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Cedar County, Missouri (MO)


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County population in 2012: 13,799 (25% urban, 75% rural); it was 13,733 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,404
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,939
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,451
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,495 (it was 1,234 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

31%

Land area: 476 sq. mi.
Water area: 22.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 29 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cedar County: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (28.1%), Manufacturing (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Cedar County, Missouri:


Median resident age:  44.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years

Males: 6,876  (48.1%)
Females: 7,106  (51.9%)

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Cedar County,MO real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Cedar County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $31,827 ($26,694 in 1999)
This county:

$31827
Missouri:

$45229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $308 (lower quartile is $228, upper quartile is $389)
This county:

$308
State:

$520


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $99,192 (it was $61,600 in 2000)
Cedar County:

$99,192
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,840 - $174,803

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $146,621
Here:

$146,621
State:

$180,542

Townhouses or other attached units: $71,585
Here:

$71,585
State:

$174,118

In 2-unit structures: $27,202
Here:

$27,202
State:

$114,067

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $171,014
Here:

$171,014
State:

$127,773

Mobile homes: $50,115
Here:

$50,115
State:

$37,932

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $16,373
Here:

$16,373
State:

$46,345
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $884
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $249

Institutionalized population: 136

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


Cedar County, MO map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $584 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $567 (0.6%)


Cedar County household income distribution in 2009 Cedar County home values distribution


Cedar County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 20.0%
(19.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 48.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 38.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 44 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 23 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 53 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 33 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

17.4%
Whole state:

11.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

7.4%
Whole state:

5.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cedar County is $359 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $644 a month.

Cities in this county include: El Dorado Springs, Stockton, Jerico Springs, Umber View Heights.

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

2005 air pollution in Cedar County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.088 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.079 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 12.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 33 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.



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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Cedar County: Brown Ford (A), Stockton Country Club (B), Williams Store (C), West Independence (D), Omer (E), Independence Community Hall (F), Friendship Community Hall (G), Camp Galilee (H), Forest Grove (I), Hartley (J), Pleasant View (K), Owens Mill (L), Leila Store (M), Caplinger Mills Volunteer Fire Department (N), Mollie (O), Kader (P), Amity Community Hall (Q), Olympia Rural Fire Department (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cedar County include: Oak Grove Church (A), Excelsior Church (B), Old Union Church (C), Osborn Church (D), Forest Home Church (E), West Union Missionary Baptist Church (F), Union Church (G), Pleasant Ridge Church (H), Sand Hill Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Greenfield Cemetery (1), Hackleman Cemetery (2), Hall Cemetery (3), Hamby Cemetery (4), Eslinger Cemetery (5), Hartley Cemetery (6), Love Mound Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Montgomery Lake (A), Younger Slough (B), Hackleman Corner Lake (C), Burns Lake (D), Dorman Lake (E), Cowan Lake West (F), Baird Lake (G), Truitt Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Edge Branch (A), Mapies Branch (B), Crabtree Branch (C), Silver Creek (D), Cothwell Branch (E), Potter Branch (F), Conner Branch (G), Cherry Branch (H), Snag Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Cedar County include: Stockton State Park (1), Orleans Trail Public Use Area (2), Crabtree Cove Public Use Area (3), Stockton Public Use Area (4), Old Mill Public Use Area (5), Land O'Lakes Fairground (6), Filley Community Park (7), Hawker Point Public Use Area (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Barton County , Dade County , Polk County , St. Clair County , Vernon County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 376
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 74.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 178 (83% naturalized citizens)

Cedar County:

1.3%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 66.9%

Cedar County marital status for males
Cedar County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Cedar County with a mortgage: 1,341 (77 second mortgage, 36 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,193

Here:

52.9% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.61%
Here54.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 7,500
Total congregations: 46

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOld Missionary Baptists AssociationsUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents2,534 (33.8%)1,179 (15.7%)1,165 (15.5%)598 (8.0%)474 (6.3%)
Congregations6 (13.0%)6 (13.0%)14 (30.4%)3 (6.5%)1 (2.2%)
NameCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodNational Association of Free Will BaptistsChurches of ChristOther
Adherents372 (5.0%)343 (4.6%)207 (2.8%)190 (2.5%)438 (5.8%)
Congregations2 (4.3%)2 (4.3%)2 (4.3%)2 (4.3%)8 (17.4%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Cedar County - El Dorado Springs, Stockton, Jerico Springs, Umber View Heights

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

2.92 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

7.30 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Cedar County:

8.75 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.3%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.7%
Missouri:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cedar County:

14.0%
State:

13.5%


Agriculture in Cedar County:

Average size of farms: 240 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $24,765
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $50.20
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.48%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 86.37%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $22,129
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.06%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $41,953
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.01%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 23.52
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.03%
Corn for grain: 1746 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2369 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 6790 harvested acres
Vegetables: 24 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 628 acres

Tornado activity:

Cedar County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Missouri state average. It is 1.0 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Cedar County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/2005 at 19:59:42, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.7 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 33.6 miles away from the county center
On 7/31/2005 at 07:07:07, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.0 miles away from the county center
On 1/21/1992 at 11:36:21, a magnitude 3.1 (2.3 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.9 miles away from Cedar County center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Cedar County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

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

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Apparel (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

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




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





Cedar County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,803 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 822 (16%)
  • Taxi: 12 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 6 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 155 (3%)
  • Other means: 49 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 355 (7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $32,193.

