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Henry County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Henry County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded 1835
Named for American patriot Patrick Henry, of Virginia in 1841
Seat Clinton
Largest city Clinton
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

733 sq mi (1,897 km²)
702 sq mi (1,819 km²)
30 sq mi (78 km²), 4.10
 - (2000)
 - Density

31/sq mi (12/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Henry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 21,997. Its county seat is Clinton6. The county was organized in 1835 as Rives County, and renamed in 1841 after the American patriot Patrick Henry, of Virginia. The county was originally named after William Cabell Rives (1793-1868), who served as U. S. senator from Virginia, 1833-1845. However, he lost popularity in Missouri after joining the Whig Party.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,897 km² (733 sq mi). 1,819 km² (702 sq mi) of it is land and 78 km² (30 sq mi) of it (4.10%) is water.

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As of the census² of 2000, there were 21,997 people, 9,133 households, and 6,246 families residing in the county. The population density was 12/km² (31/sq mi). There were 10,261 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.61% White, 1.02% Black or African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. 0.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,133 households out of which 28.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.30% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.60% were non-families. 27.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 18.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,949, and the median income for a family was $36,328. Males had a median income of $27,932 versus $19,201 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,468. About 11.40% of families and 14.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.40% of those under age 18 and 13.90% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 38°23′N 93°47′W / 38.39, -93.79

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