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Osage County, Missouri (MO)


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County population in 2012: 13,858 (all rural); it was 13,062 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,350
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,979
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,086
Renter-occupied apartments: 999 (it was 836 in 2000)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

31%

Land area: 606 sq. mi.
Water area: 7.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 23 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Osage County: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (17.8%), Educational,health and social services (15.0%), Public administration (12.3%), Construction (12.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 21%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Osage County, Missouri:


Median resident age:  39.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years

Males: 7,219  (47.8%)
Females: 6,659  (52.2%)

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Osage County,MO real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Osage County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $47,173 ($39,565 in 1999)
This county:

$47173
Missouri:

$45229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $337 (lower quartile is $236, upper quartile is $436)
This county:

$337
State:

$520


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $127,963 (it was $84,100 in 2000)
Osage County:

$127,963
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $76,145 - $190,436

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $173,508
Here:

$173,508
State:

$180,542

Townhouses or other attached units: $95,825
Here:

$95,825
State:

$174,118

Mobile homes: $143,444
Here:

$143,444
State:

$37,932

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $25,812
Here:

$25,812
State:

$46,345
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $970
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $301

Institutionalized population: 252

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):


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Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $655 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $767 (0.7%)


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


Osage County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 10.9%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 28.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 32.9% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 39 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 29 years old, American Indian residents: 31 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

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

8.3%
Whole state:

11.7%

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

3.7%
Whole state:

5.1%

Area name: Jefferson City, MO HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Osage County is $392 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $504 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $700 a month.

Cities in this county include: Linn, Chamois, Freeburg, Westphalia, Meta, Argyle.

Osage 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 Osage County: Boy Scout Camp (A), Welcome (B), Useful (C), Meta Tower Site (D), Pointers Creek Public Access (E), Rollins Ferry Public Access Area (F), Osage Country Club (G), Linn Fire Protection District Station 3 (H), Folk Fire Department (I), Thurman L Willett Fieldhouse (J), Linn Nursing Home (K), Linn Fire Protection District Station 2 (L), Freeburg Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Osage County include: Pilot Knob Church (A), Latter Day Saints Church (B), College Hill Church (C), Evangel Saint Paul Church (D), Lane Community Church (E), Ryors Church (F), Mount Zion Baptist Church (G), Fredericksburg Church (H), Salem Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Deer Creek Cemetery (1), Immaculate Conception Cemetery (2), Leach Cemetery (3), Harris Cemetery (4), Hughes Cemetery (5), Ferguson Cemetery (6), Nixon Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Acres (A), Willibrand Lake (B), Luecke Lake (C), Glenco Lake (D), Argyle Lake (E), JGF Farms Lake (F), Baumhoer Lake (G), Lee Dills Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Darrow Branch (A), Sweetwater Branch (B), Crider Creek (C), Maasen Creek (D), Luzon Branch (E), Luystown Creek (F), Baker Creek (G), Buchler Creek (H), Bexten Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Callaway County , Cole County , Gasconade County , Maries County , Miller County , Montgomery County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 531
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 75.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 59 (64% naturalized citizens)

Osage County:

0.5%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 41.3%

Osage County marital status for males
Osage County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Osage County with a mortgage: 1,179 (65 second mortgage, 67 home equity loan, 10 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,159

Here:

50.4% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 72.61%
Here72.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 9,484
Total congregations: 35

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents6,812 (71.8%)1,125 (11.9%)447 (4.7%)393 (4.1%)707 (7.5%)
Congregations12 (34.3%)7 (20.0%)5 (14.3%)2 (5.7%)9 (25.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Osage County - Linn, Chamois, Freeburg, Westphalia, Meta

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Osage County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

8.23 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Osage County:

11.23 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.5%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.5%
Missouri:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Osage County:

18.3%
State:

13.5%


Agriculture in Osage County:

Average size of farms: 258 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $43,308
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $61.02
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.37%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 90.89%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $43,587
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 25.05%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.40%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $61,465
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.65%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 21.86
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.91%
Corn for grain: 7972 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1105 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 10751 harvested acres
Vegetables: 11 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 9 acres

Tornado activity:

Osage County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Missouri state average. It is 1.0 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/1/1983, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Osage 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 50.0 miles away from the county center
On 7/2/1991 at 03:49:01, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.9 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 85.4 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 54.5 miles away from Osage County center
On 3/30/2001 at 17:13:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.9 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 94.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Osage 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, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 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).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (5%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Public administration (26%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Child care workers (3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (3%)

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




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





Osage County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,388 (67%)
  • Carpooled: 1,575 (24%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 2 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 137 (2%)
  • Other means: 39 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 374 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $42,824.

