Dent County , Missouri

Dent County: County in Missouri, United States

Dent County locator map
Location of Dent County on Missouri map.

About

Dent County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,657 and a population density of 8 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 15,481 inhabitants. Its county seat is Salem. The county was created 170 years ago in 1851.

Dent County Missouri Courthouse-20150101-083-pano image
Dent County Missouri Courthouse-20150101-083-pano
Dent County Missouri Courthouse-20150101-083-pano image

Geography

Dent County is located at 37°36'24"N 91°30'28"W (37.6066300, -91.5078800). It has 3 neighbors: Crawford County, Shannon County and Texas County.

Dent County map

The largest city of Dent County is Salem with a population of 4,874. . See all Dent County cities & populated places.

Weather

Dent County forecast: Sunny. High near 89, with temperatures falling to around 87 in the afternoon. Southwest wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. more

Dent County Quick Facts

Population : 15,481 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Missouri (United States)
Area : 1954 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.2%
Land as percent of area : 99.8%
Named for : Lewis Dent
Altitude : 1,158 feet / 353 meters
Capital : Salem
Establishment : February 02, 1851
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 13:50:14 (27th September 2021)
Density : 8 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -1.14% (2010-2020)
Weather : 89℉ Sunny 7-days weather

Dent County has 3 neighbours.

  • Salem

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Dent County decreased by 1.14% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 15,657 - census
2011 15,621 -0.23% estimation process
2012 15,658 0.24% estimation process
2013 15,742 0.53% estimation process
2014 15,635 -0.68% estimation process
2015 15,656 0.13% estimation process
2016 15,454 -1.31% estimation process
2017 15,497 0.28% estimation process
2018 15,547 0.32% estimation process
2019 15,573 0.17% estimation process
2020 15,481 -0.59% estimation process

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People born in Dent County (1)

American politician (1852-1935) James Yancy Callahan was born in Dent County

Other places with the same name (1)

Dent County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Dent County.

City Name Population Title
Salem 4,874 City in Missouri, United States

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