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Holt County, Missouri
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Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the USA highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded February 15, 1841
Seat Oregon
Largest City Mound City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

470 sq mi (1,217 km²)
463 sq mi (1,199 km²)
7.7 sq mi (20 km²), 1.6%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

4,484
11/sq mi (4/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: http://holtcounty.org/
Named for: David Rice Holt

Holt County is a county located in the northwestern portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,912. Its county seat is Oregon. The county was organized February 15, 1841. Originally named Nodaway County, it was soon renamed for David Rice Holt (1803–1840), a Missouri state legislator from Platte County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 470 square miles (1,200 km2), of which 463 square miles (1,200 km2) is land and 7.7 square miles (20 km2) (1.6%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

  • Interstate 29
  • U.S. Route 59
  • U.S. Route 159
  • Route 111
  • Route 113
  • Route 118

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 3,957
1860 6,550 65.5%
1870 11,652 77.9%
1880 15,509 33.1%
1890 15,469 −0.3%
1900 17,083 10.4%
1910 14,539 −14.9%
1920 14,084 −3.1%
1930 12,720 −9.7%
1940 12,476 −1.9%
1950 9,833 −21.2%
1960 7,885 −19.8%
1970 6,654 −15.6%
1980 6,882 3.4%
1990 6,034 −12.3%
2000 5,351 −11.3%
2010 4,912 −8.2%
Est. 2015 4,484 −8.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,351 people, 2,237 households, and 1,503 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 2,931 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.47% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Approximately 0.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,237 households out of which 28.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.30% were married couples living together, 6.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.80% were non-families. 29.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 21.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,461, and the median income for a family was $35,685. Males had a median income of $26,966 versus $17,846 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,876. About 10.50% of families and 13.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.90% of those under age 18 and 11.90% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest

  • Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge
  • Big Lake State Park on Big Lake
  • St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church (Corning, Missouri)

Communities

Cities

Villages

Unincorporated communities


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