Hickory County, Missouri (MO)

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County population in 2012: 9,391 (all rural); it was 8,940 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,722
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,838
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,304
Renter-occupied apartments: 811 (it was 607 in 2000)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

31%

Land area: 399 sq. mi.

Water area: 13.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 24 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Hickory County: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Construction (29.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.4%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 43%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 48%
  • Unpaid family work: 5%
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Races in Hickory County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  53.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years
Males: 4,731  (45.5%)
Females: 4,896  (54.5%)
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Average household size:
Hickory County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,047 ($25,346 in 1999)

This county:

$29047
Missouri:

$46931

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $325 (lower quartile is $236, upper quartile is $433)
This county:

$325
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $95,962 (it was $61,400 in 2000)
Hickory:

$95,962
Missouri:

$133,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,275 - $143,457
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $788
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $290

Institutionalized population: 65

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):

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Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $527 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $596 (0.6%)

Hickory County household income distribution in 2009 Hickory County home values distribution Hickory County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.6%
(21.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 2.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for American Indian residents, 19.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.2%
Hickory County:

22.2%
Missouri:

15.9%
(22.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 59.4% for American Indian residents, 18.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 53 years old
(Males: 53 years old, Females: 53 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 54 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, American Indian residents: 49 years old, Asian residents: 83 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 12 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hickory County is $359 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $644 a month.

Cities in this county include: Weaubleau, Hermitage, Wheatland, Cross Timbers, Preston.

Hickory 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 Hickory County: Pleasant Hill Community Hall (A), Oak Grove Communtiy Hall (B), Parks Mill (C), Hermitage Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (D), Wheatland Volunteer Fire Department Elkton Station 2 (E), Galmey Volunteer Fire Department (F), Urbana Rural Fire Department Station 2 (G), Pittsburg Volunteer Fire Department (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hickory County include: Saint Bernadette Church (A), Old Baptist Church (B), Fairview Church (C), Olive Point Church (D), Little Niangua Baptist Church (E), Macedonia Church (F), Pomme de Terre Southern Baptist Church (G), Church of Jesus Christ (H), The House of the Lord (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Dooley Bend Cemetery (1), Harper Cemetery (2), Jones Cemetery (3), Fisher Cemetery (4), McCracken Cemetery (5), Mount Zion Cemetery (6), Dorman Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Number 15 Dam (A), Lake Glenwood in Hidden Valley (B), Pomme de Terre Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Decker Branch (A), Short Branch (B), Cover Branch (C), Gover Branch (D), Lindley Creek (E), Clark Branch (F), Brown Branch (G), Thomas Creek (H), Ingalls Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Hickory County include: Pittsburg Public Use Area (1), Dam Site Public Use Area (2), Outlet Public Use Area (3), Quarry Point Public Use Area (4), Wheatland Public Use Area (5), Nemo Landing Public Use Area (6), Pomme de Terre State Wildlife Management Area (7), Cross Timbers Public Use Area (8), Pittsburg Landing Public Use Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Benton County , Camden County , Dallas County , Polk County , St. Clair County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.3%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 107
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 73.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 88 (59% naturalized citizens)

Hickory County:

1.0%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 13
  • 1990 to 1994: 14
  • 1985 to 1989: 2
  • 1980 to 1984: 2
  • 1975 to 1979: 15
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 4
  • 1965 to 1969: 36

Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 48.6%

Hickory County marital status for males Hickory County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Hickory County with a mortgage: 635 (16 second mortgage, 38 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 680

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hickory County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,63918
Mainline Protestant8316
Catholic2301
Other-1
None5,927-
Hickory 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: 1
Hickory County:

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Hickory County:

7.69 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

8.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hickory County:

10.6%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Hickory County:

28.7%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.8%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Hickory County:

Average size of farms: 292 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $30,106
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $36.40
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 89.97%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $25,298
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.38%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $34,995
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.82%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 23.62
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.02%
Corn for grain: 1478 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 391 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1224 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Hickory County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 5097163.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 22 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/12/2006, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 19 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hickory County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 214.7 miles away from Hickory 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 214.7 miles away from the 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 298.4 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 229.3 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 198.0 miles away from Hickory 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 200.0 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 Hickory County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 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 (27%)
  • Mexico (19%)
  • Ukraine (9%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (7%)
  • Nicaragua (7%)
  • Spain (6%)
  • Other South America (6%)

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

  • United States or American (26%)
  • German (19%)
  • English (15%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Swedish (2%)

Hickory County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,094 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 454 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 48 (2%)
  • Other means: 29 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 235 (8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 90 people in nursing homes
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 56 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $31,815.

