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

526 sq mi (1,363 km²)
521 sq mi (1,349 km²)
5 sq mi (14 km²), 1.03
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

15,342
30/sq mi (11/km²)
Founded November 25, 1820
Named for the boastful character of the inhabitants, said to be similar to those of Gascony in France. Hence the name Gasconade, meaning 'Gascony-like'.
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.gscnd.com

Gasconade County is a county in the U.S. state of Missouri, on the south side of the Missouri River, originally the chief route of transportation. Located in the area called the Missouri Rhineland, the county had a population of 15,342 as of the 2000 census. The county seat is Hermann[1].

Because of its distinctive conditions, the Hermann area was designated an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 1983. The southern part of the county is within the larger Ozark Highlands AVA, established in 1987.

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Origin of name

The Gasconade County (and Gasconade River) received its name from French-speaking settlers.

They came from the Gascony region in southwest France during French colonial rule of New France (Louisiana Territory.)

According to Ramsay, the French colonial inhabitants of this region had the same boastful character as the inhabitants of Gascony in France. Hence the name Gasconade, meaning 'Gascony-like'.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 526 square miles (1,363 km²), of which, 521 square miles (1,349 km²) of it is land and 5 square miles (14 km²) of it (1.03%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 15,342 people, 6,171 households, and 4,288 families residing in the county. The population density was 30 people per square mile (11/km²). There were 7,813 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.69% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 0.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,171 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.00% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 18.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,047, and the median income for a family was $41,518. Males had a median income of $29,659 versus $20,728 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,319. About 7.00% of families and 9.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.20% of those under age 18 and 10.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

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.  

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Coordinates: 38°26′N 91°31′W / 38.44°N 91.51°W / 38.44; -91.51


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Gasconade County, Missouri
Map
File:Map of Missouri highlighting Gasconade County.png
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the USA highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded November 25, 1820
Seat Hermann
Largest City Hermann
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.03
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

15342
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: http://www.gscnd.com/
Named for: the boastful character of the inhabitants, said to be similar to those of Gascony in France. Hence the name Gasconade, meaning 'Gascony-like'.

Gasconade County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is part of the St. Louis Metro Area. As of 2000, the population is 15,342. Its county seat is Hermann6.

Contents

Origin of name

According to Ramsay, the French colonial inhabitants of this region had the same boastful character as the inhabitants of Gascony in France. Hence the name Gasconade, meaning 'Gascony-like'.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,363 km² (526 sq mi). 1,349 km² (521 sq mi) of it is land and 14 km² (5 sq mi) of it (1.03%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,342 people, 6,171 households, and 4,288 families residing in the county. The population density was 11/km² (30/sq mi). There were 7,813 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.69% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 0.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,171 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.00% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 18.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,047, and the median income for a family was $41,518. Males had a median income of $29,659 versus $20,728 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,319. About 7.00% of families and 9.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.20% of those under age 18 and 10.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

External links


Coordinates: 38°26′N 91°31′W / 38.44, -91.51

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