Dallas County, Missouri

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Dallas County, Missouri
Dallas County MO Courthouse 20151023-210.jpg
Dallas County Courthouse in Buffalo
Map of Missouri highlighting Dallas County
Location in the U.S. state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded December 10, 1844
Named for George M. Dallas
Seat Buffalo
Largest city Buffalo
Area
 • Total 543 sq mi (1,406 km2)
 • Land 541 sq mi (1,401 km2)
 • Water 2.1 sq mi (5 km2), 0.4%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 16,393
 • Density 31/sq mi (12/km2)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5

Dallas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,777.[1] Its county seat is Buffalo.[2] The county was organized in 1842 as Niangua County and then renamed in 1844 for George M. Dallas, who served as Vice President under James K. Polk.[3][4]

Dallas County is part of the Springfield, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 543 square miles (1,410 km2), of which 541 square miles (1,400 km2) is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) (0.4%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 3,648
1860 5,892 61.5%
1870 8,383 42.3%
1880 9,263 10.5%
1890 12,647 36.5%
1900 13,903 9.9%
1910 13,181 −5.2%
1920 12,033 −8.7%
1930 10,541 −12.4%
1940 11,523 9.3%
1950 10,392 −9.8%
1960 9,314 −10.4%
1970 10,054 7.9%
1980 12,096 20.3%
1990 12,646 4.5%
2000 15,661 23.8%
2010 16,777 7.1%
Est. 2016 16,448 [6] −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2015[1]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 15,661 people, 6,030 households, and 4,383 families residing in the county. The population density was 29 people per square mile (11/km²). There were 6,914 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.45% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Approximately 0.94% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 3.57% percent reported speaking Pennsylvania German or German at home.[1] Dallas County is the county with the largest concentration of Kauffman Amish Mennonites, who have preserved Pennsylvania German as their every day language and an old form of Standard German for church. They had 950 adherents in Dallas County in 2010.[12]

There were 6,030 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.80% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.30% were non-families. 23.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.50% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,346, and the median income for a family was $33,500. Males had a median income of $26,438 versus $17,569 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,106. About 14.20% of families and 17.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.40% of those under age 18 and 18.50% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Public schools

  • Dallas County R-I School District – Buffalo
    • Mallory Elementary School (PK-04)
    • Buffalo Middle School (05-08)
    • Buffalo High School (09-12)
  • Hickory County R-I School District – Urbana
    • Skyline Elementary School (K-04)
    • Skyline Middle School (05-08)
    • Skyline High School (09-12)

Politics

Local

The Republican Party predominantly controls politics at the local level in Dallas County. Republicans hold all of the elected positions in the county.

Dallas County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Sue Doty Republican
Circuit Clerk Susan Potter Republican
County Clerk Pam Louderbaugh Republican
Collector Sheryl Ferrell Republican
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Kevin D. Sharpe Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Pete Barclay Republican
Commissioner
(District 2)
Owen Kjar Republican
Coroner Lamont Swanson Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Barbara J. Viets Republican
Public Administrator Carol Johnson Republican
Recorder Stacy Satterfield Republican
Sheriff Mike Rackley Republican
Surveyor Greg Maynard Republican
Treasurer Becky Schofield Republican

State

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 66.67% 4,943 29.82% 2,211 3.51% 260
2012 53.42% 3,882 43.32% 3,148 3.26% 237
2008 41.92% 3,212 54.46% 4,173 3.61% 277
2004 65.01% 4,708 33.43% 2,421 1.56% 113
2000 55.16% 3,429 42.99% 2,672 1.85% 115
1996 54.60% 3,083 41.80% 2,360 3.60% 203

All of Dallas County is a part of Missouri’s 129th District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is represented by Sandy Crawford (R-Buffalo).

Missouri House of Representatives — District 129 — Dallas County (2016)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sandy Crawford 6,375 87.97% +5.72
Independent Charles Mantranga 872 12.03% +12.03
Missouri House of Representatives — District 129 — Dallas County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sandy Crawford 3,003 82.25% +5.34
Democratic John L. Wilson 648 17.75% -5.34
Missouri House of Representatives — District 129 — Dallas County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sandy Crawford 5,523 76.91%
Democratic John L. Wilson 1,658 23.09%

All of Dallas County is a part of Missouri’s 28th District in the Missouri Senate. The seat is currently vacant. The previous incumbent, Mike Parson, was elected Lieutenant Governor in 2016.

