Holt County, Missouri

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Holt County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. The county is in the northwest part of the state. As of 2000, the population was 5,351. Its county seat is Oregon[1]. The county was organized in 1841 and is named after the Missouri state legislator Dr. David Rice Holt, who died in 1840.


Points of interest


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 469 square miles (1,214.7 km2), of which 462 square miles (1,196.6 km2) is land and 7 square miles (18.1 km2) (1.53%) is water.

Adjacent counties

5,000 square miles (13,000 km2) of open farmland

Major highways


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,351 people, 2,237 households, and 1,503 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 2,931 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.47% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 0.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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