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Square Miles 521
Date Organized Nov. 25, 1820
Name Origin The Gasconade River
Population 14,972 (July 2012 estimate)
Median Age 45 years (2010)
Civilian Labor Force 7,221 (2012)
Unemployment Rate 6.6% (2012)
Personal Income $21,848 (per capita) (July 2013)
County residents who work outside county 28.7% (2010)
County employees that live outside county 23.5% (2010)
Average travel time to workplace 38.1 minutes (2010)
Cities Bland, Hermann, Morrison, Owensville, Rosebud
Communities Berger, Mount Sterling
Top Employers Pretium Packaging and Stone Hill Wine Co. (Hermann); Frene Valley Hearth Care South, Grimco, Inc., Jahabow Industries, Inc., Lost Valley Lake Resort, Pioneer Industries, Inc., R.R. Donnelley and Wal-Mart (Owensville); Finale Intl. Tool, Inc and Woody Bogler Trucking Co. (Rosebud); Gasconade County Government; Gasconade County Schools; Hermann Area District Hospital; City of Hermann; City of Owensville
Form of Government 3 Person Commission
Schools Gasconade County R-I, Gasconade County R-II, Maries Co. R-II
Medical Services Hermann Area District Hospital (Hermann); 6 Pharmacists, 5 MDs, 6 DOs 44 RNs, 41 LPNs, 4 Dentists
Industrial Parks available in cities Hermann Industrial Park, Owensville Industrial Park
Colleges/Universities/Vo-Tech Schools Gasconade County University Extension Center (Owensville)
Transportation Access Highways 50, 19, 28 & 100, Hermann Municipal Airport, Missouri Central Railroad
Attractions Helds Island Access, Hermann Historic Museum, Lost Valley Lake, Missouri River boat ramp & access, Mint Spring Conservation Area, Canaan Conservation Area, Fredericksburg Ferry Access, Wineries & Antique Shops

Gasconade County Commission, 119 E. First St., Hermann, MO 65041, 573-486-5427


Economic Developer Jerry Lairmore, President or Tonya Price, Administrator, Gasconade Valley Enterprise Zone, 573-265-2993
Industrial Development Authority Gasconade County IDA, Bruce Sassmann, 573-368-8393; Hermann IDA, Bart Toadtmann, 573-486-5400; Owensville IDA, Jim Decker, 573-646-3972

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