Taney County is located in southwest Missouri. The County Seat is Forsyth and the largest city is Branson. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.taneycounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 54,230 and the 2010 census population was 51,675. The land area is 632.44 square miles and there are 81.7 persons per square mile.
94.5% of the population is White, 1.6% is Black or African American, 5.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2% is two or more races. 84.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $129,100, there are 20,698 households, an average of 2.45 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,231, the median household income is $38,461, and 18.8% of the persons in Taney County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 6,694. Retail sales (in $1000) were $833,027, and sales per capita were $18,157. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 22.8%.
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