Pettis County

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Pettis County, Missouri

415 S Ohio St
Sedalia, MO 65301
Phone: (660) 826-5395
Fax: (660) 829-0717

In west-central MO, southwest of Columbia; organized Jan 26, 1833 from Saline and Cooper counties. Name Origin: For Spencer Darwin Pettis (1802-31), U.S. representative from MO (1829-31) killed in a duel with Maj. Thomas Biddle

Area (sq mi):: 686.34 (land 684.82; water 1.52) Population per square mile: 58.60
Population 2005: 40,121 State rank: 27 Population change: 2000-20005 1.80%; 1990-2000 11.20% Population 2000: 39,403 (White 90.90%; Black or African American 3.00%; Hispanic or Latino 3.90%; Asian 0.40%; Other 4.60%). Foreign born: 2.90%. Median age: 36.40
Income 2000: per capita $16,251; median household $31,822; Population below poverty level: 12.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,849-$24,813
Unemployment (2004): 6.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 18.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Sedalia County seat (20,196)

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    The setting is Sedalia, in Pettis County, Missouri, from roughly the 1820s to 1890.