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Barry County, Missouri
Barry County MO Courthouse 20151022-097.jpg
Barry County Courthouse in Cassville
Map of Missouri highlighting Barry County
Location in the U.S. state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
FoundedJanuary 5, 1835
Named for William Taylor Barry
Seat Cassville
Largest city Monett
Area
 • Total791 sq mi (2,049 km2)
 • Land778 sq mi (2,015 km2)
 • Water13 sq mi (34 km2), 1.6%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2015)35,829
 • Density46/sq mi (18/km2)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
William Taylor Barry

Barry County is a county located in the southwest portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 35,597. [1] Its county seat is Cassville. [2] The county was organized in 1835 and named after William Taylor Barry, a U.S. Postmaster General from Kentucky. [3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 791 square miles (2,050 km2), of which 778 square miles (2,020 km2) is land and 13 square miles (34 km2) (1.6%) is water. [4] Roaring River State Park is located in the southern part of the county, amid the Mark Twain National Forest.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18404,745
18503,467−26.9%
18607,995130.6%
187010,37329.7%
188014,40538.9%
189022,94359.3%
190025,53211.3%
191023,869−6.5%
192023,473−1.7%
193022,803−2.9%
194023,5463.3%
195021,755−7.6%
196018,921−13.0%
197019,5973.6%
198024,40824.5%
199027,54712.9%
200034,01023.5%
201035,5974.7%
Est. 201635,732 [5]0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]
1790-1960 [7] 1900-1990 [8]
1990-2000 [9] 2010-2015 [1]

As of the census [10] of 2000, there were 34,010 people, 13,398 households, and 9,579 families residing in the county. The population density was 44 people per square mile (17/km²). There were 15,964 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.09% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.86% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.25% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Approximately 5.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 26.5% were of American, 15.5% German, 11.7% English and 10.4% Irish ancestry.

There were 13,398 households out of which 31.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.30% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.50% were non-families. 24.70% 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 2.51 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% 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 95.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,906, and the median income for a family was $34,043. Males had a median income of $25,381 versus $18,631 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,980. About 11.80% of families and 16.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.50% of those under age 18 and 11.90% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Public schools

Private schools

Public libraries

  • Barry-Lawrence Regional Library [11]

Politics

Local

Barry County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Sherry Sears Republican
Circuit Clerk Craig Williams Republican
County Clerk Gary Youngblood Republican
Collector Janice Varner Republican
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Cherry Warren Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Gary Schad Republican
Commissioner
(District 2)
Wayne Hendrix Democratic
Coroner Jim Fohn Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Johnnie E. Cox Republican
Public Administrator Pam Modlin Republican
Recorder Craig Williams Republican
Sheriff Mick Epperly Republican
Surveyor Sam Goodman Republican
Treasurer Lois Lowe Republican

State

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 68.09% 9,943 28.50% 4,161 3.41% 498
2012 56.68% 7,769 40.06% 5,491 3.25% 446
2008 49.48% 7,156 47.90% 6,928 2.62% 379
2004 68.97% 9,594 29.81% 4,147 1.22% 170
2000 59.91% 7,352 38.14% 4,681 1.95% 239
1996 55.84% 6,574 41.28% 4,859 2.88% 339
1992 52.56% 6,529 47.44% 5,893 0.00% 0

All of Barry County is a part of Missouri’s 158th Legislative District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is represented by Scott Fitzpatrick (R- Shell Knob).

Missouri House of Representatives — District 158 — Barry County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Scott Fitzpatrick 13,239 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 158 — Barry County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Scott Fitzpatrick 6,290 100.00% +20.56
Missouri House of Representatives — District 158 — Barry County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Scott Fitzpatrick 10,103 79.44%
Constitution Sue Beck 2,614 20.56%

All of Barry County is a part of Missouri’s 29th District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by David Sater (R- Cassville).

