- Scott County, Missouri
Scott County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 40,422. Its county seatis BentonGR|6. The county was organized in 1821 and named for John Scott, first Congressman from Missouri. The Cape Girardeau Regional Airport is actually in Scott County not Cape Girardeau County..
*U.S. Route 61
*U.S. Route 62
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 40,422 people, 15,626 households, and 11,219 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 37/km² (96/mi²). There were 16,951 housing units at an average density of 16/km² (40/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 87.68% White, 10.50% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. 1.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 15,626 households out of which 35.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.60% were married couples living together, 13.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% were non-families. 25.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the county the population was spread out with 27.40% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 13.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $31,352, and the median income for a family was $38,090. Males had a median income of $30,169 versus $19,269 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $15,620. About 12.30% of families and 16.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.50% of those under age 18 and 13.60% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
Villages and other locations
Crowder, on State Highway Z;
Lusk, at the intersection of State Highway N and State Highway NN;
New Hamburg, on State Highway A;
Rockview, near State Highway M;
Salcedo, at the intersection of State Highway Z and State Highway Y; and
Tanner, at the intersection of State Highway Z and State Highway ZZ.
* [http://www.scottcountymo.com ScottCountyMO.com]
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