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

439 sq mi (1,138 km²)
438 sq mi (1,136 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²), 0.18%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

4,983
11/sq mi (4/km²)
Founded 1841
Named for Scotland
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Scotland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 4,983. Its county seat is Memphis[1]. The county was organized in 1841 and named for Scotland.

Contents

History

Surveyor S. W. B. Carnegy suggested that the county be named after his native country of Scotland. He also gave several settlements in the area Scottish names.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 439 square miles (1,138 km²), of which, 438 square miles (1,136 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (2 km²) of it (0.18%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,983 people, 1,902 households, and 1,302 families residing in the county. The population density was 11 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 2,292 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.82% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 0.84% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 5.72% report speaking Pennsylvania German, Dutch, or German at home, while 1.58% speak Spanish.[1]

There were 1,902 households out of which 32.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.20% were married couples living together, 7.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% were non-families. 28.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.60% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 24.10% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, and 19.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,409, and the median income for a family was $33,529. Males had a median income of $23,836 versus $16,866 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,474. About 13.40% of families and 16.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.70% of those under age 18 and 13.50% 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: 40°27′N 92°09′W / 40.45°N 92.15°W / 40.45; -92.15


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Scotland County, Missouri
Map
File:Map of Missouri highlighting Scotland County.png
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the USA highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1841
Seat Memphis
Largest City Memphis
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.18%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

4983
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Named for: Scotland

Scotland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 4,983. Its county seat is Memphis6. The county was organized in 1841 and named for Scotland.

Contents

History

Surveyor S. W. B. Carnegy suggested that the county be named after his native country of Scotland. He also gave several settlements in the area Scottish names.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,138 km² (439 sq mi). 1,136 km² (438 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.18%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 4,983 people, 1,902 households, and 1,302 families residing in the county. The population density was 4/km² (11/sq mi). There were 2,292 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (5/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.82% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 0.84% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 5.72% report speaking Pennsylvania German, Dutch, or German at home, while 1.58% speak Spanish.[1]

There were 1,902 households out of which 32.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.20% were married couples living together, 7.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% were non-families. 28.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.60% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 24.10% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, and 19.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,409, and the median income for a family was $33,529. Males had a median income of $23,836 versus $16,866 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,474. About 13.40% of families and 16.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.70% of those under age 18 and 13.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

External links


Coordinates: 40°27′N 92°09′W / 40.45, -92.15

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