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McDonald County, Missouri (MO)


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County population in 2012: 22,876 (0% urban, 100% rural); it was 21,681 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,544
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,475
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,802
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,385 (it was 2,311 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

31%

Land area: 540 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 43 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in McDonald County: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (22.7%), Retail trade (16.2%), Educational,health and social services (14.0%), Construction (11.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 80%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in McDonald County, Missouri:


Median resident age:  36.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years

Males: 11,661  (47.6%)
Females: 11,422  (52.4%)

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McDonald County,MO real estate house value trend



Average household size:
McDonald County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $32,204 ($27,010 in 1999)
This county:

$32204
Missouri:

$45229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $402 (lower quartile is $304, upper quartile is $490)
This county:

$402
State:

$520


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $88,494 (it was $58,100 in 2000)
McDonald County:

$88,494
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $56,702 - $147,837

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $158,029
Here:

$158,029
State:

$180,542

Townhouses or other attached units: $106,153
Here:

$106,153
State:

$174,118

In 2-unit structures: $113,472
Here:

$113,472
State:

$114,067

Mobile homes: $105,172
Here:

$105,172
State:

$37,932

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $36,310
Here:

$36,310
State:

$46,345
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $903
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $240

Institutionalized population: 133

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):


McDonald 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: $446 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $419 (0.5%)


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


McDonald County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 17.5%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.3% for Black residents, 34.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.9% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 29.4% for other race residents, 12.8% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 36 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 25 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 24 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 22 years old)

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

20.7%
Whole state:

11.7%

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

8.1%
Whole state:

5.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in McDonald County is $370 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $660 a month.

Cities in this county include: Anderson, Noel, Goodman, South West City, Pineville, Lanagan.

McDonald 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 McDonald County: Howe (A), Mount Shira Elk River Public Access Area (B), Lanagan Tower State Public Hunting Grounds (C), Moral (D), Mountain (E), Cowskin (F), Stella Rural Volunteer Fire Department Station 4 (G), Stella Rural Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 Longview Headquarters (H), White Rock Fire Department (I), Stella Rural Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 Pine Log (J), Newville (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in McDonald County include: Oak Grove Church (A), Ozark Church (B), Patterson Heights Church (C), Pleasant Grove Church (D), Greenwood Church (E), Honey Lake Church (F), Kingdom Church (G), Liberty Church (H), Lone Star Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Fairview Cemetery (1), Manning Cemetery (2), Mannings Chapel Cemetery (3), Mitchell Cemetery (4), Price Cemetery (5), Rinehart Cemetery (6), Saratoga Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Jackman Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Elkhorn Creek (A), Deer Creek (B), Saratoga Creek (C), Tanner Branch (D), North Fork Patterson Creek (E), South Fork Beeman Branch (F), Bullskin Creek (G), North Fork Beeman Branch (H), South Fork Patterson Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in McDonald County include: Powell Tower Site State Public Hunting Grounds (1), Elkhorn Tower State Public Hunting Grounds (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Benton County, Arkansas , Barry County , Delaware County, Oklahoma , Ottawa County, Oklahoma , Newton County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 382
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 69.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,215 (18% naturalized citizens)

McDonald County:

5.6%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 51.6%

McDonald County marital status for males
McDonald County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in McDonald County with a mortgage: 1,283 (89 second mortgage, 37 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 954

Here:

57.4% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.56%
Here36.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 7,926
Total congregations: 45

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of the NazareneChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents4,659 (58.8%)846 (10.7%)711 (9.0%)344 (4.3%)336 (4.2%)
Congregations16 (35.6%)7 (15.6%)1 (2.2%)3 (6.7%)2 (4.4%)
NameNational Association of Free Will BaptistsLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurches of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents330 (4.2%)285 (3.6%)223 (2.8%)56 (0.7%)136 (1.7%)
Congregations3 (6.7%)1 (2.2%)6 (13.3%)1 (2.2%)5 (11.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in McDonald County - Anderson, Noel, Goodman, South West City, Pineville

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
McDonald County:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

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

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
This county:

6.58 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
McDonald County:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.3%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.7%
Missouri:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
McDonald County:

15.5%
State:

13.5%


Agriculture in McDonald County:

Average size of farms: 194 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $107,717
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $34.72
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 98.87%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $104,026
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 18.12%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $31,522
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.71%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 23.01
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.58%
Land in orchards: 177 acres

Tornado activity:

McDonald County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near Missouri state average. It is 1.7 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 19 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/15/1988, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 12 people

Earthquake activity:

McDonald County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/7/2007 at 10:40:47, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, Depth: 0.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 76.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: duration magnitude (MD)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in McDonald County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Food (17%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Food (11%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (10%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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




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





McDonald County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,474 (68%)
  • Carpooled: 2,129 (22%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 41 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 3 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 13 (0%)
  • Walked: 244 (3%)
  • Other means: 87 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 599 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $34,226.

