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Henry County, Missouri
Baird College.jpg
Historic photo of Baird College in Clinton, Missouri.
Map of Missouri highlighting Henry County
Location in the U.S. state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
FoundedDecember 13, 1834
Named for Patrick Henry
Seat Clinton
Largest cityClinton
Area
 • Total732 sq mi (1,896 km2)
 • Land697 sq mi (1,805 km2)
 • Water35 sq mi (91 km2), 4.8%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2015)21,737
 • Density32/sq mi (12/km2)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.henrycomo.com

Henry County is a county located in the western portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,272. [1] Its county seat is Clinton. [2] The county was organized December 13, 1834 as Rives County but was renamed in 1841 for Revolutionary War patriot Patrick Henry. [3] [4] The county originally had been named after William Cabell Rives, [5] who was then serving as a U.S. Senator from Virginia. However, Rives lost popularity in Missouri after he joined the Whig Party.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 732 square miles (1,900 km2), of which 697 square miles (1,810 km2) is land and 35 square miles (91 km2) (4.8%) is water. [6]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18404,726
18504,052−14.3%
18609,866143.5%
187017,40176.4%
188023,90637.4%
189028,23518.1%
190028,054−0.6%
191027,242−2.9%
192025,116−7.8%
193022,931−8.7%
194022,313−2.7%
195020,043−10.2%
196019,226−4.1%
197018,451−4.0%
198019,6726.6%
199020,0441.9%
200021,9979.7%
201022,2721.3%
Est. 201621,594 [7]−3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census [8]
1790-1960 [9] 1900-1990 [10]
1990-2000 [11] 2010-2015 [1]

As of the census [12] of 2000, there were 21,997 people, 9,133 households, and 6,246 families residing in the county. The population density was 31 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 10,261 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.61% White, 1.02% Black or African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Approximately 0.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,133 households out of which 28.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.30% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.60% were non-families. 27.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 18.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,949, and the median income for a family was $36,328. Males had a median income of $27,932 versus $19,201 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,468. About 11.40% of families and 14.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.40% of those under age 18 and 13.90% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Public schools

Private schools

Public libraries

  • Henry County Library [13]
  • Lenora Blackmore Public Library [14]

Politics

Local

The Democratic Party historically controls politics at the local level in Henry County. However, recent gains by Republicans have made Henry County a swing county.

Henry County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Scott Largent Republican
Circuit Clerk Marsha A. Abbott Democratic
County Clerk Rick Watson Republican
Collector Maggie Stoddard Democratic
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Jim Stone Democratic
Commissioner
(District 1)
Daniel L. Doll Democratic
Commissioner
(District 2)
Jim Talley Democratic
Coroner Dain Sisk Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Richard Shields Democratic
Public Administrator Kay Holt Democratic
Recorder Ronda Ake Republican
Sheriff J. Kent Oberkrom Republican
Surveyor Jacob Hann Democratic
Treasurer Maggie Stoddard Democratic

State

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 59.40% 5,582 37.51% 3,695 3.09% 304
2012 42.14% 4,277 53.85% 5,430 3.74% 377
2008 35.70% 3,935 61.79% 6,810 2.51% 277
2004 50.47% 5,471 48.29% 5,235 1.23% 134
2000 45.63% 4,420 52.36% 5,072 2.01% 194
1996 34.41% 3,135 62.70% 5,712 2.89% 263

All of Henry County is a part of Missouri’s 57th District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is represented by Wanda Brown (R- Lincoln).

Missouri House of Representatives — District 57 — Henry County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Wanda Brown 6,237 64.30% +1.92
Democratic William A. Grimes 3,463 35.70% +2.03
Missouri House of Representatives — District 57 — Henry County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Wanda Brown 3,348 62.38% +10.58
Democratic William A. Grimes 1,807 33.67% -14.53
Constitution Butch Page 212 3.95% +3.95
Missouri House of Representatives — District 57 — Henry County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Wanda Brown 5,012 51.80%
Democratic Don Bullock 4,664 48.20%

All of Henry County is a part of Missouri’s 31st District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by Ed Emery (R- Lamar).

