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Livingston County, Missouri (MO)


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County population in 2012: 15,037 (63% urban, 37% rural); it was 14,558 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,277
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,751
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,059
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,843 (it was 1,677 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

31%

Land area: 535 sq. mi.
Water area: 4.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 28 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Livingston County: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.2%), Retail trade (15.6%), Manufacturing (12.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Median resident age:  41.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years

Males: 6,801  (44.0%)
Females: 8,394  (56.0%)

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Average household size:
Livingston County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,499 ($32,290 in 1999)
This county:

$38499
Missouri:

$45229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $337 (lower quartile is $240, upper quartile is $439)
This county:

$337
State:

$520


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $98,050 (it was $63,500 in 2000)
Livingston County:

$98,050
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,582 - $162,422

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $147,342
Here:

$147,342
State:

$180,542

Townhouses or other attached units: $53,736
Here:

$53,736
State:

$174,118

In 2-unit structures: $50,819
Here:

$50,819
State:

$114,067

Mobile homes: $82,556
Here:

$82,556
State:

$37,932
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,098
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $262

Institutionalized population: 1,278

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):


Livingston 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: $723 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $716 (0.8%)


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


Livingston County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 22.4%
(21.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 67.2% for Black residents, 54.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.7% for American Indian residents, 22.3% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 37 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 45 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

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

12.4%
Whole state:

11.7%

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

4.9%
Whole state:

5.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Livingston County is $366 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $620 a month.

Cities in this county include: Chillicothe, Utica, Wheeling, Ludlow, Chula, Dawn, Mooresville.

Livingston 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 Livingston County: Dawn Station (A), Bedford Station (B), Missouri Department of Conservation Forestry Northwest Regional Field Fire Office Chillicothe (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Livingston County include: Highland Church (A), Liberty Church (B), Lily Grove Church (C), Mc Corskie Church (D), Mount Pleasant Baptist Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Fairland Cemetery (1), Mayberry Cemetery (2), Plainview Cemetery (3), Arkadelphia Cemetery (4), Ricket Cemetery (5), Ross Cemetery (6), Avalon Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Fish Lake (A), Custer Lake (B), Big Lake (C), Roach Lake (D), Billy Lake (E), Eagle Lake (F), McKenny Lake (G), Cooke Recreation Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Coon Creek (A), Owl Creek (B), Shoal Creek (C), Parson Creek (D), Crooked Creek (E), Cottonwood Creek (F), Penitentiary Branch (G), Clear Creek (H), Circle Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Caldwell County , Carroll County , Chariton County , Daviess County , Grundy County , Linn County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 452
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 57 (23% naturalized citizens)

Livingston County:

0.4%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 85.9%

Livingston County marital status for males
Livingston County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Livingston County with a mortgage: 1,502 (78 second mortgage, 46 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,354

Here:

52.6% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 75.17%
Here75.2%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 10,943
Total congregations: 40

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of God
Adherents5,724 (52.3%)1,671 (15.3%)1,241 (11.3%)589 (5.4%)295 (2.7%)
Congregations14 (35.0%)5 (12.5%)1 (2.5%)3 (7.5%)2 (5.0%)
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristLutheran ChurchUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents210 (1.9%)200 (1.8%)158 (1.4%)158 (1.4%)697 (6.4%)
Congregations3 (7.5%)1 (2.5%)1 (2.5%)1 (2.5%)9 (22.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Livingston County - Chillicothe, Utica, Wheeling, Ludlow, Chula

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Livingston County:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

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

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Livingston County:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.9%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.9%
Missouri:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Livingston County:

9.3%
State:

13.5%


Agriculture in Livingston County:

Average size of farms: 332 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $43,004
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $164.31
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: 31.43%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $34,072
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 54.10%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $71,830
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.14%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.86
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.79%
Corn for grain: 24110 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 10850 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 103984 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Livingston County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Missouri state average. It is 1.1 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Livingston County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/31/2005 at 07:07:07, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 85.8 miles away from the county center
On 5/18/2005 at 19:59:42, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.0 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 89.3 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 77.2 miles away from Livingston County center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Livingston County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Apparel (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

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




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





Livingston County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,910 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 997 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 29 (0%)
  • Taxi: 3 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 5 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 19 (0%)
  • Walked: 188 (3%)
  • Other means: 62 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 341 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $42,821.

