Holt County, Missouri (MO)

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County population in 2012: 4,655 (all rural); it was 5,351 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 772
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 848
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,665
Renter-occupied apartments: 513 (it was 572 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

31%

Land area: 462 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 10 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Holt County: 77.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (46.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.3%), Retail trade (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 13%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 83%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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Races in Holt County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.2%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.8%)
Median resident age:  46.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years
Males: 2,426  (53.8%)
Females: 2,486  (46.2%)
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Average household size:
Holt County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,571 ($29,461 in 1999)

This county:

$42571
Missouri:

$46931

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $335 (lower quartile is $259, upper quartile is $412)
This county:

$335
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $76,712 (it was $50,700 in 2000)
Holt:

$76,712
Missouri:

$133,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $47,309 - $137,348
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $892
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $337

Institutionalized population: 101

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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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $72,100
  • 2008: 23 buildings, average cost: $28,800
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $180,000

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $883 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $766 (1.1%)

Holt County household income distribution in 2009 Holt County home values distribution Holt County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.3%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for Black residents, 25.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.4% for American Indian residents, 13.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.7%
Holt County:

12.7%
Missouri:

15.9%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.2% for American Indian residents, 12.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 46 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 48 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 25 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 26 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 34 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Holt 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: Mound City, Oregon, Maitland, Forest City, Craig, Big Lake, Fortescue, Bigelow, Corning.

Holt County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Holt County: Christian Camp (A), Lake Shore Community Hall (B), Mound City Rural Fire and Rescue (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Holt County include: Saint Peters Church (A), Sharps Grove Church (B), Bethel Church (C), Shiloh Church (D), Benton Church (E), Woodville Church (F), Nichols Grove Church (G), Ebenezer Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Schooler Cemetery (1), Mount Hope Cemetery (2), Center District Cemetery (3), Nichols Grove Cemetery (4), Nodaway Cemetery (5), McGuire Cemetery (6), Cowan Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Bluff Pool (A), Eagle Pool (B), Mallard Marsh (C), Pintail Pool (D), Snow Goose Pool (E), Pelican Pool (F), Bailey Lake (G), Wiley Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Swope Creek (A), Blair Creek (B), Cannon Creek (C), Elkhorn Creek (D), Easter Creek (E), Dyer Branch (F), Davis Creek (G), Davis Branch (H), Smith Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Holt County include: Riverbreaks Conservation Area (1), Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge (2), Thurnau State Wildlife Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Andrew County , Atchison County , Doniphan County, Kansas , Nemaha County, Nebraska , Nodaway County , Richardson County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.9%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 128
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 24 (71% naturalized citizens)

Holt County:

0.4%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 9
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 13

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.8%

Holt County marital status for males Holt County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Holt County with a mortgage: 501 (35 second mortgage, 22 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 642

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Holt County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,87119
Mainline Protestant1,56813
Other1821
Catholic501
None1,241-
Holt 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
Holt County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Holt County:

6.05 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

12.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Holt County:

9.8%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Holt County:

30.6%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.1%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Holt County:

Average size of farms: 519 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $98,348
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $209.25
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 15.44%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $78,222
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 76.57%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.87%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $87,437
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.54%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.94
Corn for grain: 84212 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1177 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 101399 harvested acres
Vegetables: 22 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Holt County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 11613341.0 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Holt County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 76% 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 41.0 miles away from Holt 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 408.6 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 367.8 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 31.6 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 381.2 miles away from Holt County center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 265.5 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 Holt County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, 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 (21%)
  • South Africa (21%)
  • United Kingdom (17%)
  • Canada (17%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • Australia (8%)

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

  • German (34%)
  • United States or American (26%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Dutch (2%)
  • Swedish (2%)

Holt County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,952 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 276 (11%)
  • Ferryboat: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 70 (3%)
  • Other means: 13 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 152 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

95 people in nursing homes
6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
91 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
10 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,462.

