County population in 2014: 6,258 (all rural); it was 5,941 in 2000County 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: 12 people per square mile (low).
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Carter County: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $687 (0.7%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $427 (0.5%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.9%
(20.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 56.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 86.6% for American Indian residents, 5.9% for other race residents, 10.1% for two or more races residents)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.5%
(21.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 54.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 103.0% for American Indian residents, 5.9% for other race residents, 9.3% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 2 years old, American Indian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 10 years old, Other race residents: 55 years old)
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: Camp Lenape (A), Camp Finbrook (B), Reno (C), Camp Ridge (D), Cobb Ridge (E), Sigel's Final Position (F), Sigel's First Position (G), Sigel's Second Position (H), Swan Lookout (I), Gertrude (J), Glesa (K), Saunders (L), Hedges Spur (M), Logan - Rogersville Fire Protection District Station 3 (N), Highlandville Fire Protection District Station 1 (O), Clever Fire Protection District Station 2 (P), Ozark Fire Protection District Station 3 (Q), Nixa Fire Protection District Station 4 Headquarters (R), Nixa Fire Protection District Station 2 (S), Nixa Fire Protection District Station 3 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Carter County include: Elm Grove Church (A), Full Gospel Church (B), Plainview Church (C), Central Church (D), Fairview Church (E), Riverdale Church (F), Hopedale Church (G), New Haven Church (H), Oak Wood Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Green Valley Cemetery (1), Hale Cemetery (2), Lebow Cemetery (3), Little Cemetery (4), Jones Chastain Cemetery (5), Farmer Cemetery (6), Manley Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: East Fork Bull Creek (A), Elkhorn Creek (B), Garrison Branch (C), Martins Branch (D), Hog Creek (E), Lost Creek (F), Math Branch (G), Luce Creek (H), Peters Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Current college students: 186 People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 66.6% People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.8%
Number of foreign born residents: 15 (60% naturalized citizens)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
1995 to March 2000: 0
1990 to 1994: 3
1985 to 1989: 5
1980 to 1984: 0
1975 to 1979: 0
1970 to 1974: 0
1970 to 1974: 3
1965 to 1969: 4
Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 62.8%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 2,087
One, attached: 37
3 or 4: 49
5 to 9: 8
20 or more: 2
Mobile homes: 773
Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 38
Housing units in Carter County with a mortgage: 380 (2 second mortgage, 22 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan) Houses without a mortgage: 421
0.0% with mortgage
67.6% with mortgage
Religion statistics for Carter County
Carter 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: 3
5.07 / 10,000 pop.
1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
6.76 / 10,000 pop.
4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
10.15 / 10,000 pop.
7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Agriculture in Carter County:
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 significantly below Missouri state average. It is 3150755.2 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 28 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 12/14/1971, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 22 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Carter County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 73% 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 Carter 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 4/18/2008 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 196.7 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 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, 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 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
MissouriSevere 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
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 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
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
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 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
MissouriFlooding, 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).
Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
Personal care and service occupations (11%)
Sales and related occupations (11%)
Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
Health technologists and technicians (6%)
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
United Kingdom (47%)
Most common first ancestries reported in Carter County (%):
United States or American (28%)
French (except Basque) (2%)
Means of transportation to work:
Drove a car alone: 1,620 (74%)
Carpooled: 356 (16%)
Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0%)
Bicycle: 2 (0%)
Walked: 65 (3%)
Other means: 52 (2%)
Worked at home: 97 (4%)
Owners and renters by unit type in %
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)
People in group quarters in Carter County, Missouri in 2000:
45 people in nursing homes
28 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
31 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
9 people in residential treatment centers for adultsAverage gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $33,645.
6.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,742 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.67% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($18,773 average AGI)
1.82% relocated from other states ($8,970 average AGI)
Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Carter County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,399 (978 aged, 421 disabled) Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 145 (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 Carter County, Missouri in 1999 - 2014:
Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (165)
Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (113)
1,042 married couples with children.
325 single-parent households (90 men, 235 women).
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: 23
2000 to 2004: 581
1990 to 1999: 469
1980 to 1989: 595
1970 to 1979: 681
1960 to 1969: 361
1950 to 1959: 173
1940 to 1949: 134
1939 or earlier: 218
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