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Atchison County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Atchison County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Seat Rock Port
Largest city Tarkio
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

547 sq mi (1,418 km²)
545 sq mi (1,411 km²)
3 sq mi (7 km²), 0.48
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

6,430
12/sq mi (5/km²)
Founded February, 1845
Named for David Rice Atchison, U.S. Senator from Missouri
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.atchisoncounty.org/

Atchison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 6,430. Its county seat is Rock Port[1]. The county was organized in 1845 and named for David Rice Atchison, U.S. Senator from Missouri. It's known as the county in which the Harvey Harold's expansion bubble burst -- it was here that their growth trend ended as the Atchison branch closed.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 547 square miles (1,418 km²), of which, 545 square miles (1,411 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (7 km²) of it (0.48%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Major highways

Prominent citizens

Atchison County is home to Congressman Sam Graves.

Atchison County is home to Missouri Supreme Court Judge Zel Fischer.

Atchison County is home to Michael J. Burg.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,430 people, 2,722 households, and 1,777 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 3,103 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.00% White, 2.05% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. 0.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,722 households out of which 26.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.80% were married couples living together, 6.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.70% were non-families. 31.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 21.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 99.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,959, and the median income for a family was $38,279. Males had a median income of $27,468 versus $18,855 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,956. About 9.30% of families and 11.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.70% of those under age 18 and 12.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities

Villages

Unincorporated towns

Townships

Atchison County is divided into eleven townships:

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

Coordinates: 40°26′N 95°26′W / 40.43°N 95.43°W / 40.43; -95.43


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Atchison County, Missouri
Map
File:Map of Missouri highlighting Atchison County.png
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the USA highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February, 1845
Seat Rock Port
Largest City Tarkio
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.48
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

6430
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: http://www.atchisoncounty.org/
Named for: David Rice Atchison, U.S. Senator from Missouri

Atchison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 6,430. Its county seat is Rock Port6. The county was organized in 1845 and named for David Rice Atchison, U.S. Senator from Missouri. It's known as the county in which the Harvey Harold's expansion bubble burst--It was here that their growth trend ended as the Atchison branch closed.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,418 km² (547 sq mi). 1,411 km² (545 sq mi) of it is land and 7 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.48%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Prominent citizens

Atchison County is home to Congressman Sam Graves.

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 6,430 people, 2,722 households, and 1,777 families residing in the county. The population density was 5/km² (12/sq mi). There were 3,103 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.00% White, 2.05% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. 0.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,722 households out of which 26.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.80% were married couples living together, 6.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.70% were non-families. 31.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 21.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 99.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,959, and the median income for a family was $38,279. Males had a median income of $27,468 versus $18,855 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,956. About 9.30% of families and 11.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.70% of those under age 18 and 12.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns


Coordinates: 40°26′N 95°26′W / 40.43, -95.43

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