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Tarkio township, MO map Land area: 48.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 2,165 (all rural)
Males: 1,121  (51.8%)
Females: 1,044  (48.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,921 (1,330 owner occupied, 591 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

30%


Races in Tarkio township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 92.6%
  • Black: 5.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 37.3
Median age of females: 43.5

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Average household size: 2.25

Tarkio township:

2.3 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.86

Estimated median household income in 2009: $34,235 ($28,714 in 1999)
This township:

$34,235
Missouri:

$45,229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $330 (lower quartile is $263, upper quartile is $422)
Here:

$330
State:

$520

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $70,601 (it was $49,400 in 2000)
Tarkio township:

$70,601
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $40,632 - $125,697

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $95,083
Here:

$95,083
State:

$180,542

Townhouses or other attached units: $68,237
Here:

$68,237
State:

$174,118

Mobile homes: $51,134
Here:

$51,134
State:

$37,932
Population density: 45 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

16.5%
Whole state:

11.7%

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

8.1%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Tarkio.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemetery: Home Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Jeff Broady Lake (A), Centerview Fishing Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: West Tarkio Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 3 (0% naturalized citizens)

Tarkio township:  0.1%
State:  2.7%

60% of Tarkio township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Missouri.

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

  • This state: 1294
  • Northeast: 44
  • Midwest: 646
  • South: 77
  • West: 80

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $37,900

Tarkio township, Missouri satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.9%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Tarkio township, Missouri:

  • 163 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 52 people in nursing homes
  • 22 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 754
  • One, attached: 12
  • Two: 19
  • 3 or 4: 45
  • 5 to 9: 68
  • 10 to 19: 8
  • 20 to 49: 24
  • 50 or more: 2
  • Mobile homes: 41

Median worth of mobile homes: $35,600


Housing units in Tarkio township with a mortgage: 224 (10 second mortgage, 5 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 299

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 4
  • 1995 to 1998: 18
  • 1990 to 1994: 12
  • 1980 to 1989: 37
  • 1970 to 1979: 128
  • 1960 to 1969: 187
  • 1950 to 1959: 83
  • 1940 to 1949: 106
  • 1939 or earlier: 398

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Tarkio township, Missouri:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 68
  • 5 rooms: 154
  • 6 rooms: 117
  • 7 rooms: 78
  • 8 rooms: 97
  • 9 or more rooms: 59

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tarkio township, Missouri:

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 26
  • 3 rooms: 52
  • 4 rooms: 50
  • 5 rooms: 62
  • 6 rooms: 43
  • 7 rooms: 19
  • 8 rooms: 13
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Tarkio township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 12
  • 2 bedrooms: 181
  • 3 bedrooms: 253
  • 4 bedrooms: 110
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 21

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tarkio township:

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 90
  • 2 bedrooms: 97
  • 3 bedrooms: 66
  • 4 bedrooms: 12
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 23
  • 1 vehicle: 174
  • 2 vehicles: 231
  • 3 vehicles: 107
  • 4 vehicles: 33
  • 5 or more vehicles: 9

Cars and other vehicles available in Tarkio township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 55
  • 1 vehicle: 132
  • 2 vehicles: 64
  • 3 vehicles: 14
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 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 (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Tarkio township:

  • German (31.0%)
  • Irish (17.8%)
  • United States or American (17.7%)
  • English (10.4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.1%)
  • Scottish (2.4%)
  • French (except Basque) (1.6%)

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

  • Mexico (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 707 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 109 (12%)
  • Walked: 46 (5%)
  • Other means: 2 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 32 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (62%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

People in group quarters in Tarkio township, Missouri:

  • 163 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 52 people in nursing homes
  • 22 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded

98.2% of residents of Tarkio township speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,901
  • In family households: 1,543 (442 male householders, 103 female householders)
    398 spouses, 509 children (456 natural, 9 adopted, 44 stepchildren), 15 grandchildren, 8 brothers or sisters, 5 parents, 12 other relatives, 51 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 358 (117 male householders (97 living alone)), 200 female householders (190 living alone)), 41 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 250 (231 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 298 2-persons, 107 3-persons, 78 4-persons, 43 5-persons, 15 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 287 1-person, 24 2-persons, 5 3-persons, 1 4-persons,

324 married couples with children.
121 single-parent households (38 men, 83 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3
Here:

1.3%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 15
Here:

12.1%
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 Tarkio township:

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