Barton County, Missouri
|Barton County, Missouri|
Location in the state of Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 12, 1855|
|Named for||David Barton, a U.S. senator from Missouri|
|• Total||596.72 sq mi (1,545 km2)|
|• Land||594.25 sq mi (1,539 km2)|
|• Water||2.47 sq mi (6 km2), 0.41|
|• Density||21/sq mi (8/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Barton County is a county located in Southwest Missouri. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 12,402. Its county seat is Lamar. The county was organized in 1855 and named after U.S. Senator David Barton from Missouri.
According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the county has a total area of 596.72 square miles (1,545.5 km2), of which 594.25 square miles (1,539.1 km2) (or 99.59%) is land and 2.47 square miles (6.4 km2) (or 0.41%) is water.
- Vernon County (north)
- Cedar County (northeast)
- Dade County (east)
- Jasper County (south)
- Crawford County, Kansas (west)
As of the census of 2000, there were 12,541 people, 4,895 households, and 3,441 families residing in the county. The population density was 21 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 5,409 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.93% White, 0.29% Black or African American, 0.83% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. 0.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 4,895 households out of which 34.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 26.40% 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 2.53 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the county the population was spread out with 27.50% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,275, and the median income for a family was $35,638. Males had a median income of $25,254 versus $19,663 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,987. About 11.00% of families and 13.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.90% of those under age 18 and 16.80% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
Barton County is divided into fifteen townships:
- Liberal R-II School District - Liberal
- Liberal Elementary School (PK-05)
- Liberal Middle School (06-08)
- Liberal High School (09-12)
- Lamar R-I School District - Lamar
- East Elementary School (K-02)
- Lamar Elementary School (03-05)
- Lamar Middle School (06-08)
- Lamar High School (09-12)
- Golden City R-III School District - Golden City
- Golden City Elementary School (PK-06)
- Golden City High School (07-12)
The Republican Party predominantly controls politics at the local level in Barton County. Republicans hold all but two of the elected positions in the county.
|Barton County, Missouri|
|Elected countywide officials|
|Circuit Clerk||Janet B. Maupin||Republican|
|County Clerk||Kristina Crockett||Republican|
|Coroner||C. Tucker Joustra||Republican|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Stephen H. Kaderly||Democratic|
|Public Administrator||Teresa E. Moore||Republican|
|2008||62.17% 3,661||35.47% 2,089||2.36% 139|
|2004||79.43% 4,743||19.49% 1,164||1.07% 64|
|2000||70.15% 3,764||28.61% 1,535||1.25% 67|
|1996||57.60% 2,911||39.77% 2,010||2.63% 133|
|Missouri House of Representatives - District 126 - Barton County (2010)|
|Missouri Senate - District 28 - Barton County (2010)|
|Constitution||Bennie B. Hatfield||446||10.52|
All of Barton County is included in Missouri's 4th Congressional District and is represented by Vicky Hartzler (R-Harrisonville) in the U.S. House of Representatives. Following redistricting, all of Barton County will be moved into the neighboring 7th Congressional District.
|U.S. House of Representatives - District 4 - Barton County (2010)|
|Libertarian||Jason Michael Braun||101||2.23|
|2008||74.21% 4,414||24.46% 1,455||1.32% 79|
|2004||76.31% 4,572||22.92% 1,373||0.77% 46|
|2000||71.49% 3,836||26.54% 1,424||1.98% 106|
|1996||55.74% 2,812||32.21% 1,625||12.05% 608|
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Cattle Annie & Little Britches, taken from Lee Paul [http://www.theoutlaws.com]". ranchdivaoutfitters.com. Retrieved December 27, 2012.
- "Census 2010 Gazetteer Files". Retrieved July 2, 2013.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Barton County, Missouri.|
- Digitized 1930 Plat Book of Barton County from University of Missouri Division of Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books
||Vernon County||Cedar County|
|Crawford County, Kansas||Dade County|