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The 2000 Census showed that Nodaway County had a population of 21,912 people. This represented 0.39% of the total population of Missouri, making it the state's 50th most populous county (out of 115 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Nodaway had a population of 22,130 people. This is an increase of 0.99% 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
201023,370+6.65%+5.6% since 2009
200922,130+0.99%+0.4% since 2008
200722,051+0.63%+0.17% since 2006
200622,014+0.47%-0.19% since 2005
200522,055+0.65%+0.23% since 2004
200422,004+0.42%+0.31% since 2003
200321,936+0.11%-0.25% since 2002
200221,992+0.37%+0.24% since 2001
200121,940+0.13%+0.13% since 2000
200021,912The Last Census

Nodaway County had 8,909 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Nodaway County has a total area<3> of 877 square miles [2,273 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.13 square miles [2.94 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Nodaway County had a population density of 25 people per square mile [9.65 people/km²], making it the state's 68th 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 Nodaway County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Nodaway and the state of Missouri.

Click here for the Nodaway County QuickFact (QF-29147).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Page (IA)QF-19145   NW15,26016,976-10.11%
Taylor (IA)QF-19173   N6,3446,958-8.82%
AndrewQF-29003   S17,05216,4923.4%
AtchisonQF-29005   W6,0366,430-6.13%
GentryQF-29075   SE6,1086,861-10.98%
HoltQF-29087   SW4,8685,351-9.03%
WorthQF-29227   E2,0142,382-15.45%

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Census QuickFact for Nodaway 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 Nodaway. 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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