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. 2013 cost of living index in Osage County: 78.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (36.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.8%), Educational, health and social services (12.2%), Construction (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 27%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 48%
  • Unpaid family work: 24%
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Races in Osage County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (98.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.6%)
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 2013: $50,920 ($39,565 in 1999)

This county:

$50920
Missouri:

$46931

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $389 (lower quartile is $276, upper quartile is $516)
This county:

$389
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $119,686 (it was $84,100 in 2000)
Osage:

$119,686
Missouri:

$133,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $77,494 - $171,931
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $918
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $299

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):

Osage County, MO map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $797 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $802 (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 2013: 8.7%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.2% for Black residents, 61.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.0%
Osage County:

9.0%
Missouri:

15.9%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.5% for Black residents, 58.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 39 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 13 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 16 years old, Other race residents: 36 years old)

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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.4%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 5
  • 1990 to 1994: 4
  • 1985 to 1989: 21
  • 1980 to 1984: 2
  • 1975 to 1979: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 5
  • 1965 to 1969: 18

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Osage County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7,29812
Evangelical Protestant1,91517
Mainline Protestant4395
Other2112
None4,015-
Osage 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: 4
Osage County:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Osage County:

8.23 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

11.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Osage County:

8.5%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Osage County:

29.5%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 significantly below Missouri state average. It is 6074993.7 times below 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 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 215.2 miles away from Osage 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 155.5 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 172.5 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 216.1 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 213.1 miles away from Osage 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 224.1 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 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: 6, Tornadoes: 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 (%):

  • Germany (34%)
  • Korea (22%)
  • Guatemala (12%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • South Africa (7%)
  • Yugoslavia (3%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (3%)

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

  • German (65%)
  • United States or American (13%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

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:

  • 159 people in nursing homes
  • 39 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 136 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 128 people in college/university student housing
  • 70 people in state prisons
  • 46 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 21 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,894.

4.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,587 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.10% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($24,275 average AGI)
0.72% relocated from other states ($5,312 average AGI)
Osage County:

0.72%
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 Cole County, MO  1.23% ($30,413 average AGI)
from Maries County, MO  0.33% ($20,529)
from Boone County, MO  0.31% ($18,375)
from Gasconade County, MO  0.29% ($32,467)
from Phelps County, MO  0.23% ($28,000)
from Callaway County, MO  0.21% ($23,636)


4.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,580 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.97%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.11% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($24,129 average AGI)
0.86% relocated to other states ($4,451 average AGI)
Osage County:

0.86%
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 Cole County, MO  1.54% ($32,127 average AGI)
to Boone County, MO  0.33% ($27,706)
to Callaway County, MO  0.31% ($23,500)
to Gasconade County, MO  0.27% ($27,714)
to Maries County, MO  0.21% ($26,636)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 9.1

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.

2,764 married couples with children.
495 single-parent households (181 men, 314 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 213
  • 2000 to 2004: 895
  • 1990 to 1999: 996
  • 1980 to 1989: 790
  • 1970 to 1979: 994
  • 1960 to 1969: 817
  • 1950 to 1959: 566
  • 1940 to 1949: 178
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,183
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Osage County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $872,000
    Police Protection: $394,000
    Financial Administration: $267,000
    Central Staff Services: $143,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $138,000
    General - Other: $77,000
    General Public Buildings: $56,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $44,000
    Corrections - Other: $28,000
    Welfare - Other: $14,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $30,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $24,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $148,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $975,000

Osage County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $129,000
  • Miscellaneous - Property Sale Other: $30,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $12,000
    Interest Earnings: $10,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $686,000
    General Support: $105,000
    All Other: $76,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $767,000
    Property: $483,000
    NEC: $12,000

Osage County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $300,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Osage 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 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
Chevrolet1Nike1
H&R Block1Subway1
McDonald's1

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