|Chariton County, Missouri|
Location in the state of Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
|Founded||November 16, 1820|
|Named for||the Chariton River|
768 sq mi (1,990 km²)
756 sq mi (1,958 km²)
12 sq mi (32 km²), 1.61
11/sq mi (4/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Chariton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 8,438. Its county seat is Keytesville6. The county was organized in 1820 from part of Howard County and was named from the Chariton River.
Geography[edit | edit source]
Adjacent counties[edit | edit source]
- Linn County (north)
- Macon County (northeast)
- Randolph County (east)
- Howard County (southeast)
- Saline County (southwest)
- Carroll County (west)
- Livingston County (northwest)
Major highways[edit | edit source]
Demographics[edit | edit source]
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 8,438 people, 3,469 households, and 2,345 families residing in the county. The population density was 4/km² (11/sq mi). There were 4,250 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.99% White, 3.19% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. 0.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 38.8% were of German, 25.5% American, 9.7% English and 7.8% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 3,469 households out of which 28.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.40% were non-families. 29.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.30% 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 2.94.
In the county the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 23.70% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 22.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 91.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,285, and the median income for a family was $39,176. Males had a median income of $25,263 versus $19,068 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,515. About 8.80% of families and 11.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.40% of those under age 18 and 14.00% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns[edit | edit source]
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