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Phelps County, Missouri (MO)

County population in 2016: 45,079 (54% urban, 46% rural); it was 39,825 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,672
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,177
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,289
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,715 (it was 5,394 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

31%

Land area: 673 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 67 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Phelps County: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (37.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 42%
  • Government: 23%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Phelps County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (88.6%)
  • Asian alone (3.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.1%)
Median resident age:  34.6 years
Missouri median age:  38.4 years
Males: 23,571  (52.3%)
Females: 21,508  (47.7%)
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Phelps County,MO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Phelps County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $43,409 ($29,378 in 1999)

This county:

$43,409
Missouri:

$51,746

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $520 (lower quartile is $416, upper quartile is $656)
This county:

$520
State:

$606


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $126,202 (it was $72,800 in 2000)
Phelps:

$126,202
Missouri:

$151,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $80,264 - $207,857
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,104
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $349

Institutionalized population: 749

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 11
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 146
  • Burglaries: 155
  • Thefts: 351
  • Auto thefts: 37

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 69
  • Burglaries: 146
  • Thefts: 283
  • Auto thefts: 40
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 72 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 2005: 103 buildings, average cost: $158,900
  • 2006: 110 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 2007: 55 buildings, average cost: $121,600
  • 2008: 20 buildings, average cost: $133,500
  • 2009: 39 buildings, average cost: $93,800
  • 2010: 35 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 2011: 37 buildings, average cost: $90,400
  • 2012: 22 buildings, average cost: $155,400
  • 2013: 66 buildings, average cost: $119,600
  • 2014: 68 buildings, average cost: $147,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $960 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $875 (0.8%)

Phelps County household income distribution in 2009 Phelps County home values distribution Phelps County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 18.9%
Phelps County:

18.9%
Missouri:

14.0%
(17.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 54.1% for Black residents, 33.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.2% for American Indian residents, 37.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 34.6 years old
(Males: 31.6 years old, Females: 38.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 36.4 years old, Black residents: 23.6 years old, American Indian residents: 43.7 years old, Asian residents: 27.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.5 years old, Other race residents: 24.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Phelps County is $370 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $642 a month.

Cities in this county include: Rolla, St. James, Doolittle, Newburg, Edgar Springs.

Phelps 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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Neighboring counties: Huerfano County, Colorado , Hardin County, Kentucky , Jefferson County, Kentucky , Perry County , Westmoreland County, Virginia , Rowan County, Kentucky .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 4,814
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 28.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,661 (31.7% naturalized citizens)

Phelps County:

5.9%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 1,485
  • 2000 to 2009: 831
  • 1990 to 1999: 184
  • 1980 to 1989: 241
  • 1970 to 1979: 96
  • Before 1970: 239
Note: State values scaled to Phelps County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 84.5%

Phelps County marital status for males Phelps County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,003
  • One, attached: 269
  • Two: 1,266
  • 3 or 4: 1,669
  • 5 to 9: 844
  • 10 to 19: 301
  • 20 to 49: 261
  • 50 or more: 385
  • Mobile homes: 1,984
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 1

Housing units in Phelps County with a mortgage: 5,320 (118 second mortgage, 321 home equity loan, 25 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,770

Here:

55.6% with mortgage
State:

61.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Phelps County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,30660
Catholic2,3343
Mainline Protestant1,7279
Other1,3068
None26,483-
Phelps 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: 9
Phelps County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Phelps County:

7.07 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 31
This county:

7.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Phelps County:

8.8%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Phelps County:

29.3%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.5%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Phelps County:

Average size of farms: 244 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $12,535
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $45.04
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.42%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 86.71%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $18,093
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.16%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $22,578
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.54%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.93
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.05%
Corn for grain: 452 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 304 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 189 acres

Earthquake activity:

Phelps County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 74% 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 214.5 miles away from Phelps 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 133.4 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 142.7 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 177.2 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 219.8 miles away from Phelps 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 217.8 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:

  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 23, 2015 to January 09, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4250: January 21, 2016, FEMA Id: 4250, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 22, 2015 to January 09, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3374: January 02, 2016, FEMA Id: 3374, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 15, 2015 to July 27, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4238: August 07, 2015, FEMA Id: 4238, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: August 02, 2013 to August 14, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4144: September 06, 2013, FEMA Id: 4144, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 19, 2011 to June 06, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1980: May 09, 2011, FEMA Id: 1980, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3317: February 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 3317, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 08, 2009 to May 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1847: June 19, 2009, FEMA Id: 1847, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3303: January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: 3303, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 17, 2008 to May 09, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1749: March 19, 2008, FEMA Id: 1749, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: January 07, 2008 to January 10, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1742: February 05, 2008, FEMA Id: 1742, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Phelps County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 10, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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