5.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($24,618 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.57% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($16,206 average AGI)
1.63% relocated from other states ($8,412 average AGI)
Holt County:

1.63%
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 Buchanan County, MO  1.33% ($25,538 average AGI)
from Nodaway County, MO  0.71% ($20,357)


6.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,593 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.44% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($43,374 average AGI)
1.77% relocated to other states ($8,211 average AGI)
Holt County:

1.77%
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  1.26% ($26,280 average AGI)
to Nodaway County, MO  1.16% ($28,957)
to Andrew County, MO  0.50% ($344,300)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5

Births per 1000 population in Holt County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 14.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Holt County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Holt County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,200 (1,067 aged, 133 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1298.960
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1279.280

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18.01
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 98.41

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 19.68

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,811

Size of family households: 800 2-persons, 282 3-persons, 210 4-persons, 92 5-persons, 29 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 612 1-person, 86 2-persons, 10 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

974 married couples with children.
222 single-parent households (65 men, 157 women).

97.9% of residents of Holt County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $55,011,000 ($10814 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $922,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $16,538,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,001,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,884,000
Federal grants: $17,567,000
Federal procurement contracts: $772,000 ($358,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,249,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $504,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,063,000
Federal Government insurance: $52,714,000

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

Births: 311
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 393
Here:

77 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -179
Here -35 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Holt County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.52 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 77
  • 2000 to 2004: 195
  • 1990 to 1999: 290
  • 1980 to 1989: 197
  • 1970 to 1979: 460
  • 1960 to 1969: 284
  • 1950 to 1959: 238
  • 1940 to 1949: 192
  • 1939 or earlier: 876
Rooms in houses/apartments in Holt County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 1
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 35
  • 4 rooms: 187
  • 5 rooms: 403
  • 6 rooms: 413
  • 7 rooms: 252
  • 8 rooms: 211
  • 9+ rooms: 158
  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 35
  • 3 rooms: 102
  • 4 rooms: 122
  • 5 rooms: 102
  • 6 rooms: 108
  • 7 rooms: 40
  • 8 rooms: 33
  • 9+ rooms: 27
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Holt County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 1
  • 1 bedroom: 70
  • 2 bedrooms: 550
  • 3 bedrooms: 748
  • 4 bedrooms: 258
  • 5+ bedrooms: 38
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 171
  • 2 bedrooms: 199
  • 3 bedrooms: 139
  • 4 bedrooms: 34
  • 5+ bedrooms: 20
Cars and other vehicles available in Holt County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 50
  • 1 vehicle: 424
  • 2 vehicles: 803
  • 3 vehicles: 278
  • 4 vehicles: 89
  • 5+ vehicles: 21
  • no vehicle: 100
  • 1 vehicle: 248
  • 2 vehicles: 156
  • 3 vehicles: 49
  • 4 vehicles: 15
  • 5+ vehicles: 4

67% of Holt 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, 61% lived in Missouri.

Holt County:

66.5%
State average:

54.3%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $29,200


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 Holt County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (35.7%)
  • Electricity (28.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27.3%)
  • Wood (5.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Electricity (37.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30.2%)
  • Utility gas (23.6%)
  • Wood (3.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.1%)
  • Other fuel (1.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 15
Here:

2.4%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 18
Here:

5.1%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6
Here:

5.9%
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)

Holt County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,506,000
    General - Other: $644,000
    Housing & Community Development: $452,000
    Financial Administration: $192,000
    Police Protection: $174,000
    Central Staff Services: $163,000
    Health Services - Other: $106,000
    Corrections - Other: $90,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $75,000
    General Public Buildings: $37,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $20,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $694,000

Holt County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $210,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $451,000
    All Other: $205,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $60,000
    Interest Earnings: $14,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $361,000
    All Other: $305,000
    General Support: $24,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,049,000
    Property: $638,000
    NEC: $6,000

Holt County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $743,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Holt County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Holt County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8178.6 years
William6377.6 years
Mary5979.4 years
Charles4777.8 years
George3878.3 years
James3279.3 years
Helen3081.9 years
Ruth2980.4 years
Dorothy2574.1 years
Robert2573.7 years
Most common last names in Holt County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4782.4 years
Miller2382.8 years
Davis2281.5 years
Sipes2177.3 years
Nauman2083.4 years
Wright1978.7 years
Kurtz1980.8 years
Meyer1978.6 years
Long1978.6 years
Markt1783.2 years
Businesses in Holt County, MO
NameCountNameCount
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Subway1
FedEx1Super 81