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:
Land area: 1004 sq. mi. Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 8 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Shannon County: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.2%), Manufacturing (16.4%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.3%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $338 (0.5%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $324 (0.4%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 26.7%
(26.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 56.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.2% for American Indian residents, 6.6% 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: 24 years old, American Indian residents: 50 years old, Asian residents: 48 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18 years old, Other race residents: 26 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 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.
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
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
Shannon County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 1.4 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.
Shannon County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 74% 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 the county center On 7/7/1991 at 21:24:02, a magnitude 4.0 (3.8 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 35.0 miles away from the county center On 8/16/2003 at 05:09:22, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, 3.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 24.5 miles away from the county center On 8/22/2000 at 20:12:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 46.7 miles away from Shannon County center On 10/21/1999 at 08:18:00, a magnitude 3.9 (3.3 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 12.0 mi) earthquake occurred 48.7 miles away from the county center On 4/30/1992 at 00:01:30, a magnitude 3.6 (2.9 LG, 3.6 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.4 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)
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 Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 8, 2009 to May 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1847): June 19, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1847, 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 Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1822): February 17, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1822, 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: March 17, 2008 to May 9, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1749): March 19, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1749, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Missouri Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: February 10, 2008 to February 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1748): March 12, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1748, Natural disaster type: Winter 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 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
3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
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).
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 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:
In family households: 7,030 (1,784 male householders, 543 female householders)
1,853 spouses, 2,247 children (2,000 natural, 62 adopted, 185 stepchildren), 213 grandchildren, 52 brothers or sisters, 34 parents, 78 other relatives, 189 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 1,331 (567 male householders (457 living alone)), 554 female householders (500 living alone)), 210 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 80 (54 institutionalized population)
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.
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:
56 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
55 per 1000 residents
49 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +4
+0 per 1000 residents
+7 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +39
+5 per 1000 residents
+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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 114
2000 to 2004: 128
1990 to 1999: 559
1980 to 1989: 519
1970 to 1979: 801
1960 to 1969: 561
1950 to 1959: 307
1940 to 1949: 299
1939 or earlier: 752
Rooms in houses/apartments in Shannon County, Missouri
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 6228
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