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Clark County, Missouri (MO)


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County population in 2012: 6,969 (all rural); it was 7,416 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,101
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,130
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,327
Renter-occupied apartments: 702 (it was 639 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

31%

Land area: 507 sq. mi.
Water area: 4.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 14 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Clark County: 77.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (22.1%), Educational,health and social services (18.8%), Retail trade (15.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Clark County, Missouri:


Median resident age:  42.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years

Males: 3,568  (51.3%)
Females: 3,571  (48.7%)

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Average household size:
Clark County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $35,121 ($29,457 in 1999)
This county:

$35121
Missouri:

$45229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $311 (lower quartile is $225, upper quartile is $385)
This county:

$311
State:

$520


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $73,330 (it was $52,700 in 2000)
Clark County:

$73,330
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $36,037 - $121,187

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $124,899
Here:

$124,899
State:

$180,542

Townhouses or other attached units: $137,488
Here:

$137,488
State:

$174,118

Mobile homes: $67,698
Here:

$67,698
State:

$37,932

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $25,041
Here:

$25,041
State:

$46,345
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,046
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $233

Institutionalized population: 90

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


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Clark County, MO map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $705 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $618 (1.0%)


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


Clark County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 12.3%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.3% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 3.8% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 23 years old, American Indian residents: 47 years old, Asian residents: 24 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18 years old, Other race residents: 34 years old)

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

14.1%
Whole state:

11.7%

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

5.7%
Whole state:

5.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Clark County is $352 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $574 a month.

Cities in this county include: Kahoka, Wayland, Wyaconda, St. Francisville, Alexandria, Revere, Luray.

Clark 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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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Clark County: Clapp's Ford (A), Arkansas School (B), Holmes Saw Mill (C), Johnson and Sanford Water Mill (D), Moores Mill (E), Union School (F), Pleasant Hill School (G), Cama (H), Liberty School (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Clark County include: Grace Chapel (A), Sisson Chapel (B), Ballard Church (C), Woodville Baptist Church (D), Medill Presbyterian Church (E), Cemetery Chapel (F), Carmel (G), Prairie Presbyterian Church (H), Asbury Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Spencer Cemetery (1), Medill Cemetery (2), Mitts Cemetery (3), Morris Cemetery (4), Mount Zion Cemetery (5), Northrup Cemetery (6), Oak Hill Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Silver Lake (A), Stone Pond (B), Winter-Wood Lake (C), Wyaconda City Lake (D), Railroad Lake (E), Clark F-20 Lake (F), Lake of the Oaks (G), Ashton Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Shaffer Creek (A), Pilcher Branch (B), Singleton Branch (C), Smith Branch (D), Cedar Creek (E), Burnt Shirt Branch (F), Brush Creek (G), Little Wyaconda River (H), Sugar Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Clark County include: Charlie Heath State Forest and Memorial Wildlife Area (1), Athens State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Hancock County, Illinois , Knox County , Lee County, Iowa , Lewis County , Van Buren County, Iowa , Scotland County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 284
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 18 (78% naturalized citizens)

Clark County:

0.2%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 48.7%

Clark County marital status for males
Clark County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Clark County with a mortgage: 627 (20 second mortgage, 26 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 579

Here:

52.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.04%
Here51.0%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,785
Total congregations: 30

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)United Church of ChristOther
Adherents1,524 (40.3%)599 (15.8%)566 (15.0%)432 (11.4%)664 (17.5%)
Congregations11 (36.7%)7 (23.3%)3 (10.0%)1 (3.3%)8 (26.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Clark County - Kahoka, Wayland, Wyaconda, St. Francisville, Alexandria

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Clark County:

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

11.09 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Clark County:

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.4%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.0%
Missouri:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Clark County:

13.7%
State:

13.5%


Agriculture in Clark County:

Average size of farms: 370 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $41,945
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $153.09
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 31.33%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $35,554
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 50.83%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $54,825
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.12%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.39
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.97%
Corn for grain: 43133 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3345 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 60254 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Clark County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 2.1 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 23 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/1/1973, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Clark County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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




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





Clark County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,637 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 424 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13 (0%)
  • Walked: 98 (3%)
  • Other means: 28 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 188 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

84 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
6 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $36,191.

