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Clark County, Missouri
Clark County MO courthouse 20151003-014.jpg
Clark County Courthouse in Kahoka
Map of Missouri highlighting Clark County
Location in the U.S. state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
FoundedDecember 16, 1836
Named for William Clark
Seat Kahoka
Largest cityKahoka
Area
 • Total512 sq mi (1,326 km2)
 • Land505 sq mi (1,308 km2)
 • Water7.1 sq mi (18 km2), 1.4%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2015)6,801
 • Density14/sq mi (5/km2)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
The Clark County, Missouri courthouse as it appeared circa 1878.
Clark County Courthouse in 2007. It was demolished in 2010 despite being on the National Register of Historic Places.

Clark County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the county's population was 7,139. [1] Its county seat is Kahoka. [2] The county was organized December 16, 1836 and named for William Clark, leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and later Governor of Missouri Territory. [3] [4]

Clark County is part of the Fort MadisonKeokuk, IA- IL-MO Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Missouri folklorist Margot Ford McMillen wrote that early settlers were attracted by Clark County's good and inexpensive agricultural land. One section was called "Bit Nation" because land was sold there for just twelve and one-half cents ("one bit" of a Spanish dollar) an acre. [5]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 512 square miles (1,330 km2), of which 505 square miles (1,310 km2) is land and 7.1 square miles (18 km2) (1.4%) is water. [6]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18402,846
18505,52794.2%
186011,684111.4%
187013,66717.0%
188015,03110.0%
189015,1260.6%
190015,3831.7%
191012,811−16.7%
192011,874−7.3%
193010,254−13.6%
194010,166−0.9%
19509,003−11.4%
19608,725−3.1%
19708,260−5.3%
19808,4932.8%
19907,547−11.1%
20007,416−1.7%
20107,139−3.7%
Est. 20166,723 [7]−5.8%
U.S. Decennial Census [8]
1790-1960 [9] 1900-1990 [10]
1990-2000 [11] 2010-2015 [1]

As of the census [12] of 2010, there were 7,139 people, 2,966 households, and 2,079 families residing in the county. The population density was 15 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 3,483 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.83% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Approximately 0.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,966 households out of which 30.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 7.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.90% were non-families. 26.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,457, and the median income for a family was $36,270. Males had a median income of $27,279 versus $19,917 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,988. About 10.80% of families and 14.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.70% of those under age 18 and 12.70% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Public schools

  • Clark County R-I School DistrictKahoka
    • Running Fox Elementary School (PK-05)
    • Black Hawk Elementary School (K-05)
    • Clark County Middle School (06-08)
    • Clark County High School (09-12)
  • Luray School District No. 33 – Luray
    • Luray Elementary School (PK-08)

Private schools

Public libraries

  • Northeast Missouri Library Service [13]

Politics

Local

The Republican Party controls politics at the local level in Clark County. As of 2018, Republicans hold nine of fourteen of the elected positions in the county.

Clark County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Donna F. Oilar Democratic
Circuit Clerk Mary D. Jones Democratic
County Clerk Leih Ann Hayden Republican
Collector Michelle Allen Republican
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Ron Brewer Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Jerry Neyens Democratic
Commissioner
(District 2)
Roger Sedore Democratic
Coroner Edwin Wilson Republican
Prosecuting Attorney John Moon Democratic
Public Administrator Linda Shoup Republican
Recorder Mary D. Jones Democratic
Sheriff Paul Gaudette Republican
Surveyor Patrick Poepping Republican
Treasurer Roberta McAfee Republican

State

Past Gubernatorial Election Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 62.34% 2,053 34.74% 1,144 2.92% 96
2012 40.78% 1,312 56.64% 1,822 2.58% 83
2008 51.33 % 1,772 46.00% 1,588 1.67% 92
2004 66.98% 2,469 30.63% 1,129 2.38% 88
2000 46.47% 1,751 51.17% 1,928 2.36% 89
1996 29.87% 966 68.46% 2,214 1.67% 54

All of Clark County is included in Missouri’s 4th District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is represented by Craig Redmon (R- Canton).

Missouri House of Representatives — District 4 — Clark County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Craig Redmon 2,818 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 4 — Clark County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Craig Redmon 1,794 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 4 — Clark County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Craig Redmon 2.582 100.00%

All of Clark County is a part of Missouri’s 18th District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by Brian Munzlinger (R- Williamstown).

