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Cooper County, Missouri (MO)

County population in 2016: 17,709 (47% urban, 53% rural); it was 16,670 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,000
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,769
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,402
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,785 (it was 1,530 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

31%

Land area: 565 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cooper County: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (29.5%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (18.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 52%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 46%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Cooper County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (88.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (6.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.6%)
Median resident age:  38.9 years
Missouri median age:  38.4 years
Males: 9,331  (52.7%)
Females: 8,378  (47.3%)
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Cooper County,MO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Cooper County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $46,866 ($35,313 in 1999)

This county:

$46,866
Missouri:

$51,746

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $458 (lower quartile is $372, upper quartile is $581)
This county:

$458
State:

$606


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $131,778 (it was $77,500 in 2000)
Cooper:

$131,778
Missouri:

$151,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $82,093 - $204,645
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $982
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $378

Institutionalized population: 1,518

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 27
  • Burglaries: 15
  • Thefts: 121
  • Auto thefts: 7

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 16
  • Burglaries: 3
  • Thefts: 142
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $132,000
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $153,800
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $109,100
  • 2010: 42 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $182,500
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $225,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,094 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $974 (0.8%)

Cooper County household income distribution in 2009 Cooper County home values distribution Cooper County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.2%
Cooper County:

12.2%
Missouri:

14.0%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.7% for Black residents, 8.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.2% for American Indian residents, 8.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 38.9 years old
(Males: 35.4 years old, Females: 42.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.4 years old, Black residents: 31.1 years old, American Indian residents: 48.6 years old, Asian residents: 45.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.3 years old, Other race residents: 25.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cooper County is $388 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $505 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $674 a month.

Cities in this county include: Boonville, Pilot Grove, Otterville, Bunceton, Windsor Place, Prairie Home, Blackwater, Wooldridge.

Cooper 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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Neighboring counties: Anne Arundel County, Maryland , Cole County , Franklin County, Kansas , Jackson County, Indiana , Jefferson County, Kansas , Lawrence County, Ohio , Winchester city, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 738
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 184 (44.1% naturalized citizens)

Cooper County:

1.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 29
  • 2000 to 2009: 68
  • 1990 to 1999: 43
  • 1980 to 1989: 21
  • 1970 to 1979: 13
  • Before 1970: 51
Note: State values scaled to Cooper County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 62.0%

Cooper County marital status for males Cooper County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,020
  • One, attached: 167
  • Two: 324
  • 3 or 4: 202
  • 5 to 9: 177
  • 10 to 19: 82
  • 20 to 49: 25
  • 50 or more: 21
  • Mobile homes: 469
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 1

Housing units in Cooper County with a mortgage: 2,685 (35 second mortgage, 194 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,896

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

61.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cooper County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,12332
Catholic2,1174
Mainline Protestant1,93212
Black Protestant2242
Other1573
None8,048-
Cooper 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
Cooper County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.14 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Cooper County:

8.54 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

6.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Cooper County:

9.0%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Cooper County:

30.2%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.9%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Cooper County:

Average size of farms: 318 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $51,243
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $136.05
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.10%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 56.69%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $43,407
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 51.22%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.01%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $48,610
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.03%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.45
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.45%
Corn for grain: 39351 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 19093 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 60275 harvested acres
Vegetables: 69 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 115 acres

Earthquake activity:

Cooper County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 267.1 miles away from Cooper 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 213.0 miles away from the county center
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) earthquake occurred 227.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 265.0 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 261.1 miles away from Cooper County center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 278.8 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:

  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 22, 2015 to January 09, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3374: January 02, 2016, FEMA Id: 3374, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Flooding, Incident Period: June 01, 2011 to August 01, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3325: June 30, 2011, FEMA Id: 3325, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Missouri Flooding, Incident Period: June 01, 2011 to August 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4012: August 12, 2011, FEMA Id: 4012, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1961: March 23, 2011, FEMA Id: 1961, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3317: February 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 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: 3303, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 08, 2007 to December 15, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3281: December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3281, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 08, 2006 to March 13, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1631: March 16, 2006, FEMA Id: 1631, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Missouri Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3232: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3232, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1463: May 06, 2003, FEMA Id: 1463, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Cooper County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (26%)
  • Indonesia (18%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Africa, n.e.c. (7%)
  • Dominican Republic (7%)
  • Vietnam (6%)

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

  • German (34%)
  • American (20%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (4%)
  • European (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • Dutch (1%)

Cooper County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,045 (83.3%)
  • Carpooled: 481 (7.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 63 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 162 (2.7%)
  • Worked at home: 299 (4.9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 1,640 people in state prisons
  • 224 people in nursing homes
  • 82 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 59 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 29 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 22 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 1,282 people in state prisons
  • 210 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 26 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 2 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $42,904.

7.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,035 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.04%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.29% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($23,744 average AGI)
1.75% relocated from other states ($9,288 average AGI)
Cooper County:

1.75%
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 Boone County, MO  1.49% ($36,000 average AGI)
from Howard County, MO  0.83% ($22,039)
from Pettis County, MO  0.57% ($28,371)
from Saline County, MO  0.37% ($33,087)
from Cole County, MO  0.28% ($47,118)
from Moniteau County, MO  0.21% ($27,538)
from Jackson County, MO  0.19% ($29,417)


6.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,097 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.57%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.83% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($21,424 average AGI)
1.75% relocated to other states ($7,672 average AGI)
Cooper County:

1.75%
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 Boone County, MO  1.45% ($28,562 average AGI)
to Howard County, MO  0.78% ($28,333)
to Pettis County, MO  0.51% ($28,968)
to Saline County, MO  0.24% ($28,000)
to Moniteau County, MO  0.21% ($23,923)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Births per 1000 population in Cooper County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Cooper County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Cooper County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cooper County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cooper County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,083 (2,512 aged, 571 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 350 (9%)

