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. 2013 cost of living index in Cedar County: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (34.1%), Educational, health and social services (24.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 44%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 40%
  • Unpaid family work: 15%
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Races in Cedar County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.5%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years
Males: 6,876  (48.1%)
Females: 7,106  (51.9%)

Cedar County,MO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Cedar County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,014 ($26,694 in 1999)

This county:

$30014
Missouri:

$46931

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $386 (lower quartile is $317, upper quartile is $503)
This county:

$386
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $86,045 (it was $61,600 in 2000)
Cedar:

$86,045
Missouri:

$133,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $47,890 - $138,333
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $879
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $301

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:

  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $154,000
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $111,500

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $630 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $661 (0.8%)

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 2013: 23.3%
(23.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for Black residents, 5.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.9%
Cedar County:

23.9%
Missouri:

15.9%
(24.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 24 years old, American Indian residents: 37 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 10 years old, Other race residents: 48 years old)

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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 34
  • 1990 to 1994: 5
  • 1985 to 1989: 46
  • 1980 to 1984: 13
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 6
  • 1970 to 1974: 8
  • 1965 to 1969: 66

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cedar County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,85123
Mainline Protestant8487
Other7654
Catholic2302
None7,288-
Cedar 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: 4
Cedar County:

2.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.



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

7.30 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

8.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Cedar County:

10.3%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Cedar County:

29.7%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 significantly below Missouri state average. It is 6171327.9 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Cedar County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 74% 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 238.0 miles away from Cedar 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 242.0 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 244.8 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 198.4 miles away from the 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 200.2 miles away from Cedar 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 330.3 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:


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, Winter Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, 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 in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Philippines (28%)
  • Canada (16%)
  • Germany (15%)
  • Turkey (12%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Mexico (7%)
  • Hungary (6%)

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

  • United States or American (29%)
  • German (21%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

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:

  • 171 people in nursing homes
  • 126 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 24 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 18 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 3 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped

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

  • 129 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 11 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 7 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $34,078.

7.07% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,172 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.24% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($17,022 average AGI)
2.83% relocated from other states ($12,151 average AGI)
Cedar County:

2.83%
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 Vernon County, MO  0.93% ($22,256 average AGI)
from Greene County, MO  0.54% ($19,040)
from Polk County, MO  0.46% ($31,048)
from Barton County, MO  0.22% ($30,300)
from Jasper County, MO  0.22% ($20,500)


7.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,125 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.13%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.93% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($19,152 average AGI)
2.19% relocated to other states ($8,970 average AGI)
Cedar County:

2.19%
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 Greene County, MO  0.83% ($26,079 average AGI)
to Vernon County, MO  0.83% ($25,711)
to Polk County, MO  0.61% ($31,857)
to Jasper County, MO  0.37% ($35,412)
to St. Clair County, MO  0.26% ($20,750)
to Jackson County, MO  0.22% ($30,500)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 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.

2,296 married couples with children.
695 single-parent households (192 men, 503 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 8
  • 2000 to 2004: 915
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,200
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,155
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,286
  • 1960 to 1969: 477
  • 1950 to 1959: 367
  • 1940 to 1949: 386
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,336
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Cedar County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Cedar County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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
Curves1RadioShack1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In2
H&R Block1Sears1
Lane Furniture1Subway2
McDonald's1U-Haul2
Pizza Hut1UPS1