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Cedar County, Missouri
Caplinger Mills Damn.JPG
Map of Missouri highlighting Cedar County
Location in the U.S. state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
FoundedFebruary 14, 1845
Named for Cedar Creek, a tributary of the Sac River
Seat Stockton
Largest city El Dorado Springs
Area
 • Total499 sq mi (1,292 km2)
 • Land474 sq mi (1,228 km2)
 • Water24 sq mi (62 km2), 4.8%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2015)13,934
 • Density29/sq mi (11/km2)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website cedarcountymo.gov

Cedar County is a county located in the southwest portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,982. [1] Its county seat is Stockton. [2] The county was founded February 14, 1845, and named after Cedar Creek, a tributary of the Sac River, which in turn is named from the Eastern red cedar, a common tree of the area. [3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 499 square miles (1,290 km2), of which 474 square miles (1,230 km2) is land and 24 square miles (62 km2) (4.8%) is water. [4] The water area includes various rivers and Stockton Lake.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18503,361
18606,63797.5%
18709,47442.7%
188010,74113.4%
189015,62045.4%
190016,9238.3%
191016,080−5.0%
192013,933−13.4%
193011,136−20.1%
194011,6975.0%
195010,663−8.8%
19609,185−13.9%
19709,4242.6%
198011,89426.2%
199012,0931.7%
200013,73313.6%
201013,9821.8%
Est. 201614,016 [5]0.2%
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 are 13,733 people, 5,685 households, and 3,894 families residing in the county. The population density is 29 people per square mile (11/km²). There are 6,813 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.58% White, 0.32% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. Approximately 1.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,685 households out of which 27.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% are married couples living together, 7.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% are non-families. 28.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.86.

In the county, the population is spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 22.80% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 20.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $26,694, and the median income for a family is $32,710. Males have a median income of $25,017 versus $17,594 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,356. 17.40% of the population and 11.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.80% of those under the age of 18 and 14.20% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Education

Public schools

Private schools

Public libraries

  • Cedar County Library District [11]

Politics

Local

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

Cedar County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Paul E. Johnson Republican
Circuit Clerk Melinda Gumm Republican
County Clerk Peggy Kenney Republican
Collector Joan Haines Republican
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Jesse Watts Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Byron L. Hamilton Republican
Commissioner
(District 2)
John A. Fox Republican
Coroner C.W. Bill Neale Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Rick Pohlsander Republican
Public Administrator Janice Cagle Republican
Recorder Carole Wilkerson Republican
Sheriff Leon Dwerlkotte Republican
Surveyor Chad Pyle Republican
Treasurer Ronnie Miller Republican

State

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 70.26% 4,415 26.53% 1,667 3.21% 202
2012 56.43% 3,383 40.92% 2,453 2.65% 159
2008 47.17% 2,970 48.22% 3,036 4.61% 290
2004 66.31% 4,096 32.04% 1,979 1.65% 102
2000 58.42% 3,297 39.69% 2,240 1.89% 107
1996 54.31% 2,827 42.50% 2,212 3.19% 166

Cedar County is split between three of Missouri’s legislative districts that elect members of the Missouri House of Representatives. All three are represented by Republicans.

  • District 125 — Warren Love (R- Osceola). The district includes El Dorado Springs and the rest of the northern part of the county.
Missouri House of Representatives — District 125 — Cedar County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Warren D. Love' 2,420 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 125 — Cedar County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Warren D. Love 1,303 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 125 — Cedar County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Warren D. Love 2,257 100.00%
  • District 127 — Mike Kelley (R- Lamar). Consists of Jerico Springs, Umber View Heights, and the rest of the southern part of the county.
Missouri House of Representatives — District 127 — Cedar County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Kelley 543 81.90% -18.10
Independent George R. Parsons 120 18.10% +18.10
Missouri House of Representatives — District 127 — Cedar County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Kelley 302 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 127 — Cedar County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Kelley 565 100.00%
  • District 128 — Mike Stephens (R- Boliver). Consists of Stockton and the rest of the center of the county.
Missouri House of Representatives — District 128 — Cedar County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Stephens 2,304 85.33% -14.67
Independent Janet Sheffield 396 14.67% +14.67
Missouri House of Representatives — District 128 — Cedar County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sue Entlicher 1,303 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 128 — Cedar County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sue Entichler 2,281 100.00%

