New Madrid County is located in southeastern Missouri. The County Seat is New Madrid and the largest city is New Madrid . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.new-madrid.mo.us/index.aspx?NID=116. The 2014 population estimate is 18,272 and the 2010 census population was 18,960. The land area is 674.84 square miles and there are 28.1 persons per square mile.
81.7% of the population is White, 15.7% is Black or African American, 1.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 76.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 12.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $75,400, there are 7,423 households, an average of 2.47 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,215, the median household income is $35,793, and 21.7% of the persons in New Madrid County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,068. Retail sales (in $1000) were $509,771, and sales per capita were $28,850. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 19.1%.
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