Henry County, Missouri facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Henry County, Missouri
Map
Map of Missouri highlighting Henry County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the USA highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded December 13, 1834
Seat Clinton
Largest City Clinton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

732 sq mi (1,896 km²)
697 sq mi (1,805 km²)
35 sq mi (91 km²), 4.8%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

21,737
32/sq mi (12/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.henrycomo.com/
Named for: Patrick Henry

Henry County is a county located in the western portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,272. Its county seat is Clinton. The county was organized December 13, 1834 as Rives County but was renamed in 1841 for Revolutionary War patriot Patrick Henry. The county originally had been named after William Cabell Rives, who was then serving as a U.S. Senator from Virginia. However, Rives lost popularity in Missouri after he joined the Whig Party.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 732 square miles (1,900 km2), of which 697 square miles (1,810 km2) is land and 35 square miles (91 km2) (4.8%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

  • MO-7.svg Route 7
  • MO-13.svg Route 13
  • MO-18.svg Route 18
  • MO-52.svg Route 52

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 4,726
1850 4,052 −14.3%
1860 9,866 143.5%
1870 17,401 76.4%
1880 23,906 37.4%
1890 28,235 18.1%
1900 28,054 −0.6%
1910 27,242 −2.9%
1920 25,116 −7.8%
1930 22,931 −8.7%
1940 22,313 −2.7%
1950 20,043 −10.2%
1960 19,226 −4.1%
1970 18,451 −4.0%
1980 19,672 6.6%
1990 20,044 1.9%
2000 21,997 9.7%
2010 22,272 1.3%
Est. 2015 21,737 −2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

As of the census of 2000, there were 21,997 people, 9,133 households, and 6,246 families residing in the county. The population density was 31 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 10,261 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.61% White, 1.02% Black or African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Approximately 0.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,133 households out of which 28.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.30% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.60% were non-families. 27.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 18.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,949, and the median income for a family was $36,328. Males had a median income of $27,932 versus $19,201 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,468. About 11.40% of families and 14.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.40% of those under age 18 and 13.90% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Villages

Census-designated place


Henry County, Missouri Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.