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The 2000 Census showed that Worth County had a population of 2,382 people. This represented 0.04% of the total population of Missouri, making it the state's 114th most populous county (out of 115 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Worth had a population of 2,014 people. This is a decrease of 15.45% 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
20102,171-8.86%+7.8% since 2009
20092,014-15.45%+0.15% since 2008
20082,011-15.58%-2.85% since 2007
20072,070-13.1%-0.19% since 2006
20062,074-12.93%-2.17% since 2005
20052,120-11%-2.66% since 2004
20042,178-8.56%-1.8% since 2003
20032,218-6.88%-2.25% since 2002
20022,269-4.74%-1.13% since 2001
20012,295-3.65%-3.65% since 2000
20002,382The Last Census

Worth County had 1,245 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Worth County has a total area<3> of 266.8 square miles [690 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.23 square miles [0.6 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Worth County had a population density of 8.94 people per square mile [3.45 people/km²], making it the state's 110th 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 Worth County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Worth and the state of Missouri.

Click here for the Worth County QuickFact (QF-29227).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Ringgold (IA)QF-19159   NE4,9445,469-9.6%
Taylor (IA)QF-19173   NW6,3446,958-8.82%
GentryQF-29075   S6,1086,861-10.98%
HarrisonQF-29081   E8,7698,850-0.92%
NodawayQF-29147   W22,13021,9120.99%

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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 Worth. 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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