Chariton County is located in north-central Missouri. The County Seat is Keytesville and the largest city is Salisbury. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.mocounties.com/chariton-county.php. The 2014 population estimate is 7,694 and the 2010 census population was 7,827. The land area is 751.18 square miles and there are 10.4 persons per square mile.
96.3% of the population is White, 2.4% is Black or African American, 0.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 83.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $74,700, there are 2,958 households, an average of 2.53 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,481, the median household income is $39,385, and 16.5% of the persons in Chariton County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 703. Retail sales (in $1000) were $51,816, and sales per capita were $6,682. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.6%.
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