Taney County

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Taney County, Missouri

266-A Main St
Forsyth, MO 65653
Phone: (417) 546-7200
Fax: (417) 546-2519
www.co.taney.mo.us

On southwestern border of MO, south of Springfield; organized Jan 6, 1837 from Greene County. Name Origin: For Roger Brooke Taney (1777-1864), Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1836-64), who wrote the decision in the Dred Scott Case

Area (sq mi):: 651.48 (land 632.36; water 19.12) Population per square mile: 68.00
Population 2005: 42,985 State rank: 22 Population change: 2000-20005 8.30%; 1990-2000 55.30% Population 2000: 39,703 (White 94.80%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 2.40%; Asian 0.30%; Other 3.10%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 38.80
Income 2000: per capita $17,267; median household $30,898; Population below poverty level: 12.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,377-$23,509
Unemployment (2004): 9.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 21.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 9.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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