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Maries County, Missouri (MO)


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County population in 2012: 9,014 (all rural); it was 8,903 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,620
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,331
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,868
Renter-occupied apartments: 754 (it was 651 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

31%

Land area: 528 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 17 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Maries County: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (17.4%), Manufacturing (14.0%), Retail trade (11.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 16%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Maries County, Missouri:


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

Males: 4,638  (48.8%)
Females: 4,538  (51.2%)

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Maries County,MO real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Maries County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,064 ($31,925 in 1999)
This county:

$38064
Missouri:

$45229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $357 (lower quartile is $285, upper quartile is $427)
This county:

$357
State:

$520


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $113,733 (it was $71,900 in 2000)
Maries County:

$113,733
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $63,929 - $168,717

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $164,353
Here:

$164,353
State:

$180,542

Mobile homes: $110,663
Here:

$110,663
State:

$37,932

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $5,008
Here:

$5,008
State:

$46,345
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $884
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $270

Institutionalized population: 67

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):


Maries 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: $604 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $708 (0.6%)


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


Maries County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.6%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.9% for Black residents, 91.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 69.6% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 48 years old, American Indian residents: 37 years old, Asian residents: 23 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 33 years old)

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

13.1%
Whole state:

11.7%

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

5.1%
Whole state:

5.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Maries County is $378 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $612 a month.

Cities in this county include: Belle, Vienna.

Maries 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 Maries County: Indian Ford Lakes (A), Gaines Ferry (B), Spencer Store (C), Yarna (D), Highgrove (E), Paydown Club (F), Paydown Gasconade River Public Access (G), Bell Chute Public Access (H), Old Van Cleve (I), Nagogami Lodge (J), Indian Village Site (K), Cairns (L), Indian Paintings (M), Cairns (N), Indian Village Site (O), Cairns (P), Barnharts (Q), Light (R), Lanes Ford (S), Vichy Volunteer Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Maries County include: Liberty Church (A), Beulah Church (B), Kenner Church (C), Davis Church (D), Freedom Church (E), Pentecostal Church (F), Bethel Church (G), Rader Church (H), Ricker Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Dillon Cemetery (1), Dodd Cemetery (2), Grovedale Cemetery (3), Jim-Matt Lawson Cemetery (4), Johnson Cemetery (5), Hart Cemetery (6), Feeler Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Whippoorwill Hill Farm Lake (A), Joe Hanauer Lake (B), Vernon Dillon Lake (C), Charwood Lake (D), Number 70 Lake (E), Number 69 Lake (F), Number 68 Lake (G), Mononame 67 Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Montague Creek (A), Sweetwater Creek (B), Dry Creek (C), Doyle Creek (D), Divins Creek (E), Crumb Creek (F), Mag Creek (G), Coppedge Creek (H), Peavine Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Maries County include: Spring Creek Gap Roadside Park (1), Rinquelin Trail Community Lake State Wildlife Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Gasconade County , Miller County , Osage County , Phelps County , Pulaski County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 212
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 74.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 67 (70% naturalized citizens)

Maries County:

0.8%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 34.5%

Maries County marital status for males
Maries County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Maries County with a mortgage: 541 (23 second mortgage, 17 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 468

Here:

53.6% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.17%
Here55.2%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,912
Total congregations: 30

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents2,532 (51.5%)801 (16.3%)467 (9.5%)414 (8.4%)698 (14.2%)
Congregations10 (33.3%)3 (10.0%)1 (3.3%)4 (13.3%)12 (40.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Maries County - Belle, Vienna

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.



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

6.59 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Maries County:

10.98 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.9%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.1%
Missouri:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Maries County:

11.0%
State:

13.5%


Agriculture in Maries County:

Average size of farms: 265 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $22,275
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $41.97
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.18%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 88.12%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $27,943
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.76%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $37,234
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.00%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 20.50
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.24%
Corn for grain: 737 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 281 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 3070 harvested acres
Vegetables: 29 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 3 acres

Tornado activity:

Maries County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 1.3 times above overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Maries County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/16/2003 at 05:09:22, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, 3.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.7 miles away from the county center
On 7/2/1991 at 03:49:01, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.7 miles away from the county center
On 7/31/2005 at 07:07:07, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/21/1992 at 11:36:21, a magnitude 3.1 (2.3 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 43.2 miles away from Maries County center
On 8/27/1993 at 00:08:34, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, 3.3 MD, Depth: 10.3 mi) earthquake occurred 83.9 miles away from the county center
On 3/30/2001 at 17:13:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Maries County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)

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




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





Maries County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,848 (70%)
  • Carpooled: 846 (21%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 92 (2%)
  • Other means: 35 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 248 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


76 people in nursing homes
9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
67 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $36,296.

