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The 2000 Census showed that Daviess County had a population of 8,016 people. This represented 0.14% of the total population of Missouri, making it the state's 99th most populous county (out of 115 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Daviess had a population of 8,078 people. This is an increase of 0.77% since the 2000 Census.

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
20108,433+5.2%+4.39% since 2009
20098,078+0.77%+0.46% since 2008
20078,045+0.36%-0.67% since 2006
20068,099+1.04%+0.73% since 2005
20058,040+0.3%-0.45% since 2004
20048,076+0.75%+0.82% since 2003
20027,967-0.61%+0.4% since 2001
20017,935-1.01%-1.01% since 2000
20008,016The Last Census

Daviess County had 3,853 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Daviess County has a total area<3> of 569 square miles [1,473 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (2.11 square miles [5.46 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Daviess County had a population density of 14.14 people per square mile [5.46 people/km²], making it the state's 94th most densely populated county (out of 115 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Daviess County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Daviess and the state of Missouri.

Click here for the Daviess County QuickFact (QF-29061).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Daviess County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Daviess County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CaldwellQF-29025   S9,1608,9692.13%
DeKalbQF-29063   W12,11211,5974.44%
GentryQF-29075   NW6,1086,861-10.98%
GrundyQF-29079   NE10,04710,432-3.69%
HarrisonQF-29081   N8,7698,850-0.92%
LivingstonQF-29117   SE14,23514,558-2.22%

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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>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Daviess. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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