Dade County, Missouri

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Dade County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Dade County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded January 29, 1841
Named for Francis L. Dade
Seat Greenfield
Largest city Greenfield
Area
 • Total 506 sq mi (1,311 km2)
 • Land 490 sq mi (1,269 km2)
 • Water 16 sq mi (41 km2), 3.2%
Population
 • (2010) 7,883
 • Density 16/sq mi (6/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Dade County is a county located in the southwest part of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,883.[1] Its county seat is Greenfield.[2] The county was organized in 1841 and named after Major Francis L. Dade of Virginia, who was killed in the Seminole War in 1835.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 506 square miles (1,310 km2), of which 490 square miles (1,300 km2) is land and 16 square miles (41 km2) (3.2%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 4,246
1860 7,072 66.6%
1870 8,086 14.3%
1880 12,557 55.3%
1890 17,528 39.6%
1900 18,125 3.4%
1910 15,613 −13.9%
1920 14,173 −9.2%
1930 11,764 −17.0%
1940 11,248 −4.4%
1950 9,324 −17.1%
1960 7,577 −18.7%
1970 6,850 −9.6%
1980 7,383 7.8%
1990 7,449 0.9%
2000 7,923 6.4%
2010 7,883 −0.5%
Est. 2013 7,578 −3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 7,923 people, 3,202 households, and 2,276 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 3,758 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.45% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 0.71% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Approximately 0.85% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,202 households out of which 29.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.30% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.90% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 24.10% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 20.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,097, and the median income for a family was $33,651. Males had a median income of $26,092 versus $18,464 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,254. About 9.30% of families and 13.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.10% of those under age 18 and 13.10% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Private schools[edit]

Politics[edit]

Local[edit]

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

Dade County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Annette Black Republican
Circuit Clerk Mary McGee Republican
County Clerk Melinda Wright Republican
Collector Rod O’Connor Republican
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Randy Daniel Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
William G. Marshall Republican
Commissioner
(District 2)
David Rusch Republican
Coroner Gary Banta Independent
Prosecuting Attorney Gary Troxell Republican
Public Administrator Judy McGuire Republican
Recorder Carolyn Kile Republican
Sheriff Steven Stapp Republican
Surveyor Justin Hunt Republican
Treasurer Rod O’Connor Republican

State[edit]

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 50.22% 2,049 46.05% 1,879 3.72% 152
2004 72.03% 2,938 27.02% 1,102 0.96% 39
2000 62.43% 2,306 36.19% 1,337 1.39% 51
1996 56.10% 1,954 40.88% 1,424 3.01% 105

All of Dade County is a part of Missouri’s 126th District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is represented by Mike Kelley (R-Lamar).

Missouri House of Representatives – District 126 - Dade County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike Kelley 2,610 100.00

All of Dade County is a part of Missouri’s 32nd District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by Ron Richard (R-Joplin.

Missouri Senate - District 32 - Dade County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Ron Richard 2,571 100.00

Federal[edit]

All of Dade 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 - Dade County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Vicky Hartzler 2,059 64.08
Democratic Ike Skelton* 973 30.28
Libertarian Jason Michael Braun 97 3.02
Constitution Greg Cowan 84 2.61

Political Culture[edit]

Past Presidential Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 69.65% 2,864 28.79% 1,184 1.56% 64
2004 72.46% 2,963 27.00% 1,104 0.53% 22
2000 65.78% 2,468 31.80% 1,193 2.43% 91
1996 51.40 1,822 35.06% 1,243 13.54% 480

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)[edit]

  • Former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-Arkansas) received more votes, a total of 769, than any candidate from either party in Dade County during the 2008 presidential primary. He fell just 25 votes short from receiving the same amount of votes cast in the entire Democratic primary in Dade County.
Dade County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 418 (27.52%)
Mike Huckabee 769 (50.63%)
Mitt Romney 275 (18.10%)
Ron Paul 43 (2.83%)
Dade County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Rodham Clinton 494 (62.22%)
Barack Obama 263 (33.12%)
John Edwards (withdrawn) 28 (3.53%)

Communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 8, 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. 282. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 15, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 15, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 15, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 15, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 37°26′N 93°51′W / 37.43°N 93.85°W / 37.43; -93.85