Pemiscot County

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Pemiscot County, Missouri

610 Ward Ave
Caruthersville, MO 63830
Phone: (573) 333-4203
Fax: (573) 333-0440

On southeastern tip of MO, south of Cape Girardeau; organized Feb 19, 1851 from New Madrid County. Name Origin: From an Indian name of uncertain origin and meaning 'at the long place,' 'running beside,' and 'liquid mud' have been suggested

Area (sq mi):: 512.41 (land 493.08; water 19.33) Population per square mile: 39.40
Population 2005: 19,412 State rank: 56 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.20%; 1990-2000 -8.50% Population 2000: 20,047 (White 71.10%; Black or African American 26.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.60%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 34.40
Income 2000: per capita $12,968; median household $21,911; Population below poverty level: 30.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,419-$22,228
Unemployment (2004): 9.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.40% Median travel time to work: 18.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 31.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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