Shannon County (Missouri)

The Shannon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. In 2010, the County had 8441 inhabitants and a population density of 3.2 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Eminence.


The County is located in the Ozarks in southeastern Missouri, is located in the south about 50 miles from Arkansas and has an area of 2600 square kilometers.

The county is drained by the Current River and its largest tributary, the Jacks Fork River.

At the Shannon County borders the following Nachbarcountys:


The Shannon County participates in two national parks:

  • Mark Twain National Forest
  • Ozark National Scenic Riverways


The Shannon County was formed in 1841. It was named after George Shannon, a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2010 lived in Shannon County 8441 people in 3402 households. The population density was 3.2 people per square kilometer. In the 3402 households lived statistically 2.47 per person.

The racial the population was composed of 96.0 percent white, 0.2 percent African American, 0.9 percent Native American, 0.2 percent Asian and other ethnic groups; 2.3 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity were 1.6 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

23.4 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 59.3 percent were between 18 and 64 and 17.3 percent were 65 years or older. 50.2 percent of the population was female.

The median income for a household was $ 30,766. The per capita income was $ 15,309. 22.8 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Places in Shannon County


  • Birch Tree
  • Eminence
  • Summersville1
  • Winona

Unincorporated communities

  • Akers
  • Alley Spring
  • Bartlett
  • Beal
  • Cedar Grove
  • Delaware
  • Flat Wood
  • Ink
  • Low Wassie
  • Mauser Mill
  • Midridge
  • Montier
  • Munsell
  • Oakside
  • Advice
  • Rector
  • Round Spring
  • Shannondale
  • Teresita
  • Timber
  • Venice
  • West Eminence

1 - partially in Texas County


The Shannon County is divided into ten townships: