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:
Land area: 528 sq. mi. Water area: 2.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 17 people per square mile
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%).
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%)
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:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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.
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
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
Maries County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 1.3 times above overall U.S. average.
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:
Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 5, 2011, Emergency Declared (EM-3317): February 3, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3317, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Missouri Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 5, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1961): March 23, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1961, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 8, 2009 to May 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1847): June 19, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1847, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Emergency Declared (EM-3303): January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3303, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Missouri Severe Storms, Flooding, and a Tornado, Incident Period: September 11, 2008 to September 24, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1809): November 13, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1809, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Missouri Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 17, 2008 to May 9, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1749): March 19, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1749, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: January 7, 2008 to January 10, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1742): February 5, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1742, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Missouri Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 8, 2007 to December 15, 2007, Emergency Declared (EM-3281): December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3281, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Missouri Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 12, 2007 to January 22, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1676): January 15, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1676, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
Missouri Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3232): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3232, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
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).
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:
In family households: 7,815 (2,079 male householders, 522 female householders)
2,097 spouses, 2,545 children (2,310 natural, 76 adopted, 159 stepchildren), 192 grandchildren, 43 brothers or sisters, 30 parents, 50 other relatives, 227 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 1,294 (551 male householders (463 living alone)), 553 female householders (507 living alone)), 190 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 67 (all institutionalized)
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.
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:
57 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
54 per 1000 residents
49 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +12
+1 per 1000 residents
+7 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +65
+7 per 1000 residents
+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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 20
2000 to 2004: 230
1990 to 1999: 748
1980 to 1989: 746
1970 to 1979: 682
1960 to 1969: 492
1950 to 1959: 434
1940 to 1949: 287
1939 or earlier: 689
Rooms in houses/apartments in Maries County, Missouri
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 7050
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