Moniteau County, Missouri

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Moniteau County, Missouri
Moniteau County Courthouse.jpg
Moniteau County Courthouse in California
Map of Missouri highlighting Moniteau County
Location in the U.S. state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded February 14, 1845
Named for Moniteau Creek
Seat California
Largest city California
Area
 • Total 419 sq mi (1,085 km2)
 • Land 415 sq mi (1,075 km2)
 • Water 3.8 sq mi (10 km2), 0.9%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 15,963
 • Density 38/sq mi (15/km2)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5

Moniteau County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,607.[1] Its county seat is California.[2] The county was organized February 14, 1845 and named for the Moniteau Creek. 'Moniteau' is a French spelling of Manitou, Algonquian for the Great Spirit.

Moniteau County is part of the Jefferson City, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 419 square miles (1,090 km2), of which 415 square miles (1,070 km2) is land and 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) (0.9%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 6,004
1860 10,124 68.6%
1870 11,375 12.4%
1880 14,346 26.1%
1890 15,630 9.0%
1900 15,931 1.9%
1910 14,375 −9.8%
1920 13,532 −5.9%
1930 12,173 −10.0%
1940 11,775 −3.3%
1950 10,840 −7.9%
1960 10,500 −3.1%
1970 10,742 2.3%
1980 12,068 12.3%
1990 12,298 1.9%
2000 14,827 20.6%
2010 15,607 5.3%
Est. 2016 16,018 [4] 2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2015[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 14,827 people, 5,259 households, and 3,728 families residing in the county. The population density was 36 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 5,742 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.75% White, 3.78% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.48% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Approximately 2.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 35.8% were of German, 20.5% American, 8.2% English and 7.0% Irish ancestry.

There were 5,259 households out of which 35.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.00% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.10% were non-families. 25.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 31.10% from 25 to 44, 20.90% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 113.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,168, and the median income for a family was $42,487. Males had a median income of $26,807 versus $20,853 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,609. About 7.30% of families and 9.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.10% of those under age 18 and 9.00% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Public schools

  • Clarksburg C-2 School District – Clarksburg
    • Clarksburg Elementary School (K-08)
  • High Point R-III School District – High Point
    • High Point Elementary School (K-08)
  • Jamestown C-1 School DistrictJamestown
    • Jamestown Elementary School (PK-06)
    • Jamestown High School (07-12)
  • Moniteau County R-I School DistrictCalifornia
  • Moniteau County R-V School District – Latham
    • Moniteau County Elementary School (K-08)
  • Tipton R-VI School DistrictTipton
    • Tipton Elementary School (PK-06)
    • Tipton High School (07-12)

Private schools

Public libraries

  • Moniteau County @ Wood Place Library[10]
  • Price James Memorial Library[11]

Politics

Local

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

Moniteau County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Melissa Hentges Republican
Circuit Clerk Michele A. Higgins Republican
County Clerk Anita Groepper Republican
Collector Cheryl K. Duvall Democratic
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Kenneth Kunze Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Tony Barry Republican
Commissioner
(District 2)
Kim F. Roll Democratic
Coroner Loyd Fulks Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Shayne W. Healea Republican
Public Administrator Cher King Caudel Republican
Recorder Michele A. Higgins Republican
Sheriff Tony Wheatley Republican
Surveyor Joseph Bax Democratic
Treasurer Sarah B. Jones Republican

State

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 64.06% 4,351 33.22% 2,256 2.72% 185
2012 55.65% 3,568 41.32% 2,649 3.03% 194
2008 54.25% 3,617 44.26% 2,951 1.48% 99
2004 66.81% 4,480 32.48% 2,178 0.71% 48
2000 53.09% 3,217 44.38% 2,689 2.52% 153
1996 36.16% 1,973 61.22% 3,340 2.62% 143

Moniteau County is split between two of the districts that elect members of the Missouri House of Representatives; both of which elected Republicans, although one seat is currently vacant.

  • District 50 — (Currently vacant.) Consists of the communities of California, Jamestown, and Lupus.
Missouri House of Representatives — District 50 — Moniteau County (2016)[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Caleb Jones 2,812 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 50 — Moniteau County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Caleb Jones 1,470 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 50 — Moniteau County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Caleb Jones 2,633 100.00%
  • District 58 — David Wood (R-Versailles). Consists of the communities of Clarksburg, Fortuna, High Point, Latham, and Tipton.
Missouri House of Representatives — District 58 — Moniteau County (2016)[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican David Wood 2,872 83.71% -16.29
Democratic Travis Maupin 559 16.29% +16.29
Missouri House of Representatives — District 58 — Moniteau County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican David Wood 1,537 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 58 — Moniteau County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican David Wood 2,842 100.00%

All of Moniteau County is a part of Missouri’s 6th District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by Mike Kehoe (R-Jefferson City).

