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Harrison County, Missouri (MO)


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County population in 2012: 8,728 (30% urban, 70% rural); it was 8,850 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,333
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,306
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,734
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,030 (it was 924 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

31%

Land area: 725 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 12 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Harrison County: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (17.5%), Retail trade (15.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 13%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Harrison County, Missouri:


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

Males: 4,444  (47.9%)
Females: 4,513  (52.1%)

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Harrison County,MO real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Harrison County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $34,227 ($28,707 in 1999)
This county:

$34227
Missouri:

$45229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $311 (lower quartile is $185, upper quartile is $386)
This county:

$311
State:

$520


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $78,938 (it was $49,600 in 2000)
Harrison County:

$78,938
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $39,091 - $123,810

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $112,933
Here:

$112,933
State:

$180,542

Townhouses or other attached units: $52,314
Here:

$52,314
State:

$174,118

In 2-unit structures: $452,538
Here:

$452,538
State:

$114,067

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $199,623
Here:

$199,623
State:

$190,835

Mobile homes: $66,418
Here:

$66,418
State:

$37,932

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,765
Here:

$8,765
State:

$46,345
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,036
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $226

Institutionalized population: 118

Harrison 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: $694 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $576 (0.8%)


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


Harrison County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 18.6%
(18.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 40.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.3% for American Indian residents, 21.1% for other race residents, 19.7% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 38 years old, American Indian residents: 40 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 22 years old)

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

13.5%
Whole state:

11.7%

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

5.3%
Whole state:

5.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Harrison 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: Bethany, Ridgeway, Gilman City, Cainsville, New Hampton, Eagleville, Blythedale, Mount Moriah.

Harrison 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 Harrison County: Great Lakes Pumping Station (A), Miracle Hills Ranch (B), Harrison County Farm (C), Akron Townhall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Harrison County include: Oakland Church (A), Oland Church (B), Fairview Church (C), Otterbem Church (D), Matkins Church (E), New Hope Church (F), Prairie Chapel (G), Hobbs Chapel (H), Shady Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lincoln Center Cemetery (1), Lilly Cemetery (2), Hughes Cemetery (3), Magee Cemetery (4), Mount Moriah Cemetery (5), Mount Olive Cemetery (6), Downey Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Ratliff Lake (A), Lake O' the Woods (B), Hamilton Lake (C), Leonard Lake (D), Landes-Stanley Lake (E), Taylor Lake South (F), Pelzer Lake (G), Bethany City Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: East Fork Big Muddy Creek (A), East Fork Big Creek (B), Martin Creek (C), Donaby Creek (D), Pecks Branch (E), Crabapple Branch (F), Shain Creek (G), Coal Creek (H), Lost Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Harrison County: Miracle Hills Ranch (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Decatur County, Iowa , Daviess County , Gentry County , Grundy County , Mercer County , Ringgold County, Iowa , Worth County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 171
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 85 (29% naturalized citizens)

Harrison County:

1.0%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 75.7%

Harrison County marital status for males
Harrison County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Harrison County with a mortgage: 676 (29 second mortgage, 26 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,002

Here:

40.3% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.23%
Here69.2%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 6,127
Total congregations: 49

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of GodCatholic Church
Adherents2,664 (43.5%)1,312 (21.4%)1,028 (16.8%)246 (4.0%)178 (2.9%)
Congregations14 (28.6%)13 (26.5%)5 (10.2%)4 (8.2%)2 (4.1%)
NameChristian UnionCommunity Church of ChristChurches of ChristChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents160 (2.6%)150 (2.4%)144 (2.4%)109 (1.8%)136 (2.2%)
Congregations1 (2.0%)2 (4.1%)4 (8.2%)2 (4.1%)2 (4.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Harrison County - Bethany, Ridgeway, Gilman City, Cainsville, New Hampton

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

4.52 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Harrison County:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

9.04 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Harrison County:

7.91 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.0%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.7%
Missouri:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Harrison County:

13.7%
State:

13.5%


Agriculture in Harrison County:

Average size of farms: 353 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $43,156
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $130.34
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 59.06%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $39,120
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 38.45%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $37,578
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.55%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.88
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.75%
Corn for grain: 40928 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1244 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 63459 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 2 acres

Tornado activity:

Harrison County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Missouri state average. It is 3.0 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 6 fatalities and 74 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/7/1984, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 3 people and injured 64 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Harrison 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 85.4 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 52.9 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 94.2 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 93.6 miles away from Harrison County center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, 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 (23%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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




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





Harrison County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,072 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 538 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 12 (0%)
  • Taxi: 11 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 142 (3%)
  • Other means: 43 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 284 (7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $32,186.