Missouri Senate — District 31 — Henry County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Ed Emery 6,916 73.97% +14.28
Libertarian Lora Young 1,132 12.11% +12.11
Independent Tim Wells 1,302 13.92% +13.92
Missouri Senate — District 31 — Henry County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Ed Emery 5,812 59.69%
Constitution Charles A. Burton 3,925 40.31%

Federal

U.S. Senate — Missouri — Henry County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Roy Blunt 5,500 55.82% +15.28
Democratic Jason Kander 3,785 38.41% -12.63
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 310 3.15% -5.27
Green Johnathan McFarland 144 1.46% +1.46
Constitution Fred Ryman 114 1.16% +1.16
U.S. Senate — Missouri — Henry County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Todd Akin 4,066 40.54%
Democratic Claire McCaskill 5,119 51.04%
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 844 8.42%

All of Henry 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 — Henry County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Vicky Hartzler 6,927 71.30% +3.40
Democratic Gordon Christensen 2,399 24.69% -2.47
Libertarian Mark Bliss 389 4.00% -0.94
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 4th Congressional District — Henry County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Vicky Hartzler 3,630 67.90% +7.82
Democratic Nate Irvin 1,452 27.16% -8.39
Libertarian Herschel L. Young 264 4.94% +1.77
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri’s 4th Congressional District — Henry County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Vicky Hartzler 5,970 60.08%
Democratic Teresa Hensley 3,532 35.55%
Libertarian Thomas Holbrook 315 3.17%
Constitution Greg Cowan 119 1.20%

Political culture

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [15]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 71.4% 7,075 23.8% 2,357 4.8% 480
2012 61.2% 6,229 35.4% 3,606 3.4% 347
2008 54.6% 6,095 43.6% 4,869 1.8% 195
2004 58.5% 6,361 41.0% 4,461 0.5% 55
2000 52.4% 5,120 45.6% 4,459 2.0% 199
1996 35.7% 3,260 50.1% 4,579 14.2% 1,298
1992 27.5% 2,681 43.5% 4,232 29.0% 2,827
1988 50.0% 4,167 49.7% 4,135 0.3% 26
1984 59.2% 5,419 40.8% 3,741
1980 49.2% 4,807 47.6% 4,648 3.3% 317
1976 43.9% 4,168 55.6% 5,282 0.5% 47
1972 65.0% 5,802 35.0% 3,125
1968 47.7% 3,824 43.8% 3,514 8.5% 682
1964 34.9% 3,083 65.1% 5,761
1960 56.7% 6,012 43.4% 4,601
1956 54.2% 5,789 45.8% 4,900
1952 59.1% 6,628 40.8% 4,576 0.1% 16
1948 45.4% 4,619 54.6% 5,551 0.0% 4
1944 54.7% 5,564 45.1% 4,587 0.2% 23
1940 51.0% 6,332 48.9% 6,069 0.2% 22
1936 40.7% 4,927 59.0% 7,145 0.3% 39
1932 34.6% 3,631 64.9% 6,809 0.6% 60
1928 59.1% 6,263 40.7% 4,319 0.2% 21
1924 46.8% 4,616 47.7% 4,706 5.6% 549
1920 49.1% 5,313 49.6% 5,367 1.2% 133
1916 41.9% 2,727 56.1% 3,653 2.0% 129
1912 18.4% 1,162 53.8% 3,396 27.8% 1,757
1908 43.3% 2,854 54.3% 3,577 2.4% 160
1904 44.5% 2,799 51.2% 3,222 4.3% 270
1900 39.5% 2,626 56.8% 3,777 3.7% 246
1896 41.8% 3,234 57.4% 4,442 0.8% 62
1892 39.2% 2,563 53.1% 3,475 7.7% 502
1888 42.4% 2,634 53.0% 3,289 4.6% 284

Missouri presidential preference primary (2008)

  • Former U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D- New York) received more votes, a total of 2,102, than any candidate from either party in Henry County during the 2008 presidential primary. She also received more votes than the total number of votes cast in the entire Republican primary in Henry County.
Henry County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain763 (37.02%)
Mike Huckabee709 (34.40%)
Mitt Romney480 (23.29%)
Ron Paul71 (3.44%)
Henry County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Clinton2,102 (63.18%)
Barack Obama1,068 (32.10%)
John Edwards (withdrawn)122 (3.67%)

Communities

Cities

Villages

Census-designated place

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 11, 2011. Retrieved September 9, 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. 172.
  4. ^ "Chronology of Henry County - 1830's". Truman Area Community Network. Henry County Library. Archived from the original on November 25, 2014. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
  5. ^ "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
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 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 16, 2014.
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  13. ^ Breeding, Marshall. "Henry County Library". Libraries.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  14. ^ Breeding, Marshall. "Lenora Blackmore Public Library". Libraries.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  15. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-03-25.

-Further reading

  • Lamkin, Uel. A History of Henry County, Missouri (1919) full text

External links


HENRY COUNTY MISSOURI Latitude and Longitude:

38°23′N 93°47′W / 38.39°N 93.79°W / 38.39; -93.79