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Square Miles 606
Date Organized Jan. 29, 1841
Name Origin The Osage River
Population 13,858 (July 2012 Estimate)
Median Age 39.3 years (2010)
Civilian Labor Force 7,117 (Dec. 2012)
Unemployment Rate 4.5% (Dec. 2012)
Personal Income $22,275 (per capita) (July 2013)
County residents who work outside county 56% (2010)
County employees that live outside county 21.2% (2010)
Average travel time to workplace 26.4 minutes (2010)
Cities Argyle, Chamois, Freeburg, Linn, Meta, Westphalia
Communities Bonnots Mill, Koeltztown, Loose Creek
Top Employers Morrison Apparel (Chamois); Quaker Window Products Inc. (Freeburg); El Sevier Distribution Center and Osage Industries, (Linn); Diamond Pet Foods (Meta); Play-Mor Trailers (Westphalia); Osage County Government; Osage County Schools; Osage County Ambulance District; Linn State Technical College
Form of Government 3 Person Commission
Schools Osage County R-I, Osage County R-II, Osage County R-III
Medical Services 3 MDs, 2 DOs, 7 RNs, 11 LPNs, 2 Dentists
Colleges/Universities/Vo-Tech Schools Linn State Technical College (Linn)
Transportation Access Highways 50, 63, 133, 100 & 89, Linn State Technical College Airport, Missouri Pacific Railroad
Attractions Painted Rock Conservation Area, Ben Branch Lake Conservation Area, Bonnots Mill Access, Cooper Hill Conservation Area, Meta Towersite, Rollins Ferry Access, Smoky Waters Conservation Area

Osage County Commission, 106 E. Main St., P.O. Box 826, Linn, MO 65051, 573-897-2139

Economic Developer Jerry Lairmore, President or Tonya Price, Administrator, Gasconade Valley Enterprise Zone, 573-265-2993
Industrial Development Authority Linn Industrial Development Corp., Byron Baker, 573-897-2204

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