County population in 2012: 10,277 (4% urban, 96% rural); it was 9,626 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,001 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,372 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,073 Renter-occupied apartments: 718 (it was 663 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 471 sq. mi. Water area: 12.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 22 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ralls County: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.1%), Manufacturing (20.6%), Retail trade (11.1%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $732 (0.7%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $543 (0.6%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 10.1%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.0% for Black residents, 30.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.4% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 28.1% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 43 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 48 years old, American Indian residents: 47 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Ralls County is $356 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $469 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $603 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Ralls County: County Line Ford (A), Camp Oko-Tipi (B), Shepard Ford (C), Clear View (D), Flint Ridge (E), Little Bluestem (F), Deer Run (G), Blackjack Marina (H), Eagle Point (I), Fox (J), Little Ford (K), Gilbert Landing (L), Ralls Junction (M), Owendale (N), Liberty Hall (O), Rocky Point Community Center (P), Mark Twain Lake Management Office (Q), Monroe City Fire Department Substation (R), Perry Rural Fire Association (S). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Ralls County include: Saint Peters Brush Creek Catholic Church (A), Hydesburg Church (B), Salt Lick Church (C), Union Chapel (D), Greenlawn Methodist Church (E), Antioch Chapel Baptist Church (F), Ariel Church (G), Bethel Church (H), Bethlehem Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Dimmitt Cemetery (1), Hope Cemetery (2), Haden Cemetery (3), Epperson Cemetery (4), Hascall Cemetery (5), Finley Cemetery (6), Madisonville Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: Eisele Lake (A), Vandalia Sportsman Club Lakes (B), Auwarter Lake (C), Bowmans Lake (D), Crystal Blue Lake (E), Burditts Lake (F), Mark Twain Lake (G), Pool Number 22 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: East Fork (A), Dry Fork (B), Marble Creek (C), Malaruni Creek (D), Madden Branch (E), Chapel Branch (F), Cedar Creek (G), Camp Creek (H), Burbridge Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Ralls County include: Ray Behrens Recreation Area (1), John F Spalding Recreation Area (2), Frank Russell Recreation Area (3), M W Boudreaux Recreation Area (4), Spillway Recreation Area (5), Bluff View Recreation Area (6). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 376 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $52,787 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $160.78 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.53% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 34.20% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $41,361 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 57.51% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $86,052 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.65% Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.69 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.06% Corn for grain: 44001 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 7116 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 75566 harvested acres Land in orchards: 9 acres
Ralls County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Missouri state average. It is 1.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Ralls County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/31/2005 at 07:07:07, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 86.8 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Most recent natural disasters:
Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 5, 2011, Emergency Declared (EM-3317): February 3, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3317, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Missouri Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 5, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1961): March 23, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1961, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
Missouri Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 12, 2010 to July 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1934): August 17, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1934, 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: FEMA-EM-3303, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Missouri Severe Storms, Flooding, and a Tornado, Incident Period: September 11, 2008 to September 24, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1809): November 13, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1809, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Missouri Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 1, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1773): June 25, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1773, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Missouri Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 8, 2007 to December 15, 2007, Emergency Declared (EM-3281): December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3281, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Missouri Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3232): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3232, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 4, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1463): May 6, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1463, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Missouri Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 24, 2002 to June 10, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1412): May 6, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1412, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Ralls County (17) is greater than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12 Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2
Births per 1000 population in Ralls County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population in Ralls County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.3 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Ralls County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,215 (1,053 aged, 162 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1147.420 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 860.570 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10.24
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 10.24
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 8,776 (2,440 male householders, 528 female householders)
2,519 spouses, 2,734 children (2,464 natural, 70 adopted, 200 stepchildren), 190 grandchildren, 38 brothers or sisters, 48 parents, 47 other relatives, 187 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 1,337 (623 male householders (497 living alone)), 500 female householders (448 living alone)), 214 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 54 (31 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 1,507 2-persons, 581 3-persons, 530 4-persons, 250 5-persons, 72 6-persons, 28 7-or-more-persons.
98.5% of residents of Ralls County speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 24% speak English well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (11% speak English very well, 68% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $54,613,000 ($5641 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $517,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $22,458,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,130,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,367,000 Federal grants: $10,464,000 Federal procurement contracts: $1,046,000 ($36,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $4,148,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $2,048,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,849,000 Federal Government insurance: $17,601,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
48 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
51 per 1000 residents
49 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +4
+0 per 1000 residents
+7 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +183
+19 per 1000 residents
+5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Ralls County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 70
2000 to 2004: 204
1990 to 1999: 1,042
1980 to 1989: 635
1970 to 1979: 1,092
1960 to 1969: 362
1950 to 1959: 200
1940 to 1949: 229
1939 or earlier: 906
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ralls County, Missouri
61% of Ralls County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 79% lived in Missouri.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 7550
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $41,900
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ralls County