Nodaway County

Nodaway County, Missouri

PO Box 218
Maryville, MO 64468
Phone: (660) 582-2251
Fax: (660) 582-5282

On the northwestern border of MO, north of Saint Joseph; established Jan 29, 1841 from Andrew County. Name Origin: A Potawatomi Indian word whose meaning is unclear, possibly 'placid.'

Area (sq mi):: 877.75 (land 876.62; water 1.13) Population per square mile: 24.80
Population 2005: 21,710 State rank: 52 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.90%; 1990-2000 0.90% Population 2000: 21,912 (White 96.10%; Black or African American 1.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.90%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 30.20
Income 2000: per capita $15,384; median household $31,781; Population below poverty level: 16.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,021-$20,914
Unemployment (2004): 3.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.80% Median travel time to work: 16.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 11.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Maryville County seat (10,511)

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    In January of 2015 in Nodaway County, Missouri a five year old found his grandfather's .22-caliber revolver and while playing with it accidently shot and killed his 9 month old little brother (Mejia, 2015).
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    Nodaway County Prosecutor Bob Rice had filed felony charges against the two boys, who were both 17 at the time, but later dropped them, citing a lack of cooperation from the girl, her mother and other witnesses.
    Nodaway County prosecutor Robert Rice filed a motion Thursday for a judge to appoint a special prosecutor in the case, which has gained new attention after The Kansas City Star published results of a seven-month investigation.
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    'We're confident we have the little girl that was taken from Skidmore,' said Nodaway County Sheriff Ben Espey.