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Lawrence County, MO Public Records

Circuit Court
240 N Main, #110
Mt Vernon, MO 65712 http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=
Hours: 7:30AM-4PM CST
P: 417-466-2471
F: 417-466-7899
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental, expunged, dismissed, or suspended imposition of sentence records released
Local ordinance cases are heard by one of the Municipal Courts, which are Divisions of the Circuit Court.

Lawrence County, MO Vital Records

Contact the Lawrence County Office of the Recorder of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Lawrence County
Recorder of Deeds
1 E Courthouse Sq
Mount Vernon, MO 65712
9AM-5PM CST
Phone: 417-466-2670
Fax: 417-466-4995
Recorded Documents

Lawrence County Vital Certificates

Lawrence County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Lawrence County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 613.08 sq mi
Population (2009): 37,648
  • Females: 50.6%
  • White: 96.8%
  • Black/African American: 0.6%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 5.8%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 91.2%
Population Change (2000-2009): 2,445
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 2.3%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 4.7%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 15.8%
High School Graduates (2000): 77.4%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 12.1%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.55
Housing Units (2000): 14,789
Homeownership Rate (2000): 74.3%
Migration Flow to Lawrence County, MO from (2007-2008):

Lawrence County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $372,251
  • Construction: $21,877
  • Retail Trade: $38,283
  • Professional and Technical Services: $8,271
  • Healthcare: $18,422
  • Banking: $10,204
  • Retail Trade: $38,283
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $8,528
  • Manufacturing: $66,250
  • Farms: $15,773
  • Government: $93,572
Employed (2000): 15,973
Unemployed (2000): 743
Unemployment Rate (2009): 8.4%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $23,355
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,721
Local Government Revenue (2007): $65,281 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $21,322 (thou. dol.)

Lawrence County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 526
  • Per 1,000 population: 14
Deaths (2007): 433
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.5
Infant Deaths (2007): 6
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.4

Lawrence County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 123
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 2
  • Forcible rape: 6
  • Robbery: 5
  • Aggravated Assault: 110
Property Crimes (2008): 1,257
  • Burglary: 271
  • Larceny-Theft: 917
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 69

Lawrence County Genealogy Records

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