5.56% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,543 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
Missouri average:

7.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.08% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($16,434 average AGI)
2.48% relocated from other states ($15,109 average AGI)
Harrison County:

2.48%
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 Gentry County, MO  0.44% ($17,714 average AGI)
from Nodaway County, MO  0.32% ($41,900)


6.51% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,285 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.51%
Missouri average:

7.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.59% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($19,203 average AGI)
1.92% relocated to other states ($7,082 average AGI)
Harrison County:

1.92%
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 Clay County, MO  0.50% ($36,625 average AGI)
to Buchanan County, MO  0.44% ($23,643)
to Gentry County, MO  0.35% ($29,455)
to Clinton County, MO  0.31% ($34,900)
to Jackson County, MO  0.31% ($25,900)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8

Births per 1000 population in Harrison County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Harrison County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Harrison County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,103 (1,876 aged, 227 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 11.34
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5444.650
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 226.860
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 37443.28

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1216.760
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1216.760
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11.27

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 47.03
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 78.86

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.27

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,812

Size of family households: 1,283 2-persons, 479 3-persons, 381 4-persons, 199 5-persons, 63 6-persons, 56 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,037 1-person, 136 2-persons, 21 3-persons, 9 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

98.1% of residents of Harrison County speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (37% speak English very well, 60% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (42% speak English very well, 45% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $73,172,000 ($8300 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,497,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $25,789,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,978,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,461,000
Federal grants: $11,777,000
Federal procurement contracts: $700,000 ($11,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,467,000 ($1,377,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $98,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,102,000
Federal Government insurance: $16,526,000

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

Births: 523
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 655
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +15
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +155
Here:

+17 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Harrison County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.49 millions of gallons per day (6% from ground, 94% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Harrison County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 22
  • 3 rooms: 42
  • 4 rooms: 303
  • 5 rooms: 733
  • 6 rooms: 637
  • 7 rooms: 488
  • 8 rooms: 330
  • 9+ rooms: 173
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 51
  • 3 rooms: 160
  • 4 rooms: 218
  • 5 rooms: 237
  • 6 rooms: 98
  • 7 rooms: 80
  • 8 rooms: 40
  • 9+ rooms: 34
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Harrison County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 112
  • 2 bedrooms: 832
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,293
  • 4 bedrooms: 420
  • 5+ bedrooms: 65
  • no bedroom: 16
  • 1 bedroom: 206
  • 2 bedrooms: 412
  • 3 bedrooms: 213
  • 4 bedrooms: 67
  • 5+ bedrooms: 10
Cars and other vehicles available in Harrison County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 138
  • 1 vehicle: 698
  • 2 vehicles: 1,126
  • 3 vehicles: 551
  • 4 vehicles: 147
  • 5+ vehicles: 74
  • no vehicle: 126
  • 1 vehicle: 417
  • 2 vehicles: 264
  • 3 vehicles: 88
  • 4 vehicles: 20
  • 5+ vehicles: 9

60% of Harrison County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in Missouri.

Harrison County:

60.1%
State average:

54.3%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Harrison County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (50.0%)
  • Utility gas (30.4%)
  • Electricity (9.5%)
  • Wood (8.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)
  • Utility gas (38.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (37.1%)
  • Electricity (17.7%)
  • Wood (3.4%)
  • Other fuel (2.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.3%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 51
Here:

5.5%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 34
Here:

6.6%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 26
Here:

18.1%
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

Harrison County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Harrison County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Harrison County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Harrison 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 Harrison County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William11076.8 years
John9778.6 years
Mary9479.8 years
Charles9278.9 years
Robert7974.0 years
James6376.1 years
George4378.8 years
Helen4379.1 years
Mildred4178.4 years
Dorothy3781.5 years
Most common last names in Harrison County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7781.6 years
Johnson3477.0 years
Wilson3176.8 years
Thompson3082.3 years
King2880.7 years
Jones2879.4 years
Hamilton2676.8 years
Harrison2684.1 years
Miller2582.6 years
Baker2581.4 years
Businesses in Harrison County, MO
NameCountNameCount
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Super 81
Jones New York1Taco Bell1
KFC1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
McDonald's1
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