Atchison County, Missouri

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Atchison County is a county located in the state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 6,430. Its county seat is Rock Port6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,418 km² (547 mi²). 1,411 km² (545 mi²) of it is land and 7 km² (3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.48% water.

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Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 6,430 people, 2,722 households, and 1,777 families residing in the county. The population density is 5/km² (12/mi²). There are 3,103 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (6/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.00% White, 2.05% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. 0.67% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,722 households out of which 26.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.80% are married couples living together, 6.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.70% are non-families. 31.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 17.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.25 and the average family size is 2.82.

In the county the population is spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 21.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 99.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $30,959, and the median income for a family is $38,279. Males have a median income of $27,468 versus $18,855 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,956. 11.60% of the population and 9.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.70% of those under the age of 18 and 12.40% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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