7.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,668 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
Missouri average:

7.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.63% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($23,495 average AGI)
1.47% relocated from other states ($8,178 average AGI)
Maries County:

1.47%
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 Phelps County, MO  1.16% ($28,382 average AGI)
from Gasconade County, MO  0.85% ($23,680)
from Cole County, MO  0.51% ($23,200)
from Pulaski County, MO  0.51% ($29,067)


6.72% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,776 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.72%
Missouri average:

7.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.79% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($22,219 average AGI)
0.93% relocated to other states ($4,551 average AGI)
Maries County:

0.93%
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 Cole County, MO  0.99% ($19,172 average AGI)
to Phelps County, MO  0.96% ($34,107)
to Gasconade County, MO  0.86% ($20,880)
to Osage County, MO  0.45% ($24,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Births per 1000 population in Maries County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Maries County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 1.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Maries County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,267 (1,038 aged, 229 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1357.210
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 967.850

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 23.6
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 66.75

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,109

Size of family households: 1,289 2-persons, 529 3-persons, 464 4-persons, 197 5-persons, 83 6-persons, 39 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 970 1-person, 105 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 9 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

98.0% of residents of Maries County speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
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 (100% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $43,147,000 ($4861 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,036,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $20,794,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $11,404,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $177,000
Federal grants: $9,610,000
Federal procurement contracts: $235,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $927,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $189,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,071,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,862,000

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

Births: 515
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 489
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +12
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +65
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Maries County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.32 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Maries County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 43
  • 3 rooms: 55
  • 4 rooms: 459
  • 5 rooms: 877
  • 6 rooms: 689
  • 7 rooms: 375
  • 8 rooms: 188
  • 9+ rooms: 182
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 20
  • 3 rooms: 95
  • 4 rooms: 200
  • 5 rooms: 174
  • 6 rooms: 94
  • 7 rooms: 27
  • 8 rooms: 15
  • 9+ rooms: 13
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Maries County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 118
  • 2 bedrooms: 789
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,574
  • 4 bedrooms: 298
  • 5+ bedrooms: 82
  • no bedroom: 17
  • 1 bedroom: 114
  • 2 bedrooms: 282
  • 3 bedrooms: 211
  • 4 bedrooms: 25
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2
Cars and other vehicles available in Maries County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 136
  • 1 vehicle: 731
  • 2 vehicles: 1,090
  • 3 vehicles: 634
  • 4 vehicles: 200
  • 5+ vehicles: 77
  • no vehicle: 63
  • 1 vehicle: 317
  • 2 vehicles: 162
  • 3 vehicles: 80
  • 4 vehicles: 18
  • 5+ vehicles: 11

63% of Maries County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in Missouri.

Maries County:

63.0%
State average:

54.3%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $29,000


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 Maries County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (44.4%)
  • Electricity (26.2%)
  • Wood (26.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (0.6%)
  • Electricity (41.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (40.6%)
  • Wood (13.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.5%)
  • Utility gas (2.0%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 158
Here:

15.3%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 22
Here:

4.4%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 44
Here:

22.7%
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

Maries County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Maries County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Maries County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Maries County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William6073.5 years
Mary4479.1 years
John3873.6 years
George3678.1 years
Charles3575.2 years
James3073.9 years
Joseph2679.5 years
Robert2670.5 years
Thomas2071.2 years
Frank2078.2 years
Most common last names in Maries County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Ridenhour4476.7 years
Elrod2479.1 years
Jones2378.6 years
Smith2270.2 years
Thompson2075.6 years
Shanks1880.4 years
Mckinney1780.2 years
Crider1575.8 years
Murphy1583.5 years
Picker1477.3 years

Businesses in Maries County, MO


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