Dallas County is located in south-central Missouri. The County Seat is Buffalo and the largest city is Buffalo. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.mocounties.com/dallas-county.php. The 2014 population estimate is 16,389 and the 2010 census population was 16,777. The land area is 540.77 square miles and there are 31 persons per square mile.
96.7% of the population is White, 0.3% is Black or African American, 1.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 76.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $101,400, there are 6,443 households, an average of 2.56 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,155, the median household income is $40,120, and 22.8% of the persons in Dallas County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,600. Retail sales (in $1000) were $144,726, and sales per capita were $8,610. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 22.1%.
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