Holt County, Missouri

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Holt County, Missouri
Holt-county-courthouse.jpg
Holt County Courthouse in Oregon
Map of Missouri highlighting Holt County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
FoundedFebruary 15, 1841
Named forDavid Rice Holt
SeatOregon
Largest cityMound City
Area
 • Total469.05 sq mi (1,215 km2)
 • Land461.87 sq mi (1,196 km2)
 • Water7.18 sq mi (19 km2), 1.53
Population
 • (2010)4,912
 • Density12/sq mi (4/km²)
Congressional district6th
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5
 
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Holt County, Missouri
Holt-county-courthouse.jpg
Holt County Courthouse in Oregon
Map of Missouri highlighting Holt County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
FoundedFebruary 15, 1841
Named forDavid Rice Holt
SeatOregon
Largest cityMound City
Area
 • Total469.05 sq mi (1,215 km2)
 • Land461.87 sq mi (1,196 km2)
 • Water7.18 sq mi (19 km2), 1.53
Population
 • (2010)4,912
 • Density12/sq mi (4/km²)
Congressional district6th
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5

Holt County is a county located in Northwest Missouri in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,912.[1] Its county seat is Oregon.[2] The county was organized February 15, 1841. Originally named Nodaway County, it was soon renamed for David Rice Holt (1803–1840), a Missouri state legislator from Platte County.[3][4][5]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the county has a total area of 469.05 square miles (1,214.8 km2), of which 461.87 square miles (1,196.2 km2) (or 98.47%) is land and 7.18 square miles (18.6 km2) (or 1.53%) is water.[6]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
18503,957
18606,55065.5%
187011,65277.9%
188015,50933.1%
189015,469−0.3%
190017,08310.4%
191014,539−14.9%
192014,084−3.1%
193012,720−9.7%
194012,476−1.9%
19509,833−21.2%
19607,885−19.8%
19706,654−15.6%
19806,8823.4%
19906,034−12.3%
20005,351−11.3%
20104,912−8.2%
Est. 20124,655−5.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 5,351 people, 2,237 households, and 1,503 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 2,931 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.47% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Approximately 0.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,237 households out of which 28.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.30% were married couples living together, 6.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.80% were non-families. 29.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 21.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,461, and the median income for a family was $35,685. Males had a median income of $26,966 versus $17,846 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,876. About 10.50% of families and 13.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.90% of those under age 18 and 11.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

Notable people[edit]

Points of interest[edit]

Education[edit]

Public Schools[edit]

Politics[edit]

Local[edit]

The Republican Party predominantly controls politics at the local level in Holt County. Republicans hold all but one of the elected positions in the county.

Holt County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
AssessorCarla MarktRepublican
Circuit ClerkVicki BookRepublican
County ClerkKathy J. KunkelRepublican
CollectorDonna CottonRepublican
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Mark SitherwoodRepublican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Bill GordonRepublican
Commissioner
(District 2)
Don HolstineDemocratic
CoronerSusan LentzRepublican
Prosecuting AttorneyRobert ShepherdRepublican
Public AdministratorEdward MengRepublican
RecorderVicki BookRepublican
SheriffScott WedlockRepublican
TreasurerGay QuickRepublican

State[edit]

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
YearRepublicanDemocraticThird Parties
200855.75% 1,44040.53% 1,0473.72% 96
200466.34% 1,77632.61% 8731.05% 28
200059.14% 1,56339.01% 1,0311.85% 49
199636.65% 1,04061.63% 1,7491.73% 49

All of Holt County is a part of Missouri’s 4th District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is represented by Mike Thomson (R-Maryville).

Missouri House of Representatives - District 4 – Holt County (2010)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
RepublicanMike Thomson1,53887.79
DemocraticRobert L. Ritterbusch21412.21

All of Holt County is a part of Missouri’s 12th District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by Brad Lager (R-Savannah).

Missouri Senate - District 12 – Holt County (2010)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
RepublicanBrad Lager1,587100.00

Federal[edit]

All of Holt 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 – Holt County (2010)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
RepublicanSam Graves1,45782.97
DemocraticClint Hylton29917.03
Past Presidential Elections Results
YearRepublicanDemocraticThird Parties
200868.14% 1,79430.46% 8021.40% 37
200469.27% 1,86430.14% 8110.60% 16
200065.29% 1,73832.72% 8711.99% 53
199647.15% 1,32340.77% 1,14412.08% 339

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)[edit]

Holt County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain190 (29.83%)
Mike Huckabee194 (30.46%)
Mitt Romney201 (31.55%)
Ron Paul34 (5.34%)
Holt County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Rodham Clinton283 (57.99%)
Barack Obama185 (37.91%)
John Edwards (withdrawn)16 (3.28%)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "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
  4. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 173. 
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 159. 
  6. ^ "Census 2010 Gazetteer Files". Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ "Idaho Governor Charles Calvin Moore". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 

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Coordinates: 40°05′N 95°13′W / 40.09°N 95.21°W / 40.09; -95.21