Pemiscot County, Missouri (MO)

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County population in 2012: 18,111 (51% urban, 49% rural); it was 20,047 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,196
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,933
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,585
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,221 (it was 3,270 in 2000)
% of renters here:

42%
State:

31%

Land area: 493 sq. mi.

Water area: 19.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 37 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Pemiscot County: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (39.8%), Wholesale trade (13.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 18%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Pemiscot County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (69.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (26.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years
Males: 8,696  (51.4%)
Females: 9,600  (48.6%)
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Pemiscot County,MO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Pemiscot County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $28,615 ($21,911 in 1999)

This county:

$28615
Missouri:

$46931

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $307 (lower quartile is $182, upper quartile is $428)
This county:

$307
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $62,516 (it was $41,200 in 2000)
Pemiscot:

$62,516
Missouri:

$133,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $32,797 - $108,085
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $831
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $325

Institutionalized population: 178

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):

Pemiscot County, MO map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 29 buildings, average cost: $54,700
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $73,400
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $108,300

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $653 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $558 (1.0%)

Pemiscot County household income distribution in 2009 Pemiscot County home values distribution Pemiscot County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 29.3%
(18.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 55.3% for Black residents, 36.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.3% for American Indian residents, 38.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 30.1%
Pemiscot County:

30.1%
Missouri:

15.9%
(19.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 54.8% for Black residents, 35.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.1% for American Indian residents, 36.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 26 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 37 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Pemiscot County is $354 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $583 a month.

Cities in this county include: Caruthersville, Hayti, Steele, Hayti Heights, Cooter, Wardell, Holland, Bragg City, Homestown, North Wardell.

Pemiscot 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 Pemiscot County: Midway (A), Brent (B), Canady Switch (C), Mitchells (D), Mounds (E), Henchley (F), Strother (G), Duland (H), Ewells (I), James (J), Ogden (K), Grassy Bayou (L), Bells Point Landing (M), Cottonwood Point Landing (N), Community Center Building (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Pemiscot County include: Oak Grove Church (A), Oak Ridge Church (B), Oreena Church (C), Glass Memorial Church (D), Pleasant Grove Church (E), Ingram Ridge Church (F), Mapleview Church (G), Mount Carmel Church (H), Stanley Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Number 8 Cemetery (1), Lester Cemetery (2), Stancil Cemetery (3), Hopkins Cemetery (4), Huffman Cemetery (5), Hatley Cemetery (6), Jones Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Robinson Lake (A), Big Bayou (B), Williams Chute (C), Pemiscot Bayou Lake (D), Half-Moon Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Clay Root Bayou (A), Wolf Bayou (B), Mud Bayou (C), Robinson Bayou (D), Half Moon Bayou (E), Old Channel Little River (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Dyer County, Tennessee , Dunklin County , Mississippi County, Arkansas , Lake County, Tennessee , New Madrid County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.7%
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: 58.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 185 (36% naturalized citizens)

Pemiscot County:

0.9%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 66
  • 1990 to 1994: 45
  • 1985 to 1989: 31
  • 1980 to 1984: 5
  • 1975 to 1979: 12
  • 1970 to 1974: 6
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 20

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 68.8%

Pemiscot County marital status for males Pemiscot County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Pemiscot County with a mortgage: 1,857 (133 second mortgage, 58 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,816

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Pemiscot County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,26545
Mainline Protestant9457
Black Protestant6985
Catholic2631
Other1-
None7,124-
Pemiscot 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
Pemiscot County:

4.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Pemiscot County:

4.27 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

8.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Pemiscot County:

9.9%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Pemiscot County:

31.6%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.1%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Pemiscot County:

Average size of farms: 1149 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $269,816
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $242.56
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.40%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $211,916
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 96.43%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 31.77%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $226,288
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 74.42%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.14
Corn for grain: 20895 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 31738 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 83788 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 126963 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Pemiscot County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 1951818.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 20 fatalities and 107 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/21/1952, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 17 people and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pemiscot 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 25.8 miles away from Pemiscot County center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 49.6 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 68.6 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 13.0 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 187.4 miles away from Pemiscot County center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 58.7 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 Pemiscot County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 6, 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 (%):

  • Mexico (20%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (18%)
  • El Salvador (15%)
  • India (15%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)

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

  • United States or American (32%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (6%)
  • German (5%)
  • African (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • Italian (1%)

Pemiscot County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,726 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 1,020 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 15 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 14 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 17 (0%)
  • Walked: 159 (2%)
  • Other means: 76 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 127 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 205 people in nursing homes
  • 40 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 33 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 146 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 32 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 24 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,287.

