New Madrid County, Missouri (MO)

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County population in 2012: 18,488 (43% urban, 57% rural); it was 19,760 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,620
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,362
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,171
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,760 (it was 2,653 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

31%

Land area: 678 sq. mi.

Water area: 20.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 28 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in New Madrid County: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (41.9%), Construction (18.1%), Educational, health and social services (14.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 40%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 53%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in New Madrid County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (81.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (15.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.1%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years
Males: 9,108  (50.1%)
Females: 9,848  (49.9%)
Average household size:
New Madrid County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,453 ($26,826 in 1999)

This county:

$35453
Missouri:

$46931

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $330 (lower quartile is $232, upper quartile is $432)
This county:

$330
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $73,309 (it was $44,000 in 2000)
New Madrid:

$73,309
Missouri:

$133,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $41,021 - $125,722
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $812
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $323

Institutionalized population: 324

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):

New Madrid County, MO map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 15 buildings, average cost: $141,200
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $156,600
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $116,000

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: $590 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $479 (0.8%)

New Madrid County household income distribution in 2009 New Madrid County home values distribution New Madrid County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.7%
(17.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.1% for Black residents, 17.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.8% for other race residents, 37.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.3%
New Madrid County:

22.3%
Missouri:

15.9%
(17.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.8% for Black residents, 16.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.6% for other race residents, 35.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18 years old, Other race residents: 42 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in New Madrid County is $380 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $619 a month.

Cities in this county include: New Madrid, Portageville, Lilbourn, Gideon, Morehouse, Parma, Marston, Matthews, Risco, Canalou.

New Madrid 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 New Madrid County: Henderson Mound (A), Watsons Landing (B), Batesell Landing (C), Morrison Landing (D), Newsom Landing (E), Bowman (F), Sarff (G), Tram Switch (H), Henderson Landing (I), La Forge Landing (J), Hotchkiss Landing (K), Dry Bayou Landing (L), White Oak School (M), Rosenwald School (N), Kendal School (O), Kewanee and Laforge Rural Volunteer Fire Department (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in New Madrid County include: Full Gospel Mission (A), Pilgrim Rest Church (B), Pleasant Grove Church (C), Mount Zion Church (D), Huie Church (E), Lily of the Valley Church (F), Little Vine Church (G), Macedonia Church (H), Maple Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Dettroy Cemetery (1), Griffith Cemetery (2), Le Sieur Cemetery (3), Como Cemetery (4), Yount Cemetery (5), Lee Cemetery (6), Howard Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Ransburgh Hole (A), Fish Lake (B), Round Hole (C), Dawson Hole (D), Morrison Hole (E), Tressle Hole (F), Bowman Hole (G), Lake Saint Mary (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Portage Open Bay (A), T Louis Bayou (B), Black Bayou (C), Caney Slough (D), Winchester Chute (E), Wilson Bayou (F), Morrison Chute (G), Saint Johns Bayou (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in New Madrid County: Hunter-Dawson State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Dunklin County , Fulton County, Kentucky , Fulton County, Kentucky , Lake County, Tennessee , Mississippi County , Pemiscot County , Scott County , Stoddard County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.5%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 499
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 63.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 63 (63% naturalized citizens)

New Madrid County:

0.3%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 10
  • 1990 to 1994: 14
  • 1985 to 1989: 4
  • 1980 to 1984: 2
  • 1975 to 1979: 5
  • 1970 to 1974: 6
  • 1970 to 1974: 8
  • 1965 to 1969: 14

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 66.4%

New Madrid County marital status for males New Madrid County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in New Madrid County with a mortgage: 2,151 (162 second mortgage, 88 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,870

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for New Madrid County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,41137
Catholic1,3032
Mainline Protestant6149
Black Protestant4913
None9,137-
New Madrid 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: 8
New Madrid County:

4.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

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

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
New Madrid County:

7.32 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

8.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
New Madrid County:

9.8%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
New Madrid County:

30.5%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.0%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in New Madrid County:

Average size of farms: 1085 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $270,765
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $254.47
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.11%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $201,940
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 96.98%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $232,073
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 81.59%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.09
Corn for grain: 72458 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 34840 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 107211 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 162510 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

New Madrid County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 4066439.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/15/2005, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 2 people.

Earthquake activity:

New Madrid County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 8.3 miles away from New Madrid 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 40.8 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 75.2 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 162.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 40.6 miles away from New Madrid County center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 35.5 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 New Madrid County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 4, 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
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Germany (33%)
  • Thailand (19%)
  • Mexico (14%)
  • Other Australian and New Zealand Subregion (13%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Australia (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in New Madrid County (%):

  • United States or American (32%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • English (9%)
  • German (9%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Dutch (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

New Madrid County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,688 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 818 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 21 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 6 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 172 (2%)
  • Other means: 97 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 177 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

313 people in nursing homes
36 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

People in group quarters in New Madrid County, Missouri in 2010:

  • 279 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 45 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,209.

