Chariton County

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Chariton County, Missouri

306 S Cherry St
Keytesville, MO 65261
Phone: (660) 288-3273
Fax: (660) 288-3403

In north-central MO, northwest of Columbia; organized Nov 16, 1820 (prior to statehood) from Howard County. Name Origin: For a French fur trader, probably Jean Chariton, who was also called Joseph or John Chorette. During the 1700s he established a trading post on the north bank of the Missouri River in what is now IA

Area (sq mi):: 768.25 (land 755.87; water 12.38) Population per square mile: 10.70
Population 2005: 8,124 State rank: 99 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.70%; 1990-2000 -8.30% Population 2000: 8,438 (White 95.60%; Black or African American 3.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.70%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 42.50
Income 2000: per capita $15,515; median household $32,285; Population below poverty level: 11.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,262-$24,087
Unemployment (2004): 5.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.90% Median travel time to work: 23.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 41.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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