Carroll County, Missouri

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Carroll County, Missouri
Carroll-ch.jpg
Carroll County Courthouse in Carrollton
Map of Missouri highlighting Carroll County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded January 2, 1833
Named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Seat Carrollton
Area
 • Total 702.30 sq mi (1,819 km2)
 • Land 694.72 sq mi (1,799 km2)
 • Water 7.57 sq mi (20 km2), 1.08
Population
 • (2010) 9,295
 • Density 15/sq mi (6/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.carrolltonareachamber.org

Carroll County is a county located in Northwest Missouri. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the county had a population of 9,295.[1] Its county seat is Carrollton.[2] The county was organized on January 2, 1833 from part of Ray County, Missouri and named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.[3][4]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the county has a total area of 702.30 square miles (1,818.9 km2), of which 694.72 square miles (1,799.3 km2) (or 98.92%) is land and 7.57 square miles (19.6 km2) (or 1.08%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 2,423
1850 5,441 124.6%
1860 9,763 79.4%
1870 17,446 78.7%
1880 23,274 33.4%
1890 25,742 10.6%
1900 26,455 2.8%
1910 23,098 −12.7%
1920 20,480 −11.3%
1930 19,940 −2.6%
1940 17,814 −10.7%
1950 15,589 −12.5%
1960 13,847 −11.2%
1970 12,565 −9.3%
1980 12,131 −3.5%
1990 10,748 −11.4%
2000 10,285 −4.3%
2010 9,295 −9.6%
Est. 2012 9,086 −2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 10,285 people, 4,169 households, and 2,880 families residing in the county. The population density was 15 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 4,897 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.95% White, 1.72% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Approximately 0.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 32.7% were of German, 25.3% American, 11.8% English and 9.2% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 4,169 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.40% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 24.50% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 20.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,643, and the median income for a family was $36,773. Males had a median income of $26,135 versus $17,468 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,522. About 9.70% of families and 13.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.00% of those under age 18 and 12.80% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Townships[edit]


Unincorporated communities[edit]

Education[edit]

Public Schools[edit]

Politics[edit]

Local[edit]

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

Carroll County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Devin Rae Frazier Republican
Circuit Clerk Cheryl A. Mansur Republican
County Clerk Peggy McGaugh Republican
Collector Alta M. O’Neal Democratic
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Nelson Heil Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Jim Stewart Democratic
Commissioner
(District 2)
David Martin Republican
Coroner Steven W. Bittiker Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Cassandra Brown Democratic
Public Administrator Linda Leabo Republican
Recorder Cheryl A. Mansur Republican
Sheriff Troy Hofstetter Republican
Surveyor Marcus J. Magee Republican
Treasurer Alta M. O’Neal Democratic

State[edit]

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 49.48% 2,233 48.77% 2,201 1.75% 79
2004 60.13% 2,828 38.91% 1,830 0.96% 45
2000 57.71% 2,643 40.87% 1,872 1.42% 65
1996 36.21% 1,625 62.25% 2,794 1.54% 69

All of Carroll County is a part of Missouri’s 7th District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is currently represented by Mike Lair (R-Chillicothe).

Missouri House of Representatives - District 7 – Carroll County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike Lair 2,417 76.41
Democratic Dale R. Toms 746 23.59

All of Carroll County is a part of Missouri’s 21st District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by Bill Stouffer (R-Napton).

Missouri Senate - District 21 – Carroll County (2008)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Bill Stouffer 3,202 72.79
Democratic Joe Sadeghi 1,197 27.21

Federal[edit]

All of Carroll 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 – Carroll County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Sam Graves 2,526 79.63
Democratic Clint Hylton 646 20.37
Past Presidential Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 65.12% 2,955 33.83% 1,535 1.06% 48
2004 66.55% 3,155 33.07% 1,568 0.38% 18
2000 62.87% 2,880 35.36% 1,620 1.77% 81
1996 40.73% 1,839 46.07% 2,080 13.20% 596

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)[edit]

Carroll County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 437 (47.81%)
Mike Huckabee 251 (27.46%)
Mitt Romney 175 (19.15%)
Ron Paul 28 (3.06%)
Carroll County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Rodham Clinton 548 (62.84%)
Barack Obama 299 (34.29%)
John Edwards (withdrawn) 21 (2.41%)

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 7, 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. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 70. 
  5. ^ "Census 2010 Gazetteer Files". Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 39°26′N 93°30′W / 39.43°N 93.50°W / 39.43; -93.50