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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. 2012 cost of living index in St. Clair County: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.9%), Retail trade (15.5%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.2%).

Type of workers:

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


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 2009: $30,190 ($25,321 in 1999)
This county:

$30190
Missouri:

$45229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $289 (lower quartile is $203, upper quartile is $358)
This county:

$289
State:

$520


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $82,781 (it was $58,100 in 2000)
St. Clair County:

$82,781
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $50,899 - $140,703

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $140,353
Here:

$140,353
State:

$180,542

Townhouses or other attached units: $192,807
Here:

$192,807
State:

$174,118

In 2-unit structures: $119,867
Here:

$119,867
State:

$114,067

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $141,556
Here:

$141,556
State:

$127,773

Mobile homes: $72,388
Here:

$72,388
State:

$37,932

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $20,910
Here:

$20,910
State:

$46,345
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $936
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $218

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:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $518 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $452 (0.6%)


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 2009: 16.6%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 83.3% for Black residents, 15.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 26.9% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 48 years old
(Males: 47 years old, Females: 49 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 27 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 42 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 34 years old)

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

19.6%
Whole state:

11.7%

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

8.4%
Whole state:

5.1%

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 .

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


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:

46.4% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.82%
Here47.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,616
Total congregations: 31

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristOld Missionary Baptists Associations
Adherents2,742 (59.4%)562 (12.2%)477 (10.3%)238 (5.2%)181 (3.9%)
Congregations8 (25.8%)6 (19.4%)2 (6.5%)3 (9.7%)4 (12.9%)
NameAssemblies of GodCatholic ChurchChurch of the NazareneChurch of the BrethrenOther
Adherents180 (3.9%)74 (1.6%)47 (1.0%)46 (1.0%)69 (1.5%)
Congregations1 (3.2%)1 (3.2%)1 (3.2%)1 (3.2%)4 (12.9%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in St. Clair County - Appleton City, Osceola, Lowry City, Collins, Roscoe

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

6.39 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

5.32 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
St. Clair County:

11.71 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.2%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.8%
Missouri:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
St. Clair County:

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 near Missouri state average. It is 1.6 times above 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 significantly below Missouri state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/2005 at 19:59:42, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 30.1 miles away from the county center
On 3/30/2001 at 17:13:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 26.0 miles away from the county center
On 7/31/2005 at 07:07:07, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.4 miles away from the county center
On 1/21/1992 at 11:36:21, a magnitude 3.1 (2.3 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.5 miles away from St. Clair County center
On 5/13/1999 at 14:18:22, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (3%)
  • Health care (26%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

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




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





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:

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $32,938.

9.18% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,158 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.18%
Missouri average:

7.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.49% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($18,022 average AGI)
2.69% relocated from other states ($9,136 average AGI)
St. Clair County:

2.69%
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 Henry County, MO  1.18% ($21,686 average AGI)
from Jackson County, MO  1.14% ($33,882)
from Cedar County, MO  0.57% ($27,294)
from Cass County, MO  0.54% ($33,000)
from Hickory County, MO  0.44% ($15,000)
from Polk County, MO  0.37% ($23,273)
from Bates County, MO  0.34% ($20,900)


8.35% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,528 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.35%
Missouri average:

7.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.65% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($20,293 average AGI)
1.70% relocated to other states ($4,236 average AGI)
St. Clair County:

1.70%
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 Henry County, MO  1.77% ($22,596 average AGI)
to Cass County, MO  0.64% ($24,316)
to Greene County, MO  0.64% ($18,684)
to Cedar County, MO  0.51% ($15,600)
to Polk County, MO  0.41% ($28,167)
to Bates County, MO  0.34% ($32,600)

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 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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

St. Clair County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


St. Clair County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


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


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



St. Clair County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

St. Clair County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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
Lane Furniture1True Value1
Long John Silver's1UPS2
Browse common businesses in St. Clair County, MO

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