Morgan County, Missouri (MO)

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County population in 2012: 20,117 (all rural); it was 19,309 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,710
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,992
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,506
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,748 (it was 1,344 in 2000)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

31%

Land area: 597 sq. mi.

Water area: 16.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 34 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Morgan County: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (29.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.9%), Educational, health and social services (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 47%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 46%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Morgan County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  46.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years
Males: 10,246  (46.3%)
Females: 10,319  (53.7%)
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Morgan County,MO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Morgan County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,824 ($30,659 in 1999)

This county:

$32824
Missouri:

$46931

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $443 (lower quartile is $344, upper quartile is $523)
This county:

$443
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $107,435 (it was $76,100 in 2000)
Morgan:

$107,435
Missouri:

$133,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $56,113 - $190,159
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $870
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $304

Institutionalized population: 295

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

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,500

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

2004 Presidential Elections Results

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: $752 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $727 (0.8%)

Morgan County household income distribution in 2009 Morgan County home values distribution Morgan County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.2%
(24.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.1% for Black residents, 30.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.8% for American Indian residents, 57.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.1%
Morgan County:

25.1%
Missouri:

15.9%
(24.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.4% for Black residents, 29.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.5% for American Indian residents, 54.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 47 years old
(Males: 46 years old, Females: 48 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 63 years old, American Indian residents: 24 years old, Asian residents: 4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32 years old, Other race residents: 47 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Morgan County is $392 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $471 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $640 a month.

Cities in this county include: Versailles, Stover, Laurie, Gravois Mills, Barnett, Syracuse.

Morgan 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 Morgan County: Gravois Camp (A), Rolling Hills Country Club (B), Rocky Point School (C), Camp Sharon (D), Camp Santa Fe (E), Gravois Fire Protection District (F), Gravois Mills Fire Department (G), Ivy Bend Fire Department Station 2 (H), Stover Rural Fire Protection District Station 2 (I), Stover Rural Fire Protection District Station 3 (J), Ivy Bend Fire Department Station 1 (K), Rocky Mount Fire Protection District Station 3 (L), Rocky Mount Fire Protection District Station 1 (M), Gravois Volunteer Fire Department (N), Florence Community Fire Department (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Morgan County include: Oak Grove Church (A), Richie Church (B), Pleasant Union Church (C), Prairie View Church (D), Hopewell Union Church (E), Little Buffalo Church (F), Locust Church (G), Trinity Chapel (H), Union Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ebenezer Cemetery (1), Cooper Cemetery (2), Bond Cemetery (3), Cape Galena Cemetery (4), Ard-Menteer Cemetery (5), Landrum Cemetery (6), Hume Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Number 841 Reservoir (A), Crystal Lake (B), Lake Placid (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cornet Creek (A), McKinley Creek (B), Dry Branch (C), Roberts Branch (D), Coffee Creek (E), Clabber Creek (F), Buck Creek (G), Buck Branch (H), Locust Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Morgan County include: Proctor Towersite State Wildlife Area (1), Carpenter Memorial State Wildlife Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Benton County , Camden County , Cooper County , Miller County , Moniteau County , Pettis County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.7%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 385
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 74.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 197 (28% naturalized citizens)

Morgan County:

1.0%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 42
  • 1990 to 1994: 64
  • 1985 to 1989: 20
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 8
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 9
  • 1965 to 1969: 54

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 61.1%

Morgan County marital status for males Morgan County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Morgan County with a mortgage: 1,800 (94 second mortgage, 63 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,693

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Morgan County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,88735
Mainline Protestant2,11714
Catholic1,2782
Other11
None11,282-
Morgan 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: 9
Morgan County:

4.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Morgan County:

7.69 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 25
This county:

12.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Morgan County:

9.5%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Morgan County:

27.6%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.3%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Morgan County:

Average size of farms: 239 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $87,626
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $80.47
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.78%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 92.50%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $70,750
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 34.19%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.38%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $44,054
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.23%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 23.16
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 5.62%
Corn for grain: 9422 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3176 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 12754 harvested acres
Vegetables: 133 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 56 acres

Tornado activity:

Morgan County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 2895147.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 8 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/12/2006, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 5 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Morgan County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 75% 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 268.9 miles away from Morgan 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 199.2 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 207.5 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 234.5 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 270.1 miles away from Morgan 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 276.7 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 Morgan County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 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 (%):

  • Ukraine (38%)
  • Germany (17%)
  • South Africa (14%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • India (8%)
  • Netherlands (5%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)

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

  • German (29%)
  • United States or American (21%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Dutch (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Morgan County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,648 (70%)
  • Carpooled: 1,401 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 18 (0%)
  • Taxi: 5 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 22 (0%)
  • Walked: 235 (3%)
  • Other means: 51 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 694 (9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 140 people in nursing homes
  • 123 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 18 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill

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

  • 216 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 78 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $39,105.

