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Pulaski County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Pulaski County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of USA MO
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded 1833
Seat Waynesville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

551 sq mi (1,427 km²)
547 sq mi (1,417 km²)
4 sq mi (10 km²), 0.80%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

41,165
75/sq mi (29/km²)

Pulaski County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. The county was organized in 1833 and named for Kazimierz Pułaski, Polish patriot who died fighting in the American Revolution. As of 2000, the population was 41,165. Its county seat is Waynesville6. It is the site of Fort Leonard Wood, a U.S. Army base.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,428 km² (551 sq mi). 1,417 km² (547 sq mi) of it is land and 11 km² (4 sq mi) of it (0.80%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit

Major highwaysEdit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census² of 2000, there were 41,165 people, 13,433 households, and 9,953 families residing in the county. The population density was 29/km² (75/sq mi). There were 15,408 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (28/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 78.35% White, 11.99% Black or African American, 1.00% Native American, 2.27% Asian, 0.32% Pacific Islander, 2.50% from other races, and 3.57% from two or more races. 5.84% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 13,433 households out of which 42.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.60% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% were non-families. 21.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.50% under the age of 18, 16.60% from 18 to 24, 32.00% from 25 to 44, 15.90% from 45 to 64, and 7.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 112.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,247, and the median income for a family was $37,786. Males had a median income of $26,553 versus $20,500 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,586. About 8.00% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.40% of those under age 18 and 12.30% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 37°49′N 92°13′W / 37.82, -92.21

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