Dunklin County

Dunklin County, Missouri

Courthouse Sq PO Box 188
Kennett, MO 63857
Phone: (573) 888-1374
Fax: (573) 888-2832

On the southern border of MO, southwest of Cape Girardeau; organized Feb 14, 1845 from Stoddard County. Name Origin: For Daniel Dunklin (1790-1844), governor of MO (1833-36) and surveyor-general of MO, IL, and AR

Area (sq mi):: 547.11 (land 545.62; water 1.49) Population per square mile: 59.60
Population 2005: 32,545 State rank: 35 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.80%; 1990-2000 0.10% Population 2000: 33,155 (White 87.40%; Black or African American 8.70%; Hispanic or Latino 2.50%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.40%). Foreign born: 1.50%. Median age: 37.80
Income 2000: per capita $13,561; median household $24,878; Population below poverty level: 24.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,444-$22,451
Unemployment (2004): 7.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.20% Median travel time to work: 20.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 28.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Kennett County seat (11,005)

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    References in periodicals archive ?
    Jimmy Harrison, 50, of Wappapelo, and his passenger Billy Faucett, 42, a Michigan resident who was living temporarily in Malden, died in an early-morning collision on State Route 53 in Dunklin County after Cory Ray Thompson, 29, of Campbell, Missouri, crossed the center line and struck Harrison's 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck head-on.
    in recent years, several reports of American badgers have originated from Dunklin County, particularly in the area of Kennett and Campbell, and three reports of roadkills were made in 2007.
    The campaign was popularized by the Daily Dunklin County Democrat which made it a point of citing which judges were appointed by Democrats and by Republicans.
    A rice study was conducted on a field at the Missouri Rice Research Farm (36[degrees]N, 90[degrees]W) in Dunklin County, Missouri in 1998 and 1999.