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Dent County, Missouri (MO)

County population in 2019: 15,627 (31% urban, 69% rural); it was 14,927 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,681
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,021
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,434
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,636 (it was 1,548 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

31%

Land area: 754 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 21 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Dent County: 76.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (33.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (17.5%), Construction (14.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 41%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 57%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Dent County, MO (2019)
    • 14,67498.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4312.9%Two or more races
    • 2841.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 960.6%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 640.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 410.3%Asian alone
Median resident age:

45.0 years
Missouri median age:

38.9 years
Males: 7,802  (49.9%)
Females: 7,825  (50.1%)
Average household size:
Dent County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,578 ($27,193 in 1999)
This county:

$43,578
Missouri:

$57,409

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $414 (lower quartile is $306, upper quartile is $509)
This county:

$414
State:

$659


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $109,649 (it was $62,400 in 2000)
Dent:

$109,649
Missouri:

$168,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,834 - $188,855

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $155,953
Here:

$155,953
State:

$215,938

Townhouses or other attached units: $91,304
Here:

$91,304
State:

$197,464

Mobile homes: $52,844
Here:

$52,844
State:

$75,368

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $960
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $309

Institutionalized population: 163

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 18
  • Burglaries: 58
  • Thefts: 37
  • Auto thefts: 10

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 48
  • Thefts: 35
  • Auto thefts: 23
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $41,300
  • 1998: 44 buildings, average cost: $40,900
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $75,500
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $104,700
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $81,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $53,800
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $148,300
  • 2005: 18 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $98,500
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $145,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $101,800
  • 2015: 0 buildings
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $169,200
  • 2017: 0 buildings
  • 2018: 0 buildings
  • 2019: 0 buildings
Number of permits per 10,000 Dent, MO residents
Average permit cost in Dent, MO
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $728 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $642 (0.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Dent, MO in 2019
Distribution of house value in Dent, MO in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Dent, MO in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 21.2%
Dent County:

21.2%
Missouri:

12.9%
(20.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.7% for Black residents, 39.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.4% for American Indian residents, 54.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 45.0 years old
(Males: 43.7 years old, Females: 46.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.7 years old, Black residents: 23.8 years old, American Indian residents: 57.9 years old, Asian residents: 18.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.6 years old, Other race residents: 44.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dent County is $378 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $612 a month.

Cities in this county include: Salem.

Dent 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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Neighboring counties: Coffey County, Kansas , Mercer County, West Virginia , Dallas County , Gasconade County , Montezuma County, Colorado .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.7%
Missouri:

3.9%

Unemployment by year in Dent, MO
County total employment by year in Dent, MO
County average yearly wages by year in Dent, MO

Current college students: 402
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 153 (89.2% naturalized citizens)

Dent County:

1.0%
Whole state:

4.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 242010 or later
  • 372000 to 2009
  • 161990 to 1999
  • 101980 to 1989
  • 261970 to 1979
  • 46Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.6%

Dent County marital status for males Dent County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,331
  • One, attached: 120
  • Two: 259
  • 3 or 4: 246
  • 5 to 9: 21
  • 10 to 19: 18
  • 20 or more: 32
  • Mobile homes: 1,335
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Housing units in Dent County with a mortgage: 2,375 (33 second mortgage, 65 home equity loan, 9 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,446

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

60.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Dent County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,35529
Mainline Protestant4595
Catholic4561
Other1781
None7,209-
Dent 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: 2
Dent County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Dent County:

3.99 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

3.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Dent County:

9.3%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Dent County:

29.5%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.0%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Dent County:

Average size of farms: 303 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $14,741
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $36.38
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.64%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 90.10%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $19,978
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.23%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $26,796
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.36%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.55
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.36%
Corn for grain: 294 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 115 harvested acres
Vegetables: 31 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 38 acres

Earthquake activity:

