Iron County is located in southeastern Missouri. The County Seat is Ironton and the largest city is Ironton . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.mocounties.com/iron-county.php. The 2014 population estimate is 10,267 and the 2010 census population was 10,631. The land area is 550.26 square miles and there are 19.3 persons per square mile.
95.9% of the population is White, 1.6% is Black or African American, 1.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.1% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 77.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 11% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $78,800, there are 4,126 households, an average of 2.45 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,101, the median household income is $36,387, and 23.7% of the persons in Iron County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,017. Retail sales (in $1000) were $65,805, and sales per capita were $6,524. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 19.2%.
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