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Cedar County, Missouri
Map

Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the USA highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded February 14, 1845
Seat Stockton
Largest City El Dorado Springs
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

499 sq mi (1,292 km²)
474 sq mi (1,228 km²)
24 sq mi (62 km²), 4.8%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

13,934
29/sq mi (11/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: cedarcountymo.gov
Named for: Cedar Creek, a tributary of the Sac River

Cedar County is a county located in the southwest portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,982. Its county seat is Stockton. The county was founded February 14, 1845, and named after Cedar Creek, a tributary of the Sac River, which in turn is named from the Eastern red cedar, a common tree of the area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 499 square miles (1,290 km2), of which 474 square miles (1,230 km2) is land and 24 square miles (62 km2) (4.8%) is water. The water area includes various rivers and Stockton Lake.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

  • US 54.svg U.S. Route 54
  • MO-32.svg Route 32
  • MO-39.svg Route 39
  • MO-97.svg Route 97
  • MO-215.svg Route 215

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 3,361
1860 6,637 97.5%
1870 9,474 42.7%
1880 10,741 13.4%
1890 15,620 45.4%
1900 16,923 8.3%
1910 16,080 −5.0%
1920 13,933 −13.4%
1930 11,136 −20.1%
1940 11,697 5.0%
1950 10,663 −8.8%
1960 9,185 −13.9%
1970 9,424 2.6%
1980 11,894 26.2%
1990 12,093 1.7%
2000 13,733 13.6%
2010 13,982 1.8%
Est. 2015 13,934 −0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

As of the census of 2000, there are 13,733 people, 5,685 households, and 3,894 families residing in the county. The population density is 29 people per square mile (11/km²). There are 6,813 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.58% White, 0.32% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. Approximately 1.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,685 households out of which 27.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% are married couples living together, 7.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% are non-families. 28.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.86.

In the county, the population is spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 22.80% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 20.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $26,694, and the median income for a family is $32,710. Males have a median income of $25,017 versus $17,594 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,356. 17.40% of the population and 11.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.80% of those under the age of 18 and 14.20% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Communities


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