Missouri Senate — District 29 — Barry County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican David Sater 13,239 100.00%
Missouri Senate — District 29 — Barry County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican David Sater 12,144 100.00%

Federal

U.S. Senate — Missouri — Barry County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Roy Blunt 10,059 68.69% +14.89
Democratic Jason Kander 3,864 26.38% -11.22
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 388 2.65% -5.95
Green Johnathan McFarland 175 1.19% +1.19
Constitution Fred Ryman 159 1.09% +1.09
U.S. Senate — Missouri — Barry County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Todd Akin 7,319 53.80%
Democratic Claire McCaskill 5,115 37.60%
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 1,170 8.60%

All of Barry County is included in Missouri's 7th Congressional District and is currently represented by Billy Long (R- Springfield) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 7th Congressional District — Barry County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Billy Long 10,921 75.54% +5.82
Democratic Genevieve Williams 3,037 21.01% -2.45
Libertarian Benjamin T. Brixey 500 3.46% -3.37
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri’s 7th Congressional District — Barry County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Billy Long 4,984 69.72% +1.41
Democratic Jim Evans 1,677 23.46% -2.69
Libertarian Kevin Craig 488 6.83% +1.29
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 7th Congressional District — Barry County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Billy Long 9,164 68.31%
Democratic Jim Evans 3,509 26.15%
Libertarian Kevin Craig 743 5.54%
Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [12]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 78.3% 11,428 18.6% 2,710 3.2% 467
2012 71.2% 9,832 26.6% 3,667 2.2% 307
2008 66.6% 9,758 31.6% 4,630 1.8% 256
2004 68.9% 9,599 30.3% 4,223 0.8% 105
2000 63.8% 7,885 33.4% 4,135 2.8% 348
1996 49.6% 5,855 36.9% 4,352 13.5% 1,592
1992 43.6% 5,565 37.6% 4,791 18.8% 2,401
1988 63.0% 7,231 36.7% 4,210 0.3% 36
1984 68.8% 7,683 31.2% 3,483
1980 61.4% 7,038 36.6% 4,193 2.0% 227
1976 49.8% 5,053 49.7% 5,046 0.5% 49
1972 69.7% 7,295 30.3% 3,167
1968 57.1% 5,537 35.1% 3,398 7.8% 758
1964 47.3% 4,757 52.7% 5,307
1960 63.1% 6,706 36.9% 3,919
1956 57.3% 6,063 42.7% 4,523
1952 61.8% 6,664 38.2% 4,124
1948 50.5% 4,812 49.5% 4,724
1944 58.9% 5,796 40.9% 4,029 0.2% 23
1940 55.7% 6,573 44.1% 5,207 0.2% 24
1936 50.5% 5,906 49.1% 5,744 0.4% 49
1932 42.5% 4,497 56.3% 5,957 1.3% 134
1928 62.9% 5,901 36.6% 3,431 0.5% 51
1924 47.9% 4,065 42.5% 3,606 9.6% 810
1920 57.0% 5,162 41.2% 3,729 1.8% 158
1916 47.8% 2,683 49.1% 2,752 3.1% 176
1912 27.7% 1,396 45.7% 2,300 26.6% 1,342
1908 49.6% 2,526 46.8% 2,383 3.6% 182
1904 51.2% 2,568 44.6% 2,237 4.2% 210
1900 46.5% 2,420 51.1% 2,661 2.4% 124
1896 42.2% 2,320 57.4% 3,151 0.4% 21
1892 43.0% 1,940 42.2% 1,904 14.8% 670
1888 45.1% 1,904 46.5% 1,963 8.5% 358

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)

Voters in Barry County from both political parties supported candidates who finished in second place in the state at large and nationally.

  • Former Governor Mike Huckabee (R- Arkansas) received more votes, a total of 2,396, than any candidate from either party in Barry County during the 2008 presidential primary.
Barry County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain1,365 (28.31%)
Mike Huckabee2,396 (49.69%)
Mitt Romney739 (15.33%)
Ron Paul2.66 (5.52%)
Barry County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Clinton1,976 (65.52%)
Barack Obama919 (30.47%)
John Edwards (withdrawn)93 (3.08%)

Communities

Cities

Villages

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated communities

Townships

Barry County is divided into 25 townships:

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2012-07-12. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 205.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  11. ^ Breeding, Marshall. "Barry-Lawrence Regional Library". Libraries.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  12. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-03-24.

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BARRY COUNTY MISSOURI Latitude and Longitude:

36°43′N 93°50′W / 36.71°N 93.83°W / 36.71; -93.83