St. Clair County, Missouri Article

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St. Clair County, Missouri
Weaubleau Structure shaded relief.jpg
Map of Missouri highlighting St. Clair County
Location in the U.S. state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
FoundedJanuary 29, 1841
Named for Arthur St. Clair
Seat Osceola
Largest city Appleton City
Area
 • Total702 sq mi (1,818 km2)
 • Land670 sq mi (1,735 km2)
 • Water32 sq mi (83 km2), 4.6%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2015)9,440
 • Density15/sq mi (6/km2)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.stclaircomo.com

St. Clair County is a county located in the western portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,805. [1] Its county seat is Osceola. [2] The county was organized in 1841 and named after General Arthur St. Clair, Governor of the Northwest Territory. [3] St. Clair was also the 9th president of the United States in Congress Assembled. Under his presidency, the Northwest Ordinance and United States Constitution were passed. [4]

According to the April 1907 issue of The Century Magazine, for well over 30 years (dating from 1870) St. Clair County was in open rebellion against the U.S. Government, refusing to pay interest on bonds which it had issued to assist in the building of a railroad, which was never built.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 702 square miles (1,820 km2), of which 670 square miles (1,700 km2) is land and 32 square miles (83 km2) (4.6%) is water. [5]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18503,556
18606,81291.6%
18706,742−1.0%
188014,125109.5%
189016,74718.6%
190017,9076.9%
191016,412−8.3%
192015,341−6.5%
193013,289−13.4%
194013,146−1.1%
195010,482−20.3%
19608,421−19.7%
19707,667−9.0%
19808,62212.5%
19908,457−1.9%
20009,65214.1%
20109,8051.6%
Est. 20169,272 [6]−5.4%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]
1790–1960 [8] 1900–1990 [9]
1990–2000 [10] 2010–2015 [1]

As of the census [11] of 2000, there were 9,652 people, 4,040 households, and 2,791 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 5,205 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.36% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 0.75% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. Approximately 0.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,040 households out of which 26.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 27.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 5.60% from 18 to 24, 22.90% from 25 to 44, 27.20% from 45 to 64, and 21.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 98.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,321, and the median income for a family was $31,498. Males had a median income of $23,231 versus $18,351 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,025. About 16.20% of families and 19.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.30% of those under age 18 and 17.60% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Public schools

Public libraries

  • Appleton City Public Library

Politics

Local

The Republican Party predominantly controls politics at the local level in St. Clair County.

St. Clair County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Gladys J. Smith Democratic
Circuit Clerk Karen Hubbard Democratic
County Clerk Debbie Peden Democratic
Collector Sharon K. Foster Democratic
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Robert Salmon Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Leroy D. Strope Republican
Commissioner
(District 2)
Gerald R. Williams Republican
Coroner C. Randy Shelton Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Joleene V. Wood Democratic
Public Administrator Laurie Stinnett Republican
Recorder Pat Speight Terry Democratic
Sheriff Scott A. Keeler Republican
Surveyor Gary Phillips Democratic
Treasurer Rhonda Shelby Republican

State

Past gubernatorial elections results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 62.86% 2,927 33.51% 1,560 3.63% 169
2012 50.33% 2,335 45.72% 2,121 3.95% 183
2008 41.90% 2,093 54.73% 2,734 3.36% 168
2004 58.21% 2,888 40.40% 2,004 1.39% 69
2000 50.73% 2,405 47.35% 2,245 1.92% 91
1996 42.91% 1,909 54.37% 2,419 2.72% 121

All of St. Clair County is a part of Missouri’s 125th District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is represented by Warren Love (R- Osceola).

Missouri House of Representatives — District 125 — St. Clair County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Warren D. Love 3,965 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 125 — St. Clair County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Warren D. Love 2,447 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 125 — St. Clair County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Warren D. Love 3,685 100.00%

All of St. Clair County is a part of Missouri's 28th District in the Missouri Senate. The seat is currently Held by Sandy Crawford.