Dent County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Missouri state average. It is 437% greater 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 113.1 miles away from Dent 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 118.7 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) earthquake occurred 205.3 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 152.7 miles away from the county center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 310.7 miles away from Dent County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 205.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Missouri Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4490, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2017 - May 11, 2017, FEMA Id: 4317, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 22, 2015 to January 09, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3374: January 02, 2016, FEMA Id: 3374, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3317: February 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 3317, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 08, 2009 to May 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1847: June 19, 2009, FEMA Id: 1847, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3303: January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: 3303, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Flooding, and a Tornado, Incident Period: September 11, 2008 to September 24, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1809: November 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 1809, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 17, 2008 to May 09, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1749: March 19, 2008, FEMA Id: 1749, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 08, 2007 to December 15, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3281: December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3281, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Incident Period: July 19, 2006 to July 21, 2006, Emergency Declared EM-3267: July 21, 2006, FEMA Id: 3267, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Dent County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Dent

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,330 (82.6%)
  • Carpooled: 511 (9.8%)
  • Bus: 13 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 17 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 126 (2.4%)
  • Worked at home: 242 (4.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Material moving occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Healthcare support occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (23%)
  • Ukraine (10%)
  • England (10%)
  • Ethiopia (8%)
  • Cuba (8%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Germany (7%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Dent County


  • American (20%)
  • German (16%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • European (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Dent County, Missouri in 2000:

  • 98 people in nursing homes
  • 69 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 62 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 13 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally retarded

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

  • 139 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 29 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 18 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 6 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,722.

5.36% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,801 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
Missouri average:

7.04%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.76% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($22,985 average AGI)
1.60% relocated from other states ($13,820 average AGI)
Dent County:

1.60%
Missouri average:

2.68%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Phelps County, MO  0.88% ($29,209 average AGI)


5.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,310 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.87%
Missouri average:

7.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.90% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($26,502 average AGI)
0.96% relocated to other states ($7,808 average AGI)
Dent County:

0.96%
Missouri average:

2.80%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Phelps County, MO  1.16% ($22,456 average AGI)
to Texas County, MO  0.63% ($36,903)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1

Births per 1000 population in Dent County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Dent County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Dent County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 16.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Dent County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Dent County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dent County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dent County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dent County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Dent County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,376 (2,616 aged, 760 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 242 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Dent County, Missouri in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (452)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (251)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (144)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (122)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (120)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (23)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (12)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (11)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.64
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,405
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 285
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 54,875

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,174
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,333
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 66

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,627
  • Male householders: 3,558 (975 living alone), Female householders: 2,928 (1,173 living alone)
  • 3,144 spouses (3,144 opposite-sex spouses), 281 unmarried partners, (281 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 4,216 children (3,718 natural, 241 adopted, 263 stepchildren), 372 grandchildren, 94 brothers or sisters, 136 parents, 95 foster children, 214 other relatives, 398 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 198

Size of family households: 2,049 2-persons, 747 3-persons, 650 4-persons, 360 5-persons, 150 6-persons, 177 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,149 1-person, 194 2-persons, 16 3-persons.

2,213 married couples with children.
766 single-parent households (257 men, 509 women).

97.8% of residents of Dent speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $120,829,000 ($8,019 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $20,409,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $44,363,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $23,695,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $111,000
Federal grants: $30,102,000
Federal procurement contracts: $18,648,000 ($17,883,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,910,000 ($35,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $265,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,236,000
Federal Government insurance: $552,000

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

Births: 918
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,048
Here:

69 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: +300
Here:

+20 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Dent County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.94 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.3