All of Cedar 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 — Cedar County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Parson 2,969 100.00%

Federal

U.S. Senate — Missouri — Cedar County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Roy Blunt 4,445 70.61% +16.92
Democratic Jason Kander 1,541 24.48% -14.59
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 172 2.73% -4.51
Green Johnathan McFarland 80 1.27% +1.27
Constitution Fred Ryman 57 0.91% +0.91
U.S. Senate — Missouri — Cedar County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Todd Akin 3,205 53.69%
Democratic Claire McCaskill 2,332 39.07%
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 432 7.24%

All of Cedar 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 — Cedar County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Vicky Hartzler 4,970 80.39% +1.65
Democratic Gordon Christensen 953 15.42% -1.48
Libertarian Mark Bliss 259 4.19% -0.17
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 4th Congressional District — Cedar County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Vicky Hartzler 2,670 78.74% +4.15
Democratic Nate Irvin 573 16.90% -4.76
Libertarian Herschel L. Young 148 4.36% +1.56
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri’s 4th Congressional District — Cedar County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Vicky Hartzler 4,417 74.59%
Democratic Teresa Hensley 1,283 21.66%
Libertarian Thomas Holbrook 166 2.80%
Constitution Greg Cowan 56 0.95%

Political culture

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [12]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 79.4% 5,021 16.0% 1,011 4.7% 295
2012 72.4% 4,376 25.4% 1,537 2.2% 132
2008 66.0% 4,194 32.4% 2,060 1.6% 100
2004 68.3% 4,238 30.8% 1,910 0.9% 55
2000 62.3% 3,530 35.0% 1,979 2.7% 154
1996 47.6% 2,484 38.8% 2,027 13.6% 711
1992 39.1% 2,085 38.7% 2,064 22.3% 1,190
1988 62.5% 2,966 37.4% 1,774 0.1% 4
1984 71.1% 3,539 28.9% 1,440
1980 65.7% 3,469 32.2% 1,703 2.1% 111
1976 55.4% 2,752 44.2% 2,192 0.4% 21
1972 75.3% 3,520 24.7% 1,152
1968 64.1% 2,940 26.6% 1,218 9.4% 430
1964 52.4% 2,478 47.6% 2,247
1960 70.7% 3,730 29.3% 1,547
1956 65.6% 3,276 34.4% 1,720
1952 71.7% 3,814 27.9% 1,483 0.4% 22
1948 58.6% 2,928 41.2% 2,062 0.2% 10
1944 70.7% 3,576 29.2% 1,478 0.1% 5
1940 67.0% 4,068 32.5% 1,973 0.5% 32
1936 58.8% 3,535 40.6% 2,443 0.6% 34
1932 46.5% 2,515 52.4% 2,834 1.2% 63
1928 65.8% 3,340 34.0% 1,728 0.2% 12
1924 55.8% 2,802 40.0% 2,007 4.2% 210
1920 63.5% 3,488 35.2% 1,936 1.3% 71
1916 55.3% 1,874 41.6% 1,410 3.1% 106
1912 36.1% 1,242 40.4% 1,392 23.5% 810
1908 54.9% 1,933 42.1% 1,483 3.0% 107
1904 52.9% 1,885 43.0% 1,533 4.1% 145
1900 48.5% 1,845 47.9% 1,820 3.6% 137
1896 43.8% 1,881 55.9% 2,400 0.4% 15
1892 41.5% 1,354 38.2% 1,246 20.3% 663
1888 43.1% 1,424 43.4% 1,434 13.6% 448

Missouri presidential preference primary (2008)

  • Former Governor Mike Huckabee (R- Arkansas) received more votes, a total of 1,051, than any candidate from either party in Cedar County during the 2008 presidential primary.
Cedar County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain709 (31.04%)
Mike Huckabee1,051 (46.02%)
Mitt Romney403 (17.64%)
Ron Paul63 (2.76%)
Cedar County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Clinton910 (60.30%)
Barack Obama498 (33.00%)
John Edwards (withdrawn)59 (3.91%)

Communities

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 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 273.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. Retrieved November 14, 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 14, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  11. ^ Breeding, Marshall. "Cedar County Library District". 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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CEDAR COUNTY MISSOURI Latitude and Longitude:

37°43′N 93°52′W / 37.72°N 93.86°W / 37.72; -93.86