Pulaski County is located in south-central Missouri. The County Seat is Waynesville and the largest city is Fort Leonard Wood. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.pulaskicollector.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 53,436 and the 2010 census population was 52,274. The land area is 547.10 square miles and there are 95.5 persons per square mile.
78.4% of the population is White, 12.5% is Black or African American, 10.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.9% is Asian, 1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.7% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 4.5% is two or more races. 90.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 21.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $121,600, there are 15,747 households, an average of 2.74 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,863, the median household income is $49,820, and 12.8% of the persons in Pulaski County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,698. Retail sales (in $1000) were $376,475, and sales per capita were $8,479. The percentage of black-owned firms is 2.8%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28%.
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