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Linn County, Missouri
Map
Map of Missouri highlighting Linn County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the USA highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded January 1, 1837
Seat Linneus
Largest City Brookfield
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

621 sq mi (1,608 km²)
616 sq mi (1,595 km²)
5.8 sq mi (15 km²), 0.9%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

12,308
21/sq mi (8/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Named for: Lewis F. Linn

Linn County is a county located in the northern portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,761. Its county seat is Linneus. The county was organized January 1, 1837 and named for U.S. Senator Lewis F. Linn of Missouri.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 621 square miles (1,610 km2), of which 616 square miles (1,600 km2) is land and 5.8 square miles (15 km2) (0.9%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

  • US 36.svg U.S. Route 36
  • MO-5.svg Route 5
  • MO-11.svg Route 11
  • MO-129.svg Route 129
  • MO-139.svg Route 139

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1840 2,245
1850 4,058 80.8%
1860 9,112 124.5%
1870 15,900 74.5%
1880 20,016 25.9%
1890 24,141 20.6%
1900 25,503 5.6%
1910 25,253 −1.0%
1920 24,778 −1.9%
1930 23,339 −5.8%
1940 21,416 −8.2%
1950 18,865 −11.9%
1960 16,815 −10.9%
1970 15,125 −10.1%
1980 15,495 2.4%
1990 13,885 −10.4%
2000 13,754 −0.9%
2010 12,761 −7.2%
Est. 2015 12,308 −10.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

As of the census of 2000, there were 13,754 people, 5,697 households, and 3,760 families residing in the county. The population density was 22 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 6,554 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.98% White, 0.60% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Approximately 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,697 households out of which 29.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.60% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.00% were non-families. 30.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.80% 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 2.94.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 20.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,242, and the median income for a family was $36,134. Males had a median income of $25,635 versus $18,820 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,378. About 11.30% of families and 14.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.20% of those under age 18 and 14.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities


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