Hickory County

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Hickory County, Missouri

PO Box 3
Hermitage, MO 65668
Phone: (417) 745-6450
Fax: (417) 745-6057

In west-central MO, north of Springfield; organized Feb 14, 1845 from Benton and Polk counties. Name Origin: For "Old Hickory," the nickname of Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), seventh U.S. president

Area (sq mi):: 411.74 (land 398.63; water 13.11) Population per square mile: 23.30
Population 2005: 9,271 State rank: 95 Population change: 2000-20005 3.70%; 1990-2000 21.90% Population 2000: 8,940 (White 97.00%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.10%; Other 2.30%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 49.70
Income 2000: per capita $13,536; median household $25,346; Population below poverty level: 19.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,321-$17,562
Unemployment (2004): 8.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 33.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 51.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Hickory County is a remote, rural county with the highest percentage of persons over retirement age in the State of Missouri," wrote Hickory County, Missouri, Presiding Commissioner Kent Parson.