There are 11 US Post Offices in Scott County serving a total of 42,782 residents equating to 3,889 residents per post office. It's estimated that approximately 68,285 packages are handled across the 11 county post offices annually. Scott County is a county located in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 39,191. Its county seat is Benton. The county was organized in 1821 and named for U.S. Representative John Scott, the first federal representative from Missouri. Scott County comprises the Sikeston, MO Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Cape Girardeau-Sikeston, MO-IL Combined Statistical Area. The county is home to Scott County Central High School, which has won 18 state championships in boys basketball\u2014the most of any high school in the state."