New Madrid County

New Madrid County, Missouri

450 Main St
New Madrid, MO 63869
Phone: (573) 748-2524
Fax: (573) 748-9269

On the southeastern border of MO, south of Cape Girardeau; original county; organized Oct 1, 1812 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the city, named for the capital of Spain. Originally called Nuevo Madrid by Col. George Morgan, who founded the city in 1788.

Area (sq mi):: 698.02 (land 678.01; water 20.01) Population per square mile: 27.40
Population 2005: 18,566 State rank: 60 Population change: 2000-20005 -6.00%; 1990-2000 -5.60% Population 2000: 19,760 (White 82.70%; Black or African American 15.40%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.30%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 37.40
Income 2000: per capita $14,204; median household $26,826; Population below poverty level: 22.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,110-$22,680
Unemployment (2004): 8.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 18.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 33.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
See other counties in .
References in periodicals archive ?
An aluminum smelter in Missouri reopened under new ownership this year, for instance, and credited the aluminum tariffs for reducing foreign competition and bringing 450 jobs to New Madrid County.
Plaintiff's attorneys alleged the state had not properly maintained the guardrail on Route WW in New Madrid County, and that the guardrail was not at the proper height.
Tuesday sent a large plume of smoke above the Noranda Aluminum plant near the town of Marston in New Madrid County, about 170 miles south of St.
Soybean stems (i.e., stubble) were collected from a soybean field harvested in the fall of 2009 on 23 Mar 2010 in New Madrid County, Missouri (N 36.42482[degrees] W-89.64933[degrees]).
The Terriers also beat New Madrid County Central in a close game, 52-46, to get into the fifth-place game with old foe Murphy.
On June 2, 2008, another call was received about multiple fields in New Madrid County (near Lilbourn) that were infested.
New Madrid County Central, which is located around 20 miles south of Sikeston, pulled within 43-41 on a putback by Johnnie Walker, only to see Marion senior Mitchell Jackson drill a 3-pointer from in front of his team's bench with 2:20 left in the third quarter.