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Dade County, Missouri
Map

Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the USA highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded January 29, 1841
Seat Greenfield
Largest City Greenfield
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

506 sq mi (1,311 km²)
490 sq mi (1,269 km²)
16 sq mi (41 km²), 3.2%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

7,595
16/sq mi (6/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Named for: Francis L. Dade

Dade County is a county located in the southwest part of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,883. Its county seat is Greenfield. The county was organized in 1841 and named after Major Francis L. Dade of Virginia, who was killed in the Second Seminole War in 1835.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 506 square miles (1,310 km2), of which 490 square miles (1,300 km2) is land and 16 square miles (41 km2) (3.2%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

  • US 160.svg U.S. Route 160
  • MO-39.svg Route 39
  • MO-97.svg Route 97

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 4,246
1860 7,072 66.6%
1870 8,086 14.3%
1880 12,557 55.3%
1890 17,528 39.6%
1900 18,125 3.4%
1910 15,613 −13.9%
1920 14,173 −9.2%
1930 11,764 −17.0%
1940 11,248 −4.4%
1950 9,324 −17.1%
1960 7,577 −18.7%
1970 6,850 −9.6%
1980 7,383 7.8%
1990 7,449 0.9%
2000 7,923 6.4%
2010 7,883 −0.5%
Est. 2015 7,595 −3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

As of the census of 2000, there were 7,923 people, 3,202 households, and 2,276 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 3,758 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.45% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 0.71% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Approximately 0.85% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,202 households out of which 29.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.30% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.90% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 24.10% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 20.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,097, and the median income for a family was $33,651. Males had a median income of $26,092 versus $18,464 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,254. About 9.30% of families and 13.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.10% of those under age 18 and 13.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities


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