St. Clair County, Missouri (MO)

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County population in 2012: 9,474 (all rural); it was 9,652 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,616
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,665
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,210
Renter-occupied apartments: 880 (it was 830 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

31%

Land area: 677 sq. mi.

Water area: 25.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 14 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in St. Clair County: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (47.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 29%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 62%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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Races in St. Clair County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  48.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years
Males: 4,947  (48.9%)
Females: 4,858  (51.1%)
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St. Clair County,MO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
St. Clair County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,240 ($25,321 in 1999)

This county:

$31240
Missouri:

$46931

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $313 (lower quartile is $217, upper quartile is $380)
This county:

$313
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $79,337 (it was $58,100 in 2000)
St. Clair:

$79,337
Missouri:

$133,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $43,730 - $148,285
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $822
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $324

Institutionalized population: 207

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):

St. Clair County, MO map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $152,800
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $50,000

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $723 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $599 (0.9%)

St. Clair County household income distribution in 2009 St. Clair County home values distribution St. Clair County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.8%
(21.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 14.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.1% for American Indian residents, 27.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.4%
St. Clair County:

22.4%
Missouri:

15.9%
(22.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 14.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.1% for American Indian residents, 26.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 49 years old
(Males: 47 years old, Females: 50 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49 years old, Black residents: 40 years old, American Indian residents: 25 years old, Asian residents: 49 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 11 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in St. Clair County is $359 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $644 a month.

Cities in this county include: Appleton City, Osceola, Lowry City, Collins, Roscoe, Vista, Gerster.

St. Clair 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 St. Clair County: Greys Mill Ford (A), Camp Grandview (B), H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation (C), Youngers Lookout (D), Macy (E), Piper Ford (F), Light and Life Church Camp (G), Taberville Public Access (H), Blackjack Access (I), Damascus (J), Green Valley Community Center (K), Iconium Fire Protection District Station 2 (L), Iconium Fire Protection District Station 3 (M), Sac - Osage Fire Protection District (N), Taberville Community Volunteer Fire Department (O), Iconium Fire Protection District Station 1 (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in St. Clair County include: Brush Creek Church (A), Concord Church (B), Cooks Chapel (C), Harmony Church (D), High Hill Church (E), Kidds Chapel (F), Kings Prairie Church (G), Landecker Church (H), Mount Olive Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ridgeway Cemetery (1), Roberts Cemetery (2), Robinson Cemetery (3), Roscoe Cemetery (4), Allen Cemetery (5), Appleton City Cemetery (6), Daller Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Horseshoe Lake (A), Francis Lake (B), Baldwin Lakes (C), Decoy Lake (D), Barber Lake (E), Atkinson Lake (F), Schell-Osage Reservoir Number 2 (G), Osceola Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Allen Branch (A), Bazzill Branch (B), Bear Creek (C), Big Muddy Creek (D), Bishop Branch (E), Briley Creek (F), Broyles Branch (G), Buckhart Branch (H), Camp Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in St. Clair County include: Brush Creek Public Use Area (1), Crowes Crossing Public Use Area (2), Turkey Creek State Wildlife Area (3), Birdsong State Wildlife Area (4), Dave Rock Natural Area (5), Gallinipper Creek State Wildlife Area (6), Sac-Osage State Wildlife Area (7), Weaubleau Creek State Wildlife Area (8), Kings Prairie State Public Access (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bates County , Benton County , Cedar County , Henry County , Hickory County , Polk County , Vernon 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: 140
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 73.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 65 (86% naturalized citizens)

St. Clair County:

0.7%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 7
  • 1985 to 1989: 4
  • 1980 to 1984: 3
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 7
  • 1970 to 1974: 20
  • 1965 to 1969: 24

Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 53.4%

St. Clair County marital status for males St. Clair County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in St. Clair County with a mortgage: 577 (22 second mortgage, 30 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 667

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for St. Clair County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,69420
Mainline Protestant7689
Catholic801
None5,263-
St. Clair 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: 6
St. Clair County:

6.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
St. Clair County:

5.32 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

11.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
St. Clair County:

10.2%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
St. Clair County:

28.8%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.8%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in St. Clair County:

Average size of farms: 350 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $29,790
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $89.24
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.61%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 59.50%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $25,828
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 38.60%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.37%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $39,377
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.04%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 19.08
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.00%
Corn for grain: 9441 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 10755 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 24997 harvested acres
Vegetables: 30 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 256 acres

Tornado activity:

St. Clair County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 3861910.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/13/1972, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

St. Clair County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 74% 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 240.4 miles away from St. Clair 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 240.7 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 321.2 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 253.7 miles away from the 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 215.6 miles away from St. Clair County center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 217.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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 (26%)
  • Philippines (15%)
  • India (14%)
  • Canada (11%)
  • Italy (9%)
  • Polynesia (8%)
  • Mexico (8%)

Most common first ancestries reported in St. Clair County (%):

  • United States or American (30%)
  • German (21%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

St. Clair County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,747 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 569 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 45 (1%)
  • Other means: 17 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 387 (10%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in St. Clair County, Missouri in 2000:

  • 140 people in nursing homes
  • 36 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in St. Clair County, Missouri in 2010:

  • 109 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 90 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 8 people in correctional residential facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $35,717.

