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Section 1.2

POPULATION, INCOME AND HOUSING DATA
(Updated January 2006)
  

Area Population
2004 Estimate
Population
2000 Census
Population
1990 Census
Per Capita
Income 1999*
Median Family
Income 1999*
Crawford County 23,647 22,804 19,173 $14825 $36,558
Bourbon 1,384 1,348 1,188 12,992 35,924
Cuba 3,384 3,230 2,537 12,665 30,069
Leasburg 335 323 289 11,879 29,250
Steelville 1,440 1,429 1,465 12,779 26,765
Sullivan (all) 6,579 6,351 5,661 17,518 36,260
West Sullivan 80 175* Incorp. 5-2000 N/A N/A
Dent County 15,067 14,927 13,702 14,463 33,061
Salem 4,777 4,854 4,486 12,766 29,460
Gasconade County 15,612 15,342 14,006 17,319 41,518
Bland 568 565 651 13,102 34,659
Gasconade (city) 265 267 253 13,131 27,917
Hermann 2,699 2,674 2,754 19,248 44,621
Morrison 124 123 160 14,193 33,750
Owensville 2,516 2,500 2,325 15,208 33,109
Rosebud 369 364 380 18,513 33,750
Maries County 8,877 8,903 7,976 15,662 39,187
Belle (all) 1,324 1,344 1,218 17,785 35,982
Vienna 625 628 611 13,682 36,250
Osage County 13,324 13,062 12,018 17,245 46,503
Argyle (all) 166 164 178 12,274 29,668
Chamois 465 456 449 12,226 32,813
Freeburg 432 423 446 20,071 40,156
Linn 1,401 1,354 1,148 13,840 38,854
Meta 254 29 249 13,902 43,750
Westphalia 325 320 287 18,496 47,500
Phelps County 41,726 39,825 35,248 16,084 38,693
Doolittle 664 644 599 20,727 35,938
Edgar Springs 188 190 215 12,672 30,781
Newburg 475 484 589 11,092 21,667
Rolla 17,411 16,367 14,090 15,916 38,975
St. James 3,996 3,704 3,256 14,509 29,952
Pulaski County 44,478 41,165 41,307 14,586 37,786
Crocker 1,018 1,033 1,077 13,401 35,750
Dixon 1,567 1,570 1,585 12,405 28,693
Richland (all) 1,788 1,805 2,029 14,209 30,583
St. Robert 3,017 2,760 1,730 17,650 37,841
Waynesville 3,505 3,507 3,207 19,117 46,205
Washington County 23,955 23,344 20,380 12,934 31,634
Caledonia 161 158 142 10,684 28,125
Irondale 442 437 474 11,819 30,156
Mineral Point 373 363 384 8,364 16,591
Potosi 2,692 2,662 2,683 12,417 23,958
  Source: Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Table SUB-EST 2003-11-29-Missouri Incorporated Place Population Estimates with Popylation Change, sorted within county, 2000 Cenus of the Population - U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
Economic Development Administration
Population By Significant Age Groups
County Under 5 yrs. 5-19 yrs. 19-64 yrs. 65+ yrs. Median Age
Crawford 1,485 5,088 12,629 3,602 37.9
Dent 959 3,149 8,170 2,649 39.6
Gasconade 895 3,268 8,290 2,889 40.3
Maries 587 1,937 4,987 1,392 38.5
Osage 871 2,978 8,322 1,921 36.1
Phelps 2,261 8,951 23,086 5,527 34.9
Pulaski 3,154 10,798 23,956 3,257 28.5
Washington 1,545 5.344 13.722 2.733 35.2
TOTALS 11,757 41,513 103,162 23,970
Source: 2000 Census - Characteristics of Population STF 1
Average Contract Rent* (number of houses)
Rent Crawford Dent Gasconade Maries Osage Phelps Pulaski Washington
Less than $200 200 128 103 45 141 538 557 150
$200-$299 252 305 147 97 110 711 706 295
$300-$499 853 663 501 221 298 2,383 1,137 658
$500-$749 331 151 157 68 91 1,047 792 164
$750+ 37 19 22 6 9 230 119 37
No cash rent 199 117 118 73 83 256 2,232 275
TOTAL 1,872 1,383 1,048 510 732 5,165 5,543 1,579
Median Rent $387 $337 $374 $351 $343 $396 $357 $364
Source: 2000 Census - Characteristics of Housing Units STF 1
  
Construction Costs in the Meramec Region
These costs are estimates only. Cost of land for buildings is not included. Shell buildings cost are for the bare essentials and lighting. Heat and air-conditioning is not included in these costs and would add $1.00 to $1.50 per square foot of heated/cooled area to the total building cost.
Average shell building, up to 12,000 sq. ft., costs $18 - $28 per square foot.
Generally speaking, the larger the building size, the lower the square foot costs.
Residential Structure
Average residential costs $62 per square foot. FMHA homes may be less, at $52 - $57 per square foot.
Source: Survey of Meramec Area Construction Companies, October 2003

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