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Gasconade County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Gasconade County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded November 25, 1820
Named for the boastful character of the inhabitants, said to be similar to those of Gascony in France. Hence the name Gasconade, meaning 'Gascony-like'.
Seat Hermann
Largest city Hermann
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

526 sq mi (1,363 km²)
521 sq mi (1,349 km²)
5 sq mi (14 km²), 1.03
 - (2000)
 - Density

30/sq mi (11/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Gasconade County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is part of the St. Louis Metro Area. As of 2000, the population is 15,342. Its county seat is Hermann6.

Origin of name[]

According to Ramsay, the French colonial inhabitants of this region had the same boastful character as the inhabitants of Gascony in France. Hence the name Gasconade, meaning 'Gascony-like'.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,363 km² (526 sq mi). 1,349 km² (521 sq mi) of it is land and 14 km² (5 sq mi) of it (1.03%) is water.

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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,342 people, 6,171 households, and 4,288 families residing in the county. The population density was 11/km² (30/sq mi). There were 7,813 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.69% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 0.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,171 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.00% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 18.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,047, and the median income for a family was $41,518. Males had a median income of $29,659 versus $20,728 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,319. About 7.00% of families and 9.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.20% of those under age 18 and 10.00% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 38°26′N 91°31′W / 38.44, -91.51

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