6.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,557 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.95%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.07% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($20,029 average AGI)
1.89% relocated from other states ($10,529 average AGI)
Hickory County:

1.89%
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  0.73% ($25,364 average AGI)
from Polk County, MO  0.73% ($20,682)
from Jackson County, MO  0.56% ($30,647)
from Dallas County, MO  0.50% ($23,200)


6.71% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($23,084 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.71%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.98% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($17,366 average AGI)
1.73% relocated to other states ($5,718 average AGI)
Hickory County:

1.73%
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 Polk County, MO  1.23% ($31,486 average AGI)
to Greene County, MO  0.80% ($14,458)
to Dallas County, MO  0.46% ($23,429)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.4

Births per 1000 population in Hickory County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 14.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Hickory County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Hickory County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,422 (2,049 aged, 373 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 927.620
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1887.610
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10.79

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 11.6
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 10.79

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.79

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,552

Size of family households: 1,814 2-persons, 439 3-persons, 311 4-persons, 166 5-persons, 67 6-persons, 43 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,319 1-person, 198 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 3 6-persons.

1,205 married couples with children.
384 single-parent households (117 men, 267 women).

97.8% of residents of Hickory County speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (41% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 31% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 36% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $65,179,000 ($7110 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,600,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $36,004,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $17,057,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $350,000
Federal grants: $9,041,000
Federal procurement contracts: $740,000 ($326,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,988,000 ($345,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $7,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,000,000
Federal Government insurance: $193,000

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

Births: 376
Here:

41 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 695
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +10
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +659
Here:

+71 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Hickory County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.16 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 21
  • 2000 to 2004: 898
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,552
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,165
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,445
  • 1960 to 1969: 850
  • 1950 to 1959: 246
  • 1940 to 1949: 122
  • 1939 or earlier: 474
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hickory County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 44
  • 3 rooms: 147
  • 4 rooms: 600
  • 5 rooms: 1,052
  • 6 rooms: 699
  • 7 rooms: 362
  • 8 rooms: 171
  • 9+ rooms: 220
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 35
  • 3 rooms: 106
  • 4 rooms: 150
  • 5 rooms: 153
  • 6 rooms: 84
  • 7 rooms: 41
  • 8 rooms: 31
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hickory County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 128
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,255
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,558
  • 4 bedrooms: 272
  • 5+ bedrooms: 82
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 152
  • 2 bedrooms: 220
  • 3 bedrooms: 186
  • 4 bedrooms: 42
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Hickory County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 83
  • 1 vehicle: 900
  • 2 vehicles: 1,566
  • 3 vehicles: 550
  • 4 vehicles: 130
  • 5+ vehicles: 75
  • no vehicle: 87
  • 1 vehicle: 329
  • 2 vehicles: 144
  • 3 vehicles: 38
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5+ vehicles: 7

59% of Hickory County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Missouri.

Hickory County:

58.9%
State average:

54.3%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $46,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hickory County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (49.7%)
  • Electricity (34.5%)
  • Wood (13.7%)
  • Utility gas (1.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (53.0%)
  • Electricity (32.3%)
  • Wood (11.0%)
  • Other fuel (2.5%)
  • Utility gas (1.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 28
Here:

3.2%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 11
Here:

2.6%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 13
Here:

14.8%
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)

Hickory County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $599,000
    Police Protection: $340,000
    Central Staff Services: $285,000
    Financial Administration: $206,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $110,000
    Libraries: $105,000
    General Public Buildings: $55,000
    Corrections - Other: $45,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $32,000
    Fire Protection: $10,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $31,000
    Central Staff: $5,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $453,000

Hickory County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $129,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $60,000
    All Other: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $38,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $21,000
    Interest Earnings: $15,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $15,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $360,000
    All Other: $61,000
    General Support: $15,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $831,000
    Property: $312,000
    NEC: $13,000

Hickory County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $562,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Hickory County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Hickory County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William5675.7 years
John5277.8 years
James5174.7 years
Mary3879.9 years
Charles3376.1 years
Robert3270.5 years
George2376.6 years
Helen1978.2 years
Walter1875.2 years
Betty1772.8 years
Most common last names in Hickory County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2380.7 years
Moore2377.8 years
Breshears2181.9 years
Johnson2179.1 years
Williams1780.9 years
Taylor1577.9 years
Wright1576.3 years
Miller1573.7 years
Brown1479.7 years
Pitts1382.1 years

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