Year house built in Dent County, Missouri
  • Year house built in Dent County, Missouri
  • 2162014 or later
  • 2872010 to 2013
  • 9752000 to 2009
  • 1,1301990 to 1999
  • 6081980 to 1989
  • 1,3421970 to 1979
  • 8931960 to 1969
  • 7301950 to 1959
  • 3361940 to 1949
  • 8591939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Dent County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Dent County, Missouri
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Dent County, Missouri
  • 171 room
  • 132 rooms
  • 1233 rooms
  • 6634 rooms
  • 1,3335 rooms
  • 9756 rooms
  • 8027 rooms
  • 3078 rooms
  • 5479+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dent County, Missouri
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dent County, Missouri
  • 611 room
  • 402 rooms
  • 3413 rooms
  • 4784 rooms
  • 2995 rooms
  • 2356 rooms
  • 1717 rooms
  • 428 rooms
  • 279+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Dent County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Dent County, Missouri
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Dent County, Missouri
  • 17no bedroom
  • 1141 bedroom
  • 1,2422 bedrooms
  • 2,3823 bedrooms
  • 7814 bedrooms
  • 2615+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dent County, Missouri
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dent County, Missouri
  • 62no bedroom
  • 4141 bedroom
  • 5942 bedrooms
  • 4883 bedrooms
  • 1154 bedrooms
  • 205+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Dent County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Dent County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Dent County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 63no vehicle
  • 1,0891 vehicle
  • 2,0842 vehicles
  • 9953 vehicles
  • 3394 vehicles
  • 2245+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Dent County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Dent County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 309no vehicle
  • 7891 vehicle
  • 4502 vehicles
  • 963 vehicles
  • 314 vehicles
  • 245+ vehicles

88.5% of Dent County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Missouri.

Dent County:

88.5%
State average:

84.8%

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

  • This state: 11,296
  • Other state: 4,104
  • Northeast: 215
  • Midwest: 2,054
  • South: 1,099
  • West: 730
Year householders moved into unit in Dent County, MO
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dent County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 37.3%Electricity
  • 26.9%Wood
  • 23.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.5%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 60.6%Electricity
  • 14.2%Utility gas
  • 11.1%Wood
  • 9.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 198
Here:

12.7%
Missouri:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 45
Here:

5.8%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 60
Here:

18.0%
Missouri:

26.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Dent County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $459,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,665,000
    Regular Highways: $1,457,000
    Police Protection: $1,076,000
    Health - Other: $528,000
    Financial Administration: $331,000
    Central Staff Services: $330,000
    Correctional Institutions: $281,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $237,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $109,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $74,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $325,000
    Interest Earnings: $100,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $82,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,488,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $911,000
    Highways: $547,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,355,000
    Property: $734,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,527,000

Dent County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $459,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,665,000
    Regular Highways: $1,457,000
    Police Protection: $1,076,000
    Health - Other: $528,000
    Financial Administration: $331,000
    Central Staff Services: $330,000
    Correctional Institutions: $281,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $237,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $109,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $74,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $325,000
    Interest Earnings: $100,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $82,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,488,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $911,000
    Highways: $547,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,355,000
    Property: $734,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,527,000

Dent County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $459,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,665,000
    Regular Highways: $1,457,000
    Police Protection: $1,076,000
    Health - Other: $528,000
    Financial Administration: $331,000
    Central Staff Services: $330,000
    Correctional Institutions: $281,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $237,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $109,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $74,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $325,000
    Interest Earnings: $100,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $82,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,488,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $911,000
    Highways: $547,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,355,000
    Property: $734,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,527,000

Dent County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $459,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,665,000
    Regular Highways: $1,457,000
    Police Protection: $1,076,000
    Health - Other: $528,000
    Financial Administration: $331,000
    Central Staff Services: $330,000
    Correctional Institutions: $281,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $237,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $109,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $74,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $325,000
    Interest Earnings: $100,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $82,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,488,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $911,000
    Highways: $547,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,355,000
    Property: $734,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,527,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 549
  • Number of aged recipients: 39
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 510
  • Number of recipients under 18: 51
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 412
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 86
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 222
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 225
Most common first names in Dent County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James15374.7 years
William14475.5 years
Mary10578.7 years
John10376.0 years
Charles8376.4 years
Robert6273.3 years
George6178.2 years
Dorothy4379.0 years
Bessie4386.4 years
Walter4276.4 years
Most common last names in Dent County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7876.0 years
White5176.2 years
Gibbs4677.2 years
Halbrook4278.6 years
Thompson4273.5 years
Schafer4176.9 years
Martin3873.1 years
Parker3777.5 years
Davis3579.9 years
Wisdom3078.8 years
Businesses in Dent County, MO
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Nike1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Sears1
Holiday Inn1Subway1
KFC1Taco Bell1
Lane Furniture1U-Haul2
McDonald's1Walmart1