Worth County, Missouri

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Worth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 2,382 but in the 2008 estimate it dropped to 2,039. In both population and in area, it is the smallest county in Missouri. Its county seat is Grant City[1]. The county was organized in 1861 and named for Gen. William J. Worth, who served in the Mexican-American War.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 267 square miles (691 km²). 267 square miles (690 km²) of it is land and

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,382 people, 1,009 households, and 677 families residing in the county. The population density was 9 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 1,245 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.99% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.08% Asian, and 0.42% from two or more races. 0.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,009 households out of which 28.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 30.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 23.50% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 22.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.60 males.

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