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Gentry County, Missouri (MO)


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County population in 2012: 6,777 (all rural); it was 6,861 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,039
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 983
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,046
Renter-occupied apartments: 652 (it was 701 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

31%

Land area: 492 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 14 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gentry County: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.4%), Retail trade (15.1%), Manufacturing (11.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (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 Gentry County, Missouri:


Median resident age:  42.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years

Males: 3,258  (49.6%)
Females: 3,480  (50.4%)

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Average household size:
Gentry County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $34,278 ($28,750 in 1999)
This county:

$34278
Missouri:

$45229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $307 (lower quartile is $228, upper quartile is $375)
This county:

$307
State:

$520


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $81,431 (it was $54,100 in 2000)
Gentry County:

$81,431
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $43,061 - $141,962

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $122,246
Here:

$122,246
State:

$180,542

In 2-unit structures: $23,452
Here:

$23,452
State:

$114,067

Mobile homes: $93,200
Here:

$93,200
State:

$37,932
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,046
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $237

Institutionalized population: 124

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


Gentry 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: $783 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $698 (1.0%)


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


Gentry County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 16.0%
(15.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 45.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.3% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 11 years old, American Indian residents: 38 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 12 years old)

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

12.0%
Whole state:

11.7%

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

4.1%
Whole state:

5.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Gentry 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: Albany, Stanberry, King City, McFall, Darlington, Gentry.

Gentry 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 location: Andy Denton Public Access (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Gentry County include: Newcastle Church (A), Green Ridge Church (B), Knox Church (C), Long Branch Church (D), Willow Row Church (E), Mount Zion Church (F), New Friendship Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Gribble Cemetery (1), Long Branch Cemetery (2), Half Cemetery (3), Ernst Cemetery (4), Finders Cemetery (5), Lone Star Cemetery (6), Magee Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lee Lake (A), King City Reservoir (B), Limpp Lake (C), C-63 Lake (D), Limpp Community State Lake (E), Curt Lee Lake (F), Ettieville Lake (G), Waltemath Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: East Fork Grand River (A), Martin Branch (B), Dawson Branch (C), Chapman Branch (D), Moccasin Creek (E), Clayber Branch (F), Chalk Run (G), Long Branch (H), Canaday Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Andrew County , Daviess County , DeKalb County , Harrison County , Nodaway County , Worth County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 129
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 44 (20% naturalized citizens)

Gentry County:

0.6%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 66.6%

Gentry County marital status for males
Gentry County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Gentry County with a mortgage: 528 (27 second mortgage, 13 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 806

Here:

39.6% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 79.59%
Here79.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 5,461
Total congregations: 29

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Catholic ChurchOther
Adherents2,872 (52.6%)904 (16.6%)621 (11.4%)420 (7.7%)644 (11.8%)
Congregations9 (31.0%)5 (17.2%)4 (13.8%)2 (6.9%)9 (31.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Gentry County - Albany, Stanberry, King City, McFall, Darlington

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

4.82 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

9.64 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Gentry County:

9.64 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.3%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.3%
Missouri:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Gentry County:

14.5%
State:

13.5%


Agriculture in Gentry County:

Average size of farms: 355 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $66,308
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $120.13
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 73.87%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $65,634
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 40.62%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $41,201
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.67%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.11
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.93%
Corn for grain: 30084 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1600 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 55119 harvested acres
Vegetables: 40 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Gentry County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 2.4 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/16/1960, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gentry County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 97% 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 66.4 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 34.9 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 70.7 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 77.7 miles away from Gentry County center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Gentry County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, 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 (17%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Machinery (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Health care (27%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Social assistance (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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




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





Gentry County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,288 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 438 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 62 (2%)
  • Other means: 15 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 146 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $35,209.

5.02% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,893 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
Missouri average:

7.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.73% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($20,372 average AGI)
1.29% relocated from other states ($9,512 average AGI)
Gentry County:

1.29%
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 Buchanan County, MO  0.95% ($21,043 average AGI)
from Harrison County, MO  0.46% ($29,455)


6.64% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,945 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.64%
Missouri average:

7.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.69% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($19,006 average AGI)
1.96% relocated to other states ($8,939 average AGI)
Gentry County:

1.96%
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 Buchanan County, MO  1.02% ($20,880 average AGI)
to Nodaway County, MO  0.65% ($20,813)
to Harrison County, MO  0.57% ($17,714)
to Clay County, MO  0.41% ($44,600)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2

Births per 1000 population in Gentry County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Gentry County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 2.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Gentry County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,769 (1,445 aged, 324 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 15.33
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 17537.94
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 536.560
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 36394.3

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1281.460
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1861.170

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 28.83
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 45.77

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15.26

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,561

Size of family households: 901 2-persons, 335 3-persons, 285 4-persons, 156 5-persons, 59 6-persons, 53 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 776 1-person, 91 2-persons, 13 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 1 6-persons.

97.4% of residents of Gentry County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (33% speak English very well, 67% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $63,057,000 ($9667 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,393,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $21,483,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $14,429,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,902,000
Federal grants: $10,680,000
Federal procurement contracts: $563,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,999,000 ($3,678,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $288,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $734,000
Federal Government insurance: $12,491,000

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

Births: 373
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 508
Here:

77 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +17
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -179
Here -27 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Gentry County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.82 millions of gallons per day (39% from ground, 61% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Gentry County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 54
  • 4 rooms: 222
  • 5 rooms: 500
  • 6 rooms: 525
  • 7 rooms: 354
  • 8 rooms: 207
  • 9+ rooms: 178
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 24
  • 3 rooms: 159
  • 4 rooms: 146
  • 5 rooms: 164
  • 6 rooms: 108
  • 7 rooms: 54
  • 8 rooms: 12
  • 9+ rooms: 26
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Gentry County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 67
  • 2 bedrooms: 646
  • 3 bedrooms: 988
  • 4 bedrooms: 249
  • 5+ bedrooms: 96
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 190
  • 2 bedrooms: 254
  • 3 bedrooms: 211
  • 4 bedrooms: 27
  • 5+ bedrooms: 11
Cars and other vehicles available in Gentry County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 101
  • 1 vehicle: 552
  • 2 vehicles: 903
  • 3 vehicles: 349
  • 4 vehicles: 110
  • 5+ vehicles: 31
  • no vehicle: 91
  • 1 vehicle: 366
  • 2 vehicles: 174
  • 3 vehicles: 63
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

61% of Gentry County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Missouri.

Gentry County:

60.7%
State average:

54.3%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $13,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Gentry County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (41.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39.1%)
  • Electricity (10.5%)
  • Wood (7.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.5%)
  • Electricity (32.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32.0%)
  • Utility gas (26.7%)
  • Wood (5.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.0%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 52
Here:

6.2%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 33
Here:

6.8%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 15
Here:

13.4%
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:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Gentry County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary7681.5 years
John7478.6 years
William7076.9 years
James6977.4 years
Charles6375.9 years
Robert5175.0 years
George4976.6 years
Ruth3482.1 years
Helen2977.5 years
Anna2683.2 years
Most common last names in Gentry County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller4576.1 years
Wilson3779.4 years
Smith3080.0 years
Johnson2779.9 years
Hill2375.0 years
Williams2381.6 years
Jones2277.6 years
Rainey2180.3 years
Martin2179.2 years
Adams1981.5 years

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