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Worth 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 8, 1861
Seat Grant City
Largest City Grant City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

267 sq mi (692 km²)
267 sq mi (692 km²)
0.2 sq mi (1 km²), 0.08%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

2,057
8/sq mi (3/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: http://www.worthcounty.us/
Named for: William J. Worth

Worth County is a county located in the northwestern portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,171. It is the smallest county in the state in population and, excepting the independent city of St. Louis, the smallest in total area. Its county seat is Grant City. The county was organized February 8, 1861 and named for General William J. Worth who served in the Mexican-American War.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 267 square miles (690 km2), of which 267 square miles (690 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.08%) is water. It is the smallest county in Missouri by area. Iowa is located to the north of Worth County.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 5,004
1880 8,203 63.9%
1890 8,738 6.5%
1900 9,832 12.5%
1910 8,007 −18.6%
1920 7,642 −4.6%
1930 6,535 −14.5%
1940 6,345 −2.9%
1950 5,120 −19.3%
1960 3,936 −23.1%
1970 3,359 −14.7%
1980 3,008 −10.4%
1990 2,440 −18.9%
2000 2,382 −2.4%
2010 2,171 −8.9%
Est. 2016 2,024 −6.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,382 people, 1,009 households, and 677 families residing in the county. The population density was 9 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 1,245 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.99% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.08% Asian, and 0.42% from two or more races. Approximately 0.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,009 households out of which 28.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 30.00% 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 2.31 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 23.50% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 22.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,471, and the median income for a family was $34,044. Males had a median income of $24,138 versus $17,300 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,367. About 10.90% of families and 14.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.80% of those under age 18 and 11.50% of those age 65 or over.

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