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Knox 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 Edina
Largest City Edina
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

507 sq mi (1,313 km²)
504 sq mi (1,305 km²)
2.8 sq mi (7 km²), 0.6%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

3,910
8.2/sq mi (3/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.knoxcountymo.org
Named for: Henry Knox

Knox County is a county located in the northeast portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,131, making it the third-least populous county in Missouri. Its county seat is Edina. The county was organized February 14, 1845 and named for U.S. Secretary of War General Henry Knox.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 507 square miles (1,310 km2), of which 504 square miles (1,310 km2) is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) (0.6%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

  • MO-6.svg Route 6
  • MO-11.svg Route 11
  • MO-15.svg Route 15
  • MO-151.svg Route 151
  • MO-156.svg Route 156

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 2,894
1860 8,727 201.6%
1870 10,974 25.7%
1880 13,047 18.9%
1890 13,501 3.5%
1900 13,479 −0.2%
1910 12,403 −8.0%
1920 10,783 −13.1%
1930 9,658 −10.4%
1940 8,878 −8.1%
1950 7,617 −14.2%
1960 6,558 −13.9%
1970 5,692 −13.2%
1980 5,508 −3.2%
1990 4,482 −18.6%
2000 4,361 −2.7%
2010 4,131 −5.3%
Est. 2015 3,910 −5.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

As of the census of 2010, there are 4,131 people in the county, organized into 1,791 households and 1,217 families. The population density is 9 people per square mile (3/km²). There are 2,317 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county is 98.51% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 0.09% Asian, 0.02% Native American, 0.16% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Approximately 0.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,791 households out of which 27.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% are married couples living together, 6.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.00% are non-families. 29.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.38 and the average family size is 2.93.

24.90% of the county's population is under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 23.70% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 21.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.6 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $27,124, and the median income for a family is $31,741. Males have a median income of $22,636 versus $18,902 for females. The per capita income for the county is $13,075. 18.00% of the population and 12.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.10% of those under the age of 18 and 16.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

The TFR for Knox County in 2004 was relatively high at 2.64, despite the population being 98% white. [1]

Communities

Cities

Villages

Census-designated place

Other unincorporated place

Townships

Knox County is divided into 13 townships:

  • Bee Ridge Township
  • Benton Township
  • Bourbon Township
  • Center Township
  • Colony Township
  • Fabius Township
  • Greensburg Township
  • Jeddo Township
  • Liberty Township
  • Lyon Township
  • Myrtle Township
  • Salt River Township
  • Shelton Township

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