Shannon County, Missouri (MO)

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County population in 2012: 8,318 (all rural); it was 8,324 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,351
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,327
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,645
Renter-occupied apartments: 770 (it was 674 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

31%

Land area: 1004 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Shannon County: 78.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (31.5%), Educational, health and social services (23.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 40%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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Races in Shannon County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.9%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years
Males: 4,206  (48.1%)
Females: 4,235  (51.9%)
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Average household size:
Shannon County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,836 ($20,878 in 1999)

This county:

$30836
Missouri:

$46931

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $297 (lower quartile is $254, upper quartile is $362)
This county:

$297
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $78,073 (it was $46,800 in 2000)
Shannon:

$78,073
Missouri:

$133,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $39,279 - $153,802
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $791
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $275

Institutionalized population: 54

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):

Shannon County, MO map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $406 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $408 (0.5%)

Shannon County household income distribution in 2009 Shannon County home values distribution Shannon County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.2%
(22.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.3% for Black residents, 56.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 92.5% for American Indian residents, 10.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.9%
Shannon County:

25.9%
Missouri:

15.9%
(23.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 54.5% for Black residents, 54.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 110.8% for American Indian residents, 9.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 8 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Shannon County is $384 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $614 a month.

Cities in this county include: Winona, Birch Tree, Eminence, Montier.

Shannon 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 Shannon County: Camp Zoe (A), Banker Cave (B), Pulltite Campground (C), Round Spring Campground (D), Jerktail Landing (E), Lewis Lake Picnic Area (F), Fremont Picnic Area (G), Fremont Tower Picnic Area (H), Gateway (I), Loggers Lake Campground (J), Gateway Camp and Picnic Area (K), Gateway Recreation Area (L), Rocky Falls Picnic Area (M), Hardage (N), Blue Springs (O), Jacks Fork (P), Tram Lookout (Q), Welch Landing (R), Maggard Cabin (S), Shawnee Creek Campsite (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Shannon County include: Fairview Church (A), Flat Rock Church (B), Pilgrim Rest Church (C), County Line Church (D), Pleasant Grove Church (E), Horner Church (F), Manger of Bethlehem Church (G), Saint Sylvester Church (H), Street Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Duncan Cemetery (1), Dyer Cemetery (2), Rumburg Cemetery (3), Lone Pine - Piatt Cemetery (4), Lower Grassy Cemetery (5), Neeley Cemetery (6), New Eminence Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Grassy Pond (A), Folk Pond (B), Elbow Pond (C), Edmondson Pond (D), Deep Pond (E), Old Kehres Pond (F), Skunk Pond (G), Gilmore Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Matthews Branch (A), Gladden Creek (B), Jacks Fork (C), Jims Creek (D), Little Creek (E), Little Hurricane Creek (F), Mahans Creek (G), Mash Creek (H), Mill Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Shannon County include: Bay Creek Campsite (1), Flat Rock State Wildlife Area (2), Mahan Roadside Park (3), Alley Spring State Park (4), Round Spring State Park (5), Roberts Field Campsite (6), Logyard Campsite (7), Curve Bridge Picnic Area (8), Blue Spring Campsite (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Carter County , Dent County , Howell County , Oregon County , Reynolds County , Texas County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.5%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 220
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 67.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 39 (79% naturalized citizens)

Shannon County:

0.5%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 8
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 2
  • 1975 to 1979: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 25

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 62.8%

Shannon County marital status for males Shannon County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Shannon County with a mortgage: 489 (8 second mortgage, 25 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 599

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Shannon County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,46118
Mainline Protestant3535
Other1832
Catholic421
None6,402-
Shannon 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
Shannon County:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Shannon County:

4.76 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

14.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Shannon County:

9.3%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Shannon County:

30.0%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

22.3%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Shannon County:

Average size of farms: 262 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $11,606
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $21.41
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 92.88%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $13,995
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.73%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.02%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $32,885
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.71%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.44
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.61%
Land in orchards: 33 acres

Tornado activity:

Shannon County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 8285976.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 fatalities and 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/24/1973, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed 3 people and injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 95.5 miles away from Shannon 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 102.8 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 119.0 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 212.8 miles away from the 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 119.2 miles away from Shannon County center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 140.1 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 Shannon County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Drought: 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 (49%)
  • Ecuador (18%)
  • Korea (10%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Poland (5%)
  • Ukraine (5%)
  • Other Northern America (5%)

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

  • United States or American (38%)
  • Irish (13%)
  • German (12%)
  • English (10%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Shannon County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,232 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 571 (18%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 26 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 52 (2%)
  • Other means: 28 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 182 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 47 people in nursing homes
  • 14 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 9 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 48 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 6 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $29,946.

