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Grundy County, Missouri
Map
Map of Missouri highlighting Grundy County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the USA highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded January 2, 1841
Seat Trenton
Largest City Trenton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

438 sq mi (1,134 km²)
435 sq mi (1,127 km²)
2.8 sq mi (7 km²), 0.6%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

10,097
24/sq mi (9/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.grundycountymo.com
Named for: Felix Grundy

Grundy County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,261. Its county seat is Trenton. The county was organized January 2, 1841, from part of Livingston County, Missouri and named after U.S. Attorney General Felix Grundy.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 438 square miles (1,130 km2), of which 435 square miles (1,130 km2) is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) (0.6%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

  • US 65.svg U.S. Route 65
  • MO-6.svg Route 6
  • MO-146.svg Route 146
  • MO-190.svg Route 190

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 3,006
1860 7,887 162.4%
1870 10,567 34.0%
1880 15,185 43.7%
1890 17,876 17.7%
1900 17,832 −0.2%
1910 16,744 −6.1%
1920 17,554 4.8%
1930 16,135 −8.1%
1940 15,716 −2.6%
1950 13,220 −15.9%
1960 12,220 −7.6%
1970 11,819 −3.3%
1980 11,959 1.2%
1990 10,536 −11.9%
2000 10,432 −1.0%
2010 10,261 −1.6%
Est. 2015 10,097 −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

As of the 2010 census, there were 10,261 people, 4,204 households, and 2,694 families residing in the county. The population density was 23.43 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 5,023 housing units at an average density of 11.47 per square mile (4.43/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.94% White, 0.57% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 6.53% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Approximately 1.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,204 households out of which 28.28% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.05% were married couples living together, 8.68% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.92% were non-families. 31.14% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.37% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.04% under the age of 18, 9.27% from 18 to 24, 20.29% from 25 to 44, 25.93% from 45 to 64, and 20.47% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.6 years. For every 100 females there were 91.22 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.03 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,239, and the median income for a family was $45,959. Males had a median income of $31,843 versus $25,231 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,148. About 10.2% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.4% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.

Religion

According to the Association of Religion Data Archives County Membership Report (2010), Grundy County is sometimes regarded as being on the northern edge of the Bible Belt, with evangelical Protestantism being the majority religion. The most predominant denominations among residents in Grundy County who adhere to a religion are Southern Baptists (49.86%), United Methodists (13.51%), and Disciples of Christ (6.95%).

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