6.42% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,728 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Missouri average:

7.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.50% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($18,661 average AGI)
1.92% relocated from other states ($11,064 average AGI)
Livingston County:

1.92%
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 Linn County, MO  0.79% ($31,400 average AGI)
from Grundy County, MO  0.61% ($23,839)
from Clay County, MO  0.35% ($34,556)
from Caldwell County, MO  0.33% ($23,059)
from Jackson County, MO  0.27% ($32,714)
from Carroll County, MO  0.26% ($18,385)
from Johnson County, MO  0.20% ($24,700)


6.61% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,427 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
Missouri average:

7.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.96% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($19,329 average AGI)
1.65% relocated to other states ($8,098 average AGI)
Livingston County:

1.65%
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  0.47% ($30,917 average AGI)
to Grundy County, MO  0.37% ($18,053)
to Jackson County, MO  0.37% ($22,684)
to Linn County, MO  0.31% ($30,250)
to Buchanan County, MO  0.27% ($17,500)
to Carroll County, MO  0.27% ($30,500)
to Boone County, MO  0.25% ($28,923)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Births per 1000 population in Livingston County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Livingston County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Livingston County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,942 (2,568 aged, 374 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.01
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8045.410
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 210.250
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 57158.88

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1231.540
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1539.430
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13.99

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 49.47
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 76.97

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,855

Size of family households: 1,919 2-persons, 774 3-persons, 659 4-persons, 315 5-persons, 110 6-persons, 57 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,758 1-person, 233 2-persons, 32 3-persons, 10 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

97.7% of residents of Livingston County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 36% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $110,259,000 ($7727 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,695,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $39,018,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $23,022,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,227,000
Federal grants: $30,295,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,892,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,805,000 ($253,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,983,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $13,663,000
Federal Government insurance: $13,708,000

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

Births: 853
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 962
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +21
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -154
Here -11 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Livingston County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.13 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:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Livingston County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 13
  • 3 rooms: 55
  • 4 rooms: 390
  • 5 rooms: 1,044
  • 6 rooms: 1,055
  • 7 rooms: 682
  • 8 rooms: 383
  • 9+ rooms: 437
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 79
  • 3 rooms: 274
  • 4 rooms: 532
  • 5 rooms: 380
  • 6 rooms: 217
  • 7 rooms: 97
  • 8 rooms: 27
  • 9+ rooms: 59
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Livingston County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 85
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,029
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,107
  • 4 bedrooms: 655
  • 5+ bedrooms: 183
  • no bedroom: 18
  • 1 bedroom: 424
  • 2 bedrooms: 821
  • 3 bedrooms: 284
  • 4 bedrooms: 108
  • 5+ bedrooms: 22
Cars and other vehicles available in Livingston County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 174
  • 1 vehicle: 1,074
  • 2 vehicles: 1,805
  • 3 vehicles: 683
  • 4 vehicles: 256
  • 5+ vehicles: 67
  • no vehicle: 329
  • 1 vehicle: 871
  • 2 vehicles: 361
  • 3 vehicles: 88
  • 4 vehicles: 18
  • 5+ vehicles: 10

57% of Livingston County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Missouri.

Livingston County:

56.5%
State average:

54.3%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $27,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Livingston County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (49.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.3%)
  • Electricity (16.8%)
  • Wood (4.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.4%)
  • Utility gas (54.7%)
  • Electricity (24.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.2%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • No fuel used (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 125
Here:

7.9%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 27
Here:

2.8%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 39
Here:

10.9%
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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Livingston County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Livingston County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Livingston County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Livingston County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary14980.8 years
William13777.7 years
John13077.3 years
James10874.9 years
Robert8774.3 years
Charles8776.7 years
Helen7781.3 years
George7478.9 years
Ruth6481.6 years
Dorothy5379.8 years
Most common last names in Livingston County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson5375.5 years
Smith5080.6 years
Jones4979.1 years
Johnson4777.9 years
Wilson4276.6 years
Williams3974.0 years
Davis3875.7 years
Cooper3381.6 years
Walker3077.8 years
Thompson2978.0 years
Businesses in Livingston County, MO
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Ace Hardware1New Balance1
Applebee's1Payless1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx2Super 81
Goodwill2U-Haul3
H&R Block1UPS3
La-Z-Boy1Verizon Wireless1
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
Lowe's1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets4YMCA1
Maurices1
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