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. 2013 cost of living index in Douglas County: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (29.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 54%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 44%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Douglas County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.8%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
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 2013: $31,825 ($25,918 in 1999)

This county:

$31825
Missouri:

$46931

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $383 (lower quartile is $263, upper quartile is $466)
This county:

$383
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $100,046 (it was $67,700 in 2000)
Douglas:

$100,046
Missouri:

$133,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,952 - $160,305
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $752
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $291

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:

  • 2007: 22 buildings, average cost: $44,700
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $125,000

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $504 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $546 (0.6%)

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 2013: 22.6%
(22.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 43.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.9% for other race residents, 9.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.2%
Douglas County:

23.2%
Missouri:

15.9%
(23.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 42.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.7% for other race residents, 8.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 45 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 45 years old, American Indian residents: 62 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.6%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 38
  • 1990 to 1994: 8
  • 1985 to 1989: 9
  • 1980 to 1984: 17
  • 1975 to 1979: 5
  • 1970 to 1974: 4
  • 1970 to 1974: 5
  • 1965 to 1969: 34

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Douglas County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,94817
Other4921
Catholic2451
Mainline Protestant2301
None10,769-
Douglas 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: 2
Douglas County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Douglas County:

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

5.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Douglas County:

9.1%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Douglas County:

28.8%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 significantly below Missouri state average. It is 3667091.5 times below 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 near Missouri state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 151.8 miles away from Douglas 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 152.0 miles away from the 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 166.0 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 120.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 123.0 miles away from Douglas County center
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) earthquake occurred 274.9 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:


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: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Other Western Europe (27%)
  • Mexico (20%)
  • Germany (14%)
  • Netherlands (12%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Poland (6%)
  • Korea (4%)

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

  • United States or American (31%)
  • English (13%)
  • German (12%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • Dutch (3%)

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:

  • 56 people in nursing homes
  • 32 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 26 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 96 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 18 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $30,680.

6.17% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,952 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.33% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($12,762 average AGI)
2.84% relocated from other states ($16,187 average AGI)
Douglas County:

2.84%
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 Greene County, MO  0.71% ($20,000 average AGI)
from Wright County, MO  0.54% ($19,091)
from Christian County, MO  0.44% ($19,111)
from Ozark County, MO  0.29% ($24,167)


6.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,624 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.31%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.94% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($24,601 average AGI)
1.37% relocated to other states ($6,023 average AGI)
Douglas County:

1.37%
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 Greene County, MO  1.37% ($22,946 average AGI)
to Wright County, MO  0.76% ($23,581)
to Christian County, MO  0.56% ($35,739)
to Ozark County, MO  0.44% ($13,944)
to Webster County, MO  0.44% ($20,889)
to Howell County, MO  0.29% ($23,917)
to Taney County, MO  0.29% ($45,167)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 11.1

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.

2,427 married couples with children.
651 single-parent households (216 men, 435 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 72
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,088
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,021
  • 1980 to 1989: 803
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,417
  • 1960 to 1969: 833
  • 1950 to 1959: 336
  • 1940 to 1949: 443
  • 1939 or earlier: 519
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Douglas County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Douglas County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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