New Madrid County

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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
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