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Mississippi County, Missouri (MO)

County population in 2014: 14,232 (67% urban, 33% rural); it was 13,427 in 2000
County 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:

36%
State:

31%

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)

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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%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 31%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 52%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Mississippi County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (73.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (23.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years
Males: 7,624  (53.6%)
Females: 6,608  (46.4%)
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Average household size:
Mississippi County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,504 ($23,012 in 1999)

This county:

$29504
Missouri:

$46931

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $357 (lower quartile is $249, upper quartile is $420)
This county:

$357
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $58,919 (it was $45,200 in 2000)
Mississippi:

$58,919
Missouri:

$133,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $28,347 - $96,853
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $740
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $309

Institutionalized population: 1,848

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 16
  • Burglaries: 29
  • Thefts: 46
  • Auto thefts: 10

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 28
  • Thefts: 62
  • Auto thefts: 2
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $83,800
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $59,700
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $58,100
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $74,600
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $84,500
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $77,600
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $86,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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%)

Mississippi County household income distribution in 2009 Mississippi County home values distribution Mississippi County contract rent distribution in 2009
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%
Mississippi County:

27.6%
Missouri:

15.9%
(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.

Cities in this county include: Charleston, East Prairie, Bertrand, Wyatt, Anniston, Wilson City, Pinhook.

Mississippi County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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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

Lakes and reservoirs: Sycamore Pond (A), Braddock Lake (B), Hershell Letsinger Lake (C), Noblett Lake (D), Fox Meadow Lake (E). 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

Parks in Mississippi County include: Rippee State Wildlife Management Area (1), Davis Roadside Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Cape Girardeau County , Carter County , Charles City County, Virginia , Giles County, Virginia , Grayson County, Virginia , Newton County , Woodward County, Oklahoma .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

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)

Mississippi County:

0.5%
Whole state:

2.7%

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%

Mississippi County marital status for males Mississippi County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,506
  • One, attached: 170
  • Two: 330
  • 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

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Mississippi County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,61427
Mainline Protestant7164
Black Protestant6674
Catholic3531
Other-1
None8,008-
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
Mississippi County:

3.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Mississippi County:

5.89 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

8.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Mississippi County:

9.9%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Mississippi County:

30.0%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.4%
State:

13.5%

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

Tornado activity:

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

Earthquake activity:

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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

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

  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (58%)
  • Germany (22%)
  • United Kingdom (12%)
  • Iran (9%)

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

  • United States or American (20%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • English (9%)
  • German (8%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • African (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Mississippi County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,952 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 910 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5 (0%)
  • Taxi: 9 (0%)
  • Walked: 141 (3%)
  • Other means: 108 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 158 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 173 people in nursing homes
  • 87 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children

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

  • 1,607 people in state prisons
  • 123 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 115 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 15 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 3 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,832.

5.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($23,694 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.44% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($13,865 average AGI)
1.83% relocated from other states ($9,829 average AGI)
Mississippi County:

1.83%
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 Scott County, MO  1.62% ($20,691 average AGI)
from Cape Girardeau County, MO  0.55% ($23,478)
from New Madrid County, MO  0.33% ($25,929)


5.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,422 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.63% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($20,004 average AGI)
1.87% relocated to other states ($8,418 average AGI)
Mississippi County:

1.87%
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 Scott County, MO  1.71% ($26,611 average AGI)
to Cape Girardeau County, MO  0.59% ($31,360)
to New Madrid County, MO  0.47% ($31,100)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.8

Births per 1000 population in Mississippi County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Mississippi County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Mississippi County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Mississippi County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

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)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (218)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (138)
  • Congestive heart failure (107)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (106)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (82)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (64)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (50)
  • Unspecified dementia (47)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1706.010
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1404.520
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 29.41

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 29.86
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 66.18

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14.71

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,484
  • In family households: 10,492 (2,158 male householders, 1,284 female householders)
    2,238 spouses, 3,515 children (3,195 natural, 73 adopted, 247 stepchildren), 501 grandchildren, 128 brothers or sisters, 77 parents, 166 other relatives, 362 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,992 (759 male householders (638 living alone)), 979 female householders (891 living alone)), 254 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,874 (1,848 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,557 2-persons, 858 3-persons, 596 4-persons, 259 5-persons, 107 6-persons, 65 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,529 1-person, 179 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 9 4-persons, 3 5-persons.

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:

Births: 1,046
Here:

77 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 919
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +9
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +53
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+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:
Here:

5.5
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.2

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
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 15
  • 3 rooms: 87
  • 4 rooms: 632
  • 5 rooms: 976
  • 6 rooms: 748
  • 7 rooms: 533
  • 8 rooms: 254
  • 9+ rooms: 175
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 53
  • 3 rooms: 240
  • 4 rooms: 574
  • 5 rooms: 611
  • 6 rooms: 265
  • 7 rooms: 95
  • 8 rooms: 61
  • 9+ rooms: 51
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Mississippi County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 109
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,164
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,665
  • 4 bedrooms: 357
  • 5+ bedrooms: 120
  • no bedroom: 26
  • 1 bedroom: 344
  • 2 bedrooms: 874
  • 3 bedrooms: 569
  • 4 bedrooms: 109
  • 5+ bedrooms: 41
Cars and other vehicles available in Mississippi County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 235
  • 1 vehicle: 1,236
  • 2 vehicles: 1,424
  • 3 vehicles: 411
  • 4 vehicles: 72
  • 5+ vehicles: 42
  • no vehicle: 626
  • 1 vehicle: 746
  • 2 vehicles: 459
  • 3 vehicles: 107
  • 4 vehicles: 16
  • 5+ vehicles: 9

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.

Mississippi County:

60.4%
State average:

54.3%

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

  • This state: 9886
  • Northeast: 40
  • Midwest: 1459
  • South: 1785
  • West: 158

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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (56.6%)
  • Electricity (21.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.8%)
  • Wood (1.8%)
  • Utility gas (60.6%)
  • Electricity (20.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 33
Here:

2.1%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 15
Here:

1.9%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 46
Here:

16.9%
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Mississippi County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $9,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $1,656,000
    Regular Highways: $983,000
    General - Other: $555,000
    Police Protection: $445,000
    Financial Administration: $296,000
    Central Staff Services: $230,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $216,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $141,000
    General Public Buildings: $125,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $22,000
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $15,000
    Air Transportation: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $368,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,997,000

Mississippi County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $147,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $20,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $930,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $177,000
    Highways: $127,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $227,000
    Interest Earnings: $26,000
    Rents: $5,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $720,000
    All Other: $678,000
    General Local Government Support: $95,000
    Water Utilities: $9,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,430,000
    Property: $927,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $11,000

Mississippi County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,841,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,467,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $386,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,000

Mississippi County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,987,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 706
  • Number of aged recipients: 76
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 630
  • Number of recipients under 18: 86
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 442
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 178
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 318
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 287
Mississippi County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Mississippi County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Mississippi County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James19670.7 years
John17375.5 years
William16673.3 years
Mary13877.3 years
Robert10371.7 years
Charles10071.6 years
Willie8176.9 years
George7971.4 years
Thomas4974.4 years
Henry4677.2 years
Most common last names in Mississippi County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson8371.8 years
Brown8274.8 years
Smith7976.7 years
Williams7671.5 years
Jones7574.0 years
Jackson5576.4 years
Davis4777.0 years
Moore4677.9 years
Miller4073.2 years
Wilson4075.5 years
Businesses in Mississippi County, MO
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Pizza Hut1
Alco Stores1Quality1
Econo Lodge1Quiznos1
FedEx3RadioShack1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS2
McDonald's1