5.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.63% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($18,464 average AGI)
2.01% relocated from other states ($8,159 average AGI)
New Madrid County:

2.01%
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  0.93% ($24,228 average AGI)
from Dunklin County, MO  0.54% ($27,606)
from Pemiscot County, MO  0.43% ($27,038)
from Cape Girardeau County, MO  0.34% ($29,238)
from Mississippi County, MO  0.33% ($31,100)
from Stoddard County, MO  0.31% ($28,684)


6.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,334 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.63%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.85% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($22,476 average AGI)
1.78% relocated to other states ($7,859 average AGI)
New Madrid County:

1.78%
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  1.08% ($22,672 average AGI)
to Dunklin County, MO  1.04% ($22,688)
to Cape Girardeau County, MO  0.57% ($54,457)
to Stoddard County, MO  0.55% ($27,059)
to Pemiscot County, MO  0.39% ($31,417)
to Mississippi County, MO  0.23% ($25,929)
to Butler County, MO  0.21% ($24,154)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1

Births per 1000 population in New Madrid County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 13.5

Deaths per 1000 population in New Madrid County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 14.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in New Madrid County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,442 (2,653 aged, 789 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1518.910
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1303.460
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 16.16

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 14.73
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 26.93

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 18,624

Size of family households: 2,365 2-persons, 1,256 3-persons, 944 4-persons, 410 5-persons, 138 6-persons, 67 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,221 1-person, 302 2-persons, 25 3-persons, 10 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

2,970 married couples with children.
1,606 single-parent households (289 men, 1,317 women).

98.6% of residents of New Madrid County speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $197,112,000 ($10391 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,434,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $49,018,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $27,653,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $27,581,000
Federal grants: $79,671,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,906,000 ($3,775,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,283,000 ($3,807,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,324,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,927,000
Federal Government insurance: $65,659,000

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

Births: 1,284
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,273
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +6
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,177
Here -63 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in New Madrid County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.28 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:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 97
  • 2000 to 2004: 879
  • 1990 to 1999: 895
  • 1980 to 1989: 959
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,183
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,152
  • 1950 to 1959: 855
  • 1940 to 1949: 705
  • 1939 or earlier: 849
Rooms in houses/apartments in New Madrid County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 1
  • 2 rooms: 31
  • 3 rooms: 142
  • 4 rooms: 773
  • 5 rooms: 1,690
  • 6 rooms: 1,272
  • 7 rooms: 662
  • 8 rooms: 359
  • 9+ rooms: 241
  • 1 room: 25
  • 2 rooms: 73
  • 3 rooms: 295
  • 4 rooms: 824
  • 5 rooms: 812
  • 6 rooms: 447
  • 7 rooms: 92
  • 8 rooms: 62
  • 9+ rooms: 23
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in New Madrid County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 130
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,430
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,993
  • 4 bedrooms: 508
  • 5+ bedrooms: 103
  • no bedroom: 33
  • 1 bedroom: 407
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,213
  • 3 bedrooms: 887
  • 4 bedrooms: 95
  • 5+ bedrooms: 18
Cars and other vehicles available in New Madrid County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 323
  • 1 vehicle: 1,687
  • 2 vehicles: 2,243
  • 3 vehicles: 715
  • 4 vehicles: 162
  • 5+ vehicles: 41
  • no vehicle: 635
  • 1 vehicle: 1,252
  • 2 vehicles: 655
  • 3 vehicles: 94
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5+ vehicles: 6

59% of New Madrid County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Missouri.

New Madrid County:

58.9%
State average:

54.3%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $36,800


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 New Madrid County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (46.9%)
  • Electricity (27.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.1%)
  • Wood (0.9%)
  • Utility gas (44.7%)
  • Electricity (36.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.6%)
  • Wood (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 87
Here:

3.6%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 20
Here:

1.7%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 23
Here:

5.7%
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:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

New Madrid 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 New Madrid County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James23870.3 years
William19973.7 years
Mary18080.2 years
John17374.5 years
Robert12471.1 years
Charles11372.5 years
George9674.6 years
Willie8374.8 years
Thomas6672.1 years
Henry6474.7 years
Most common last names in New Madrid County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson9772.8 years
Williams9573.3 years
Smith9072.6 years
Davis6574.4 years
Brown6370.7 years
Moore6075.3 years
Jones5676.1 years
Wilson4572.4 years
Taylor4471.3 years
Adams4278.6 years
Businesses in New Madrid County, MO
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1SONIC Drive-In1
Chevrolet1Subway1
Dennys1Super 81
FedEx5U-Haul1
H&R Block2UPS2
McDonald's2