According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,590 km˛ (614 mi˛). 1,547 km˛ (597 mi˛) of it is land and 43 km˛ (16 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 2.68% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 19,309 people, 7,850 households, and 5,549 families residing in the county. The population density is 12/km˛ (32/mi˛). There are 13,898 housing units at an average density of 9/km˛ (23/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 97.34% White, 0.51% Black or African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. 0.83% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 7,850 households out of which 26.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.50% are married couples living together, 7.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% are non-families. 25.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 2.88.
In the county the population is spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 23.10% from 25 to 44, 27.30% from 45 to 64, and 19.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 97.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $30,659, and the median income for a family is $35,908. Males have a median income of $26,579 versus $19,072 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,950. 16.20% of the population and 12.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 25.60% of those under the age of 18 and 9.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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An informative and historical overview of MorganCounty, Missouri including three separate books on CD which include 5 historical maps (1851, 1902, 1904, 1920's and 1929), plus the full MorganCounty section from the book: Goodspeed's History of MorganCounty, Missouri originally published in 1889.
Some of the facts contained are the number of farms and their acreages, number of cows, horses, mules, pigs, sheep, goats, poultry, colonies of bees, how many farms had mortgages and how many were free of debt, the amount of butter produced, the number of bushels of apples, peaches, pears, etc.
MorganCounty is located in the Central portion of the MissouriOzarks and is surrounded by the following counties: BentonCounty, Missouri * Pettis County, Missouri * Cooper County, Missouri * MoniteauCounty, Missouri * MillerCounty, Missouri * CamdenCounty, Missouri
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