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Reynolds County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Reynolds 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 Former Missouri Governor Thomas Reynolds
Seat Centerville
Largest city Ellington
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

814 sq mi (2,109 km²)
811 sq mi (2,101 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.39%
 - (2000)
 - Density

8/sq mi (3/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Reynolds County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 6,689. Its county seat is Centerville6. The county was organized in 1845 and named for Missouri governor Thomas Reynolds.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,109 km² (814 sq mi). 2,101 km² (811 sq mi) of it is land and 8 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.39%) is water.

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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 6,689 people, 2,721 households, and 1,915 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (8/sq mi). There were 3,759 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (5/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.65% White, 0.52% Black or African American, 1.29% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 37.6% were of American, 12.1% Irish, 11.6% German and 11.4% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 2,721 households out of which 27.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.20% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 26.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 25.00% from 25 to 44, 27.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 101.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,867, and the median income for a family was $31,383. Males had a median income of $26,753 versus $18,322 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,065. About 16.10% of families and 20.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.90% of those under age 18 and 15.50% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 37°22′N 90°58′W / 37.36, -90.97

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