  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (26%)
  • Other Northern Africa (16%)
  • India (11%)
  • Egypt (5%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Iraq (4%)

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

  • American (24%)
  • German (18%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • European (2%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Swedish (1%)

Phelps County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16,625 (79.8%)
  • Carpooled: 2,248 (10.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 103 (0.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 293 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 96 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 709 (3.4%)
  • Worked at home: 671 (3.2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 1,677 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 389 people in nursing homes
  • 157 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 90 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 38 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 26 people in other group homes
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 21 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 2,108 people in college/university student housing
  • 467 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 146 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 122 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 58 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 48 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 38 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $47,005.

7.15% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,577 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.15%
Missouri average:

6.69%


0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($351 average AGI)
Phelps County:

0.07%
Missouri average:

0.04%

4.60% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($18,045 average AGI)
2.48% relocated from other states ($15,180 average AGI)
Phelps County:

2.48%
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 Pulaski County, MO  0.58% ($33,259 average AGI)
from Crawford County, MO  0.45% ($23,773)
from Dent County, MO  0.37% ($24,782)
from St. Louis County, MO  0.35% ($20,412)
from Jackson County, MO  0.20% ($27,759)
from Franklin County, MO  0.20% ($26,897)
from Maries County, MO  0.18% ($39,231)


8.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,346 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.38%
Missouri average:

6.91%


0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($473 average AGI)
Phelps County:

0.11%
Missouri average:

0.05%

4.66% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($16,261 average AGI)
3.61% relocated to other states ($17,613 average AGI)
Phelps County:

3.61%
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 Pulaski County, MO  0.53% ($34,291 average AGI)
to Crawford County, MO  0.40% ($24,217)
to St. Louis County, MO  0.36% ($29,333)
to Greene County, MO  0.35% ($27,942)
to Boone County, MO  0.30% ($24,467)
to Dent County, MO  0.26% ($25,077)
to Jackson County, MO  0.23% ($35,200)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8

Births per 1000 population in Phelps County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Phelps County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Phelps County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Phelps County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Phelps County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,344 (5,709 aged, 1,635 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 945 (10%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Phelps County, Missouri in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (789)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (440)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (367)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (331)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (270)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (222)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (217)
  • Congestive heart failure (188)
  • Unspecified dementia (126)
  • Acute renal failure, unspecified (100)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.4
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 21,536
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 475
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 72,518

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,308
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 923
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 41
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 81

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 121.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 73.1
  • Other - 48.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 45,079
  • In family households: 32,464 (5,623 male householders, 4,685 female householders)
    8,103 spouses, 10,701 children (10,009 natural, 330 adopted, 365 stepchildren), 1,238 grandchildren, 312 brothers or sisters, 537 parents, 602 other relatives, 707 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,602 (3,251 male householders (2,289 living alone)), 3,257 female householders (2,681 living alone)), 3,135 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,020

Size of family households: 5,097 2-persons, 2,227 3-persons, 1,832 4-persons, 716 5-persons, 264 6-persons, 179 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,971 1-person, 1,158 2-persons, 129 3-persons, 241 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 12 6-persons.

5,738 married couples with children.
2,104 single-parent households (646 men, 1,458 women).

93.3% of residents of Phelps speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 2% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
2.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (30% speak English very well, 59% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
1.7% of residents speak other language at home (42% speak English very well, 47% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $290,135,000 ($6,953 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $32,177,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $124,603,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $49,850,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $425,000
Federal grants: $61,996,000
Federal procurement contracts: $16,984,000 ($11,089,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $36,277,000 ($7,155,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $28,501,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $10,744,000
Federal Government insurance: $16,757,000

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

Births: 2,683
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,099
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +589
Here:

+14 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,186
Here:

