Ozark County, Missouri (MO)

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County population in 2012: 9,601 (all rural); it was 9,542 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,668
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,698
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,222
Renter-occupied apartments: 828 (it was 728 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

31%

Land area: 742 sq. mi.

Water area: 12.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 13 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Ozark County: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (26.2%), Educational, health and social services (23.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 36%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 50%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Ozark County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  48.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years
Males: 4,909  (48.6%)
Females: 4,814  (51.4%)
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Ozark County,MO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Ozark County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,774 ($25,861 in 1999)

This county:

$31774
Missouri:

$46931

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $341 (lower quartile is $249, upper quartile is $448)
This county:

$341
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $87,406 (it was $63,300 in 2000)
Ozark:

$87,406
Missouri:

$133,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $51,276 - $162,670
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $786
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $283

Institutionalized population: 57

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):

Ozark County, MO map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $67,500
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $67,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $67,500

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $571 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $480 (0.6%)

Ozark County household income distribution in 2009 Ozark County home values distribution Ozark County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.0%
(20.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.6%
Ozark County:

20.6%
Missouri:

15.9%
(21.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 50 years old
(Males: 50 years old, Females: 50 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, Black residents: 3 years old, American Indian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 59 years old, Other race residents: 69 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Ozark County is $384 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $614 a month.

Cities in this county include: Gainesville, Bakersfield, Theodosia, Pontiac, Wasola, Sundown.

Ozark 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 Ozark County: Caney Picnic Area (A), North Fork Trailhead (B), Oak Mound School (C), Saint Leger (D), North Fork Campground (E), Hammonds Mill Camp (F), Vaughn (G), Bridges Creek Access (H), Ford Cove Access (I), Fairview School (J), Barren Creek School (K), Timber Knob Volunteer Fire Department (L), Thornfield Volunteer Fire Department (M), Isabella Volunteer Fire Station (N), Long Run Volunteer Fire Department (O), Ocie Volunteer Fire Department (P), Brixey - Rockbridge Volunteer Fire Department (Q), Caney Mount Volunteer Fire Department (R), Pontiac / Price Place Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (S), Lick Creek Valley Volunteer Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ozark County include: Our Saviors Church (A), Full Gospel Church (B), Pine Ridge Church (C), Pineview Church (D), Barren Fork Church (E), Bond Ridge Church (F), Franklin Grove Church (G), Hawkins Ridge Church (H), Mount Lebanon Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hale Cemetery (1), Eaton Cemetery (2), Fay Cemetery (3), Mammoth Cemetery (4), Martin Cemetery (5), New Hope Cemetery (6), Parker Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Sweeton Pond (A), Dawt Mill Pond (B), Mallow Lake (C), Herd Lake (D), Gardner Lake (E), Etuchee Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Freeman Creek (A), Dry Creek (B), Krider Branch (C), Long Run (D), Ludecker Creek (E), McVey Branch (F), Miller Creek (G), Otter Creek (H), Caney Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Ozark County include: Blair Bridge Park (1), Caney Mountain State Game Refuge (2), Spring Creek Public Use Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Baxter County, Arkansas , Fulton County, Arkansas , Douglas County , Marion County, Arkansas , Howell County , Taney 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: 196
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 73.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 96 (61% naturalized citizens)

Ozark County:

1.0%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 13
  • 1990 to 1994: 15
  • 1985 to 1989: 3
  • 1980 to 1984: 3
  • 1975 to 1979: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 3
  • 1970 to 1974: 5
  • 1965 to 1969: 52

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 56.6%

Ozark County marital status for males Ozark County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Ozark County with a mortgage: 503 (21 second mortgage, 13 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 485

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ozark County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,35218
Mainline Protestant4822
Catholic1511
Other31
None7,735-
Ozark 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
Ozark County:

5.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Ozark County:

6.51 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

8.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Ozark County:

9.9%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Ozark County:

29.6%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.6%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Ozark County:

Average size of farms: 343 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $31,978
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $32.15
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.07%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 95.96%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $31,995
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.71%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $21,628
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.73%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 20.30
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.06%
All wheat for grain: 80 harvested acres
Vegetables: 11 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 81 acres

Tornado activity:

Ozark County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 2991187.0 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 fatalities and 49 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/2/1982, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 28 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ozark County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 137.3 miles away from Ozark 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 146.2 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 99.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 102.0 miles away from the 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 165.7 miles away from Ozark 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 280.4 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 Ozark County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, 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 (28%)
  • Canada (14%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)
  • Hungary (6%)
  • Other Northern Europe (5%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Mexico (5%)

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

  • United States or American (29%)
  • German (16%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Italian (1%)

Ozark County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,751 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 581 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 11 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 105 (3%)
  • Other means: 19 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 285 (8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

74 people in nursing homes
66 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
57 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $30,766.