4.85% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,819 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
Missouri average:

7.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.37% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($8,299 average AGI)
3.47% relocated from other states ($17,520 average AGI)
Clark County:

3.47%
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 Lee County, IA  1.49% ($26,974 average AGI)


5.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,971 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
Missouri average:

7.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.79% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($8,993 average AGI)
3.39% relocated to other states ($16,978 average AGI)
Clark County:

3.39%
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 Lee County, IA  1.26% ($26,515 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7

Births per 1000 population in Clark County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Clark County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Clark County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,294 (1,104 aged, 190 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1188.040
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1365.560

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 13.39
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 40.97

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,049

Size of family households: 992 2-persons, 435 3-persons, 322 4-persons, 151 5-persons, 51 6-persons, 36 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 815 1-person, 115 2-persons, 9 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

96.5% of residents of Clark County speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
2.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (57% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $44,629,000 ($6067 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $399,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $17,381,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,034,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,514,000
Federal grants: $9,050,000
Federal procurement contracts: $538,000 ($16,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,112,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $264,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,264,000
Federal Government insurance: $25,367,000

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

Births: 409
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 441
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -51
Here -7 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Clark County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.54 millions of gallons per day (96% from ground, 4% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Clark County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 25
  • 3 rooms: 67
  • 4 rooms: 312
  • 5 rooms: 678
  • 6 rooms: 574
  • 7 rooms: 341
  • 8 rooms: 175
  • 9+ rooms: 149
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 28
  • 3 rooms: 129
  • 4 rooms: 135
  • 5 rooms: 152
  • 6 rooms: 86
  • 7 rooms: 71
  • 8 rooms: 19
  • 9+ rooms: 15
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Clark County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 95
  • 2 bedrooms: 753
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,142
  • 4 bedrooms: 280
  • 5+ bedrooms: 51
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 148
  • 2 bedrooms: 240
  • 3 bedrooms: 181
  • 4 bedrooms: 57
  • 5+ bedrooms: 9
Cars and other vehicles available in Clark County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 99
  • 1 vehicle: 569
  • 2 vehicles: 984
  • 3 vehicles: 444
  • 4 vehicles: 163
  • 5+ vehicles: 68
  • no vehicle: 109
  • 1 vehicle: 287
  • 2 vehicles: 146
  • 3 vehicles: 68
  • 4 vehicles: 23
  • 5+ vehicles: 6

67% of Clark County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 38% lived in Missouri.

Clark County:

66.6%
State average:

54.3%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $16,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Clark County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (40.5%)
  • Utility gas (36.0%)
  • Electricity (14.0%)
  • Wood (8.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.9%)
  • Utility gas (30.0%)
  • Electricity (28.2%)
  • Wood (3.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.4%)
  • No fuel used (2.2%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 36
Here:

4.2%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4
Here:

0.9%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 70
Here:

27.3%
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:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Clark County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary5680.0 years
John5580.7 years
William4871.8 years
James3876.2 years
Robert3774.8 years
George3679.4 years
Charles2877.0 years
Helen2880.1 years
Harry2282.4 years
Bertha2287.6 years
Most common last names in Clark County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Wilson2680.5 years
Kirchner2081.9 years
Gutting1979.4 years
Smith1977.4 years
Mohr1884.0 years
Roberts1868.0 years
Johnson1782.0 years
Walker1776.9 years
Davis1665.9 years
Heinze1681.2 years
Businesses in Clark County, MO
NameCountNameCount
Dennys1U.S. Cellular1
MasterBrand Cabinets3UPS1
U-Haul1
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