Barry County is located in southwest Missouri. The County Seat is Cassville and the largest city is Monett. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.mocounties.com/barry-county-.php. The 2014 population estimate is 35,662 and the 2010 census population was 35,597. The land area is 778.25 square miles and there are 45.7 persons per square mile.
95.1% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 8.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.4% is Asian, 1.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.8% is two or more races. 82.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $107,500, there are 13,464 households, an average of 2.62 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,489, the median household income is $38,710, and 19.1% of the persons in Barry County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,318. Retail sales (in $1000) were $413,782, and sales per capita were $11,466. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.5%.
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