5.23% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($189,598 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.23%
Missouri average:

7.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.02% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($23,641 average AGI)
1.20% relocated from other states ($165,953 average AGI)
Osage County:

1.20%
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 Cole County, MO  1.59% ($36,167 average AGI)
from Gasconade County, MO  0.33% ($26,563)
from Callaway County, MO  0.31% ($26,667)
from Maries County, MO  0.27% ($24,000)
from Franklin County, MO  0.20% ($13,800)


5.30% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,104 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
Missouri average:

7.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.61% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($26,412 average AGI)
0.69% relocated to other states ($2,696 average AGI)
Osage County:

0.69%
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 Cole County, MO  1.88% ($38,402 average AGI)
to Callaway County, MO  0.41% ($25,450)
to Gasconade County, MO  0.37% ($29,056)
to Boone County, MO  0.24% ($26,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7

Births per 1000 population in Osage County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Osage County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Osage County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,873 (1,626 aged, 247 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1446.050
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 934.370

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 16.1
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 37.08

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,473

Size of family households: 1,653 2-persons, 742 3-persons, 791 4-persons, 352 5-persons, 109 6-persons, 58 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,386 1-person, 196 2-persons, 22 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

97.0% of residents of Osage County speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (31% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $56,868,000 ($4268 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,017,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $25,314,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,801,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $811,000
Federal grants: $11,236,000
Federal procurement contracts: $566,000 ($53,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,140,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $421,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,802,000
Federal Government insurance: $13,642,000

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

Births: 964
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 669
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +146
Here:

+11 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Osage County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.64 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Osage County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 26
  • 3 rooms: 105
  • 4 rooms: 348
  • 5 rooms: 1,228
  • 6 rooms: 953
  • 7 rooms: 702
  • 8 rooms: 364
  • 9+ rooms: 350
  • 1 room: 31
  • 2 rooms: 46
  • 3 rooms: 179
  • 4 rooms: 200
  • 5 rooms: 191
  • 6 rooms: 103
  • 7 rooms: 53
  • 8 rooms: 12
  • 9+ rooms: 21
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Osage County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 125
  • 2 bedrooms: 760
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,394
  • 4 bedrooms: 663
  • 5+ bedrooms: 132
  • no bedroom: 33
  • 1 bedroom: 234
  • 2 bedrooms: 307
  • 3 bedrooms: 209
  • 4 bedrooms: 37
  • 5+ bedrooms: 16
Cars and other vehicles available in Osage County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 160
  • 1 vehicle: 704
  • 2 vehicles: 1,636
  • 3 vehicles: 1,069
  • 4 vehicles: 406
  • 5+ vehicles: 111
  • no vehicle: 147
  • 1 vehicle: 358
  • 2 vehicles: 231
  • 3 vehicles: 76
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5+ vehicles: 7

68% of Osage County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Missouri.

Osage County:

68.2%
State average:

54.3%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $23,100


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 Osage County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (53.6%)
  • Wood (20.8%)
  • Electricity (20.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47.4%)
  • Electricity (39.6%)
  • Wood (9.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.9%)
  • Utility gas (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 599
Here:

36.5%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 42
Here:

4.9%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 33
Here:

6.5%
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

Osage County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Osage County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Osage County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Osage County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8775.2 years
Mary7983.7 years
Joseph6678.5 years
William5577.5 years
Henry5480.6 years
Anna4885.1 years
Elizabeth3982.5 years
Frank3881.0 years
Charles3574.3 years
George3478.7 years
Most common last names in Osage County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brandt3174.2 years
Voss2680.9 years
Bock2480.6 years
Wilson1974.3 years
Wolfe1980.9 years
Schaefer1979.5 years
Helmig1875.5 years
Nilges1879.6 years
Meyer1772.2 years
Falter1781.0 years
Businesses in Osage County, MO
NameCountNameCount
H&R Block1Nike1
McDonald's1Subway1
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