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Douglas County, Missouri (MO)


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County population in 2012: 13,585 (21% urban, 79% rural); it was 13,084 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,235
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,137
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,111
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,215 (it was 1,090 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

31%

Land area: 815 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 17 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Douglas County: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (17.4%), Retail trade (17.3%), Manufacturing (15.6%), Construction (11.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 11%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Douglas County, Missouri:


Median resident age:  45.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years

Males: 6,754  (47.0%)
Females: 6,930  (53.0%)

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Douglas County,MO real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Douglas County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $30,902 ($25,918 in 1999)
This county:

$30902
Missouri:

$45229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $310 (lower quartile is $246, upper quartile is $359)
This county:

$310
State:

$520


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $91,402 (it was $67,700 in 2000)
Douglas County:

$91,402
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $53,241 - $156,756

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $151,006
Here:

$151,006
State:

$180,542

Townhouses or other attached units: $295,441
Here:

$295,441
State:

$174,118

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $258,537
Here:

$258,537
State:

$127,773

Mobile homes: $133,532
Here:

$133,532
State:

$37,932

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $35,058
Here:

$35,058
State:

$46,345
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $851
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $238

Institutionalized population: 114

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):


Douglas County, MO map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $417 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $467 (0.5%)


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


Douglas County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 20.5%
(20.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 45 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 16 years old, American Indian residents: 49 years old, Asian residents: 54 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 38 years old)

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

17.5%
Whole state:

11.7%

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

6.9%
Whole state:

5.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Douglas County is $384 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $614 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ava.

Douglas 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 Douglas County: Dogwood Tower Site State Hunting Area (A), May Hollow YCC Camp (B), MD State Campground (C), Holt Store (D), Woods Store (E), Omba Store (F), Fields Store (G), Noblett Trailhead (H), Clearwater Reach Picnic Area (I), Sugar Hill Campground (J), Noblett Lake Campground (K), Lone Star School (L), Hebron Access Point (M), Beaver (N), Florilla (O), Mainard (P), Pine Flat Community Building (Q), Skyline Volunteer Fire Department (R), Twin Bridges Volunteer Fire Department (S), Goodhope Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Douglas County include: Nazarene Church (A), Oak Forest Church (B), Fairview Church (C), Bethany Church (D), Blue Rock Church (E), Blue Spring Church (F), Happy Home Church (G), Fairview Church (H), Fieldstone Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Dobbs Cemetery (1), Jenkins Cemetery (2), Huffman Cemetery (3), Livingston Cemetery (4), Laurie Cemetery (5), Coy Cemetery (6), Roper Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Sycamore Pond (A), Braddock Lake (B), Hershell Letsinger Lake (C), Noblett Lake (D), Fox Meadow Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Fox Creek (A), Honey Branch (B), Guffy Creek (C), Dicky Creek (D), Hungry Creek (E), Indian Creek (F), Jack Branch (G), Jacks Fork (H), Cowskin Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Douglas County include: Rippee State Wildlife Management Area (1), Davis Roadside Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Christian County , Howell County , Ozark County , Taney County , Texas County , Webster County , Wright County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 387
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 69.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 120 (45% naturalized citizens)

Douglas County:

0.9%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 57.2%

Douglas County marital status for males
Douglas County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Douglas County with a mortgage: 691 (42 second mortgage, 15 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 605

Here:

53.3% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 26.94%
Here26.9%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,525
Total congregations: 26

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurch of the NazareneLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic Church
Adherents809 (23.0%)574 (16.3%)483 (13.7%)307 (8.7%)277 (7.9%)
Congregations4 (15.4%)3 (11.5%)1 (3.8%)1 (3.8%)1 (3.8%)
NameChurches of ChristAssemblies of GodNational Association of Free Will BaptistsIndependent Free Will Baptists AssociationsOther
Adherents264 (7.5%)250 (7.1%)210 (6.0%)201 (5.7%)150 (4.3%)
Congregations4 (15.4%)1 (3.8%)2 (7.7%)5 (19.2%)4 (15.4%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Douglas County - Ava

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.



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

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Douglas County:

5.24 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.1%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.8%
Missouri:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Douglas County:

8.7%
State:

13.5%


Agriculture in Douglas County:

Average size of farms: 269 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $22,719
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $23.59
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 96.10%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $18,671
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.95%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $21,406
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.81%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.27
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 11.03%
Land in orchards: 45 acres

Tornado activity:

Douglas County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near Missouri state average. It is 1.7 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 24 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/11/1979, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 9 people

Earthquake activity:

Douglas County-area historical earthquake activity is below Missouri state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/7/1991 at 21:24:02, a magnitude 4.0 (3.8 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 52.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/16/2003 at 05:09:22, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, 3.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 51.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/27/2000 at 01:28:45, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 0.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.1 miles away from the county center
On 8/22/2000 at 20:12:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 84.4 miles away from Douglas County center
On 10/21/1999 at 08:18:00, a magnitude 3.9 (3.3 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 12.0 mi) earthquake occurred 88.9 miles away from the county center
On 8/20/1994 at 10:45:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Douglas County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 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 (18%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Machinery (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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




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





Douglas County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,822 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 864 (16%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 132 (2%)
  • Other means: 58 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 433 (8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $29,111.