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 Cooper County, Missouri in 1999 - 2014:

  • Cardiac arrhythmia, unspecified (237)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (213)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (199)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (170)
  • Unspecified dementia (131)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (127)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (103)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (96)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (86)
  • Congestive heart failure (76)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.79
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,325
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 284
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 39,435

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,081
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,076
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 31
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 52

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 17

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,709
  • In family households: 13,350 (2,050 male householders, 2,174 female householders)
    3,289 spouses, 4,808 children (4,346 natural, 131 adopted, 325 stepchildren), 337 grandchildren, 121 brothers or sisters, 104 parents, 120 other relatives, 341 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,771 (992 male householders (851 living alone)), 1,340 female householders (1,144 living alone)), 433 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,583

Size of family households: 2,137 2-persons, 905 3-persons, 657 4-persons, 368 5-persons, 77 6-persons, 71 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,996 1-person, 303 2-persons, 27 3-persons.

2,475 married couples with children.
996 single-parent households (208 men, 788 women).

96.9% of residents of Cooper speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (82% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $93,304,000 ($5,406 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,733,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $40,296,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $21,446,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,325,000
Federal grants: $19,110,000
Federal procurement contracts: $945,000 ($205,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,182,000 ($66,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $94,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,640,000
Federal Government insurance: $17,234,000

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

Births: 989
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 919
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +9
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +565
Here:

+33 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Cooper County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.62 millions of gallons per day (17% from ground, 83% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 51
  • 2010 to 2013: 167
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,065
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,127
  • 1980 to 1989: 696
  • 1970 to 1979: 972
  • 1960 to 1969: 931
  • 1950 to 1959: 544
  • 1940 to 1949: 497
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,427
Note: State values scaled to Cooper population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cooper County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Cooper County population
  • 1 room: 18
  • 2 rooms: 11
  • 3 rooms: 62
  • 4 rooms: 384
  • 5 rooms: 886
  • 6 rooms: 962
  • 7 rooms: 742
  • 8 rooms: 613
  • 9+ rooms: 900
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 79
  • 3 rooms: 215
  • 4 rooms: 547
  • 5 rooms: 450
  • 6 rooms: 318
  • 7 rooms: 170
  • 8 rooms: 77
  • 9+ rooms: 112
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cooper County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Cooper County population
  • no bedroom: 20
  • 1 bedroom: 68
  • 2 bedrooms: 750
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,395
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,102
  • 5+ bedrooms: 242
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 343
  • 2 bedrooms: 762
  • 3 bedrooms: 696
  • 4 bedrooms: 112
  • 5+ bedrooms: 44
Cars and other vehicles available in Cooper County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Cooper County population
  • no vehicle: 121
  • 1 vehicle: 1,130
  • 2 vehicles: 1,968
  • 3 vehicles: 911
  • 4 vehicles: 311
  • 5+ vehicles: 136
  • no vehicle: 155
  • 1 vehicle: 1,078
  • 2 vehicles: 562
  • 3 vehicles: 117
  • 4 vehicles: 58
  • 5+ vehicles: 6

87% of Cooper County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 87% lived in Missouri.

Cooper County:

86.8%
State average:

84.3%

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

  • This state: 13,732
  • Other state: 3,697
  • Northeast: 242
  • Midwest: 1,568
  • South: 1,114
  • West: 774

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cooper County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (38.9%)
  • Electricity (30.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.9%)
  • Wood (8.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • Electricity (53.8%)
  • Utility gas (33.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.6%)
  • Wood (3.9%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 194
Here:

10.4%
Missouri:

12.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 92
Here:

7.5%
Missouri:

12.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 84
Here:

15.1%
Missouri:

24.6%

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)

Cooper County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $8,101,000
    Regular Highways: $2,533,000
    General - Other: $1,329,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,028,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $376,000
    Police Protection: $324,000
    Financial Administration: $293,000
    General Public Buildings: $291,000
    Central Staff Services: $236,000
    Health Services - Other: $137,000
    Welfare - Other: $68,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $34,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $200,000
    Police Protection: $69,000
    Financial Administration: $7,000
    Judicial: $5,000
    Central Staff: $4,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,000
    General Public Building: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,393,000

Cooper County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $8,362,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $152,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $50,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $557,000
    Health & Hospitals: $123,000
    All Other: $116,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $2,245,000
    Property: $942,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $41,000
    NEC: $12,000

Cooper County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $224,000
    Beginning: $125,000

Cooper County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,610,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 222
  • Number of aged recipients: 6
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 216
  • Number of recipients under 18: 35
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 160
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 27
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 95
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 91
Cooper County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Cooper County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Cooper County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary17180.0 years
William14375.3 years
John13975.1 years
James9774.1 years
George8979.5 years
Robert8774.3 years
Charles7976.0 years
Helen6481.0 years
Henry5579.3 years
Anna5380.8 years
Most common last names in Cooper County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6979.1 years
Williams5375.3 years
Miller3976.3 years
Harris3680.3 years
Meyer3580.2 years
Jones3376.3 years
Brown2980.3 years
Jackson2976.2 years
Young2680.7 years
Thomas2677.8 years
Businesses in Cooper County, MO
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Arby's1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen1Subway2
Days Inn1Super 81
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx2U-Haul2
Ford1U.S. Cellular1
H&R Block1UPS1
Hardee's1Walmart1
Holiday Inn1Wendy's1
KFC1YMCA1
Long John Silver's1