9.20% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,084 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.20%
Missouri average:

7.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.86% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($7,848 average AGI)
6.34% relocated from other states ($26,235 average AGI)
McDonald County:

6.34%
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 Benton County, AR  2.53% ($57,547 average AGI)
from Newton County, MO  1.51% ($26,125)
from Washington County, AR  0.42% ($30,926)
from Jasper County, MO  0.39% ($20,920)
from Delaware County, OK  0.35% ($24,136)
from Barry County, MO  0.22% ($22,714)
from Ottawa County, OK  0.17% ($27,727)


9.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,574 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.39%
Missouri average:

7.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.67% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($10,279 average AGI)
5.72% relocated to other states ($15,295 average AGI)
McDonald County:

5.72%
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 Newton County, MO  2.13% ($26,860 average AGI)
to Benton County, AR  2.08% ($26,376)
to Jasper County, MO  0.67% ($21,674)
to Delaware County, OK  0.56% ($22,944)
to Washington County, AR  0.30% ($43,789)
to Barry County, MO  0.30% ($25,158)
to Ottawa County, OK  0.22% ($18,357)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.9

Births per 1000 population in McDonald County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3

Deaths per 1000 population in McDonald County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in McDonald County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,938 (2,293 aged, 645 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1562.770
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 923.660
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 30.64

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 25.14
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 26.27

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8.76

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 135.4. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 22,926

Size of family households: 2,555 2-persons, 1,243 3-persons, 1,128 4-persons, 637 5-persons, 307 6-persons, 204 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,892 1-person, 359 2-persons, 40 3-persons, 24 4-persons, 10 5-persons, 3 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

90.6% of residents of McDonald County speak English at home.
8.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (34% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 31% speak English not well, 21% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (91% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 41% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (62% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 32% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $109,842,000 ($4912 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,480,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $45,115,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $21,878,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $354,000
Federal grants: $34,808,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,262,000 ($1,483,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,424,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $14,635,000
Federal Government insurance: $11,738,000

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

Births: 1,888
Here:

83 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 999
Here:

44 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +453
Here:

+20 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -132
Here -6 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in McDonald County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.54 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in McDonald County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 47
  • 2 rooms: 126
  • 3 rooms: 241
  • 4 rooms: 905
  • 5 rooms: 1,779
  • 6 rooms: 1,340
  • 7 rooms: 634
  • 8 rooms: 377
  • 9+ rooms: 353
  • 1 room: 78
  • 2 rooms: 185
  • 3 rooms: 396
  • 4 rooms: 636
  • 5 rooms: 499
  • 6 rooms: 258
  • 7 rooms: 144
  • 8 rooms: 58
  • 9+ rooms: 57
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in McDonald County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 79
  • 1 bedroom: 378
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,651
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,998
  • 4 bedrooms: 559
  • 5+ bedrooms: 137
  • no bedroom: 112
  • 1 bedroom: 459
  • 2 bedrooms: 965
  • 3 bedrooms: 635
  • 4 bedrooms: 120
  • 5+ bedrooms: 20
Cars and other vehicles available in McDonald County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 267
  • 1 vehicle: 1,622
  • 2 vehicles: 2,498
  • 3 vehicles: 1,025
  • 4 vehicles: 270
  • 5+ vehicles: 120
  • no vehicle: 321
  • 1 vehicle: 1,130
  • 2 vehicles: 680
  • 3 vehicles: 150
  • 4 vehicles: 27
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

50% of McDonald County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 26% lived in Missouri.

McDonald County:

50.5%
State average:

54.3%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $36,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in McDonald County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (42.1%)
  • Electricity (21.0%)
  • Utility gas (20.4%)
  • Wood (15.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (37.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29.8%)
  • Electricity (26.1%)
  • Wood (6.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 222
Here:

7.7%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 51
Here:

4.4%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 73
Here:

20.9%
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.)


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in McDonald County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James12974.3 years
John11274.7 years
William11275.4 years
Mary11078.3 years
Charles9973.7 years
Robert7672.3 years
George5574.3 years
Ruth4378.9 years
Dorothy3976.3 years
Paul3776.7 years
Most common last names in McDonald County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6170.8 years
Williams5674.9 years
Brown4473.6 years
Johnson4277.2 years
Jones3974.8 years
Wilson3877.2 years
Mitchell3576.4 years
Martin2970.4 years
Thompson2875.8 years
Cook2671.4 years
Businesses in McDonald County, MO
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Subway1
FedEx1Super 81
H&R Block3Taco Bell1
Jimmy John's1U-Haul3
McDonald's1U.S. Cellular1
SONIC Drive-In1Walmart1
Browse common businesses in McDonald County, MO

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