6.77% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,743 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.16% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($21,700 average AGI)
1.61% relocated from other states ($6,048 average AGI)
St. Clair County:

1.61%
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 Henry County, MO  0.84% ($16,692 average AGI)
from Jackson County, MO  0.81% ($37,480)
from Cedar County, MO  0.39% ($20,750)
from Polk County, MO  0.39% ($21,333)
from Greene County, MO  0.35% ($25,364)


6.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,005 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.80%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.25% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($21,005 average AGI)
1.55% relocated to other states ($6,000 average AGI)
St. Clair County:

1.55%
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 Henry County, MO  1.48% ($25,022 average AGI)
to Polk County, MO  0.64% ($31,800)
to Greene County, MO  0.42% ($30,692)
to Bates County, MO  0.32% ($36,900)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6

Births per 1000 population in St. Clair County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 14.2

Deaths per 1000 population in St. Clair County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in St. Clair County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,184 (1,775 aged, 409 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 20.96
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 17190.78
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 754.720
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 41886.79

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 970.470
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1507.330

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 22.03
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 10.32

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,598

Size of family households: 1,545 2-persons, 483 3-persons, 364 4-persons, 210 5-persons, 85 6-persons, 50 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,234 1-person, 169 2-persons, 14 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 3 5-persons.

1,510 married couples with children.
462 single-parent households (144 men, 318 women).

97.9% of residents of St. Clair County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (88% speak English very well, 2% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 44% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $70,409,000 ($7380 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,326,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $32,117,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $15,242,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,097,000
Federal grants: $18,226,000
Federal procurement contracts: $815,000 ($90,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,911,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $213,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,812,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,067,000

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

Births: 466
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 705
Here:

73 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +288
Here:

+30 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in St. Clair County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.26 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 123
  • 2000 to 2004: 724
  • 1990 to 1999: 920
  • 1980 to 1989: 642
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,272
  • 1960 to 1969: 472
  • 1950 to 1959: 433
  • 1940 to 1949: 316
  • 1939 or earlier: 751
Rooms in houses/apartments in St. Clair County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 40
  • 3 rooms: 129
  • 4 rooms: 527
  • 5 rooms: 993
  • 6 rooms: 725
  • 7 rooms: 460
  • 8 rooms: 179
  • 9+ rooms: 157
  • 1 room: 26
  • 2 rooms: 40
  • 3 rooms: 100
  • 4 rooms: 231
  • 5 rooms: 244
  • 6 rooms: 136
  • 7 rooms: 36
  • 8 rooms: 8
  • 9+ rooms: 9
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in St. Clair County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 197
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,079
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,575
  • 4 bedrooms: 322
  • 5+ bedrooms: 35
  • no bedroom: 28
  • 1 bedroom: 182
  • 2 bedrooms: 383
  • 3 bedrooms: 195
  • 4 bedrooms: 36
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
Cars and other vehicles available in St. Clair County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 118
  • 1 vehicle: 928
  • 2 vehicles: 1,367
  • 3 vehicles: 566
  • 4 vehicles: 155
  • 5+ vehicles: 76
  • no vehicle: 160
  • 1 vehicle: 390
  • 2 vehicles: 194
  • 3 vehicles: 55
  • 4 vehicles: 27
  • 5+ vehicles: 4

58% of St. Clair County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Missouri.

St. Clair County:

57.8%
State average:

54.3%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $28,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in St. Clair County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (52.8%)
  • Electricity (24.0%)
  • Wood (14.0%)
  • Utility gas (7.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47.8%)
  • Electricity (27.2%)
  • Utility gas (14.0%)
  • Wood (10.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 24
Here:

2.1%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 20
Here:

4.0%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 19
Here:

17.4%
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)

St. Clair County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Corrections - Other: $1,008,000
    Regular Highways: $466,000
  • Current Operations - Health Services - Other: $1,577,000
    Corrections - Other: $729,000
    Regular Highways: $287,000
    Police Protection: $287,000
    General Public Buildings: $254,000
    Central Staff Services: $185,000
    Financial Administration: $126,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $124,000
    Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,964,000

St. Clair County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,120,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $184,000
    Interest Earnings: $56,000
    Rents: $49,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $620,000
    Health & Hospitals: $352,000
    All Other: $133,000
    General Support: $28,000
  • Tax - Property: $502,000
    Total General Sales: $253,000

St. Clair County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,018,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

St. Clair County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

St. Clair County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in St. Clair County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9577.7 years
William9176.6 years
James8274.9 years
Mary7580.7 years
Charles6576.6 years
George4978.2 years
Robert4169.6 years
Frank3178.4 years
Walter3076.3 years
Ruth3080.2 years
Most common last names in St. Clair County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4980.0 years
Johnson4378.6 years
Jones3472.9 years
Brown3478.8 years
Davis2978.7 years
Miller2276.8 years
Wright1975.5 years
Foster1975.7 years
Williams1778.2 years
Murray1778.8 years
Businesses in St. Clair County, MO
NameCountNameCount
Ford1True Value1
Lane Furniture1UPS2
Long John Silver's1