Cooper County is located in central Missouri. The County Seat is Boonville and the largest city is Boonville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.coopercountymo.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 17,585 and the 2010 census population was 17,601. The land area is 564.77 square miles and there are 31.2 persons per square mile.
89.8% of the population is White, 7.1% is Black or African American, 1.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.9% is two or more races. 85.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $119,800, there are 6,568 households, an average of 2.43 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,910, the median household income is $45,992, and 17.8% of the persons in Cooper County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,670. Retail sales (in $1000) were $225,574, and sales per capita were $12,858. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 20.1%.
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