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Bates County, Missouri (MO)

County population in 2016: 16,603 (23% urban, 77% rural); it was 16,653 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,893
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,103
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,882
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,748 (it was 1,629 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

31%

Land area: 848 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.9 sq. mi.

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bates County: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (31.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.6%), Manufacturing (13.8%), Retail trade (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 43%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 51%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Bates County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.0%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  41.3 years
Missouri median age:  38.4 years
Males: 8,154  (49.1%)
Females: 8,449  (50.9%)

Bates County,MO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Bates County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $43,322 ($30,731 in 1999)

This county:

$43,322
Missouri:

$51,746

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $439 (lower quartile is $328, upper quartile is $511)
This county:

$439
State:

$606


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $115,266 (it was $65,700 in 2000)
Bates:

$115,266
Missouri:

$151,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $63,479 - $187,832

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $167,380
Here:

$167,380
State:

$199,711

Townhouses or other attached units: $275,043
Here:

$275,043
State:

$185,692

Mobile homes: $112,341
Here:

$112,341
State:

$92,392

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $13,724
Here:

$13,724
State:

$52,420
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,070
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $367

Institutionalized population: 294

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 26
  • Burglaries: 86
  • Thefts: 90
  • Auto thefts: 13
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 37 buildings, average cost: $90,100
  • 2005: 18 buildings, average cost: $68,800
  • 2006: 19 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $119,400
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $115,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $152,000
  • 2010: 22 buildings, average cost: $133,100
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $511,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $229,000
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $136,700
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $260,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $913 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $788 (0.8%)

Bates County household income distribution in 2009 Bates County home values distribution Bates County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.9%
Bates County:

14.9%
Missouri:

14.0%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.2% for Black residents, 34.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.0% for American Indian residents, 40.7% for other race residents, 9.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 41.3 years old
(Males: 40.8 years old, Females: 42.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.8 years old, Black residents: 36.4 years old, American Indian residents: 32.8 years old, Asian residents: 17.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.8 years old, Other race residents: 8.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bates County is $358 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $468 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $657 a month.

Cities in this county include: Butler, Adrian, Rich Hill, Hume, Amsterdam, Amoret, Rockville, Foster, Merwin, Passaic.

Bates 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: Bracken County, Kentucky , Monroe County, Illinois , St. Clair County , Ste. Genevieve County , White County, Illinois , Robertson County, Kentucky .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.6%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 323
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 133 (63.8% naturalized citizens)

Bates County:

0.8%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 11
  • 2000 to 2009: 43
  • 1990 to 1999: 25
  • 1980 to 1989: 18
  • 1970 to 1979: 10
  • Before 1970: 67
Note: State values scaled to Bates County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 56.2%

Bates County marital status for males Bates County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,177
  • One, attached: 70
  • Two: 96
  • 3 or 4: 413
  • 10 to 19: 60
  • 20 or more: 24
  • Mobile homes: 1,016
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 12

Housing units in Bates County with a mortgage: 2,452 (132 second mortgage, 147 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,188

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

61.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Bates County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,58230
Mainline Protestant2,36515
Catholic4241
Other3603
Black Protestant1241
None8,194-
Bates 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: 5
Bates County:

2.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Bates County:

5.88 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

5.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Bates County:

8.8%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Bates County:

30.1%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.0%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Bates County:

Average size of farms: 362 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $44,336
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $116.52
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.83%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 53.95%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $40,107
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 48.40%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $73,236
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.65%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.39
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.71%
Corn for grain: 38242 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 31134 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 103029 harvested acres
Vegetables: 97 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,467 acres

Earthquake activity:

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

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 274.4 miles away from Bates 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 275.1 miles away from the 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 351.5 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 286.8 miles away from the county center
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 242.2 miles away from Bates 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 243.9 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:

  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 15, 2015 to July 27, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4238: August 07, 2015, FEMA Id: 4238, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1961: March 23, 2011, FEMA Id: 1961, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3317: February 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 3317, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3303: January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: 3303, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 01, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1773: June 25, 2008, FEMA Id: 1773, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 08, 2007 to December 15, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3281: December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3281, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 05, 2007 to May 18, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1708: June 11, 2007, FEMA Id: 1708, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 08, 2006 to March 13, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1631: March 16, 2006, FEMA Id: 1631, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Missouri Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3232: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3232, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 18, 2004 to May 31, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1524: June 11, 2004, FEMA Id: 1524, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Bates County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)

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

  • Thailand (14%)
  • Austria (14%)
  • Canada (12%)
  • Poland (11%)
  • Mexico (9%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (6%)

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

  • German (26%)
  • American (17%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • English (8%)
  • Dutch (2%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • European (1%)

Bates County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,361 (70.2%)
  • Carpooled: 483 (10.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 52 (1.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 69 (1.4%)
  • Walked: 251 (5.2%)
  • Worked at home: 598 (12.5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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

265 people in nursing homes
14 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 187 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 84 people in federal detention centers
  • 23 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,915.