Missouri Senate — District 18 — Clark County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Brian Munzlinger 1,837 100.00%

Federal

U.S. Senate — Missouri — Clark County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Roy Blunt 2,037 62.16% +22.17
Democratic Jason Kander 1,059 32.32% -23.90
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 98 2.99% -0.80
Green Johnathan McFarland 40 1.22% +1.22
Constitution Fred Ryman 43 1.31% +1.31
U.S. Senate — Missouri — Clark County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Todd Akin 1.288 39.99%
Democratic Claire McCaskill 1,811 56.22%
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 122 3.79%

All of Clark County is included in Missouri’s 6th Congressional District and is currently represented by Sam Graves (R- Tarkio) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 6th Congressional District — Clark County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sam Graves 2,413 75.24% +3.79
Democratic David M. Blackwell 673 20.99% -4.49
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 68 2.12% -0.95
Green Mike Diel 53 1.65% +1.65
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri’s 6th Congressional District — Clark County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sam Graves 1,464 71.45% +13.75
Democratic Bill Hedge 522 25.48% -13.91
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 63 3.07% +0.16
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 6th Congressional District — Clark County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sam Graves 1,746 57.70%
Democratic Kyle Yarber 1,192 39.39%
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 88 2.91%
Presidential elections results
Presidential election results [14]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 74.1% 2,458 21.8% 724 4.0% 134
2012 53.6% 1,730 43.4% 1,398 3.0% 97
2008 51.6% 1,782 45.5% 1,572 3.0% 102
2004 50.8% 1,899 48.0% 1,794 1.2% 43
2000 50.0% 1,899 47.7% 1,812 2.4% 91
1996 32.6% 1,081 52.8% 1,749 14.6% 483
1992 29.0% 1,039 50.6% 1,815 20.4% 730
1988 43.5% 1,493 56.1% 1,925 0.4% 13
1984 56.0% 2,068 44.0% 1,627
1980 56.5% 2,042 41.3% 1,494 2.2% 78
1976 48.3% 1,582 51.3% 1,679 0.4% 13
1972 64.0% 2,499 36.0% 1,403
1968 53.6% 2,111 37.8% 1,489 8.7% 342
1964 42.8% 1,660 57.3% 2,223
1960 56.4% 2,642 43.6% 2,039
1956 54.5% 2,623 45.5% 2,193
1952 58.0% 2,850 41.6% 2,045 0.5% 23
1948 49.0% 2,264 50.9% 2,352 0.1% 3
1944 55.6% 2,707 44.3% 2,155 0.1% 6
1940 53.6% 3,171 46.1% 2,728 0.3% 18
1936 48.2% 2,812 51.4% 3,003 0.4% 25
1932 41.8% 2,223 57.7% 3,072 0.5% 29
1928 59.8% 3,259 39.8% 2,170 0.3% 18
1924 50.4% 2,948 47.3% 2,770 2.3% 135
1920 57.5% 3,310 41.4% 2,383 1.2% 68
1916 50.7% 1,782 48.1% 1,692 1.2% 42
1912 36.5% 1,214 47.7% 1,586 15.7% 523
1908 49.5% 1,741 49.4% 1,737 1.1% 38
1904 50.5% 1,836 47.4% 1,724 2.1% 76
1900 47.7% 1,899 50.8% 2,021 1.5% 61
1896 47.9% 1,953 51.7% 2,107 0.4% 18
1892 47.5% 1,684 50.9% 1,807 1.6% 56
1888 48.5% 1,724 50.4% 1,791 1.0% 37

2008 U.S. presidential primary

  • Former U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D- New York) received more votes, a total of 554, than any other candidate from either party in Clark County during the 2008 presidential primary.
Clark County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain195 (30.37%)
Mike Huckabee283 (44.08%)
Mitt Romney121 (18.85%)
Ron Paul28 (4.36%)
Clark County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Clinton554 (63.90%)
Barack Obama264 (30.45%)
John Edwards (withdrawn)35 (4.04%)
Uncommitted8 (0.92%)

Communities

Cities

Villages

Census-designated place

Other unincorporated places

Townships (all inactive)

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. 275.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 82.
  5. ^ McMillen, Margot Ford (1994). Paris, Tightwad and Peculiar: Missouri Place Names. Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press. p. 46. ISBN  0-8262-0972-6.
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  13. ^ Breeding, Marshall. "Northeast Missouri Library Service". Libraries.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-03-24.

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CLARK COUNTY MISSOURI Latitude and Longitude:

40°25′N 91°44′W / 40.41°N 91.74°W / 40.41; -91.74