Montgomery County, Missouri (MO)

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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:

21%
State:

31%

Land area: 537 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 23 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Montgomery County: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (18.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (17.7%), Educational, health and social services (14.6%), Construction (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 38%
  • Unpaid family work: 6%
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Races in Montgomery County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years
Males: 6,118  (49.1%)
Females: 6,118  (50.9%)
Average household size:
Montgomery County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,854 ($32,772 in 1999)

This county:

$39854
Missouri:

$46931

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $425 (lower quartile is $321, upper quartile is $519)
This county:

$425
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $98,685 (it was $69,000 in 2000)
Montgomery:

$98,685
Missouri:

$133,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $60,370 - $174,986
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,001
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $303

Institutionalized population: 381

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):

Montgomery County, MO map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 46 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2008: 34 buildings, average cost: $151,200
  • 2009: 35 buildings, average cost: $147,300

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 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: $948 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $833 (1.0%)

Montgomery County household income distribution in 2009 Montgomery County home values distribution Montgomery County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.5%
(16.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.4% for Black residents, 16.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.7% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 63.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.9%
Montgomery County:

17.9%
Missouri:

15.9%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.4% for Black residents, 16.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.7% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 59.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 48 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 38 years old, Other race residents: 55 years old)

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.

Cities in this county include: Montgomery City, Wellsville, New Florence, Jonesburg, Bellflower, High Hill, Middletown, Rhineland, Big Spring, McKittrick.

Montgomery 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 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 2 (F), Central Grove Community Center (G). 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

Neighboring counties: Audrain County , Callaway County , Gasconade County , Lincoln County , Osage County , Pike County , Warren County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.4%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 269
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 71.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 150 (67% naturalized citizens)

Montgomery County:

1.2%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 19
  • 1990 to 1994: 68
  • 1985 to 1989: 16
  • 1980 to 1984: 13
  • 1975 to 1979: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 30

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 55.5%

Montgomery County marital status for males Montgomery County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Montgomery County with a mortgage: 1,126 (58 second mortgage, 52 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 903

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Montgomery County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,68222
Mainline Protestant1,53516
Catholic1,4394
Other3-
None6,577-
Montgomery 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
Montgomery County:

4.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Montgomery County:

5.89 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

5.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Montgomery County:

9.5%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Montgomery County:

28.9%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.8%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Montgomery County:

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

Tornado activity:

Montgomery County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 2140557.3 times below 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.

Earthquake activity:

Montgomery County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 196.1 miles away from Montgomery County center
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) earthquake occurred 161.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 193.0 miles away from the 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 187.1 miles away from the 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 210.1 miles away from Montgomery County center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 197.9 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:


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: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Vietnam (46%)
  • Germany (15%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Greece (5%)
  • Romania (5%)
  • India (5%)
  • Italy (4%)

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

  • German (39%)
  • United States or American (18%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Montgomery County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,186 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 783 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 2 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 5 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 134 (2%)
  • Other means: 26 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 266 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 268 people in nursing homes
  • 32 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 21 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 257 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 85 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 39 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,236.

6.34% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,975 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.37% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($26,182 average AGI)
0.98% relocated from other states ($2,789 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.98%
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 Warren County, MO  1.05% ($28,213 average AGI)
from St. Charles County, MO  0.82% ($38,568)
from Lincoln County, MO  0.40% ($37,944)
from St. Louis County, MO  0.38% ($30,647)
from Audrain County, MO  0.36% ($32,438)
from Boone County, MO  0.29% ($22,923)
from Gasconade County, MO  0.27% ($52,833)


6.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,239 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.84%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.54% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($20,896 average AGI)
1.31% relocated to other states ($4,343 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

1.31%
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 Warren County, MO  0.78% ($22,314 average AGI)
to St. Charles County, MO  0.75% ($28,235)
to Audrain County, MO  0.69% ($30,097)
to Callaway County, MO  0.66% ($31,967)
to Boone County, MO  0.49% ($25,364)
to St. Louis County, MO  0.33% ($28,000)
to Gasconade County, MO  0.31% ($33,357)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 12.6

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:

Households: 11,842

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.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,339 1-person, 196 2-persons, 20 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

2,153 married couples with children.
636 single-parent households (198 men, 438 women).

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:

Births: 822
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 811
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +15
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +16
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+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:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 44
  • 2000 to 2004: 943
  • 1990 to 1999: 757
  • 1980 to 1989: 558
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,206
  • 1960 to 1969: 747
  • 1950 to 1959: 598
  • 1940 to 1949: 202
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,058
Rooms in houses/apartments in Montgomery County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 51
  • 3 rooms: 97
  • 4 rooms: 460
  • 5 rooms: 1,165
  • 6 rooms: 940
  • 7 rooms: 560
  • 8 rooms: 249
  • 9+ rooms: 238
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 39
  • 3 rooms: 138
  • 4 rooms: 297
  • 5 rooms: 234
  • 6 rooms: 207
  • 7 rooms: 54
  • 8 rooms: 29
  • 9+ rooms: 9
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Montgomery County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 14
  • 1 bedroom: 150
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,023
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,992
  • 4 bedrooms: 496
  • 5+ bedrooms: 85
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 215
  • 2 bedrooms: 420
  • 3 bedrooms: 286
  • 4 bedrooms: 78
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4
Cars and other vehicles available in Montgomery County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 161
  • 1 vehicle: 924
  • 2 vehicles: 1,540
  • 3 vehicles: 759
  • 4 vehicles: 265
  • 5+ vehicles: 111
  • no vehicle: 151
  • 1 vehicle: 419
  • 2 vehicles: 302
  • 3 vehicles: 128
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5+ vehicles: 4

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.

Montgomery County:

60.8%
State average:

54.3%

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

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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (34.5%)
  • Electricity (27.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.0%)
  • Wood (11.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.0%)
  • Electricity (37.5%)
  • Utility gas (33.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.6%)
  • Wood (7.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 104
Here:

7.0%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 35
Here:

5.0%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 63
Here:

27.6%
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)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Montgomery County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Montgomery County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Montgomery County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13876.2 years
William11076.3 years
Mary10580.1 years
Charles9977.0 years
James8673.6 years
George7478.5 years
Robert7073.6 years
Dorothy5277.4 years
Edward4779.3 years
Walter4376.2 years
Most common last names in Montgomery County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4877.3 years
Johnson4375.1 years
Miller3276.3 years
Clark2977.4 years
Davis2872.4 years
Williams2874.8 years
Jones2576.1 years
Meyer2477.3 years
Bishop2281.2 years
Oliver2177.4 years
Businesses in Montgomery County, MO
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1La-Z-Boy1
Dairy Queen1McDonald's1
Days Inn1Subway1
Domino's Pizza1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul2