Stoddard County is located in southeastern Missouri. The County Seat is Bloomfield and the largest city is Dexter. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.mocounties.com/stoddard-county.php. The 2014 population estimate is 29,867 and the 2010 census population was 29,968. The land area is 823.22 square miles and there are 36.4 persons per square mile.
97% of the population is White, 1.1% is Black or African American, 1.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 79.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $83,800, there are 12,224 households, an average of 2.39 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,967, the median household income is $37,965, and 15% of the persons in Stoddard County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,604. Retail sales (in $1000) were $436,085, and sales per capita were $14,717. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 22.2%.
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