Carter County is located in southeastern Missouri. The County Seat is Van Buren and the largest city is Van Buren. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.cartercountymosheriff.org/page.php?id=6. The 2014 population estimate is 6,258 and the 2010 census population was 6,265. The land area is 507.36 square miles and there are 12.3 persons per square mile.
96.3% of the population is White, 0.4% is Black or African American, 2.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 1.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2% is two or more races. 74.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $98,300, there are 2,426 households, an average of 2.56 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,245, the median household income is $30,962, and 21.9% of the persons in Carter County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 714. Retail sales (in $1000) were $27,709, and sales per capita were $4,668. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.9%.
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