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Roaring River township, MO map Land area: 68.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 3.4 sq. mi.
Population: 1,396 (all rural)
Males: 685  (49.1%)
Females: 711  (50.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,396 (1,174 owner occupied, 222 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

30%


Races in Roaring River township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.4%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.0%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 1.0%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 49.2
Median age of females: 48.0

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Average household size: 2.28

Roaring River township:

2.3 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.64

Estimated median household income in 2009: $42,267 ($35,450 in 1999)
This township:

$42,267
Missouri:

$45,229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $392 (lower quartile is $336, upper quartile is $532)
Here:

$392
State:

$520

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $124,356 (it was $81,900 in 2000)
Roaring River township:

$124,356
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $80,657 - $212,824

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $217,694
Here:

$217,694
State:

$180,542

Mobile homes: $86,169
Here:

$86,169
State:

$37,932
Population density: 20 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

19.5%
Whole state:

11.7%

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

3.1%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Chain-O-Lakes.


Click to draw/clear Roaring River township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Roaring River township: Onyx Cave Picnic Area (A), CCC Camp (B), Eagle Rock - Golden - Mano Fire Department Station 1 (C), Eagle Rock - Golden - Mano Fire Department Station 3 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Roaring River township include: Coral Fountain Chapel (A), Rock Creek Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Easley Cemetery (1), Munsey Cemetery (2), Roach Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: East Fork Rock Creek (A), Haddock Creek (B), Hottle Branch (C), Johns Branch (D), Panther Creek (E), Raridan Branch (F), Roaring River (G), Stubblefield Branch (H), Darity Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Roaring River township include: Eagle Rock Public Use Area (1), Roaring River State Park (2), Highway M Public Use Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 84 (61% naturalized citizens)

Roaring River township:  6.0%
State:  2.7%

56% of Roaring River township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 15% lived in Missouri.

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

  • This state: 379
  • Northeast: 81
  • Midwest: 394
  • South: 418
  • West: 193

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $77,900

Roaring River township, Missouri satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 813
  • Two: 10
  • Mobile homes: 218
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 15

Median worth of mobile homes: $39,700


Housing units in Roaring River township with a mortgage: 253 (27 second mortgage, 1 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 126

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 44
  • 1995 to 1998: 47
  • 1990 to 1994: 126
  • 1980 to 1989: 233
  • 1970 to 1979: 337
  • 1960 to 1969: 109
  • 1950 to 1959: 58
  • 1940 to 1949: 49
  • 1939 or earlier: 53

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Roaring River township, Missouri:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 10
  • 3 rooms: 42
  • 4 rooms: 86
  • 5 rooms: 126
  • 6 rooms: 93
  • 7 rooms: 85
  • 8 rooms: 55
  • 9 or more rooms: 42

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Roaring River township, Missouri:

  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 14
  • 5 rooms: 29
  • 6 rooms: 37
  • 7 rooms: 6
  • 8 rooms: 9
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Roaring River township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 36
  • 2 bedrooms: 174
  • 3 bedrooms: 253
  • 4 bedrooms: 65
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 11

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Roaring River township:

  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 27
  • 3 bedrooms: 52
  • 4 bedrooms: 16
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Roaring River township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 19
  • 1 vehicle: 167
  • 2 vehicles: 202
  • 3 vehicles: 130
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5 or more vehicles: 14

Cars and other vehicles available in Roaring River township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 9
  • 1 vehicle: 60
  • 2 vehicles: 18
  • 3 vehicles: 13
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Food (12%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Food (14%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Engineers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Communications equipment operators (5%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Roaring River township:

  • Irish (20.6%)
  • German (19.6%)
  • United States or American (19.6%)
  • English (12.1%)
  • Dutch (4.0%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.5%)
  • French (except Basque) (1.8%)

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

  • Mexico (70%)
  • Netherlands (15%)
  • Other Western Europe (10%)
  • Iraq (2%)
  • Canada (2%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 411 (68%)
  • Carpooled: 137 (23%)
  • Walked: 20 (3%)
  • Other means: 11 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 24 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (51%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

93.2% of residents of Roaring River township speak English at home.
4.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 34% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (54% speak English very well, 46% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,549
  • In family households: 1,354 (422 male householders, 55 female householders)
    442 spouses, 390 children (329 natural, 0 adopted, 61 stepchildren), 2 grandchildren, 10 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 28 other relatives, 5 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 195 (81 male householders (73 living alone)), 75 female householders (54 living alone)), 39 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 291 2-persons, 87 3-persons, 37 4-persons, 26 5-persons, 29 6-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 127 1-person, 29 2-persons,

185 married couples with children.
62 single-parent households (20 men, 42 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 20
Here:

11.2%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 16
Here:

31.4%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
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.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Roaring River township:

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