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

614 sq mi (1,590 km²)
597 sq mi (1,547 km²)
16 sq mi (43 km²), 2.68%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

19,309
32/sq mi (12/km²)
Founded 1833
Named for Daniel Morgan
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Morgan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of July 2007, the population was 20,820. Its county seat is Versailles.[1]

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History

Morgan County was organized in 1833 upon separation from Cooper County. It is named in honor of the Revolutionary War General Daniel Morgan. Some parts of Morgan County touch the Lake of the Ozarks.

Its varied history includes the Mulhollen Station, through which mail traveled with the Butterfield Stage Line in 1858. Established in 1853, the Martin Hotel was visited by P. T. Barnum and Jesse James. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, the Martin Hotel operates as a museum. The Morgan County Courthouse, established in Versailles, burned in 1887; however, the majority of the records were rescued, and the courthouse was soon rebuilt.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 614 square miles (1,590 km²), of which, 597 square miles (1,547 km²) of it is land and 16 square miles (43 km²) of it (2.68%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2007, there were 20,820 people, over 7,850 households, and over 5,549 families residing in the county. The population density was 32 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 13,898 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.34% White, 0.51% Black or African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. 0.83% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,850 households out of which 26.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.50% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 23.10% from 25 to 44, 27.30% from 45 to 64, and 19.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 97.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,659, and the median income for a family was $35,908. Males had a median income of $26,579 versus $19,072 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,950. About 12.10% of families and 16.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.60% of those under age 18 and 9.70% 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: 38°26′N 92°53′W / 38.43°N 92.89°W / 38.43; -92.89


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Morgan County, Missouri
Map
File:Map of Missouri highlighting Morgan County.png
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the USA highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1833
Seat Versailles
Largest City Versailles
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 2.68%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

19309
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Named for: Daniel Morgan

Morgan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 19,309. Its county seat is Versailles6.

Contents

History

Morgan County was organized in 1833 when it was separated from Cooper County. It is named in honor of the Revolutionary War General Daniel Morgan.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,590 km² (614 sq mi). 1,547 km² (597 sq mi) of it is land and 43 km² (16 sq mi) of it (2.68%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 19,309 people, 7,850 households, and 5,549 families residing in the county. The population density was 12/km² (32/sq mi). There were 13,898 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (23/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.34% White, 0.51% Black or African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. 0.83% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,850 households out of which 26.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.50% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 23.10% from 25 to 44, 27.30% from 45 to 64, and 19.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 97.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,659, and the median income for a family was $35,908. Males had a median income of $26,579 versus $19,072 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,950. About 12.10% of families and 16.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.60% of those under age 18 and 9.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Coordinates: 38°26′N 92°53′W / 38.43, -92.89

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