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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. 2012 cost of living index in Pemiscot County: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.4%), Manufacturing (19.6%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.7%), Retail trade (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Pemiscot County, Missouri:


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 2009: $26,124 ($21,911 in 1999)
This county:

$26124
Missouri:

$45229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $269 (lower quartile is $176, upper quartile is $379)
This county:

$269
State:

$520


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $59,515 (it was $41,200 in 2000)
Pemiscot County:

$59,515
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $34,204 - $97,159

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $101,626
Here:

$101,626
State:

$180,542

Townhouses or other attached units: $209,731
Here:

$209,731
State:

$174,118

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $39,237
Here:

$39,237
State:

$190,835

Mobile homes: $56,166
Here:

$56,166
State:

$37,932

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $20,868
Here:

$20,868
State:

$46,345
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,088
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $244

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:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $529 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $430 (0.9%)


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 2009: 31.6%
(19.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 62.5% for Black residents, 60.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 61.2% for American Indian residents, 54.5% for other race residents, 47.4% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 37 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 27 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 22 years old)

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

30.4%
Whole state:

11.7%

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

13.0%
Whole state:

5.1%

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 .

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


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:

50.6% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.69%
Here61.7%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 12,367
Total congregations: 55

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA) The Wesleyan Church
Adherents8,654 (70.0%)935 (7.6%)588 (4.8%)367 (3.0%)350 (2.8%)
Congregations19 (34.5%)7 (12.7%)9 (16.4%)1 (1.8%)1 (1.8%)
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchAssemblies of GodCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents277 (2.2%)264 (2.1%)248 (2.0%)235 (1.9%)449 (3.6%)
Congregations3 (5.5%)3 (5.5%)4 (7.3%)1 (1.8%)7 (12.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Pemiscot County - Caruthersville, Hayti, Steele, Hayti Heights, Cooter

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
This county:

4.27 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

4.27 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Pemiscot County:

8.00 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.9%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.6%
Missouri:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Pemiscot County:

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 above Missouri state average. It is 3.1 times above 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 significantly above Missouri state average. It is 127% greater 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 the 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 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
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 56.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

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: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Metal and metal products (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Transportation equipment (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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




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





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:

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $35,953.

5.54% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($20,984 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
Missouri average:

7.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.31% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($8,246 average AGI)
3.23% relocated from other states ($12,738 average AGI)
Pemiscot County:

3.23%
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 Dunklin County, MO  0.83% ($22,271 average AGI)
from Mississippi County, AR  0.79% ($19,478)
from New Madrid County, MO  0.47% ($19,704)
from Dyer County, TN  0.36% ($22,714)
from Cape Girardeau County, MO  0.19% ($24,364)


6.71% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,782 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.71%
Missouri average:

7.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.86% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($8,792 average AGI)
3.85% relocated to other states ($16,990 average AGI)
Pemiscot County:

3.85%
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 Dunklin County, MO  1.07% ($18,460 average AGI)
to Mississippi County, AR  0.85% ($28,380)
to Dyer County, TN  0.51% ($67,300)
to New Madrid County, MO  0.44% ($26,000)
to Craighead County, AR  0.26% ($16,933)
to St. Louis County, MO  0.17% ($24,200)
to Scott County, MO  0.17% ($21,500)

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 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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Pemiscot 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 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
Browse common businesses in Pemiscot County, MO

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