Ralls County, Missouri (MO)

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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:

18%
State:

31%

Land area: 471 sq. mi.

Water area: 12.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 22 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Ralls County: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.4%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (17.3%), Retail trade (16.5%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 33%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 59%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Ralls County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years
Males: 5,141  (47.6%)
Females: 5,026  (52.4%)
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Average household size:
Ralls County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $47,514 ($37,094 in 1999)

This county:

$47514
Missouri:

$46931

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $402 (lower quartile is $327, upper quartile is $494)
This county:

$402
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $105,393 (it was $69,300 in 2000)
Ralls:

$105,393
Missouri:

$133,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $66,659 - $177,153
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $900
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $367

Institutionalized population: 31

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):

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2009: 0 buildings

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $852 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $780 (0.8%)

Ralls County household income distribution in 2009 Ralls County home values distribution Ralls County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.9%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.8% for Black residents, 40.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.3% for other race residents, 43.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.1%
Ralls County:

10.1%
Missouri:

15.9%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.3% for other race residents, 40.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 44 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 58 years old, American Indian residents: 26 years old, Asian residents: 55 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 50 years old, Other race residents: 50 years old)

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.

Cities in this county include: New London, Perry, Center, Rensselaer.

Ralls 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 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

Neighboring counties: Audrain County , Marion County , Monroe County , Pike County, Illinois , Pike County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.9%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 221
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 33 (61% naturalized citizens)

Ralls County:

0.3%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 9
  • 1990 to 1994: 4
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 20

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 39.7%

Ralls County marital status for males Ralls County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Ralls County with a mortgage: 866 (53 second mortgage, 10 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 730

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ralls County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,4308
Mainline Protestant1,2748
Catholic3531
None6,110-
Ralls 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: 3
Ralls County:

3.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Ralls County:

7.11 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
This county:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Ralls County:

8.7%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Ralls County:

29.8%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.4%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Ralls County:

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

Tornado activity:

Ralls County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 6845109.9 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Ralls County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 77% 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 208.1 miles away from Ralls 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 199.9 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 195.3 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 224.8 miles away from the 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 227.3 miles away from Ralls County center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 209.4 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 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: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 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 (%):

  • Philippines (45%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (15%)
  • Guatemala (15%)
  • Mexico (12%)
  • Austria (6%)
  • Vietnam (6%)

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

  • United States or American (30%)
  • German (27%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Ralls County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,912 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 576 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13 (0%)
  • Walked: 66 (1%)
  • Other means: 26 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 191 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 81 people in nursing homes
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
31 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
23 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,262.

5.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,546 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.27% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($25,046 average AGI)
1.40% relocated from other states ($11,500 average AGI)
Ralls County:

1.40%
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 Marion County, MO  2.29% ($27,955 average AGI)
from Adams County, IL  0.29% ($40,273)
from Audrain County, MO  0.29% ($31,545)


6.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,392 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.53% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($21,358 average AGI)
1.68% relocated to other states ($10,033 average AGI)
Ralls County:

1.68%
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 Marion County, MO  2.22% ($24,360 average AGI)
to Audrain County, MO  0.47% ($47,167)
to Pike County, MO  0.31% ($29,667)
to Adams County, IL  0.26% ($46,100)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 8.4

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:

Households: 10,113

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.

Size of nonfamily households: 945 1-person, 156 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 2 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

1,877 married couples with children.
408 single-parent households (149 men, 259 women).

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:

Births: 473
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 495
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +183
Here:

+19 per 1000 residents
State:

+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:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 67
  • 2000 to 2004: 796
  • 1990 to 1999: 907
  • 1980 to 1989: 795
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,101
  • 1960 to 1969: 398
  • 1950 to 1959: 240
  • 1940 to 1949: 72
  • 1939 or earlier: 782
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ralls County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 56
  • 4 rooms: 328
  • 5 rooms: 817
  • 6 rooms: 834
  • 7 rooms: 589
  • 8 rooms: 236
  • 9+ rooms: 202
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 21
  • 3 rooms: 76
  • 4 rooms: 181
  • 5 rooms: 188
  • 6 rooms: 123
  • 7 rooms: 45
  • 8 rooms: 4
  • 9+ rooms: 23
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ralls County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 90
  • 2 bedrooms: 926
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,652
  • 4 bedrooms: 334
  • 5+ bedrooms: 69
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 113
  • 2 bedrooms: 269
  • 3 bedrooms: 258
  • 4 bedrooms: 18
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Ralls County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 95
  • 1 vehicle: 697
  • 2 vehicles: 1,382
  • 3 vehicles: 637
  • 4 vehicles: 189
  • 5+ vehicles: 73
  • no vehicle: 69
  • 1 vehicle: 262
  • 2 vehicles: 235
  • 3 vehicles: 69
  • 4 vehicles: 19
  • 5+ vehicles: 9

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.

Ralls County:

61.3%
State average:

54.3%

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

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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (48.4%)
  • Utility gas (25.7%)
  • Electricity (19.8%)
  • Wood (5.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (37.6%)
  • Utility gas (26.7%)
  • Electricity (25.6%)
  • Wood (9.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 36
Here:

3.2%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 13
Here:

2.4%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 80
Here:

43.0%
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)

Ralls County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,132,000
    Police Protection: $340,000
    Central Staff Services: $178,000
    Financial Administration: $167,000
    Health Services - Other: $146,000
    Libraries: $126,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $115,000
    General Public Buildings: $60,000
    Corrections - Other: $50,000
    General - Other: $28,000
    Welfare - Other: $15,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Fire Protection: $42,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,296,000

Ralls County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $145,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $209,000
    Interest Earnings: $38,000
    Property Sale Other: $4,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $622,000
    General Support: $50,000
    All Other: $49,000
  • Tax - Property: $998,000
    Total General Sales: $719,000
    NEC: $2,000

Ralls County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $837,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Ralls 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 Ralls County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary6679.9 years
William6578.0 years
James5171.6 years
John5079.5 years
Charles4776.6 years
George4279.7 years
Robert3876.0 years
Dorothy2378.5 years
Anna2181.4 years
Clarence2078.3 years
Most common last names in Ralls County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Leake2680.7 years
Smith2578.0 years
Jones2278.9 years
Johnson1976.7 years
Anderson1780.7 years
Jackson1775.8 years
Brown1677.4 years
Williams1580.8 years
Epperson1477.0 years
Evans1477.5 years

Businesses in Ralls County, MO