5.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,530 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.37% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($9,861 average AGI)
3.46% relocated from other states ($16,669 average AGI)
Pemiscot County:

3.46%
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 Dunklin County, MO  0.84% ($24,958 average AGI)
from Mississippi County, AR  0.72% ($39,195)
from New Madrid County, MO  0.42% ($31,417)
from Cape Girardeau County, MO  0.30% ($13,353)
from Dyer County, TN  0.30% ($32,176)
from Monterey County, CA  0.28% ($11,375)


6.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,035 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.35% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($12,465 average AGI)
3.14% relocated to other states ($11,570 average AGI)
Pemiscot County:

3.14%
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 Dunklin County, MO  1.34% ($24,987 average AGI)
to Mississippi County, AR  0.73% ($27,738)
to New Madrid County, MO  0.45% ($27,038)
to Dyer County, TN  0.37% ($22,333)
to Craighead County, AR  0.28% ($22,313)
to Cape Girardeau County, MO  0.23% ($33,692)
to Butler County, MO  0.21% ($19,417)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.9

Births per 1000 population in Pemiscot County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 12.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Pemiscot County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 14.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 13.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Pemiscot County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,721 (2,749 aged, 972 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.11
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14812.73
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 863.520
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 56215.83

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1725.740
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1112.710
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 25.76

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 9.3
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 46.36

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5.15

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 161.6. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 18,094

Size of family households: 2,035 2-persons, 1,167 3-persons, 902 4-persons, 438 5-persons, 176 6-persons, 94 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,216 1-person, 274 2-persons, 35 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

2,847 married couples with children.
2,367 single-parent households (341 men, 2,026 women).

97.6% of residents of Pemiscot County speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (35% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $222,215,000 ($11354 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,426,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $52,370,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $37,625,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $18,869,000
Federal grants: $107,760,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,103,000 ($1,357,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,488,000 ($551,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,915,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,002,000
Federal Government insurance: $77,073,000

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

Births: 1,810
Here:

93 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,233
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +51
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,229
Here -63 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Pemiscot County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.17 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 33
  • 2000 to 2004: 813
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,011
  • 1980 to 1989: 696
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,591
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,606
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,015
  • 1940 to 1949: 690
  • 1939 or earlier: 684
Rooms in houses/apartments in Pemiscot County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 44
  • 3 rooms: 91
  • 4 rooms: 608
  • 5 rooms: 1,320
  • 6 rooms: 1,241
  • 7 rooms: 712
  • 8 rooms: 301
  • 9+ rooms: 261
  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 107
  • 3 rooms: 444
  • 4 rooms: 991
  • 5 rooms: 957
  • 6 rooms: 455
  • 7 rooms: 191
  • 8 rooms: 56
  • 9+ rooms: 48
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Pemiscot County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 20
  • 1 bedroom: 146
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,449
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,457
  • 4 bedrooms: 470
  • 5+ bedrooms: 43
  • no bedroom: 57
  • 1 bedroom: 615
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,384
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,054
  • 4 bedrooms: 140
  • 5+ bedrooms: 20
Cars and other vehicles available in Pemiscot County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 335
  • 1 vehicle: 1,532
  • 2 vehicles: 1,914
  • 3 vehicles: 591
  • 4 vehicles: 165
  • 5+ vehicles: 48
  • no vehicle: 789
  • 1 vehicle: 1,723
  • 2 vehicles: 629
  • 3 vehicles: 102
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5+ vehicles: 10

55% of Pemiscot County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 71% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in Missouri.

Pemiscot County:

55.3%
State average:

54.3%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $27,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Pemiscot County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (62.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.9%)
  • Electricity (15.2%)
  • Utility gas (66.1%)
  • Electricity (18.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 30
Here:

1.1%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 10
Here:

0.8%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 15
Here:

3.5%
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)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Pemiscot County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Pemiscot 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 Pemiscot County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James31772.4 years
Mary24577.3 years
John20675.4 years
William20475.3 years
Willie14273.7 years
Robert14170.9 years
Charles10368.2 years
George9675.7 years
Henry7576.1 years
Joe6671.5 years
Most common last names in Pemiscot County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson15373.4 years
Smith13874.0 years
Jones12373.3 years
Williams8973.7 years
Brown7674.2 years
Davis7375.7 years
Taylor6974.7 years
Wilson5976.6 years
Jackson5974.3 years
Robinson5773.2 years
Businesses in Pemiscot County, MO
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Pizza Hut1
AutoZone1SONIC Drive-In1
Comfort Inn1Subway2
FedEx2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS2
McDonald's1Walmart1