Scott County, Missouri

Scott County, Missouri

Scott County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 40,422. Its county seat is 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.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,103 km² (426 mi²). 1,090 km² (421 mi²) of it is land and 13 km² (5 mi²) of it (1.18%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Cape Girardeau County (northwest)
*Alexander County, Illinois (northeast)
*Mississippi County (southeast)
*New Madrid County (south)
*Stoddard County (southwest)

Major highways

*Interstate 55
*U.S. Route 61
*U.S. Route 62
*Route 77


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 density was 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 income for 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.


External links

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