7.52% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,470 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.52%
Missouri average:

7.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.69% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($17,389 average AGI)
2.83% relocated from other states ($11,081 average AGI)
Cedar County:

2.83%
Missouri average:

2.98%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Vernon County, MO  0.91% ($33,650 average AGI)
from Greene County, MO  0.43% ($33,158)
from Jackson County, MO  0.39% ($22,706)
from St. Clair County, MO  0.34% ($15,600)
from Dade County, MO  0.32% ($26,714)
from Polk County, MO  0.29% ($28,769)
from Barton County, MO  0.25% ($19,000)


8.27% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,049 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.27%
Missouri average:

7.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.87% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($16,296 average AGI)
2.40% relocated to other states ($9,755 average AGI)
Cedar County:

2.40%
Missouri average:

2.81%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Vernon County, MO  1.42% ($23,429 average AGI)
to Greene County, MO  1.01% ($18,511)
to Polk County, MO  0.67% ($27,000)
to Jasper County, MO  0.49% ($21,773)
to St. Clair County, MO  0.38% ($27,294)
to Jackson County, MO  0.22% ($26,800)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6

Births per 1000 population in Cedar County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Cedar County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Cedar County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,366 (2,821 aged, 545 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.2
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5765.080
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 244.710
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 42896.21

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1271.190
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1468.930
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.06

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 22.7
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 98.87

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14.12

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,826

Size of family households: 2,066 2-persons, 739 3-persons, 563 4-persons, 317 5-persons, 115 6-persons, 83 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,700 1-person, 225 2-persons, 19 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

97.0% of residents of Cedar County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 43% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (27% speak English very well, 73% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $93,000,000 ($6694 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,631,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $46,992,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $22,478,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,038,000
Federal grants: $18,313,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,246,000 ($637,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,932,000 ($588,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $346,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,830,000
Federal Government insurance: $264,000

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

Births: 808
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 995
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +24
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +613
Here:

+43 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Cedar County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.98 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Cedar County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 18
  • 3 rooms: 106
  • 4 rooms: 679
  • 5 rooms: 1,203
  • 6 rooms: 1,131
  • 7 rooms: 622
  • 8 rooms: 353
  • 9+ rooms: 330
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 47
  • 3 rooms: 230
  • 4 rooms: 390
  • 5 rooms: 303
  • 6 rooms: 180
  • 7 rooms: 37
  • 8 rooms: 18
  • 9+ rooms: 17
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cedar County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 183
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,462
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,220
  • 4 bedrooms: 475
  • 5+ bedrooms: 102
  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 286
  • 2 bedrooms: 559
  • 3 bedrooms: 324
  • 4 bedrooms: 35
  • 5+ bedrooms: 9
Cars and other vehicles available in Cedar County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 230
  • 1 vehicle: 1,196
  • 2 vehicles: 2,033
  • 3 vehicles: 731
  • 4 vehicles: 184
  • 5+ vehicles: 77
  • no vehicle: 258
  • 1 vehicle: 637
  • 2 vehicles: 255
  • 3 vehicles: 55
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5+ vehicles: 18

59% of Cedar 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, 59% lived in Missouri.

Cedar County:

58.5%
State average:

54.3%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $39,200


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 Cedar County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (38.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27.0%)
  • Electricity (25.1%)
  • Wood (8.5%)
  • Utility gas (46.4%)
  • Electricity (32.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.0%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • Other fuel (1.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 65
Here:

4.2%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 42
Here:

5.5%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 166
Here:

50.3%
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 (Noninst.)


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Cedar County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Cedar County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Cedar County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16378.0 years
William13075.5 years
James12774.6 years
Mary12179.2 years
Charles11376.0 years
Robert8972.0 years
George8176.4 years
Joseph4476.0 years
Donald4070.5 years
Gladys3982.3 years
Most common last names in Cedar County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith11477.9 years
Johnson5977.4 years
Jones5180.5 years
Davis3976.0 years
Miller3577.7 years
Williams3177.7 years
Brown3073.3 years
Anderson2974.7 years
Baker2676.5 years
Collins2672.2 years
Businesses in Cedar County, MO
NameCountNameCount
Curves1SONIC Drive-In2
H&R Block1Sears1
Lane Furniture1Subway2
McDonald's1U-Haul2
Pizza Hut1UPS1
RadioShack1

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