7.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,443 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.13%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.35% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($21,523 average AGI)
1.78% relocated from other states ($10,922 average AGI)
Morgan County:

1.78%
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 Camden County, MO  0.92% ($22,738 average AGI)
from Miller County, MO  0.78% ($25,309)
from Jackson County, MO  0.60% ($43,048)
from Moniteau County, MO  0.48% ($26,235)
from Pettis County, MO  0.40% ($22,714)
from Cole County, MO  0.30% ($23,762)
from Johnson County, KS  0.20% ($64,500)


7.03% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,028 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.03%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.22% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($18,324 average AGI)
1.81% relocated to other states ($6,704 average AGI)
Morgan County:

1.81%
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 Miller County, MO  0.84% ($18,441 average AGI)
to Camden County, MO  0.74% ($21,635)
to Moniteau County, MO  0.53% ($26,054)
to Pettis County, MO  0.51% ($23,056)
to Cole County, MO  0.28% ($25,500)
to Jackson County, MO  0.27% ($28,895)
to Boone County, MO  0.17% ($21,250)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.5

Births per 1000 population in Morgan County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 13.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Morgan County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Morgan County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,555 (3,785 aged, 770 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1189.080
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1238.010

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 21.7
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 34.25

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4.89

Household type by relationship:

Households: 20,263

Size of family households: 3,098 2-persons, 991 3-persons, 778 4-persons, 409 5-persons, 195 6-persons, 180 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,361 1-person, 390 2-persons, 30 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 2 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

3,390 married couples with children.
826 single-parent households (263 men, 563 women).

93.1% of residents of Morgan County speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
5.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (45% speak English very well, 47% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 31% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $118,686,000 ($5857 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,159,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $68,590,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $28,930,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,266,000
Federal grants: $16,673,000
Federal procurement contracts: $720,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,508,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,326,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,476,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,810,000

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

Births: 1,228
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,377
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +33
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,270
Here:

+62 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Morgan County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.60 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 228
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,160
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,895
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,558
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,165
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,626
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,116
  • 1940 to 1949: 382
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,332
Rooms in houses/apartments in Morgan County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 23
  • 2 rooms: 60
  • 3 rooms: 217
  • 4 rooms: 950
  • 5 rooms: 1,809
  • 6 rooms: 1,608
  • 7 rooms: 907
  • 8 rooms: 480
  • 9+ rooms: 452
  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 57
  • 3 rooms: 205
  • 4 rooms: 405
  • 5 rooms: 355
  • 6 rooms: 150
  • 7 rooms: 89
  • 8 rooms: 36
  • 9+ rooms: 42
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Morgan County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 33
  • 1 bedroom: 240
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,992
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,241
  • 4 bedrooms: 761
  • 5+ bedrooms: 239
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 275
  • 2 bedrooms: 596
  • 3 bedrooms: 371
  • 4 bedrooms: 73
  • 5+ bedrooms: 24
Cars and other vehicles available in Morgan County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 312
  • 1 vehicle: 1,762
  • 2 vehicles: 2,902
  • 3 vehicles: 1,149
  • 4 vehicles: 272
  • 5+ vehicles: 109
  • no vehicle: 279
  • 1 vehicle: 586
  • 2 vehicles: 392
  • 3 vehicles: 67
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 5+ vehicles: 8

56% of Morgan County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Missouri.

Morgan County:

56.3%
State average:

54.3%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $51,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Morgan County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (37.7%)
  • Electricity (35.3%)
  • Wood (13.4%)
  • Utility gas (12.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)
  • Electricity (38.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29.3%)
  • Utility gas (22.2%)
  • Wood (9.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 373
Here:

17.5%
Missouri:

13.7%

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

1.6%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 74
Here:

22.6%
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:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Morgan 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 Morgan County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William15175.8 years
John14273.6 years
Charles12877.3 years
Mary12280.6 years
James11572.7 years
Robert10371.3 years
George8676.3 years
Ruth5677.6 years
Helen5679.6 years
Henry4979.9 years
Most common last names in Morgan County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Marriott5175.8 years
Smith5075.2 years
Williams4877.3 years
Johnson4474.7 years
Wilson4374.6 years
Jones4075.6 years
Taylor3977.8 years
Campbell3577.9 years
Miller3473.9 years
Brown3275.7 years
Businesses in Morgan County, MO
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Pizza Hut1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In2
H&R Block1Subway1
Lane Furniture1U-Haul3
McDonald's1Walmart1
New Balance1