+28 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Phelps County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.69 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 241
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,064
  • 2000 to 2009: 3,335
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,028
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,189
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,104
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,066
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,632
  • 1940 to 1949: 971
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,467
Note: State values scaled to Phelps population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Phelps County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Phelps County population
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 11
  • 3 rooms: 180
  • 4 rooms: 979
  • 5 rooms: 2,019
  • 6 rooms: 2,616
  • 7 rooms: 1,270
  • 8 rooms: 1,140
  • 9+ rooms: 1,848
  • 1 room: 117
  • 2 rooms: 419
  • 3 rooms: 1,062
  • 4 rooms: 2,259
  • 5 rooms: 1,540
  • 6 rooms: 658
  • 7 rooms: 448
  • 8 rooms: 172
  • 9+ rooms: 133
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Phelps County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Phelps County population
  • no bedroom: 25
  • 1 bedroom: 139
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,711
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,192
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,227
  • 5+ bedrooms: 769
  • no bedroom: 134
  • 1 bedroom: 1,243
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,244
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,704
  • 4 bedrooms: 429
  • 5+ bedrooms: 63
Cars and other vehicles available in Phelps County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Phelps County population
  • no vehicle: 271
  • 1 vehicle: 2,286
  • 2 vehicles: 4,482
  • 3 vehicles: 1,985
  • 4 vehicles: 690
  • 5+ vehicles: 348
  • no vehicle: 821
  • 1 vehicle: 3,426
  • 2 vehicles: 1,916
  • 3 vehicles: 519
  • 4 vehicles: 151
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

77% of Phelps County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Missouri.

Phelps County:

77.5%
State average:

84.3%

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

  • This state: 29,633
  • Other state: 12,130
  • Northeast: 859
  • Midwest: 5,052
  • South: 4,112
  • West: 2,102

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Phelps County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (50.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.6%)
  • Utility gas (16.7%)
  • Wood (11.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Electricity (78.2%)
  • Utility gas (13.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.0%)
  • Wood (3.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 352
Here:

8.7%
Missouri:

12.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 185
Here:

8.5%
Missouri:

12.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 438
Here:

7.9%
Missouri:

24.6%

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)

Phelps County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Hospitals: $11,147,000
    General Public Buildings: $69,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $99,189,000
    Regular Highways: $2,702,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,273,000
    Police Protection: $2,027,000
    Health - Other: $1,619,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,218,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $722,000
    Financial Administration: $676,000
    Central Staff Services: $531,000
    General Public Buildings: $416,000
    General - Other: $180,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,595,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $7,082,000
    Regular Highways: $321,000
    Central Staff Services: $142,000
    Police Protection: $123,000
    Correctional Institutions: $45,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $38,000
    Health - Other: $30,000
    General Public Building: $29,000
    Financial Administration: $15,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $49,526,000

Phelps County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $127,711,000
    All Other: $1,278,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,899,000
    Highways: $448,000
    Health and Hospitals: $442,000
    All Other: $290,000
    General Local Government Support: $60,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $794,000
    All Other: $460,000
    Health and Hospitals: $444,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,788,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $207,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $171,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $816,000
    Health and Hospitals: $612,000
    General Local Government Support: $6,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,155,000
    Property: $1,198,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $511,000
    Other License: $178,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $27,000

Phelps County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,718,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,515,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,203,000

Phelps County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $65,283,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,610,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,056
  • Number of aged recipients: 64
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 992
  • Number of recipients under 18: 164
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 743
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 149
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 419
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 468
Phelps County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Phelps County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Phelps County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William35877.5 years
James29173.9 years
John28276.1 years
Mary26280.1 years
George20976.0 years
Charles20075.8 years
Robert17971.0 years
Helen11578.9 years
Thomas9873.5 years
Dorothy9376.4 years
Most common last names in Phelps County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith16377.1 years
Brown9775.8 years
Williams9174.2 years
Jones8773.4 years
Davis7874.0 years
Wilson7676.5 years
Miller7276.5 years
Lewis6573.4 years
Johnson5975.4 years
Ray5677.3 years
Businesses in Phelps County, MO
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1La-Z-Boy1
AT&T2Lane Furniture1
Applebee's1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1Lowe's1
Baymont Inn1McDonald's4
Best Western1Nike5
Big O Tires1Nissan1
Blockbuster1Panera Bread1
Burger King2Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Payless1
Circle K2Pizza Hut2
Comfort Suites1Quality1
Curves1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn2SONIC Drive-In2
Dennys1Sears1
Econo Lodge1Staples1
Fashion Bug1Steak 'n Shake1
FedEx5Subway5
Ford2Super 81
GameStop1T-Mobile1
Goodwill2Taco Bell1
H&R Block2True Value1
Hardee's1U-Haul4
Hilton1U.S. Cellular1
Holiday Inn1UPS8
JCPenney1Vans1
Jones New York2Waffle House1
KFC1Walgreens1
Kmart1Walmart1
Kroger1Wendy's1