Reynolds County, Missouri (MO)

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County population in 2012: 6,667 (all rural); it was 6,689 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 972
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,128
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,099
Renter-occupied apartments: 678 (it was 622 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

31%

Land area: 811 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 8 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Reynolds County: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.9%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (12.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 28%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 52%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Reynolds County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years
Males: 3,414  (50.3%)
Females: 3,282  (49.7%)
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Reynolds County,MO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Reynolds County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,169 ($25,867 in 1999)

This county:

$34169
Missouri:

$46931

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $347 (lower quartile is $255, upper quartile is $434)
This county:

$347
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $83,712 (it was $52,100 in 2000)
Reynolds:

$83,712
Missouri:

$133,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,469 - $145,427
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $858
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $280

Institutionalized population: 88

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):

Reynolds County, MO map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $657 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $518 (0.7%)

Reynolds County household income distribution in 2009 Reynolds County home values distribution Reynolds County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.4%
(23.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.4% for Black residents, 67.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.9% for American Indian residents, 39.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.1%
Reynolds County:

25.1%
Missouri:

15.9%
(24.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.4% for Black residents, 64.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 48.8% for American Indian residents, 36.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 46 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 25 years old, American Indian residents: 56 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 8 years old, Other race residents: 7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Reynolds County is $386 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $645 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ellington, Bunker, Centerville.

Reynolds 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 Reynolds County: Exchange (A), Bell Mountain Vista Picnic Area (B), Taum Sauk Pumped-Storage Hydroelectric Powerplant (C), Cooks Spring Picnic Area (D), Lily Farm (E), Riverside Wilderness Camping Site (F), Funk Branch Wilderness Camping Site (G), Sutton Bluff Campground (H), Scudder Camp (I), Marcoot Lookout (J), Daley (K), Duncan (L), Freeman (M), Lyons (N), Manns (O), Reeds (P), Buzzard Hill (Q), Clones (R), Moses Store (S), Missouri Department of Conservation Forestry Southeast Regional Field Fire Office Ellington (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Reynolds County include: Our Lady of Sorrow Church (A), Bee Fork Church (B), Pleasant Hill Church (C), Christ the King Church (D), Happy Home Church (E), Full Gospel Church (F), Greeley Church (G), Latter Day Saints Church (H), Little Vine Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Dickson Cemetery (1), Dobbins Cemetery (2), Doe Run Cemetery (3), Durham Cemetery (4), Gulliams Cemetery (5), Lewis Cemetery (6), Hampton Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Maury Pond (A), Silver Lake (B), Baker Pond (C), Buford Pond (D), Rosa Pond (E), Scott Pond (F), Leonards Lake (G), Hideout Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ellington Creek (A), East Fork Black River (B), Mayberry Branch (C), Finley Branch (D), Dry Fork (E), Henpeck Creek (F), Doe Run Creek (G), Homing Creek (H), Imboden Fork (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Reynolds County include: Piedmont Park Public Use Area (1), Highway K Public Use Area (2), Bluff View Public Use Area (3), Clearwater Lake State Wildlife Management Area (4), Thurman Point Public Use Area (5), Webb Creek Public Use Area (6), Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Carter County , Dent County , Iron County , Shannon County , Wayne County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.9%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 175
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 65.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 27 (56% naturalized citizens)

Reynolds County:

0.4%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 9
  • 1990 to 1994: 3
  • 1985 to 1989: 3
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 6
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 6

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 73.6%

Reynolds County marital status for males Reynolds County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Reynolds County with a mortgage: 411 (16 second mortgage, 17 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 541

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Reynolds County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,25219
Mainline Protestant1391
Other1391
Catholic832
None3,083-
Reynolds 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: 1
Reynolds County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Reynolds County:

9.34 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Reynolds County:

9.8%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Reynolds County:

29.8%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.4%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Reynolds County:

Average size of farms: 311 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $10,740
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $38.49
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.94%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 87.89%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $11,953
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.87%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.09%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $22,980
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.25%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.70
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.11%
Land in orchards: 15 acres

Tornado activity:

Reynolds County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 10082111.0 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/12/1970, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Reynolds County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 80.6 miles away from Reynolds 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 84.5 miles away from the county center
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) earthquake occurred 184.7 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 124.9 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 196.1 miles away from Reynolds 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 115.5 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 Reynolds County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 6, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 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 (%):

  • Germany (37%)
  • Philippines (19%)
  • Vietnam (15%)
  • Mexico (11%)
  • Canada (11%)
  • Panama (7%)

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

  • United States or American (38%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • German (12%)
  • English (11%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Dutch (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Reynolds County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,789 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 398 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 12 (1%)
  • Railroad: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 69 (3%)
  • Other means: 16 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 93 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 96 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 38 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 43 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 34 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $38,699.

