Henry County, Missouri

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Henry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 21,997. Its county seat is Clinton[1]. The county was organized in 1835 as Rives County, and renamed in 1841 after the American patriot Patrick Henry, of Virginia. The county was originally named after William Cabell Rives (1793-1868), who served as U. S. senator from Virginia, 1833-1845. However, he lost popularity in Missouri after joining the Whig Party.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 733 square miles (1,898.5 km2), of which 702 square miles (1,818.2 km2) is land and 30 square miles (77.7 km2) (4.10%) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 21,997 people, 9,133 households, and 6,246 families residing in the county. The population density was 31 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 10,261 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.61% White, 1.02% Black or African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. 0.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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