14,929)


6.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($23,515 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.67%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.03% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($13,877 average AGI)
2.64% relocated to other states ($9,638 average AGI)
Barton County:

2.64%
Missouri average:

2.76%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jasper County, MO  1.34% ($22,339 average AGI)
to Crawford County, KS  0.71% ($26,065)
to Greene County, MO  0.48% ($17,286)
to Vernon County, MO  0.46% ($25,200)
to Cedar County, MO  0.23% ($30,300)
to Dade County, MO  0.23% ($23,100)
to Newton County, MO  0.23% ($36,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3

Births per 1000 population in Barton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Barton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Barton County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Barton County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Barton County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,529 (2,126 aged, 403 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 302 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Barton County, Missouri in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (242)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (124)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (112)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (108)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (84)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (74)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (62)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (45)
  • Malignant neoplasm without specification of site (36)
  • Congestive heart failure (31)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.65
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9380.260
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 306.040
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 68913.54

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1240.710
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1049.250
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 15.32

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24.84
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 99.56

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.66

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,312
  • In family households: 10,552 (2,646 male householders, 776 female householders)
    2,712 spouses, 3,657 children (3,251 natural, 124 adopted, 282 stepchildren), 263 grandchildren, 54 brothers or sisters, 63 parents, 91 other relatives, 248 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,760 (688 male householders (564 living alone)), 819 female householders (749 living alone)), 253 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 90 (74 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,645 2-persons, 679 3-persons, 598 4-persons, 307 5-persons, 121 6-persons, 72 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,313 1-person, 156 2-persons, 23 3-persons, 10 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

2,519 married couples with children.
628 single-parent households (174 men, 454 women).

97.2% of residents of Barton County speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (14% speak English very well, 62% speak English well, 24% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (26% speak English very well, 74% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $66,122,000 ($5059 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,551,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $28,994,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,471,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,356,000
Federal grants: $11,113,000
Federal procurement contracts: $513,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,674,000 ($348,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $324,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,972,000
Federal Government insurance: $21,566,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 869
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 667
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +14
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +320
Here:

+25 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Barton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.78 millions of gallons per day (87% from ground, 13% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 59
  • 2000 to 2004: 791
  • 1990 to 1999: 713
  • 1980 to 1989: 371
  • 1970 to 1979: 997
  • 1960 to 1969: 577
  • 1950 to 1959: 476
  • 1940 to 1949: 396
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,205
Rooms in houses/apartments in Barton County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 25
  • 3 rooms: 88
  • 4 rooms: 422
  • 5 rooms: 981
  • 6 rooms: 930
  • 7 rooms: 586
  • 8 rooms: 288
  • 9+ rooms: 269
  • 1 room: 11
  • 2 rooms: 54
  • 3 rooms: 193
  • 4 rooms: 388
  • 5 rooms: 338
  • 6 rooms: 175
  • 7 rooms: 69
  • 8 rooms: 32
  • 9+ rooms: 42
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Barton County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 144
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,006
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,939
  • 4 bedrooms: 397
  • 5+ bedrooms: 100
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 280
  • 2 bedrooms: 587
  • 3 bedrooms: 340
  • 4 bedrooms: 74
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8
Cars and other vehicles available in Barton County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 127
  • 1 vehicle: 872
  • 2 vehicles: 1,504
  • 3 vehicles: 745
  • 4 vehicles: 238
  • 5+ vehicles: 107
  • no vehicle: 202
  • 1 vehicle: 628
  • 2 vehicles: 352
  • 3 vehicles: 80
  • 4 vehicles: 36
  • 5+ vehicles: 4

58% of Barton County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in Missouri.

Barton County:

57.8%
State average:

54.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 8382
  • Northeast: 125
  • Midwest: 2251
  • South: 876
  • West: 772

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $43,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Barton County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (45.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33.3%)
  • Electricity (12.5%)
  • Wood (7.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)
  • Utility gas (55.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.2%)
  • Electricity (18.6%)
  • Wood (2.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 89
Here:

5.9%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 23
Here:

3.1%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 14
Here:

5.5%
Missouri:

24.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Barton County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $10,098,000
    Corrections - Other: $539,000
    Regular Highways: $417,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $382,000
    Police Protection: $250,000
    Financial Administration: $194,000
    Central Staff Services: $189,000
    General - Other: $140,000
    General Public Buildings: $82,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Own Hospitals: $153,000
    Regular Highways: $78,000
    Judicial: $32,000
    Corrections - Other: $8,000
    Central Staff: $3,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,714,000

Barton County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $9,269,000
    All Other: $93,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $272,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $92,000
    Property Sale Other: $15,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $671,000
    General Support: $53,000
    All Other: $4,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $765,000
    Property: $250,000
    Other Selective Sales: $100,000
    NEC: $8,000

Barton County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $399,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $34,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $365,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $68,000

Barton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,640,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 293
  • Number of aged recipients: 31
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 262
  • Number of recipients under 18: 34
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 202
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 57
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 119
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 121
Barton County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Barton County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Barton County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William9976.9 years
Mary9581.5 years
John8775.6 years
James8673.0 years
Charles8176.3 years
Robert6070.8 years
George5078.8 years
Hazel4281.9 years
Frank4178.2 years
Walter3878.0 years
Most common last names in Barton County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5280.7 years
Davis4680.6 years
Miller4180.5 years
Williams3776.1 years
Moore3376.9 years
Jones2876.2 years
White2677.5 years
Wilson2478.2 years
Cox2278.5 years
Thomas2279.6 years
Businesses in Barton County, MO
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Nike1
Dennys1Pizza Hut1
FedEx2SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Subway1
KFC1Super 82
La-Z-Boy1Taco Bell1
Lane Furniture1U-Haul1
McDonald's1Walmart1