4.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,780 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.86%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.52% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($17,976 average AGI)
1.34% relocated from other states ($9,805 average AGI)
Shannon County:

1.34%
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 Howell County, MO  1.07% ($25,407 average AGI)


5.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,759 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.80% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($17,545 average AGI)
1.88% relocated to other states ($8,214 average AGI)
Shannon County:

1.88%
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 Howell County, MO  1.18% ($22,867 average AGI)
to Greene County, MO  0.39% ($17,300)
to Texas County, MO  0.39% ($21,800)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9

Births per 1000 population in Shannon County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 10.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Shannon County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Shannon County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,396 (1,068 aged, 328 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 25%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1625.430
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 968.090
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11.95

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 23.9

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,361

Size of family households: 1,177 2-persons, 479 3-persons, 349 4-persons, 191 5-persons, 82 6-persons, 49 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 957 1-person, 136 2-persons, 16 3-persons, 9 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

1,565 married couples with children.
431 single-parent households (131 men, 300 women).

98.4% of residents of Shannon County speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (93% speak English very well, 7% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $54,110,000 ($6456 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,007,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $21,504,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,396,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $64,000
Federal grants: $19,304,000
Federal procurement contracts: $355,000 ($7,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,487,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $13,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $204,000
Federal Government insurance: $409,000

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

Births: 471
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 458
Here:

55 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: +39
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Shannon County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.39 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: 95
  • 2000 to 2004: 580
  • 1990 to 1999: 675
  • 1980 to 1989: 310
  • 1970 to 1979: 796
  • 1960 to 1969: 654
  • 1950 to 1959: 364
  • 1940 to 1949: 206
  • 1939 or earlier: 500
Rooms in houses/apartments in Shannon County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 42
  • 3 rooms: 87
  • 4 rooms: 575
  • 5 rooms: 788
  • 6 rooms: 545
  • 7 rooms: 321
  • 8 rooms: 127
  • 9+ rooms: 147
  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 24
  • 3 rooms: 100
  • 4 rooms: 190
  • 5 rooms: 146
  • 6 rooms: 125
  • 7 rooms: 56
  • 8 rooms: 19
  • 9+ rooms: 9
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Shannon County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 153
  • 2 bedrooms: 942
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,205
  • 4 bedrooms: 265
  • 5+ bedrooms: 67
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 112
  • 2 bedrooms: 290
  • 3 bedrooms: 203
  • 4 bedrooms: 53
  • 5+ bedrooms: 9
Cars and other vehicles available in Shannon County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 163
  • 1 vehicle: 682
  • 2 vehicles: 1,162
  • 3 vehicles: 441
  • 4 vehicles: 128
  • 5+ vehicles: 69
  • no vehicle: 124
  • 1 vehicle: 299
  • 2 vehicles: 195
  • 3 vehicles: 47
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

63% of Shannon 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, 65% lived in Missouri.

Shannon County:

62.5%
State average:

54.3%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $21,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Shannon County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (54.4%)
  • Wood (33.5%)
  • Electricity (9.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.2%)
  • Utility gas (1.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (51.0%)
  • Electricity (22.6%)
  • Wood (22.3%)
  • Utility gas (3.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 16
Here:

1.5%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 23
Here:

4.6%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 43
Here:

22.2%
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)

Shannon County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $104,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $512,000
    Police Protection: $210,000
    General - Other: $198,000
    Financial Administration: $155,000
    Central Staff Services: $118,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $89,000
    General Public Buildings: $46,000
    Corrections - Other: $45,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $30,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $50,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $572,000

Shannon County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $147,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $59,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $47,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $640,000
    General Support: $185,000
    All Other: $70,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $208,000
    Property: $194,000

Shannon County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,643,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Shannon County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James7971.4 years
William7575.1 years
Robert4169.8 years
John4073.7 years
George3672.2 years
Charles3572.9 years
Mary3478.2 years
Henry2074.9 years
Thomas1976.3 years
Clarence1875.9 years
Most common last names in Shannon County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams4676.9 years
Smith4177.4 years
Martin3676.0 years
Thomas2972.8 years
Counts2672.3 years
Brown2579.5 years
Weaver2575.6 years
Brawley2075.6 years
Jones1876.6 years
Bland1861.1 years

Businesses in Shannon County, MO