Atchison County is located in northwestern Missouri. The County Seat is Rock Port and the largest city is Tarkio. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.atchisoncounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 5,382 and the 2010 census population was 5,685. The land area is 547.30 square miles and there are 10.4 persons per square mile.
97.8% of the population is White, 0.6% is Black or African American, 1.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 89.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 21.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $76,400, there are 2,448 households, an average of 2.21 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,748, the median household income is $44,426, and 11.6% of the persons in Atchison County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 845. Retail sales (in $1000) were $86,619, and sales per capita were $14,207. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 13.5%.
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