Dent County

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Dent County, Missouri

400 N Main St
Salem, MO 65560
Phone: (573) 729-4144
Fax: (573) 729-6106
www.salemmissouri.com/government.html

In south-central MO, northwest of Cape Girardeau; organized Feb 10, 1851 from Shannon and Crawford counties. Name Origin: For Lewis Dent (1808-80), landowner and MO legislator

Area (sq mi):: 754.51 (land 753.54; water 0.97) Population per square mile: 20.00
Population 2005: 15,083 State rank: 70 Population change: 2000-20005 1.00%; 1990-2000 8.90% Population 2000: 14,927 (White 96.60%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.30%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 39.60
Income 2000: per capita $14,463; median household $27,193; Population below poverty level: 17.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,330-$20,208
Unemployment (2004): 6.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.20% Median travel time to work: 24.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 27.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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