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|People QuickFacts||Carter County||Missouri|
|Population, 2013 estimate||6,291||6,044,171|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||6,265||5,988,923|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||0.4%||0.9%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013||5.9%||6.2%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013||23.5%||23.1%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013||17.1%||15.0%|
|Female persons, percent, 2013||51.4%||51.0%|
|White alone, percent, 2013 (a)||96.3%||83.7%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.4%||11.7%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a)||1.2%||0.5%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.2%||1.8%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a)||Z||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2013||2.0%||2.0%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b)||2.1%||3.9%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013||94.6%||80.4%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013||86.9%||83.8%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013||0.8%||3.9%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013||1.3%||6.1%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||74.7%||87.6%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||13.8%||26.2%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013||23.5||23.1|
|Housing units, 2013||3,203||2,719,001|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013||73.6%||68.4%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013||6.2%||19.7%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013||$98,300||$137,000|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013||2.56||2.47|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013||$18,245||$25,649|
|Median household income, 2009-2013||$30,962||$47,380|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013||21.9%||15.5%|
|Business QuickFacts||Carter County||Missouri|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2012||166||146,6042|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2012||871||2,320,2392|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2011-2012||-12.6%||1.0%2|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2012||537||394,685|
|Total number of firms, 2007||714||501,064|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||4.9%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.6%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||1.9%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.1%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||1.2%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||27.9%||26.1%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||01||110,907,604|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||13,630||81,032,913|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||27,709||76,575,216|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$4,668||$12,957|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||3,456||11,070,634|
|Building permits, 2012||3||12,297|
|Geography QuickFacts||Carter County||Missouri|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||507.36||68,741.52|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||12.3||87.1|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||None|