Pettis County, Missouri

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Pettis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. The county was organized in 1833 and is named for U.S. Congressman Spencer Darwin Pettis. As of 2000, the population was 39,403. Its county seat is Sedalia[1].



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 686 square miles (1,778 km²), of which, 685 square miles (1,774 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (4 km²) of it (0.22%) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 39,403 people, 15,568 households, and 10,570 families residing in the county. The population density was 58 people per square mile (22/km²). There were 16,963 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.06% White, 3.04% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.46% from other races, and 1.62% from two or more races. 3.88% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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