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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. 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%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Ralls County, Missouri:


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 2009: $44,227 ($37,094 in 1999)
This county:

$44227
Missouri:

$45229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $385 (lower quartile is $311, upper quartile is $463)
This county:

$385
State:

$520


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $106,567 (it was $69,300 in 2000)
Ralls County:

$106,567
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,612 - $169,347

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $181,303
Here:

$181,303
State:

$180,542

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,529,290
Here:

$1,529,290
State:

$174,118

Mobile homes: $93,389
Here:

$93,389
State:

$37,932
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,160
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $273

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:


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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%)


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 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:
This county:

8.7%
Whole state:

11.7%

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

3.7%
Whole state:

5.1%

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 .

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


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:

54.3% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.95%
Here42.9%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,134
Total congregations: 20

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Catholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents2,495 (60.4%)760 (18.4%)353 (8.5%)265 (6.4%)261 (6.3%)
Congregations8 (40.0%)4 (20.0%)1 (5.0%)3 (15.0%)4 (20.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Ralls County - New London, Perry, Center, Rensselaer

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

3.05 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Ralls County:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

7.11 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Ralls County:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.7%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.8%
Missouri:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Ralls County:

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 below Missouri state average. It is 1.1 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

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:


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).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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




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





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:

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 2005 was $43,063.

7.07% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,726 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
Missouri average:

7.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.29% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($23,578 average AGI)
1.78% relocated from other states ($9,148 average AGI)
Ralls County:

1.78%
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 Marion County, MO  2.65% ($31,228 average AGI)
from Pike County, MO  0.50% ($33,737)
from Audrain County, MO  0.29% ($33,000)
from St. Charles County, MO  0.29% ($51,818)
from Monroe County, MO  0.26% ($27,100)


7.63% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,713 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.63%
Missouri average:

7.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.35% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($24,259 average AGI)
1.28% relocated to other states ($5,454 average AGI)
Ralls County:

1.28%
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 Marion County, MO  3.20% ($30,463 average AGI)
to Audrain County, MO  0.49% ($25,421)
to Pike County, MO  0.44% ($27,824)
to Boone County, MO  0.36% ($22,571)
to Adams County, IL  0.26% ($30,300)
to Monroe County, MO  0.26% ($22,200)

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:

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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Ralls County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Ralls County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Ralls County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Ralls 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 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


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