Carter County, Missouri

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Carter County is a county located in the central western portion of the Ozark Foothills Region in Southeast Missouri in the United States. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the county's population was 5,941. A 2008 estimate, however, showed the population to be 5,890. The largest city and county seat is Van Buren[1]. The county was officially organized on March 10, 1859, and is named after Zimri A. Carter, a pioneer settler who came to Missouri from South Carolina in 1812.

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Education

Of adults 25 years of age and older in Carter County, 66.6% possesses a high school diploma or higher while 10.8% holds a bachelor's degree or higher as their highest educational attainment.

Public Schools

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