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Hickory County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Hickory County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded 1845
Named for U.S. President Andrew Jackson, nicknamed "Old Hickory"
Seat Hermitage
Largest city Weaubleau
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

412 sq mi (1,066 km²)
399 sq mi (1,032 km²)
13 sq mi (34 km²), 3.18
 - (2000)
 - Density

22/sq mi (9/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Hickory County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 8,940. Its county seat is Hermitage6. The county was organized in 1845 and is named after U.S. President Andrew Jackson, nicknamed "Old Hickory"


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,066 km² (412 sq mi). 1,032 km² (399 sq mi) of it is land and 34 km² (13 sq mi) of it (3.18%) is water.

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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 8,940 people, 3,911 households, and 2,737 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (22/sq mi). There were 6,184 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.51% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,911 households out of which 22.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.90% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.00% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the county the population was spread out with 19.90% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 19.10% from 25 to 44, 29.70% from 45 to 64, and 26.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,346, and the median income for a family was $28,779. Males had a median income of $22,679 versus $17,610 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,536. About 13.00% of families and 19.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.90% of those under age 18 and 11.00% of those age 65 or over.

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Notable individuals from Hickory County[]


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Coordinates: 37°56′N 93°19′W / 37.94, -93.32

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