County population in 2014: 14,232 (67% urban, 33% rural); it was 13,427 in 2000County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,769 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,463 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,420 Renter-occupied apartments: 1,948 (it was 1,963 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 413 sq. mi.
Water area: 15.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 34 people per square mile (low).
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Mississippi County: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Industries providing employment: Construction (22.5%), Educational, health and social services (15.8%), Public administration (13.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.4%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $575 (0.8%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $476 (0.9%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.9%
(22.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.6% for Black residents, 32.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.6% for two or more races residents)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.6%
(23.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.2% for Black residents, 30.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.2% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2013: 39 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 49 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old)
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Mississippi County is $354 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 Mississippi County: Dogwood Tower Site State Hunting Area (A), May Hollow YCC Camp (B), MD State Campground (C), Holt Store (D), Woods Store (E), Omba Store (F), Fields Store (G), Noblett Trailhead (H), Clearwater Reach Picnic Area (I), Sugar Hill Campground (J), Noblett Lake Campground (K), Lone Star School (L), Hebron Access Point (M), Beaver (N), Florilla (O), Mainard (P), Pine Flat Community Building (Q), Skyline Volunteer Fire Department (R), Twin Bridges Volunteer Fire Department (S), Goodhope Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Mississippi County include: Nazarene Church (A), Oak Forest Church (B), Fairview Church (C), Bethany Church (D), Blue Rock Church (E), Blue Spring Church (F), Happy Home Church (G), Fairview Church (H), Fieldstone Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Dobbs Cemetery (1), Jenkins Cemetery (2), Huffman Cemetery (3), Livingston Cemetery (4), Laurie Cemetery (5), Coy Cemetery (6), Roper Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Fox Creek (A), Honey Branch (B), Guffy Creek (C), Dicky Creek (D), Hungry Creek (E), Indian Creek (F), Jack Branch (G), Jacks Fork (H), Cowskin Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Current college students: 311 People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 61.1% People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.6%
Number of foreign born residents: 69 (54% naturalized citizens)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
1995 to March 2000: 14
1990 to 1994: 18
1985 to 1989: 8
1980 to 1984: 0
1975 to 1979: 0
1970 to 1974: 9
1970 to 1974: 0
1965 to 1969: 20
Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.7%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 4,506
One, attached: 170
3 or 4: 169
5 to 9: 57
10 to 19: 23
20 or more: 45
Mobile homes: 540
Housing units in Mississippi County with a mortgage: 1,425 (70 second mortgage, 91 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan) Houses without a mortgage: 1,437
0.0% with mortgage
67.6% with mortgage
Religion statistics for Mississippi County
Mississippi 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: 5
3.68 / 10,000 pop.
1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
1.47 / 10,000 pop.
0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
5.89 / 10,000 pop.
4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
8.09 / 10,000 pop.
7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Agriculture in Mississippi County:
Average size of farms: 1100 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $267,244 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $247.45 The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.72% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $212,494 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 95.51% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $312,739 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 68.42% Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.61 Corn for grain: 54575 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 50104 harvested acres Upland cotton: 640 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 178661 harvested acres Vegetables: 1,045 harvested acres
Mississippi County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 1930798.5 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 24 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 4/11/1979, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 9 people
Mississippi County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 25.0 miles away from Mississippi 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 33.4 miles away from the county center 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) earthquake occurred 136.6 miles away from the county center On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 10.3 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 100.2 miles away from Mississippi 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 116.3 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:
MissouriSevere Storms, Tornadoes, And Flooding, Incident Period: April 19, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1980): May 9, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1980, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
MissouriSevere 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
MissouriSevere 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
MissouriSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1822): February 17, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1822, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
MissouriSevere 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
MissouriSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 1, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1773): June 25, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1773, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
MissouriSevere 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
MissouriSevere Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: February 10, 2008 to February 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1748): March 12, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1748, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
MissouriSevere 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
MissouriSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 8, 2006 to March 13, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1631): March 16, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1631, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Mississippi County (16) is greater than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12 Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Mississippi County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,735 (2,066 aged, 669 disabled) Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 200 (6%)
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Most common underlying causes of death in Mississippi County, Missouri in 1999 - 2014:
Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (498)
Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (231)
1,722 married couples with children.
1,249 single-parent households (150 men, 1,099 women).
99.1% of residents of Mississippi County speak English at home.
0.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (25% speak English very well, 45% speak English well, 29% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $123,649,000 ($9027 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $880,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $37,031,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $22,504,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,611,000 Federal grants: $52,764,000 Federal procurement contracts: $534,000 ($4,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $2,206,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $1,084,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,578,000 Federal Government insurance: $53,420,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
77 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
68 per 1000 residents
49 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +9
+1 per 1000 residents
+7 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +53
+4 per 1000 residents
+5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Mississippi County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.54 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: 115
2000 to 2004: 376
1990 to 1999: 638
1980 to 1989: 481
1970 to 1979: 1,214
1960 to 1969: 787
1950 to 1959: 782
1940 to 1949: 742
1939 or earlier: 624
Rooms in houses/apartments in Mississippi County, Missouri
60% of Mississippi County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 55% lived in Missouri.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 9886
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $28,900
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Mississippi County