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,040 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.04% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($19,820 average AGI)
1.62% relocated from other states ($9,220 average AGI)
Bates County:

1.62%
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 Cass County, MO  1.31% ($30,092 average AGI)
from Jackson County, MO  0.69% ($25,800)
from Vernon County, MO  0.45% ($20,962)
from Linn County, KS  0.26% ($29,267)
from Henry County, MO  0.24% ($25,286)
from Miami County, KS  0.19% ($18,636)
from Johnson County, KS  0.17% ($66,200)


6.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,115 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.12% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($17,579 average AGI)
2.26% relocated to other states ($7,536 average AGI)
Bates County:

2.26%
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 Cass County, MO  1.35% ($31,304 average AGI)
to Jackson County, MO  0.89% ($28,019)
to Vernon County, MO  0.36% ($19,476)
to Johnson County, KS  0.29% ($29,353)
to Henry County, MO  0.21% ($28,917)
to Miami County, KS  0.19% ($28,727)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2

Births per 1000 population in Bates County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Bates County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Bates County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bates County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bates County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,410 (2,840 aged, 570 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 398 (10%)

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 Bates County, Missouri in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (320)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (231)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (200)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (198)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (168)
  • Congestive heart failure (154)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (128)
  • Sudden cardiac death, so described (94)
  • Unspecified renal failure (82)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (78)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.89
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,587
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 354
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 50,864

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,227
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,327
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 76

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,603
  • In family households: 13,678 (2,397 male householders, 1,988 female householders)
    3,283 spouses, 4,448 children (4,068 natural, 135 adopted, 240 stepchildren), 429 grandchildren, 80 brothers or sisters, 160 parents, 348 other relatives, 529 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,601 (996 male householders (859 living alone)), 1,225 female householders (1,071 living alone)), 373 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 322

Size of family households: 2,308 2-persons, 838 3-persons, 558 4-persons, 506 5-persons, 109 6-persons, 85 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,930 1-person, 269 2-persons, 15 4-persons.

2,298 married couples with children.
1,061 single-parent households (347 men, 714 women).

98.4% of residents of Bates speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (35% speak English very well, 42% speak English well, 23% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (29% speak English very well, 71% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $98,845,000 ($5,826 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,273,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $44,285,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $24,441,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,999,000
Federal grants: $17,662,000
Federal procurement contracts: $813,000 ($7,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,645,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $137,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,975,000
Federal Government insurance: $17,013,000

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

Births: 1,135
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,070
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +41
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +286
Here:

+17 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Bates County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.67 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.2
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 123
  • 2010 to 2013: 125
  • 2000 to 2009: 905
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,251
  • 1980 to 1989: 816
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,350
  • 1960 to 1969: 716
  • 1950 to 1959: 695
  • 1940 to 1949: 422
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,489
Note: State values scaled to Bates population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Bates County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bates County population
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 16
  • 3 rooms: 143
  • 4 rooms: 388
  • 5 rooms: 961
  • 6 rooms: 1,127
  • 7 rooms: 800
  • 8 rooms: 503
  • 9+ rooms: 670
  • 1 room: 53
  • 2 rooms: 51
  • 3 rooms: 234
  • 4 rooms: 393
  • 5 rooms: 363
  • 6 rooms: 390
  • 7 rooms: 238
  • 8 rooms: 154
  • 9+ rooms: 114
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bates County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bates County population
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 126
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,144
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,463
  • 4 bedrooms: 625
  • 5+ bedrooms: 217
  • no bedroom: 62
  • 1 bedroom: 286
  • 2 bedrooms: 782
  • 3 bedrooms: 588
  • 4 bedrooms: 157
  • 5+ bedrooms: 122
Cars and other vehicles available in Bates County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bates County population
  • no vehicle: 138
  • 1 vehicle: 1,042
  • 2 vehicles: 1,484
  • 3 vehicles: 1,293
  • 4 vehicles: 483
  • 5+ vehicles: 232
  • no vehicle: 185
  • 1 vehicle: 831
  • 2 vehicles: 789
  • 3 vehicles: 132
  • 4 vehicles: 46
  • 5+ vehicles: 16

86% of Bates County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Missouri.

Bates County:

86.1%
State average:

84.3%

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

  • This state: 11,741
  • Other state: 4,641
  • Northeast: 208
  • Midwest: 2,901
  • South: 923
  • West: 607

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bates County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (31.4%)
  • Electricity (29.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27.0%)
  • Wood (9.6%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.4%)
  • Utility gas (39.7%)
  • Electricity (35.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.4%)
  • Wood (4.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 215
Here:

11.6%
Missouri:

12.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 51
Here:

5.9%
Missouri:

12.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 63
Here:

19.0%
Missouri:

24.6%

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)

Bates County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $366,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $558,000
    Corrections - Other: $401,000
    Police Protection: $367,000
    Health Services - Other: $365,000
    General - Other: $315,000
    Financial Administration: $248,000
    Central Staff Services: $247,000
    Welfare - Other: $223,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $171,000
    General Public Buildings: $87,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $36,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $221,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $50,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,660,000

Bates County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $408,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $133,000
    Interest Earnings: $17,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $993,000
    All Other: $325,000
    Health & Hospitals: $162,000
    General Support: $18,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,128,000
    Property: $705,000
    NEC: $12,000

Bates County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,755,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $4,660,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $95,000

Bates County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,950,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 321
  • Number of aged recipients: 17
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 304
  • Number of recipients under 18: 42
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 223
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 56
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 128
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 136
Bates County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Bates County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Bates County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James15575.0 years
John15477.0 years
Mary14581.5 years
William13676.5 years
Charles12376.8 years
Robert10370.5 years
George9777.1 years
Harry5778.9 years
Arthur5780.4 years
Ruby5583.1 years
Most common last names in Bates County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith11278.7 years
Wilson6776.7 years
Miller6579.2 years
Thomas5172.8 years
Davis4383.2 years
Clark3780.7 years
Johnson3682.6 years
Jones3576.8 years
Brown3371.5 years
Anderson3176.6 years
Businesses in Bates County, MO
NameCountNameCount
Days Inn1Sears1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1Super 81
H&R Block1True Value1
Lane Furniture2U-Haul2
McDonald's1UPS2
Pizza Hut1Walmart1
SONIC Drive-In1