Sainte Genevieve County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Ste. Genevieve County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of USA MO
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded 1812
Named for Saint Genevieve, patroness of Paris, France
Seat Ste. Genevieve
Largest city Ste. Genevieve
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

509 sq mi (1,318 km²)
502 sq mi (1,301 km²)
7 sq mi (17 km²), 1.29%
 - (2000)
 - Density

36/sq mi (14/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Sainte Genevieve County often abbreviated Ste. Genevieve County (French: Ste-Geneviève) is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 17,842. Its county seat is Ste. Genevieve6. The county was organized in 1812 and named for the Spanish district once located in the region, after Saint Genevieve, patroness of Paris, France.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,318 km² (509 sq mi). 1,301 km² (502 sq mi) of it is land and 17 km² (7 sq mi) of it (1.29%) is water.

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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 17,842 people, 6,586 households, and 4,926 families residing in the county. The population density was 14/km² (36/sq mi). There were 8,018 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.03% White, 0.72% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 0.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,586 households out of which 35.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.60% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.20% were non-families. 21.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,200, and the median income for a family was $44,484. Males had a median income of $33,609 versus $18,875 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,283. About 6.00% of families and 8.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.30% of those under age 18 and 7.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

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