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Monroe County, Missouri (MO)


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County population in 2012: 8,703 (all rural); it was 9,311 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,502
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,304
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,869
Renter-occupied apartments: 832 (it was 787 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

31%

Land area: 646 sq. mi.
Water area: 24.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 14 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Monroe County: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.6%), Manufacturing (16.3%), Retail trade (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Monroe County, Missouri:


Median resident age:  43.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years

Males: 4,416  (51.7%)
Females: 4,424  (48.3%)

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Average household size:
Monroe County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,807 ($30,871 in 1999)
This county:

$36807
Missouri:

$45229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $319 (lower quartile is $235, upper quartile is $395)
This county:

$319
State:

$520


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $83,924 (it was $63,300 in 2000)
Monroe County:

$83,924
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $48,456 - $137,870

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $148,506
Here:

$148,506
State:

$180,542

Townhouses or other attached units: $222,302
Here:

$222,302
State:

$174,118

In 2-unit structures: $297,931
Here:

$297,931
State:

$114,067

Mobile homes: $79,793
Here:

$79,793
State:

$37,932
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,003
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $247

Institutionalized population: 89

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):


Monroe 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: $719 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $642 (0.9%)


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


Monroe County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 11.9%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.8% for Black residents, 25.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.9% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 43 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

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

11.9%
Whole state:

11.7%

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

5.4%
Whole state:

5.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Monroe County is $356 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $469 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $603 a month.

Cities in this county include: Paris, Madison, Holliday, Stoutsville, Florida, Goss.

Monroe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2005 air pollution in Monroe County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.090 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.076 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 17 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 35 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 12.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 32 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.002 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.010 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.



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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Monroe County: Night Hawk (A), Black Hawk (B), Sentry Ridge (C), Indian Creek Marina (D), Kitty Wheelin Ford (E), Pleasant View Rest Home (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Monroe County include: Victor Church (A), Antioch Church (B), Cedar Grove Church (C), Crooked Creek Church (D), Hickory Grove Church (E), Mount Airy Church (F), Mount Pleasant Church (G), Mount Prairie Church (H), Mount Zion Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Deaver Cemetery (1), Deer Creek Cemetery (2), Greenwood Cemetery (3), Dunaway Cemetery (4), Jeter Cemetery (5), Hughes Cemetery (6), Hawkins Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Bakers Pond (A), Everet Kendrick Lake (B), Jack Simpson Lake (C), Mull Brothers Lake (D), Henderson Lake (E), Clapper Lake (F), Lake Tom Sawyer (G), Don Dodge Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Elm Branch (A), Elk Fork Salt River (B), Matts Branch (C), Duncan Creek (D), Deer Creek (E), Dales Branch (F), Pigeon Roost Creek (G), Crutcher Branch (H), Crooked Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Monroe County include: Mark Twain State Park (1), Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site (2), South Fork Recreation Area (3), Robert E Allen Recreation Area (4), Indian Creek Recreation Area (5), Stoutsville Recreation Area (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Audrain County , Macon County , Marion County , Ralls County , Randolph County , Shelby County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 170
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 50 (50% naturalized citizens)

Monroe County:

0.5%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 54.2%

Monroe County marital status for males
Monroe County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Monroe County with a mortgage: 738 (27 second mortgage, 48 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 628

Here:

54.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.72%
Here61.7%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 5,747
Total congregations: 32

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Catholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran Church
Adherents1,854 (32.3%)1,453 (25.3%)1,346 (23.4%)663 (11.5%)204 (3.5%)
Congregations10 (31.3%)8 (25.0%)3 (9.4%)4 (12.5%)1 (3.1%)
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodBeachy Amish Mennonite ChurchesEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents113 (2.0%)75 (1.3%)27 (0.5%)10 (0.2%)2 (0.0%)
Congregations2 (6.3%)1 (3.1%)1 (3.1%)1 (3.1%)1 (3.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Monroe County - Paris, Madison, Holliday, Stoutsville, Florida

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Monroe County:

14.18 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.5%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.2%
Missouri:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Monroe County:

11.2%
State:

13.5%


Agriculture in Monroe County:

Average size of farms: 329 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $51,415
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $148.90
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 49.00%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $43,633
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 53.45%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.59%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $57,442
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.35%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.90
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.80%
Corn for grain: 48983 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 8299 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 78359 harvested acres
Vegetables: 5 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 3 acres

Tornado activity:

Monroe County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 1.5 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 10/17/2007, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed 2 people.

