Dent County

Dent County, Missouri

400 N Main St
Salem, MO 65560
Phone: (573) 729-4144
Fax: (573) 729-6106

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
See other counties in .
References in periodicals archive ?
Contract Awarded for Dent County Bridge Replacement.
The Pigeon Creek Bridge in Dent County, Missouri, proves that timber bridges are well suited for long spans as well as shorter ones.
In the final section of The Sweet Hereafter, Dolores Driscoll is watching the demolition derby at the Sam Dent County Fair.
Dent County commissioners want to close the county s contract with the City of Salem for collection of real estate and personal taxes effective in May 2014 unless a new payment arrangement is reached.