4.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($19,798 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.69%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.65% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($14,071 average AGI)
1.04% relocated from other states ($5,727 average AGI)
Reynolds County:

1.04%
Missouri average:

2.54%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



6.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,083 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.57% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($29,233 average AGI)
1.63% relocated to other states ($4,850 average AGI)
Reynolds County:

1.63%
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 Butler County, MO  0.65% ($17,786 average AGI)
to St. Francois County, MO  0.61% ($135,846)
to Iron County, MO  0.47% ($42,800)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Births per 1000 population in Reynolds County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 11.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Reynolds County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 19.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Reynolds County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,350 (1,018 aged, 332 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 15.14
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13902.77
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 378.620
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 57882.78

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1002.280
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1351.560
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 15.19

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,595

Size of family households: 969 2-persons, 363 3-persons, 331 4-persons, 131 5-persons, 47 6-persons, 30 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 773 1-person, 109 2-persons, 14 3-persons, 9 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

1,074 married couples with children.
290 single-parent households (78 men, 212 women).

98.0% of residents of Reynolds County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (86% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (92% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 33% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $51,165,000 ($7749 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $818,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $20,619,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,705,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $35,000
Federal grants: $17,714,000
Federal procurement contracts: $605,000 ($224,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,486,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $110,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $0,000
Federal Government insurance: $7,392,000

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

Births: 342
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 403
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -1
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -30
Here -5 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Reynolds County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.14 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 54
  • 2000 to 2004: 435
  • 1990 to 1999: 445
  • 1980 to 1989: 466
  • 1970 to 1979: 973
  • 1960 to 1969: 720
  • 1950 to 1959: 309
  • 1940 to 1949: 263
  • 1939 or earlier: 380
Rooms in houses/apartments in Reynolds County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 36
  • 3 rooms: 60
  • 4 rooms: 332
  • 5 rooms: 721
  • 6 rooms: 517
  • 7 rooms: 218
  • 8 rooms: 116
  • 9+ rooms: 89
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 20
  • 3 rooms: 85
  • 4 rooms: 177
  • 5 rooms: 180
  • 6 rooms: 100
  • 7 rooms: 26
  • 8 rooms: 21
  • 9+ rooms: 4
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Reynolds County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 24
  • 1 bedroom: 74
  • 2 bedrooms: 633
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,098
  • 4 bedrooms: 212
  • 5+ bedrooms: 58
  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 126
  • 2 bedrooms: 264
  • 3 bedrooms: 172
  • 4 bedrooms: 45
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4
Cars and other vehicles available in Reynolds County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 103
  • 1 vehicle: 529
  • 2 vehicles: 885
  • 3 vehicles: 441
  • 4 vehicles: 110
  • 5+ vehicles: 31
  • no vehicle: 144
  • 1 vehicle: 273
  • 2 vehicles: 155
  • 3 vehicles: 32
  • 4 vehicles: 18
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

59% of Reynolds County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in Missouri.

Reynolds County:

59.2%
State average:

54.3%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $30,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Reynolds County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36.8%)
  • Wood (36.1%)
  • Electricity (23.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.9%)
  • Utility gas (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (41.0%)
  • Electricity (31.2%)
  • Wood (25.2%)
  • Utility gas (1.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 19
Here:

2.7%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 18
Here:

3.9%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 12
Here:

7.8%
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)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Reynolds County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Reynolds County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James4975.3 years
William4872.7 years
John3873.7 years
Charles2273.2 years
Robert2073.8 years
Mary1974.2 years
Roy1973.1 years
George1877.1 years
Donald1564.9 years
Clarence1577.3 years
Most common last names in Reynolds County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams3077.1 years
Smith2873.9 years
Chitwood2774.6 years
Hill2177.7 years
Fox2079.7 years
Baker1974.9 years
Parker1973.6 years
Wisdom1772.2 years
Martin1779.8 years
Barton1772.0 years

Businesses in Reynolds County, MO

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