Earthquake activity:

Monroe County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/31/2005 at 07:07:07, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 67.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Monroe County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Metal and metal products (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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




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





Monroe County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,232 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 494 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Railroad: 2 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 10 (0%)
  • Walked: 87 (2%)
  • Other means: 26 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 361 (9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $37,690.

7.21% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,613 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.21%
Missouri average:

7.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.73% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($23,710 average AGI)
1.48% relocated from other states ($5,903 average AGI)
Monroe County:

1.48%
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 Randolph County, MO  0.81% ($23,179 average AGI)
from Boone County, MO  0.76% ($34,269)
from Audrain County, MO  0.61% ($26,048)
from Marion County, MO  0.61% ($37,000)
from Shelby County, MO  0.49% ($26,176)
from Ralls County, MO  0.29% ($22,200)


7.13% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,996 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.13%
Missouri average:

7.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.59% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($19,824 average AGI)
1.54% relocated to other states ($6,171 average AGI)
Monroe County:

1.54%
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 Boone County, MO  0.96% ($23,212 average AGI)
to Randolph County, MO  0.81% ($27,286)
to Audrain County, MO  0.73% ($21,440)
to Marion County, MO  0.67% ($33,304)
to Shelby County, MO  0.32% ($33,455)
to Ralls County, MO  0.29% ($27,100)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6

Births per 1000 population in Monroe County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Monroe County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Monroe County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,867 (1,642 aged, 225 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1076.870
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 991.580

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 33.26
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 53.31

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.66

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,712

Size of family households: 1,254 2-persons, 507 3-persons, 365 4-persons, 202 5-persons, 63 6-persons, 56 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,034 1-person, 139 2-persons, 11 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 3 5-persons.

97.0% of residents of Monroe County speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (41% speak English very well, 51% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (33% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 33% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $70,759,000 ($7474 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,089,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $26,568,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $15,553,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,833,000
Federal grants: $13,683,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,944,000 ($1,414,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,177,000 ($887,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,458,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,619,000
Federal Government insurance: $22,106,000

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

Births: 571
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 613
Here:

65 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: +116
Here:

+12 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Monroe County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.43 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Monroe County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 13
  • 3 rooms: 72
  • 4 rooms: 333
  • 5 rooms: 759
  • 6 rooms: 690
  • 7 rooms: 456
  • 8 rooms: 246
  • 9+ rooms: 290
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 21
  • 3 rooms: 132
  • 4 rooms: 176
  • 5 rooms: 211
  • 6 rooms: 107
  • 7 rooms: 80
  • 8 rooms: 44
  • 9+ rooms: 16
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Monroe County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 14
  • 1 bedroom: 62
  • 2 bedrooms: 869
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,415
  • 4 bedrooms: 377
  • 5+ bedrooms: 132
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 176
  • 2 bedrooms: 313
  • 3 bedrooms: 229
  • 4 bedrooms: 54
  • 5+ bedrooms: 10
Cars and other vehicles available in Monroe County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 118
  • 1 vehicle: 719
  • 2 vehicles: 1,209
  • 3 vehicles: 544
  • 4 vehicles: 194
  • 5+ vehicles: 85
  • no vehicle: 151
  • 1 vehicle: 296
  • 2 vehicles: 229
  • 3 vehicles: 96
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5+ vehicles: 5

59% of Monroe County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 79% lived in Missouri.

Monroe County:

59.5%
State average:

54.3%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $25,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Monroe County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (38.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32.6%)
  • Electricity (19.8%)
  • Wood (7.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (40.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.7%)
  • Electricity (25.5%)
  • Wood (6.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.0%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 153
Here:

14.1%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 16
Here:

2.8%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 19
Here:

15.0%
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.)


Expenditure Revenue

Monroe County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Monroe County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Monroe County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Monroe County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James7375.6 years
Mary6981.8 years
William5681.1 years
John5581.0 years
Charles5374.4 years
Robert3974.7 years
Anna3580.8 years
George3478.9 years
Harry2978.8 years
Fred2574.8 years
Most common last names in Monroe County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnston3176.0 years
Smith2869.7 years
Jones2779.1 years
Wood2585.8 years
Miller2379.9 years
Davis2085.4 years
Mallory2073.6 years
Wilson1778.4 years
White1677.1 years
Garnett1670.7 years

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