Gasconade County

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Gasconade County, Missouri

119 E 1st St Rm 2
Hermann, MO 65041
Phone: (573) 486-5427
Fax: (573) 486-8893
www.gscnd.com

In east-central MO, west of Saint Louis; organized Nov 25, 1820 (prior to statehood) from Franklin County. Name Origin: For the Gasconade River, which runs through it. It is believed that French residents of Saint Louis gave this name to the river and general area for the bragging of the inhabitants when they went to Saint Louis; an allusion to the residents of the French province of Gascony, supposed to be boastful

Area (sq mi):: 526.09 (land 520.67; water 5.43) Population per square mile: 30.20
Population 2005: 15,745 State rank: 67 Population change: 2000-20005 2.60%; 1990-2000 9.50% Population 2000: 15,342 (White 98.40%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.40%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.00%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 40.30
Income 2000: per capita $17,319; median household $35,047; Population below poverty level: 9.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,444-$23,237
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 29.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 37.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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