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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. 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%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 17%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Shannon County, Missouri:


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 2009: $24,893 ($20,878 in 1999)
This county:

$24893
Missouri:

$45229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $272 (lower quartile is $191, upper quartile is $328)
This county:

$272
State:

$520


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $75,822 (it was $46,800 in 2000)
Shannon County:

$75,822
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $41,432 - $127,377

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $132,819
Here:

$132,819
State:

$180,542

Townhouses or other attached units: $390,244
Here:

$390,244
State:

$174,118

In 2-unit structures: $75,047
Here:

$75,047
State:

$114,067

Mobile homes: $58,028
Here:

$58,028
State:

$37,932

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $806,336
Here:

$806,336
State:

$46,345
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $813
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $201

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:


Presidential Elections Results

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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%)


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 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:
This county:

26.9%
Whole state:

11.7%

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

11.2%
Whole state:

5.1%

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 .

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


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:

44.9% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.15%
Here33.1%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 2,759
Total congregations: 28

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1,551 (56.2%)332 (12.0%)299 (10.8%)249 (9.0%)328 (11.9%)
Congregations8 (28.6%)5 (17.9%)2 (7.1%)3 (10.7%)10 (35.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Shannon County - Winona, Birch Tree, Eminence, Montier

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

4.76 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Shannon County:

14.28 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.3%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.0%
Missouri:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Shannon County:

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 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.

Earthquake activity:

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:


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 (%)
Males Females
  • Wood products (19%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (3%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Apparel (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Wood products (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Woodworkers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (11%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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




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





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:

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $26,224.

6.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,688 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
Missouri average:

7.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.57% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($9,981 average AGI)
2.77% relocated from other states ($22,706 average AGI)
Shannon County:

2.77%
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 Howell County, MO  1.27% ($16,531 average AGI)


5.52% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($21,174 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
Missouri average:

7.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.32% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($15,297 average AGI)
1.20% relocated to other states ($5,877 average AGI)
Shannon County:

1.20%
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 Howell County, MO  1.56% ($18,667 average AGI)

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:

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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Shannon County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Shannon County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Shannon County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Shannon County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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


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