Missouri Senate — District 28 — Dallas County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Parson 3,132 100.00%

Federal

U.S. Senate — Missouri — Dallas County (2016)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Roy Blunt 5,101 68.67% +19.84
Democratic Jason Kander 1,980 26.66% -16.03
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 182 2.45% -6.03
Green Johnathan McFarland 87 1.17% +1.17
Constitution Fred Ryman 78 1.05% +1.05
U.S. Senate — Missouri — Dallas County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Todd Akin 3,514 48.83%
Democratic Claire McCaskill 3,072 42.69%
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 610 8.48%

All of Dallas County is included in Missouri's 4th Congressional District and is currently represented by Vicky Hartzler (R-Harrisonville) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri’s 4th Congressional District — Dallas County (2016)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Vicky Hartzler 5,804 79.53% +0.87
Democratic Gordon Christensen 1,192 16.33% +0.21
Libertarian Mark Bliss 302 4.14% -0.92
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 4th Congressional District — Dallas County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Vicky Hartzler 2,875 78.66% +7.03
Democratic Nate Irvin 589 16.12% -7.69
Libertarian Herschel L. Young 185 5.06% +2.38
Write-in Greg A. Cowan 6 0.16% +0.16
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 4th Congressional District — Dallas County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Vicky Hartzler 5,133 71.63%
Democratic Teresa Hensley 1,706 23.81%
Libertarian Thomas Holbrook 192 2.68%
Constitution Greg A. Cowan 135 1.88%

Political culture

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 79.1% 5,895 17.1% 1,272 3.8% 286
2012 68.6% 4,992 29.2% 2,122 2.3% 165
2008 63.7% 4,895 34.6% 2,656 1.7% 132
2004 66.0% 4,788 33.2% 2,407 0.9% 64
2000 59.9% 3,723 37.2% 2,311 3.0% 185
1996 45.0% 2,554 40.1% 2,277 14.9% 843
1992 35.0% 2,116 41.9% 2,533 23.2% 1,402
1988 55.6% 2,898 44.0% 2,293 0.5% 26
1984 65.3% 3,577 34.7% 1,902
1980 60.6% 3,297 37.0% 2,011 2.4% 130
1976 49.5% 2,430 50.0% 2,453 0.6% 27
1972 74.2% 3,120 25.8% 1,085
1968 62.5% 2,835 27.3% 1,237 10.3% 465
1964 53.4% 2,268 46.7% 1,983
1960 70.4% 3,522 29.6% 1,482
1956 65.1% 2,987 34.9% 1,600
1952 73.2% 3,459 26.6% 1,258 0.2% 9
1948 62.7% 2,695 37.0% 1,590 0.3% 11
1944 75.1% 3,232 24.7% 1,064 0.2% 10
1940 71.0% 3,859 28.8% 1,566 0.2% 10
1936 63.5% 3,066 36.2% 1,749 0.3% 13
1932 47.3% 1,958 51.8% 2,143 0.9% 35
1928 74.9% 2,835 24.6% 931 0.5% 17
1924 61.0% 2,188 36.4% 1,304 2.6% 93
1920 69.9% 2,665 28.9% 1,100 1.2% 46
1916 56.9% 1,428 40.7% 1,022 2.4% 59
1912 43.0% 1,051 35.6% 870 21.4% 522
1908 62.0% 1,609 36.8% 955 1.3% 33
1904 64.8% 1,711 30.2% 797 5.0% 132
1900 53.6% 1,506 44.0% 1,238 2.4% 68
1896 48.8% 1,466 50.7% 1,525 0.5% 16
1892 49.8% 1,174 24.8% 586 25.4% 599
1888 49.4% 1,169 29.8% 706 20.8% 493

Missouri presidential preference primary (2008)

Dallas County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 751 (30.39%)
Mike Huckabee 1,153 (46.66%)
Mitt Romney 428 (17.32%)
Ron Paul 105 (4.25%)
Dallas County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Clinton 1,157 (63.75%)
Barack Obama 581 (32.01%)
John Edwards (withdrawn) 55 (3.03%)

Communities

Cities

Village

Census-designated place

Other unincorporated places

Notable people

  • Roy Meeker - professional baseball player
  • Jack Shewmaker - Former President and COO of Walmart

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 9, 2011. Retrieved September 8, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "Disappearing Missouri Names". The Kansas City Star. March 19, 1911. p. 15. Retrieved August 15, 2014 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 283.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  12. ^ Tampico Amish Mennonite Counties (2010) at the Association of Religion Data Archives.
  13. ^ a b c "County Results - State of Missouri - 2016 General Election - November 8, 2016 - Official Results". Missouri Secretary of State. December 12, 2016. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-03-25.

Further reading

  • History of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps, and Dent counties, Missouri (1889) full text

External links

  • Digitized 1930 Plat Book of Dallas County from University of Missouri Division of Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books

Coordinates: 37°40′N 93°01′W / 37.67°N 93.02°W / 37.67; -93.02

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