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

813 sq mi (2,104 km²)
804 sq mi (2,082 km²)
9 sq mi (23 km²), 1.08%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

15,762
20/sq mi (8/km²)
Founded 1837
Named for Nathaniel Macon, a North Carolina politician
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Macon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 15,762. Its county seat is Macon[1]. The county was organized in 1837 and named for Nathaniel Macon, a North Carolina politician. The first person to settle in the county was Nathaniel Tuttle during the late 1790s.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 813 square miles (2,104 km²), of which, 804 square miles (2,082 km²) of it is land and 9 square miles (23 km²) of it (1.08%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 15,762 people, 6,501 households, and 4,381 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 7,502 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.18% White, 2.21% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 0.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 22.8% were of German, 21.8% American, 13.9% English and 10.8% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 6,501 households out of which 29.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.70% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% were non-families. 29.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 19.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,195, and the median income for a family was $36,370. Males had a median income of $26,408 versus $18,275 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,189. About 8.30% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.00% of those under age 18 and 13.10% 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.  

Coordinates: 39°50′N 92°34′W / 39.83°N 92.56°W / 39.83; -92.56


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Macon County, Missouri
Map
File:Map of Missouri highlighting Macon County.png
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the USA highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1837
Seat Macon
Largest City Macon
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.08%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

15762
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Named for: Nathaniel Macon, a North Carolina politician

Macon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 15,762. Its county seat is Macon6. The county was organized in 1837 and named for Nathaniel Macon, a North Carolina politician. The first person to settle in the county was Nathaniel Tuttle during the late 1790's.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,104 km² (813 sq mi). 2,082 km² (804 sq mi) of it is land and 23 km² (9 sq mi) of it (1.08%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,762 people, 6,501 households, and 4,381 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (20/sq mi). There were 7,502 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (9/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.18% White, 2.21% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 0.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 22.8% were of German, 21.8% American, 13.9% English and 10.8% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 6,501 households out of which 29.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.70% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% were non-families. 29.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 19.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,195, and the median income for a family was $36,370. Males had a median income of $26,408 versus $18,275 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,189. About 8.30% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.00% of those under age 18 and 13.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns


Coordinates: 39°50′N 92°34′W / 39.83, -92.56

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