Missouri Senate — District 6 — Moniteau County (2014)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Kehoe 2,796 81.75%
Democratic Mollie Kristen Fairbairn 624 18.25%

Federal

U.S. Senate — Missouri — Moniteau County (2016)[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Roy Blunt 4,431 65.29% +10.49
Democratic Jason Kander 2,097 30.90% -6.76
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 143 2.11% -5.43
Green Johnathan McFarland 56 0.83% +0.83
Constitution Fred Ryman 60 0.88% +0.88
U.S. Senate — Missouri — Moniteau County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Todd Akin 3,483 54.80%
Democratic Claire McCaskill 2,394 37.66%
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 479 7.54%

All of Moniteau 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 — Moniteau County (2016)[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Vicky Hartzler 5,161 77.38% +1.58
Democratic Gordon Christensen 1,272 19.07% +0.71
Libertarian Mark Bliss 237 3.55% -2.29
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 4th Congressional District — Moniteau County (2014)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Vicky Hartzler 2,596 75.80% +6.45
Democratic Nate Irvin 629 18.36% -9.16
Libertarian Herschel L. Young 200 5.84% +3.46
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 4th Congressional District — Moniteau County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Vicky Hartzler 4,368 69.35%
Democratic Teresa Hensley 1,733 27.52%
Libertarian Thomas Holbrook 150 2.38%
Constitution Greg Cowan 47 0.75%

Political culture

Presidential Elections Results[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 78.3% 5,347 18.1% 1,237 3.6% 246
2012 73.0% 4,704 25.0% 1,608 2.0% 131
2008 67.0% 4,467 31.3% 2,084 1.7% 114
2004 70.9% 4,743 28.6% 1,913 0.5% 35
2000 62.1% 3,764 35.9% 2,176 2.1% 125
1996 47.6% 2,603 39.0% 2,129 13.4% 733
1992 42.2% 2,566 33.2% 2,018 24.7% 1,504
1988 64.3% 3,502 35.6% 1,936 0.2% 8
1984 72.2% 4,197 27.8% 1,614
1980 58.8% 3,430 39.2% 2,284 2.1% 120
1976 55.4% 3,077 44.3% 2,462 0.3% 16
1972 74.0% 3,963 26.0% 1,395
1968 58.5% 3,210 30.8% 1,687 10.7% 586
1964 51.2% 2,758 48.8% 2,624
1960 60.3% 3,453 39.7% 2,271
1956 55.9% 3,239 44.1% 2,552
1952 60.2% 3,658 39.7% 2,416 0.1% 7
1948 48.2% 2,594 51.8% 2,787 0.1% 4
1944 58.0% 3,237 41.7% 2,327 0.2% 13
1940 55.3% 3,627 44.6% 2,922 0.1% 7
1936 50.1% 3,238 49.6% 3,210 0.3% 18
1932 38.1% 2,331 61.6% 3,767 0.3% 16
1928 59.9% 3,496 39.6% 2,310 0.6% 33
1924 53.2% 3,138 44.1% 2,601 2.8% 163
1920 59.0% 3,535 40.1% 2,405 0.9% 54
1916 50.3% 1,748 48.2% 1,675 1.5% 53
1912 41.6% 1,375 48.8% 1,612 9.7% 319
1908 47.6% 1,691 49.7% 1,763 2.7% 96
1904 47.8% 1,756 48.0% 1,763 4.2% 156
1900 45.1% 1,684 50.2% 1,876 4.8% 178
1896 42.6% 1,580 56.5% 2,096 0.8% 31
1892 39.8% 1,326 40.2% 1,340 19.9% 664
1888 43.9% 1,448 43.5% 1,436 12.6% 417

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)

  • Former U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-New York) received more votes, a total of 858, than any candidate from either party in Moniteau County during the 2008 presidential primary.
Moniteau County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 510 (28.52%)
Mike Huckabee 693 (38.76%)
Mitt Romney 466 (26.06%)
Ron Paul 98 (5.48%)
Moniteau County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Clinton 858 (60.38%)
Barack Obama 517 (36.38%)
John Edwards (withdrawn) 30 (2.11%)
Uncommitted {{{uncommitted}}}

Communities

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. ^ Breeding, Marshall. "Moniteau County @ Wood Place Library". Libraries.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  11. ^ Breeding, Marshall. "Price James Memorial Library". Libraries.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  12. ^ a b c d "County Results - State of Missouri - 2016 General Election - November 8, 2016". Missouri Secretary of State. December 12, 2016. Retrieved April 15, 2017. 
  13. ^ a b "County Results - State of Missouri - General Election - November 4, 2014". Missouri Secretary of State. December 3, 2014. Retrieved April 15, 2017. 
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-03-25. 

Further reading

  • History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage counties, Missouri : from the earliest time to the present, including a department devoted to the preservation of sundry personal, business, professional and the private records; besides a valuable fund of notes, original observations, etc. etc. (1889) online

External links

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

Coordinates: 38°38′N 92°35′W / 38.63°N 92.58°W / 38.63; -92.58

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