Moniteau County is a
county located in the U.S. state of Missouri.
of 2000, the population was 14,827. Its county seat
is California .
The county was organized in 1845 and named
for Moniteau Creek. 'Moniteau' is a French spelling of
County is part of the Jefferson City, Missouri Metropolitan
According to the U.S.
county has a total area of 419 square miles (1,085 km²),
of which, 417 square miles (1,079 km²) of it is land and
2 square miles (6 km²) of it (0.56%) is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 14,827
people, 5,259 households, and 3,728 families residing in the
county. The population density
was 36 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 5,742 housing
units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The
racial makeup of the county was 92.75% White
, 3.78% Black
or African American
, 0.40% Native American
, 0.31% Asian
, 0.01% Pacific Islander
, 1.48% from
, and 1.27%
from two or more races. 2.93% of the population were Hispanic
of any race. 35.8% were of German, 20.5% American, 8.2%
English and 7.0% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 5,259 households out of which 35.30% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 58.00% were married couples
living together, 8.60% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 29.10% were non-families.
25.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.00% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.07.In the
county the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of
18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 31.10% from 25 to 44, 20.90% from 45 to
64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age
was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 113.30 males. For
every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $37,168, and
the median income for a family was $42,487. Males had a median
income of $26,807 versus $20,853 for females. The per capita income
for the county was
$16,609. About 7.30% of families and 9.90% of the population were
below the poverty line
13.10% of those under age 18 and 9.00% of those age 65 or
Cities and towns