Hickory County

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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Designed for walking, jogging, and biking, the trail is promoted for healthier lifestyles through a Healthy Active Community collaborative effort involving the Hermitage School District, Hickory County Health Department, Hickory County Community Improvement Coalition and USACE.
On April 17, Smokebuster teams from across the southwest region of Missouri, in collaboration with Hickory County Health Department, will display 1,200 pairs of shoes in Springfield during a home game of the minor league Springfield Cardinals to represent the 1,200 people who die each day in the U.
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.