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The 2000 Census showed that Iron County had a population of 10,697 people. This represented 0.19% of the total population of Missouri, making it the state's 83rd most populous county (out of 115 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Iron had a population of 9,943 people. This is a decrease of 7.05% 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
201010,630-0.63%+6.91% since 2009
20099,943-7.05%-0.52% since 2008
20089,995-6.56%-0.91% since 2007
200710,087-5.7%-1.01% since 2006
200510,199-4.66%-0.75% since 2004
200410,276-3.94%+0.22% since 2003
200310,253-4.15%-1.82% since 2002
200210,443-2.37%-0.88% since 2001
200110,536-1.51%-1.51% since 2000
200010,697The Last Census

Iron County had 4,907 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Iron County has a total area<3> of 552 square miles [1,429 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.71 square miles [1.85 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Iron County had a population density of 19.4 people per square mile [7.49 people/km²], making it the state's 84th 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 Iron County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Iron and the state of Missouri.

Click here for the Iron County QuickFact (QF-29093).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CrawfordQF-29055   NW23,91522,8044.87%
DentQF-29065   W15,04214,9270.77%
MadisonQF-29123   E12,34111,8004.58%
ReynoldsQF-29179   SW6,2026,689-7.28%
Saint FrancoisQF-29187   NE63,88455,64114.81%
WashingtonQF-29221   N24,40023,3444.52%
WayneQF-29223   SE12,39213,259-6.54%

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Census QuickFact for Iron County

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 Iron. 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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