7.82% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,022 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.82%
Missouri average:

7.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.30% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($14,031 average AGI)
3.52% relocated from other states ($15,991 average AGI)
Douglas County:

3.52%
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 Wright County, MO  0.87% ($26,194 average AGI)
from Ozark County, MO  0.68% ($21,179)
from Greene County, MO  0.61% ($25,640)
from Christian County, MO  0.44% ($19,944)
from Howell County, MO  0.27% ($23,455)
from Webster County, MO  0.24% ($28,400)


7.19% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,578 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.19%
Missouri average:

7.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.50% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($19,531 average AGI)
1.69% relocated to other states ($5,048 average AGI)
Douglas County:

1.69%
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 Greene County, MO  1.47% ($24,150 average AGI)
to Christian County, MO  0.71% ($22,793)
to Wright County, MO  0.71% ($20,069)
to Ozark County, MO  0.54% ($14,591)
to Webster County, MO  0.39% ($30,625)
to Howell County, MO  0.32% ($31,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9

Births per 1000 population in Douglas County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Douglas County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Douglas County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,346 (1,899 aged, 447 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1118.140
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1051.930
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.36

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 16.1
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 36.78

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14.71

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,561

Size of family households: 2,033 2-persons, 802 3-persons, 575 4-persons, 287 5-persons, 127 6-persons, 69 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,421 1-person, 231 2-persons, 23 3-persons, 12 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 3 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

97.4% of residents of Douglas County speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 39% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (24% speak English very well, 76% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (63% speak English very well, 38% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $76,956,000 ($5681 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,814,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $32,477,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $15,329,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $526,000
Federal grants: $25,701,000
Federal procurement contracts: $343,000 ($26,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,580,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $169,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,573,000
Federal Government insurance: $64,000

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

Births: 713
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 755
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +29
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +547
Here:

+40 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Douglas County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.70 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Douglas County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 19
  • 2 rooms: 46
  • 3 rooms: 170
  • 4 rooms: 726
  • 5 rooms: 1,129
  • 6 rooms: 916
  • 7 rooms: 517
  • 8 rooms: 320
  • 9+ rooms: 268
  • 1 room: 16
  • 2 rooms: 62
  • 3 rooms: 117
  • 4 rooms: 258
  • 5 rooms: 328
  • 6 rooms: 216
  • 7 rooms: 62
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9+ rooms: 25
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Douglas County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 32
  • 1 bedroom: 179
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,334
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,950
  • 4 bedrooms: 480
  • 5+ bedrooms: 136
  • no bedroom: 33
  • 1 bedroom: 177
  • 2 bedrooms: 539
  • 3 bedrooms: 282
  • 4 bedrooms: 36
  • 5+ bedrooms: 23
Cars and other vehicles available in Douglas County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 210
  • 1 vehicle: 1,135
  • 2 vehicles: 1,628
  • 3 vehicles: 743
  • 4 vehicles: 282
  • 5+ vehicles: 113
  • no vehicle: 193
  • 1 vehicle: 531
  • 2 vehicles: 285
  • 3 vehicles: 62
  • 4 vehicles: 15
  • 5+ vehicles: 4

62% of Douglas County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in Missouri.

Douglas County:

62.4%
State average:

54.3%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $31,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Douglas County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (49.0%)
  • Wood (32.9%)
  • Utility gas (9.4%)
  • Electricity (7.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (37.4%)
  • Electricity (25.5%)
  • Wood (19.3%)
  • Utility gas (16.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 105
Here:

6.6%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 56
Here:

7.0%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 92
Here:

28.3%
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:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Douglas 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 Douglas County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8173.8 years
John7775.5 years
William7678.1 years
Mary5477.5 years
Robert4273.3 years
George3977.8 years
Charles3376.9 years
Ethel2583.8 years
Richard2570.8 years
Helen2177.8 years
Most common last names in Douglas County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis4476.6 years
Miller4079.0 years
Smith3676.4 years
Johnson2679.8 years
Brown2679.4 years
Williams2675.0 years
Turner2379.7 years
Lakey2373.9 years
Hodges2175.8 years
Hicks2178.4 years
Businesses in Douglas County, MO
NameCountNameCount
FedEx2Subway1
H&R Block1Super 81
KFC1Taco Bell1
Long John Silver's1True Value1
McDonald's1U-Haul1
Pizza Hut1UPS1
RadioShack1Walmart1
SONIC Drive-In1

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