Bates County

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Bates County, Missouri

1 N Delaware St
Butler, MO 64730
Phone: (660) 679-3371
Fax: (660) 679-9922
www.batescounty.net

On the central western border of MO, south of Kansas City; organized Jan 29, 1841 from Cooper County. Name Origin: For Frederick Bates (1777-1825), secretary of LA Territory (1806), governor of MO Territory (1809-10), and state governor (1824-25)

Area (sq mi):: 851.37 (land 848.47; water 2.90) Population per square mile: 20.10
Population 2005: 17,027 State rank: 64 Population change: 2000-20005 2.20%; 1990-2000 10.80% Population 2000: 16,653 (White 96.80%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.90%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 38.40
Income 2000: per capita $15,477; median household $30,731; Population below poverty level: 14.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,190-$23,378
Unemployment (2004): 6.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 31.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 43.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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