County population in 2012: 8,239 (all rural); it was 8,016 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,319 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,170 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,440 Renter-occupied apartments: 725 (it was 738 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 567 sq. mi. Water area: 2.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 15 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Daviess County: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.6%), Retail trade (15.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.3%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $746 (0.8%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $740 (1.0%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 14.9%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 3.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 11.1% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 27 years old, American Indian residents: 27 years old, Asian residents: 45 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19 years old, Other race residents: 31 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Daviess County is $373 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $578 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Daviess County: Highland Switch (A), Holmes Bend Public Access (B), Wabash Crossing Public Access (C), Viking Valley Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Daviess County include: Alta Vista Church (A), Wesley Chapel (B), Fairview Church (C), Pilot Grove Number Two Church (D), Heath Church (E), Grand River Church (F), Prairie City Church (G), Best Church (H), Centenary Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Everly Cemetery (1), Cope Cemetery (2), Muddy Cemetery (3), Reid Cemetery (4), Frazier Cemetery (5), Civil Bend Cemetery (6), Civil Bend Christian Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: South Lake (A), Osborn Lake (B), Packwood Lake (C), Pattonsburg Lake (D), City Lake (E), Billy Herrin Lake (F), Lake Viking (G), Johnson Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mason Creek (A), East Creek (B), Dog Creek (C), Marrowbone Creek (D), Van Over Branch (E), Koger Branch (F), Cypress Creek (G), Noll Branch (H), Pilot Grove Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 321 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $43,404 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $118.55 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.07% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 59.91% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $45,797 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 45.71% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $55,141 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.74% Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.90 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.21% Corn for grain: 32373 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 3654 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 78678 harvested acres Vegetables: 51 harvested acres
Daviess County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 1.4 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 4/10/1965, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Daviess County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 94.6 miles away from the county center On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.4 miles away from the county center On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.8 miles away from the county center On 5/13/1999 at 14:18:22, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.6 miles away from Daviess County center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)
Most recent natural disasters:
Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 5, 2011, Emergency Declared (EM-3317): February 3, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3317, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Missouri Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 12, 2010 to July 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1934): August 17, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1934, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Emergency Declared (EM-3303): January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3303, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Missouri Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 1, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1773): June 25, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1773, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Missouri Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 8, 2007 to December 15, 2007, Emergency Declared (EM-3281): December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3281, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Missouri Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 6, 2007 to December 15, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1736): December 27, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1736, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Missouri Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 5, 2007 to May 18, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1708): June 11, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1708, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 8, 2006 to March 13, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1631): March 16, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1631, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Missouri Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3232): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3232, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 18, 2004 to May 31, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1524): June 11, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1524, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Daviess County (17) is greater than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12 Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.4 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.2
Births per 1000 population in Daviess County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.2 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population in Daviess County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.6 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Daviess County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,501 (1,321 aged, 180 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1342.200 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1157.490
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 25.5
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 7,222 (1,848 male householders, 455 female householders)
1,890 spouses, 2,496 children (2,309 natural, 41 adopted, 146 stepchildren), 174 grandchildren, 34 brothers or sisters, 45 parents, 65 other relatives, 186 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 1,059 (467 male householders (391 living alone)), 444 female householders (401 living alone)), 148 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 152 (all institutionalized)
Size of family households: 1,141 2-persons, 443 3-persons, 335 4-persons, 209 5-persons, 91 6-persons, 84 7-or-more-persons.
92.3% of residents of Daviess County speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 11% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
6.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (37% speak English very well, 55% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (84% speak English very well, 16% speak English well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $56,029,000 ($6861 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $2,657,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $20,204,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,744,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,907,000 Federal grants: $9,060,000 Federal procurement contracts: $2,396,000 ($1,817,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $2,717,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $1,152,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,042,000 Federal Government insurance: $10,893,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
80 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
55 per 1000 residents
49 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: 0
0 per 1000 residents
+7 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -66
-8 per 1000 residents
+5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Daviess County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.82 millions of gallons per day (85% from ground, 15% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 55
2000 to 2004: 174
1990 to 1999: 688
1980 to 1989: 515
1970 to 1979: 932
1960 to 1969: 344
1950 to 1959: 183
1940 to 1949: 117
1939 or earlier: 987
Rooms in houses/apartments in Daviess County, Missouri
57% of Daviess County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Missouri.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 6039
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $24,800
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 Daviess County