- Stone County, Missouri
Infobox U.S. County
county = Stone County
state = Missouri
founded year = 1851
founded date = February 10
seat wl = Galena
largest city wl = Kimberling City
area_total_sq_mi = 511
area_total_km2 = 1323
area_land_sq_mi = 463
area_land_km2 = 1200
area_water_sq_mi = 48
area_water_km2 = 123
area percentage = 9.33%
census yr = 2000
pop = 28658
density_sq_mi = 62
density_km2 = 24
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset = -5
named for = William Stone, English pioneer and an early settler in
Stone County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 28,658. Its county seatis GalenaGR|6.
Stone County is part of the
Branson, MissouriMicropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 511
square miles (1,323 km²), of which, 463 square miles (1,200 km²) of it is land and 48 square miles (123 km²) of it (9.33%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 28,658 people, 11,822 households, and 8,842 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 62 people per square mile (24/km²). There were 16,241 housing units at an average density of 35 per square mile (14/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.64% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. 1.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 24.3% were of American, 20.4% German, 11.3% English and 10.8% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 11,822 households out of which 25.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.70% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.20% were non-families. 21.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.76.
In the county the population was spread out with 21.40% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 23.80% from 25 to 44, 29.70% from 45 to 64, and 18.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,637, and the median income for a family was $36,844. Males had a median income of $26,224 versus $19,190 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $18,036. About 8.50% of families and 12.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.00% of those under age 18 and 8.10% of those age 65 or over.
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