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. 2013 cost of living index in Maries County: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (38.5%), Manufacturing (25.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 44%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Maries County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.8%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
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 2013: $42,162 ($31,925 in 1999)

This county:

$42162
Missouri:

$46931

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $382 (lower quartile is $319, upper quartile is $458)
This county:

$382
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $113,074 (it was $71,900 in 2000)
Maries:

$113,074
Missouri:

$133,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $67,916 - $209,668
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $927
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $303

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:

  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2009: 0 buildings

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $820 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $811 (0.7%)

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 2013: 16.7%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 90.0% for Black residents, 35.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 50.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.2%
Maries County:

17.2%
Missouri:

15.9%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 89.8% for Black residents, 34.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 46.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 43 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 48 years old, American Indian residents: 61 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 14 years old, Other race residents: 17 years old)

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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 12
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 16
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 21
  • 1965 to 1969: 16

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Maries County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,63418
Catholic7063
Mainline Protestant7064
Other1391
None4,991-
Maries 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
Maries County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Maries County:

6.59 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

10.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Maries County:

8.9%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Maries County:

30.1%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 significantly below Missouri state average. It is 4771544.6 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

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

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 218.8 miles away from Maries 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 146.2 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 158.2 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 194.2 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 222.3 miles away from Maries County center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 224.6 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 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: 8, Winter Storms: 5, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 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 (39%)
  • Mexico (25%)
  • Ethiopia (13%)
  • Canada (13%)
  • United Kingdom (9%)

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

  • German (31%)
  • United States or American (27%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • English (10%)
  • European (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

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 2010 was $45,932.

6.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,578 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.59%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.20% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($23,186 average AGI)
1.39% relocated from other states ($4,392 average AGI)
Maries County:

1.39%
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 Phelps County, MO  1.16% ($30,114 average AGI)
from Gasconade County, MO  0.79% ($20,167)
from Cole County, MO  0.43% ($29,154)
from Osage County, MO  0.36% ($26,636)
from Franklin County, MO  0.33% ($43,600)


6.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,459 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.59% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($23,749 average AGI)
1.50% relocated to other states ($4,705 average AGI)
Maries County:

1.50%
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 Phelps County, MO  0.86% ($39,231 average AGI)
to Cole County, MO  0.67% ($30,950)
to Gasconade County, MO  0.60% ($26,889)
to Osage County, MO  0.57% ($20,529)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 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.

1,673 married couples with children.
452 single-parent households (155 men, 297 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 126
  • 2000 to 2004: 652
  • 1990 to 1999: 724
  • 1980 to 1989: 705
  • 1970 to 1979: 582
  • 1960 to 1969: 247
  • 1950 to 1959: 588
  • 1940 to 1949: 285
  • 1939 or earlier: 715
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Maries County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $885,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $256,000
    Police Protection: $197,000
    Central Staff Services: $102,000
    General - Other: $100,000
    Corrections - Other: $73,000
    Financial Administration: $72,000
    General Public Buildings: $10,000
    Health Services - Other: $8,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $759,000

Maries County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Federal Intergovernmental - Electric Utilities: $7,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $154,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $84,000
    General Support: $1,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $553,000
    Property: $436,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $317,000
    Other Selective Sales: $57,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $35,000
    NEC: $2,000

Maries County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $300,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Maries County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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