5.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,539 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.80% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($12,567 average AGI)
3.06% relocated from other states ($18,972 average AGI)
Ozark County:

3.06%
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 Douglas County, MO  0.59% ($13,944 average AGI)
from Howell County, MO  0.49% ($19,267)
from Baxter County, AR  0.42% ($28,615)


6.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,087 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.04% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($10,694 average AGI)
3.30% relocated to other states ($14,393 average AGI)
Ozark County:

3.30%
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 Baxter County, AR  0.84% ($30,769 average AGI)
to Howell County, MO  0.58% ($27,556)
to Greene County, MO  0.52% ($24,188)
to Douglas County, MO  0.39% ($24,167)
to Taney County, MO  0.32% ($20,900)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

Births per 1000 population in Ozark County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 13.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Ozark County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Ozark County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,261 (1,816 aged, 445 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 969.440
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1443.620
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 21.07

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20.21
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 31.61

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,600

Size of family households: 1,647 2-persons, 498 3-persons, 408 4-persons, 172 5-persons, 73 6-persons, 36 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,165 1-person, 169 2-persons, 16 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

1,507 married couples with children.
385 single-parent households (115 men, 270 women).

97.9% of residents of Ozark County speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $71,910,000 ($7625 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,343,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $33,025,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,139,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $496,000
Federal grants: $22,633,000
Federal procurement contracts: $816,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,801,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $25,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $517,000
Federal Government insurance: $858,000

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

Births: 530
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 621
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +12
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +49
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Ozark County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.20 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 138
  • 2000 to 2004: 574
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,094
  • 1980 to 1989: 783
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,030
  • 1960 to 1969: 604
  • 1950 to 1959: 563
  • 1940 to 1949: 382
  • 1939 or earlier: 518
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ozark County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 59
  • 3 rooms: 136
  • 4 rooms: 580
  • 5 rooms: 957
  • 6 rooms: 751
  • 7 rooms: 386
  • 8 rooms: 180
  • 9+ rooms: 152
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 11
  • 3 rooms: 62
  • 4 rooms: 177
  • 5 rooms: 264
  • 6 rooms: 135
  • 7 rooms: 54
  • 8 rooms: 12
  • 9+ rooms: 6
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ozark County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 27
  • 1 bedroom: 187
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,131
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,481
  • 4 bedrooms: 336
  • 5+ bedrooms: 60
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 63
  • 2 bedrooms: 325
  • 3 bedrooms: 297
  • 4 bedrooms: 28
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8
Cars and other vehicles available in Ozark County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 147
  • 1 vehicle: 754
  • 2 vehicles: 1,464
  • 3 vehicles: 635
  • 4 vehicles: 152
  • 5+ vehicles: 70
  • no vehicle: 62
  • 1 vehicle: 316
  • 2 vehicles: 235
  • 3 vehicles: 100
  • 4 vehicles: 15
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

63% of Ozark County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 40% lived in Missouri.

Ozark County:

62.6%
State average:

54.3%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $47,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ozark County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (53.2%)
  • Wood (25.5%)
  • Electricity (19.7%)
  • Utility gas (1.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (64.0%)
  • Electricity (15.9%)
  • Wood (15.9%)
  • Utility gas (3.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 79
Here:

8.5%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 33
Here:

5.8%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 13
Here:

8.8%
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)

Ozark County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $925,000
    Corrections - Other: $379,000
    Financial Administration: $212,000
    Central Staff Services: $174,000
    Police Protection: $166,000
    General - Other: $83,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $77,000
    General Public Buildings: $56,000
    Solid Waste Management: $45,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $24,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $153,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,178,000

Ozark County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $138,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $80,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $140,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $674,000
    General Support: $116,000
    All Other: $20,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $959,000
    Property: $292,000

Ozark County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $1,925,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $624,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $517,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,797,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $128,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $107,000

Ozark County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $500,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,797,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Ozark 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 Ozark County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William4275.1 years
John3973.0 years
James3875.4 years
Mary3478.8 years
Robert3272.3 years
Charles2674.5 years
George2372.3 years
Joe1770.2 years
Donald1669.5 years
Paul1374.2 years
Most common last names in Ozark County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Strong2276.2 years
Hambelton1976.9 years
Crawford1677.6 years
Collins1673.9 years
Smith1674.0 years
Luna1583.3 years
Davis1575.2 years
Anderson1575.5 years
Miller1472.6 years
Allen1477.6 years
Businesses in Ozark County, MO
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
MasterBrand Cabinets2