County population in 2012: 11,996 (21% urban, 79% rural); it was 12,136 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,126 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,549 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,760 Renter-occupied apartments: 1,193 (it was 1,015 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 537 sq. mi. Water area: 2.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 23 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Montgomery County: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.6%), Manufacturing (16.5%), Retail trade (13.6%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $756 (0.6%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $724 (0.8%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.6%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.9% for Black residents, 8.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 33.2% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 40 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 50 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 27 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 Montgomery 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.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Montgomery County: High Hill Camp (A), Hermann Country Club (B), Loutre (C), Prohibition (D), Loutre Lick Access Area (E), Big Spring Fire Protection District Station 1 (F), Big Spring Fire Protection District Station 2 (G), Central Grove Community Center (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Montgomery County include: Trinity Church (A), Providence Church (B), Bethany Church (C), Bethel Church (D), Brush Creek Church (E), Elkhorn Church (F), Prices Branch Christian Church (G), Hopewell Church (H), Hugo Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Gregory Cemetery (1), Hopewell Cemetery (2), Fairmount Cemetery (3), Hunter Cemetery (4), Loutre Island Cemetery (5), Mabry Cemetery (6), Macedonia Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: Sportsman Lake (A), Wellsville Lake (B), Loutre Valley Lake (C), Starr Lake (D), Godbold Irrigation Reservoir (E), Fred Wenzel Lake (F), Carl Dreyer Lake (G), Cates Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Elkhorn Creek (A), Massey Branch (B), East Branch Brush Creek (C), Dry Fork (D), Dog Branch (E), Davis Branch (F), Crooked Creek (G), Synthianna Creek (H), Simpson Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Montgomery County include: Baldwin State Wildlife Area (1), Mineola State Wildlife Area (2), Thornhill and Schulz State Wildlife Area (3), Marshall I Diggs State Wildlife Management A (4), Graham Cave State Park (5), Danville State Wildlife Area (6), Wellsville Lake State Wildlife Management Ar (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 340 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $47,466 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $169.82 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.20% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 31.22% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $39,901 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 56.56% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.74% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $69,905 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.88% Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.91 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.13% Corn for grain: 45990 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 9422 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 66412 harvested acres
Montgomery County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Missouri state average. It is 2.9 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 22 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 5/12/1980, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Montgomery County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 97% 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 69.5 miles away from the 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 83.7 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 91.9 miles away from the county center On 12/29/2003 at 09:02:08, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.3 miles away from Montgomery County center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
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 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 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, Incident Period: December 6, 2007 to December 15, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1736): December 27, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1736, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Missouri Severe 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
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
Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 4, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1463): May 6, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1463, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Montgomery County (16) is greater than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11 Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3
Births per 1000 population in Montgomery County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.6 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.4
Deaths per 1000 population in Montgomery County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.4 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Montgomery County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,407 (2,061 aged, 346 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1422 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1200.070
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 8.28 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 32.88
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8.22
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 9,996 (2,550 male householders, 751 female householders)
2,593 spouses, 3,276 children (3,012 natural, 81 adopted, 183 stepchildren), 247 grandchildren, 72 brothers or sisters, 75 parents, 66 other relatives, 315 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 1,846 (789 male householders (645 living alone)), 778 female householders (694 living alone)), 279 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 394 (381 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 1,639 2-persons, 662 3-persons, 551 4-persons, 278 5-persons, 114 6-persons, 57 7-or-more-persons.
97.4% of residents of Montgomery County speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (31% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 33% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $78,229,000 ($6473 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $853,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $34,066,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $18,888,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,727,000 Federal grants: $16,644,000 Federal procurement contracts: $803,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $3,099,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $591,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,404,000 Federal Government insurance: $17,597,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
68 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
67 per 1000 residents
49 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +15
+1 per 1000 residents
+7 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +16
+1 per 1000 residents
+5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Montgomery County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.77 millions of gallons per day (77% from ground, 23% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 131
2000 to 2004: 379
1990 to 1999: 969
1980 to 1989: 803
1970 to 1979: 965
1960 to 1969: 799
1950 to 1959: 695
1940 to 1949: 259
1939 or earlier: 1,202
Rooms in houses/apartments in Montgomery County, Missouri
61% of Montgomery County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Missouri.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 9833
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $36,500
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Montgomery County