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Time Zone: Carter County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

Carter County was founded in 1859. Carter was created by taking area from Oregon, , and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Carter had a population of 5,870 people. This is a decrease of 1.2% since the last Census (which gave a population of 5,941 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Carter represented 0.11% of the total population of Missouri, making it the state's 107th most populous county (out of 115 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20106,265+5.45%+6.73% since 2009
20095,870-1.2%-0.73% since 2008
20085,913-0.47%-0.39% since 2007
20005,941The Last Census

More information can be found on the Carter County Census Page for Carter County.


Below are some of the communities located in Carter County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Carter County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Van Buren   8098454.26% decrease  
Ellsinore   3653630.55% increase  
Grandin   2342360.85% decrease  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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