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. 2013 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 (35.6%), Wholesale trade (23.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (22.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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Races in Gentry County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (98.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.5%)
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 2013: $38,820 ($28,750 in 1999)

This county:

$38820
Missouri:

$46931

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $338 (lower quartile is $248, upper quartile is $450)
This county:

$338
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $78,170 (it was $54,100 in 2000)
Gentry:

$78,170
Missouri:

$133,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $45,278 - $143,457

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $119,168
Here:

$119,168
State:

$173,356

Townhouses or other attached units: $140,130
Here:

$140,130
State:

$164,597

Mobile homes: $33,830
Here:

$33,830
State:

$50,605
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $914
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $381

Institutionalized population: 124

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

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $81,200
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $85,000

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $935 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $846 (1.2%)

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 2013: 17.2%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 67.6% for Black residents, 31.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.6%
Gentry County:

17.6%
Missouri:

15.9%
(17.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.7% for Black residents, 30.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 23 years old, American Indian residents: 41 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 31 years old)

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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 19
  • 1990 to 1994: 7
  • 1985 to 1989: 2
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 12

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Gentry County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,91316
Mainline Protestant1,79511
Catholic3381
Other2451
None1,447-
Gentry 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: 3
Gentry County:

4.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Gentry County:

9.64 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

9.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Gentry County:

10.3%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Gentry County:

30.3%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 significantly below Missouri state average. It is 2563533.8 times below 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 slightly below Missouri state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 369.9 miles away from Gentry 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 337.1 miles away from the county center
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 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 361.6 miles away from the 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 354.2 miles away from Gentry 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
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 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: 4, Winter Storms: 3, 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 (%):

  • Germany (48%)
  • United Kingdom (14%)
  • Ireland (11%)
  • Other South Eastern Asia (9%)
  • Australia (7%)
  • Japan (5%)
  • Canada (5%)

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

  • United States or American (27%)
  • German (25%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (3%)
  • Swedish (2%)

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:

  • 134 people in nursing homes
  • 33 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 17 people in other group homes
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 2 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 2 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

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

  • 122 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 46 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in college/university student housing
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $39,274.

5.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,470 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.63%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.28% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($21,672 average AGI)
1.34% relocated from other states ($8,799 average AGI)
Gentry County:

1.34%
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 Harrison County, MO  1.18% ($17,964 average AGI)
from Nodaway County, MO  0.59% ($45,286)
from Buchanan County, MO  0.42% ($25,200)


5.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,164 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.63%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.16% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($19,903 average AGI)
1.47% relocated to other states ($7,261 average AGI)
Gentry County:

1.47%
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 Buchanan County, MO  0.88% ($24,000 average AGI)
to Nodaway County, MO  0.63% ($29,067)
to Harrison County, MO  0.46% ($20,273)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 13.4

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.

1,368 married couples with children.
333 single-parent households (92 men, 241 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 38
  • 2000 to 2004: 246
  • 1990 to 1999: 363
  • 1980 to 1989: 193
  • 1970 to 1979: 570
  • 1960 to 1969: 335
  • 1950 to 1959: 203
  • 1940 to 1949: 173
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,064
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Gentry County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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

Businesses in Gentry County, MO