Missouri Senate — District 28 — St. Clair County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Parson 2,616 100.00%

Federal

U.S. Senate — Missouri — St. Clair County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Roy Blunt 2,941 63.19% +17.07
Democratic Jason Kander 1,460 31.37% -14.08
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 138 2.97% -5.46
Green Johnathan McFarland 45 0.97% +0.97
Constitution Fred Ryman 70 1.50% +1.50
U.S. Senate — Missouri — St. Clair County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Todd Akin 2,132 46.12%
Democratic Claire McCaskill 2,101 45.45%
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 390 8.43%

All of St. Clair 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 — St. Clair County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Vicky Hartzler 3,438 74.59% +1.25
Democratic Gordon Christensen 993 21.55% -0.73
Libertarian Mark Bliss 178 3.86% -0.52
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 4th Congressional District — St. Clair County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Vicky Hartzler 2,278 73.34% +7.37
Democratic Nate Irvin 692 22.28% -8.03
Libertarian Herschel L. Young 136 4.38% +1.73
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri’s 4th Congressional District — St. Clair County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Vicky Hartzler 3,036 65.97%
Democratic Teresa Hensley 1,395 30.31%
Libertarian Thomas Holbrook 122 2.65%
Constitution Greg Cowan 49 1.07%

Political culture

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [12]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 75.6% 3,501 20.2% 936 4.2% 193
2012 65.3% 3,019 31.6% 1,460 3.2% 147
2008 59.8% 2,981 37.8% 1,886 2.4% 121
2004 62.4% 3,098 37.1% 1,841 0.5% 26
2000 57.6% 2,731 39.4% 1,866 3.0% 142
1996 40.6% 1,815 44.1% 1,974 15.3% 684
1992 33.7% 1,555 42.6% 1,965 23.7% 1,091
1988 55.3% 2,312 44.6% 1,864 0.2% 7
1984 61.7% 2,667 38.3% 1,655
1980 57.5% 2,419 40.5% 1,706 2.0% 85
1976 44.1% 1,808 55.4% 2,271 0.6% 24
1972 66.9% 2,847 33.1% 1,410
1968 54.4% 2,271 35.8% 1,496 9.8% 411
1964 43.1% 1,961 56.9% 2,593
1960 63.2% 3,196 36.9% 1,865
1956 57.8% 3,018 42.2% 2,200
1952 64.2% 3,465 35.4% 1,914 0.4% 21
1948 50.5% 2,548 49.4% 2,489 0.1% 7
1944 60.9% 3,306 39.0% 2,119 0.1% 6
1940 57.8% 3,950 41.8% 2,859 0.4% 25
1936 50.1% 3,351 49.4% 3,302 0.5% 31
1932 37.7% 2,271 61.1% 3,681 1.2% 70
1928 68.9% 3,846 30.5% 1,701 0.7% 37
1924 49.7% 2,907 45.1% 2,640 5.2% 302
1920 56.9% 3,249 40.2% 2,296 2.8% 161
1916 45.8% 1,718 50.2% 1,881 4.1% 152
1912 28.1% 1,046 46.0% 1,710 25.9% 961
1908 46.5% 1,723 50.7% 1,877 2.8% 105
1904 49.7% 1,895 46.1% 1,761 4.2% 161
1900 44.9% 1,844 49.6% 2,036 5.5% 226
1896 40.3% 1,829 59.2% 2,686 0.5% 23
1892 40.8% 1,510 42.5% 1,572 16.8% 620
1888 44.3% 1,635 46.0% 1,697 9.7% 356

Missouri presidential preference primary (2008)

  • Former U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D- New York) received more votes, a total of 923, than any candidate from either party in St. Clair County during the 2008 presidential primary.
St. Clair County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain437 (33.11%)
Mike Huckabee572 (43.33%)
Mitt Romney246 (18.64%)
Ron Paul44 (3.33%)
St. Clair County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Clinton923 (67.52%)
Barack Obama357 (26.12%)
John Edwards (withdrawn)62 (4.54%)
Uncommitted18 (1.32%)

Communities

Cities

Villages

Unincorporated communities

Townships

St. Clair County is divided into 16 townships:

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 14, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1918). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 357.
  4. ^ Klos, Stanley L. (2004). "Arthur St. Clair". President Who? Forgotten Founders. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Evisum, Inc. pp. 367–422. ISBN  0-9752627-5-0.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  12. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-03-26.

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ST. CLAIR COUNTY MISSOURI Latitude and Longitude:

38°02′N 93°46′W / 38.04°N 93.77°W / 38.04; -93.77