Oregon County is located in south-central Missouri. The County Seat is Alton and the largest city is Thayer. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.mocounties.com/oregon-county.php. The 2014 population estimate is 10,911 and the 2010 census population was 10,881. The land area is 789.80 square miles and there are 13.8 persons per square mile.
95.8% of the population is White, 0.4% is Black or African American, 1.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 1.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2% is two or more races. 79.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 9.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $72,400, there are 4,572 households, an average of 2.37 persons per household. The per capita income is $16,331, the median household income is $27,743, and 27.7% of the persons in Oregon County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,002. Retail sales (in $1000) were $90,916, and sales per capita were $8,789. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.3%.
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