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Daviess County, Missouri (MO)


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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:

23%
State:

31%

Land area: 567 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 15 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 17%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Daviess County, Missouri:


Median resident age:  40.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years

Males: 4,191  (45.8%)
Females: 4,242  (54.2%)

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Average household size:
Daviess County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,788 ($30,855 in 1999)
This county:

$36788
Missouri:

$45229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $327 (lower quartile is $239, upper quartile is $397)
This county:

$327
State:

$520


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $90,883 (it was $64,900 in 2000)
Daviess County:

$90,883
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,726 - $173,754

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $149,152
Here:

$149,152
State:

$180,542

Townhouses or other attached units: $150,555
Here:

$150,555
State:

$174,118

Mobile homes: $87,414
Here:

$87,414
State:

$37,932

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $5,008
Here:

$5,008
State:

$46,345
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,131
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $259

Institutionalized population: 152

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):


Daviess County, MO map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

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 2009: $746 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $740 (1.0%)


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


Daviess County contract rent distribution in 2009

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:
This county:

15.2%
Whole state:

11.7%

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

4.9%
Whole state:

5.1%

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.

Cities in this county include: Gallatin, Jamesport, Lake Viking, Pattonsburg, Winston, Altamont, Coffey, Jameson, Lock Springs.

Daviess 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 Daviess County: Highland Switch (A), Holmes Bend Public Access (B), Wabash Crossing Public Access (C). 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), Johnson Lake (G), Cook 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

 

Neighboring counties: Caldwell County , DeKalb County , Gentry County , Grundy County , Harrison County , Livingston County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 179
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 18 (61% naturalized citizens)

Daviess County:

0.2%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 51.4%

Daviess County marital status for males
Daviess County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Daviess County with a mortgage: 611 (44 second mortgage, 19 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 604

Here:

50.3% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.00%
Here63.0%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 5,050
Total congregations: 36

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)United Methodist ChurchOld Order AmishLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents2,588 (51.2%)670 (13.3%)658 (13.0%)414 (8.2%)249 (4.9%)
Congregations8 (22.2%)2 (5.6%)8 (22.2%)6 (16.7%)1 (2.8%)
NameAssemblies of GodChurches of Christ Mennonite Church of God in ChristCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents130 (2.6%)79 (1.6%)71 (1.4%)60 (1.2%)131 (2.6%)
Congregations2 (5.6%)3 (8.3%)1 (2.8%)1 (2.8%)4 (11.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Daviess County - Gallatin, Jamesport, Lake Viking, Pattonsburg, Winston

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

3.77 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

11.31 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Daviess County:

8.80 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.1%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.0%
Missouri:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Daviess County:

9.6%
State:

13.5%


Agriculture in Daviess County:

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

Tornado activity:

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.

Earthquake activity:

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:


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).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (3%)

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




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





Daviess County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,378 (67%)
  • Carpooled: 619 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0%)
  • Taxi: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 170 (5%)
  • Other means: 68 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 297 (8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


56 people in nursing homes
122 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
30 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $36,158.

7.53% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,809 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.53%
Missouri average:

7.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.20% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($19,727 average AGI)
2.33% relocated from other states ($12,082 average AGI)
Daviess County:

2.33%
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 Clinton County, MO  0.72% ($31,095 average AGI)
from Jackson County, MO  0.55% ($38,438)
from Clay County, MO  0.41% ($39,917)
from Grundy County, MO  0.41% ($27,917)
from Caldwell County, MO  0.38% ($19,091)
from DeKalb County, MO  0.34% ($18,500)


7.08% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,806 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.08%
Missouri average:

7.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.53% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($25,257 average AGI)
1.55% relocated to other states ($5,549 average AGI)
Daviess County:

1.55%
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 Clinton County, MO  0.76% ($49,227 average AGI)
to Clay County, MO  0.72% ($49,619)
to Buchanan County, MO  0.55% ($30,563)
to DeKalb County, MO  0.52% ($28,133)
to Caldwell County, MO  0.48% ($28,500)
to Grundy County, MO  0.34% ($24,800)

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:

Households: 8,281

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.

Size of nonfamily households: 792 1-person, 101 2-persons, 10 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 3 5-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:

Births: 646
Here:

80 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 450
Here:

55 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: -66
Here -8 per 1000 residents
State +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:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Daviess County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 11
  • 3 rooms: 53
  • 4 rooms: 282
  • 5 rooms: 652
  • 6 rooms: 607
  • 7 rooms: 407
  • 8 rooms: 227
  • 9+ rooms: 194
  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 24
  • 3 rooms: 112
  • 4 rooms: 205
  • 5 rooms: 158
  • 6 rooms: 118
  • 7 rooms: 71
  • 8 rooms: 28
  • 9+ rooms: 19
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Daviess County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 61
  • 2 bedrooms: 696
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,212
  • 4 bedrooms: 356
  • 5+ bedrooms: 106
  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 167
  • 2 bedrooms: 299
  • 3 bedrooms: 208
  • 4 bedrooms: 44
  • 5+ bedrooms: 17
Cars and other vehicles available in Daviess County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 181
  • 1 vehicle: 537
  • 2 vehicles: 1,042
  • 3 vehicles: 504
  • 4 vehicles: 109
  • 5+ vehicles: 67
  • no vehicle: 107
  • 1 vehicle: 344
  • 2 vehicles: 218
  • 3 vehicles: 53
  • 4 vehicles: 16
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

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.

Daviess County:

57.0%
State average:

54.3%


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


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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (59.8%)
  • Electricity (15.7%)
  • Utility gas (11.7%)
  • Wood (9.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45.1%)
  • Electricity (32.9%)
  • Utility gas (9.6%)
  • Wood (7.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 137
Here:

13.3%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5
Here:

1.2%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 16
Here:

9.7%
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.)


Expenditure Revenue

Daviess County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Daviess County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Daviess County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Daviess County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William7678.7 years
Mary7580.6 years
John7274.2 years
James6675.9 years
Charles6575.0 years
Robert5572.0 years
George4378.0 years
Roy3079.8 years
Fred2778.5 years
Ralph2777.2 years
Most common last names in Daviess County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3880.2 years
Brown3881.6 years
Wilson2782.8 years
Whitt2679.5 years
Miller2377.4 years
Cox2179.6 years
Carter2176.1 years
Johnson1875.3 years
Eads1876.6 years
Williams1780.2 years

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