Laclede County, Missouri

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Laclede County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Laclede County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
FoundedFebruary 24, 1849
Named forPierre Laclede
SeatLebanon
Largest cityLebanon
Area
 • Total768.00 sq mi (1,989 km2)
 • Land765.85 sq mi (1,984 km2)
 • Water2.14 sq mi (6 km2), 0.28%
Population
 • (2010)35,571
 • Density46.4/sq mi (17.9/km²)
Congressional district4th
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5
Websitelacledecountymissouri.org
 
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Laclede County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Laclede County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
FoundedFebruary 24, 1849
Named forPierre Laclede
SeatLebanon
Largest cityLebanon
Area
 • Total768.00 sq mi (1,989 km2)
 • Land765.85 sq mi (1,984 km2)
 • Water2.14 sq mi (6 km2), 0.28%
Population
 • (2010)35,571
 • Density46.4/sq mi (17.9/km²)
Congressional district4th
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5
Websitelacledecountymissouri.org

Laclede County is a county located in south central Missouri in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 35,571.[1] Its county seat is Lebanon.[2] The county was organized February 24, 1849, and was named after Pierre Laclède, founder of St. Louis.[3]

Laclede County comprises the Lebanon, MO Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 768.00 square miles (1,989.1 km2), of which 765.85 square miles (1,983.5 km2) (or 99.72%) is land and 2.14 square miles (5.5 km2) (or 0.28%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
18502,498
18605,182107.4%
18709,38081.0%
188011,52422.9%
189014,72127.7%
190016,52312.2%
191017,3635.1%
192016,857−2.9%
193016,320−3.2%
194018,71814.7%
195019,0101.6%
196018,991−0.1%
197019,9445.0%
198024,32322.0%
199027,15811.7%
200032,51319.7%
201035,5719.4%
Est. 201235,417−0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 32,513 people, 12,760 households, and 9,187 families residing in the county. The population density was 42 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 14,320 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.04% White, 0.42% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Approximately 1.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,760 households out of which 33.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 9.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.70% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,562, and the median income for a family was $35,962. Males had a median income of $27,011 versus $18,283 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,572. About 11.50% of families and 14.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.50% of those under age 18 and 15.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

Education[edit]

Public Schools[edit]

Politics[edit]

Local[edit]

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

Laclede County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
AssessorJohnny NorthRepublican
Circuit ClerkWanda TyreRepublican
County ClerkGlenda MottRepublican
CollectorSteve PickeringRepublican
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Danny RhoadesRepublican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Joe PickeringRepublican
Commissioner
(District 2)
Jack GlendenningRepublican
CoronerSteve MurrellRepublican
Prosecuting AttorneyJon MorrisRepublican
Public AdministratorSherry ShamelDemocratic
RecorderLynn StoweRepublican
SheriffRichard WrinkleRepublican
SurveyorRobert ShottsRepublican
TreasurerJean CookRepublican

State[edit]

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
YearRepublicanDemocraticThird Parties
200846.96% 7,60450.90% 8,2422.15% 348
200467.23% 9,99331.78% 4,7241.00% 148
200058.33% 7,59539.28% 5,1152.39% 311
199657.01% 6,52540.46% 4,6312.53% 289

Most all of Laclede County is a part of Missouri’s 146th District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is represented by Darrell Pollock (R-Lebanon).

Missouri House of Representatives - District 146 - Laclede County (2010)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
RepublicanDarrell Pollock10,787100.00

All of Laclede County is a part of Missouri’s 33rd District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by Chuck Purgason (R-Caulfield).

Missouri Senate - District 33 - Laclede County (2008)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
RepublicanChuck Purgason10,83268.98
DemocraticEric Reeve4,87231.02

Federal[edit]

All of Laclede 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 - Laclede County (2010)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
RepublicanVicky Hartzler6,84956.28
DemocraticIke Skelton*4,68638.50
ConstitutionGreg Cowan3242.66
LibertarianJason Michael Braun3112.56

Political culture[edit]

Past Presidential Elections Results
YearRepublicanDemocraticThird Parties
200866.40% 10,87531.86% 5,2181.75% 286
200471.14% 10,57828.33% 4,2130.52% 78
200065.58% 8,55632.06% 4,1832.35% 307
199651.20 5,88735.19% 4,04713.61% 13.61

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)[edit]

Laclede County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain1,656 (30.21%)
Mike Huckabee2,791 (50.91%)
Mitt Romney807 (14.72%)
Ron Paul142 (2.59%)
Laclede County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Rodham Clinton2,185 (62.48%)
Barack Obama1,181 (33.77%)
John Edwards (withdrawn)94 (2.69%)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 182. 
  4. ^ "Census 2010 Gazetteer Files". Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 37°40′N 92°35′W / 37.66°N 92.59°W / 37.66; -92.59