County population in 2012: 6,262 (all rural); it was 5,941 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 989 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 905 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,825 Renter-occupied apartments: 665 (it was 553 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 508 sq. mi. Water area: 1.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 13 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Carter County: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (31.1%), Manufacturing (17.4%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (11.8%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $501 (0.6%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $343 (0.4%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 25.6%
(25.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.9% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 17.2% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 12 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19 years old, Other race residents: 29 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 Carter County is $386 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $645 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Carter County: Clear Spring (A), Wayside Carter (B), Pinewoods Lake (C), Hawes Recreation Area (D), Pinewoods Lake Campground (E), Ozark Trail Trialhead (F), Gooseneck River Campground (G), Gooseneck River Access (H), Site of Old Midco Iron Works (I), Orchard Switch (J), Hill Top (K), Brame (L), Mill Creek Campsite (M), Chilton Creek River Access (N), CCC Historic District (O), Cataract Landing (P), Hickory Landing (Q), Big Spring River Access (R), Little Black Rural Fire Department (S), Fremont Fire Protection District (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Carter County include: Harmony General Baptist Church (A), Community Church (B), Dry Hill Church (C), Dry Valley Church (D), Evangelistic Center Church (E), Mount Carmel Church (F), New Hope Church (G), Saint Anne Church (H), Smith Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Hoskins Cemetery (1), Harris Cemetery (2), Maberry Cemetery (3), Aldrich Valley Cemetery (4), Boyer Cemetery (5), Bristol Cemetery (6), Eastwood Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Evans Pond (A), Cotham Pond (B), Twin Ponds (C), Pinewoods Lake (D), Long Bay (E), Rozark Incorporated Reservoir (F), Elm Springs Lake (G), Miller Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Elm Branch (A), Fools Catch Creek (B), House Creek (C), Middle Fork North Prong Little Black River (D), Oak Spring Branch (E), Long Branch (F), Pike Creek (G), Carter Creek (H), Rogers Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Carter County include: Peck Ranch State Wildlife Management Area (1), Miller Community Lake State Wildlife Area (2), Big Spring State Park (3), Ozark National Scenic Riverways (4), Chilton Creek Campsite (5), Big Spring Campgrounds (6). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 406 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $12,113 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $21.30 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 91.74% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $17,871 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.58% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $30,697 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.49% Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.04 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.43% Land in orchards: 20 acres
Carter County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Missouri state average. It is 3.3 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 8 fatalities and 126 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 5/21/1957, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 7 people and injured 75 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Carter County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Missouri state average. It is 49% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 67.2 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 78.8 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 96.8 miles away from the county center On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.0 miles away from Carter County center On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 98.7 miles away from the county center On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 96.0 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
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 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 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
Missouri Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: February 10, 2008 to February 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1748): March 12, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1748, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, 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 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
Missouri Severe 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
Missouri Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 13, 1993 to November 19, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1006): December 1, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1006, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Carter County (12) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7 Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.0 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.6
Births per 1000 population in Carter County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.1 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0
Deaths per 1000 population in Carter County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.5 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Carter County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,355 (1,011 aged, 344 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1455.160 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1285.960 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 33.84
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 15.66 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 67.68
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 5,249 (1,201 male householders, 513 female householders)
1,291 spouses, 1,747 children (1,573 natural, 37 adopted, 137 stepchildren), 156 grandchildren, 51 brothers or sisters, 40 parents, 64 other relatives, 166 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 976 (397 male householders (332 living alone)), 448 female householders (402 living alone)), 131 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 40 (31 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 803 2-persons, 388 3-persons, 285 4-persons, 152 5-persons, 51 6-persons, 35 7-or-more-persons.
97.4% of residents of Carter County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $46,780,000 ($7845 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $942,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $21,538,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $9,070,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $50,000 Federal grants: $11,764,000 Federal procurement contracts: $699,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $3,659,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $115,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,458,000 Federal Government insurance: $5,227,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
65 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
65 per 1000 residents
49 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: 0
0 per 1000 residents
+7 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -25
-4 per 1000 residents
+5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Carter County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.97 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: 46
2000 to 2004: 124
1990 to 1999: 518
1980 to 1989: 719
1970 to 1979: 714
1960 to 1969: 338
1950 to 1959: 295
1940 to 1949: 156
1939 or earlier: 255
Rooms in houses/apartments in Carter County, Missouri
59% of Carter County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Missouri.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 4372
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $23,000
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Carter County