Scott County (Missouri)

The Scott County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. In 2010, the County had 39 191 inhabitants and a population density of 36.4 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Benton, which was named after Thomas Hart Benton, a U.S. Senator.


The County is located in southeastern Missouri, on the east by Illinois, from which it is separated by the Mississippi River. It has an area of 1090 square kilometers, of which 13 square kilometers are water surface. At the Scott County borders the following Nachbarcountys:


The Scott County was formed in 1821. It was named after John Scott (1785-1861), the first member of the Congress of the United States of Missouri.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2010 lived in Scott County 39 191 people in 15,520 households. The population density was 36.4 inhabitants per square kilometer. In the 15,520 households lived statistically 2.48 per person.

The racial the population was composed of 85.7 percent white, 11.4 percent African American, 0.2 percent Native American, 0.3 percent Asian and other ethnic groups; 1.6 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity were 1.8 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

25.1 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 59.9 percent were between 18 and 64 and 15.0 percent were 65 years or older. 51.8 percent of the population was female.

The median income for a household was $ 37,716. The per capita income was $ 19,566. 18.0 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Places in Scott County


  • Benton
  • Cape Girardeau1
  • Chaffee
  • Miner2


  • Morley
  • Oran
  • Scott City3
  • Sikeston4


  • Blodgett
  • Commerce
  • Diehl city
  • Haywood City


  • Kelso
  • Lambert
  • Vanduser

Unincorporated communities

  • Brooks Junction
  • Caney Creek
  • Crowder
  • Illmo
  • Lusk
  • McMullin
  • New Hamburg
  • Perkins
  • Rockview
  • Salcedo
  • Sargent
  • Tanner

1 - predominantly in Cape Girardeau County 2 - partially in Mississippi County 3 - to a small extent in Cape Girardeau County 4 - partly in New Madrid County


The Scott County is divided into nine townships: