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Carroll County
Carroll County Courthouse in Carrollton
Carroll County Courthouse in Carrollton
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Location within the U.S. state of Missouri
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Country  United States
State  Missouri
Founded January 2, 1833
Named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Seat Carrollton
Largest city Carrollton
Area
 • Total 701 sq mi (1,820 km2)
 • Land 695 sq mi (1,800 km2)
 • Water 6.8 sq mi (18 km2)  1.0%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 8,495
 • Density 12.118/sq mi (4.679/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 6th
Website http://www.carrollcomo.org/

Carroll County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2020 census, the county had a population of 8,495. Its county seat is Carrollton. The county was organized on January 2, 1833 from part of Ray County and named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 701 square miles (1,820 km2), of which 695 square miles (1,800 km2) is land and 6.8 square miles (18 km2) (1.0%) is water.

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Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 2,423
1850 5,441 124.6%
1860 9,763 79.4%
1870 17,446 78.7%
1880 23,274 33.4%
1890 25,742 10.6%
1900 26,455 2.8%
1910 23,098 −12.7%
1920 20,480 −11.3%
1930 19,940 −2.6%
1940 17,814 −10.7%
1950 15,589 −12.5%
1960 13,847 −11.2%
1970 12,565 −9.3%
1980 12,131 −3.5%
1990 10,748 −11.4%
2000 10,285 −4.3%
2010 9,295 −9.6%
2020 8,495 −8.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2020

As of the census of 2000, there were 10,285 people, 4,169 households, and 2,880 families residing in the county. The population density was 15 people per square mile (6/km2). There were 4,897 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 96.95% white, 1.72% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Approximately 0.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 32.7% were of German, 25.3% American, 11.8% English and 9.2% Irish ancestry.

There were 4,169 households, out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.40% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.50% 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 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 25.20% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 24.50% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 20.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,643, and the median income for a family was $36,773. Males had a median income of $26,135 versus $17,468 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,522. About 9.70% of families and 13.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.00% of those under age 18 and 12.80% of those age 65 or over.

Religion

According to the Association of Religion Data Archives County Membership Report (2010), Carroll County is sometimes regarded as being on the northern edge of the Bible Belt, with evangelical Protestantism being the most predominant religion. The most predominant denominations among residents in Carroll County who adhere to a religion are Southern Baptists (55.73%), United Methodists (11.01%), and Lutherans (LCMS) (9.69%).

Communities

Cities

Village

Unincorporated communities

  • Brunswick
  • Coloma
  • Miami Station

Townships

  • Carrollton Township
  • Cherry Valley Township
  • Combs Township
  • De Witt Township
  • Egypt Township
  • Eugene Township
  • Fairfield Township
  • Hill Township
  • Hurricane Township
  • Leslie Township
  • Moss Creek Township
  • Prairie Township
  • Ridge Township
  • Rockford Township
  • Stokes Mound Township
  • Sugartree Township
  • Trotter Township
  • Van Horn Township
  • Wakenda Township
  • Washington Township

Education

Public schools

    • Bosworth Elementary School (PK-06)
    • Bosworth High School (07-12)
    • Adams-Dieterich Elementary School (K-04)
    • Adams Primary School (PK-01)
    • Carrollton Elementary School (02-04)
    • Carrollton Middle School (05-08)
    • Carrollton High School (09-12)
  • Hale R-I School District – Hale
    • Hale Elementary School (PK-06)
    • Hale High School (07-12)
    • Norborne Elementary School (K-05)
    • Norborne High School (06-12)
    • Tina-Avalon Elementary School (PK-06)
    • Tina-Avalon High School (07-12)

Public libraries

  • Carrollton Public Library
  • Norborne Public Library

Notable people

  • Lewis Eldon Atherton, historian at the University of Missouri
  • Amanda Austin, painter and sculptor
  • Leon E. Bates, UAW leader
  • James Johnson Duderstadt, President of the University of Michigan (1988-1996)
  • James Fergason, inventor and business leader in electronics known for work with LCD
  • Francis Doyle Gleeson, Roman Catholic bishop
  • Don Martin, NFL player and coach
  • John C. McQueen, Major general, USMC, decorated veteran of World War II
  • James Shields, only person in U.S. history to serve in the United States Senate representing three different states: Illinois (1849-1849; 1849-1855), Minnesota (1858-1859), and Missouri (1879-1879)
  • Robert Simpson, athlete
  • Barbara Sinatra, wife of Zeppo Marx and later Frank Sinatra
  • Claude T. Smith, American band conductor, composer, and educator
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