Knox County, Missouri

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Knox County, Missouri
Knox County MO Courthouse 20141022 B.jpg
Knox County Courthouse in Edina
Map of Missouri highlighting Knox County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded February 14, 1845
Named for Henry Knox
Seat Edina
Largest city Edina
Area
 • Total 506.77 sq mi (1,313 km2)
 • Land 505.71 sq mi (1,310 km2)
 • Water 1.07 sq mi (3 km2), 0.21%
Population
 • (2010) 4,131
 • Density 8/sq mi (3/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.knoxcountymo.org

Knox County is a county located in the northeast portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,131.[1] Its county seat is Edina.[2] The county was organized February 14, 1845 and named for U.S. Secretary of War General Henry Knox.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the county has a total area of 506.77 square miles (1,312.5 km2), of which 505.71 square miles (1,309.8 km2) (or 99.79%) is land and 1.07 square miles (2.8 km2) (or 0.21%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 2,894
1860 8,727 201.6%
1870 10,974 25.7%
1880 13,047 18.9%
1890 13,501 3.5%
1900 13,479 −0.2%
1910 12,403 −8.0%
1920 10,783 −13.1%
1930 9,658 −10.4%
1940 8,878 −8.1%
1950 7,617 −14.2%
1960 6,558 −13.9%
1970 5,692 −13.2%
1980 5,508 −3.2%
1990 4,482 −18.6%
2000 4,361 −2.7%
2010 4,131 −5.3%
Est. 2012 4,082 −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[6] of 2010, there are 4,131 people in the county, organized into 1,791 households and 1,217 families. The population density is 9 people per square mile (3/km²). There are 2,317 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county is 98.51% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 0.09% Asian, 0.02% Native American, 0.16% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Approximately 0.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,791 households out of which 27.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% are married couples living together, 6.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.00% are non-families. 29.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.38 and the average family size is 2.93.

24.90% of the county's population is under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 23.70% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 21.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.6 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $27,124, and the median income for a family is $31,741. Males have a median income of $22,636 versus $18,902 for females. The per capita income for the county is $13,075. 18.00% of the population and 12.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.10% of those under the age of 18 and 16.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

The TFR for Knox County in 2004 was relatively high at 2.64, despite the population being 98% white. [1]

Cities, towns, communities[edit]

Notable natives[edit]

Education[edit]

Public Schools[edit]

Politics[edit]

Local[edit]

The Democratic Party mostly controls politics at the local level in Knox County. Democrats hold all but five of the elected positions in the county.

Knox County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Anita James Republican
Circuit Clerk James Gibbons Democratic
County Clerk Marlene Spory Republican
Collector Brent Karhoff Republican
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Evan Glasgow Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Terry (“Red”) Callahan Democratic
Commissioner
(District 2)
Roger Parton Democratic
Coroner Jeffrey Doss Democratic
Prosecuting Attorney David M. Brown Republican
Public Administrator Theresa Allen-Hamlin Republican
Recorder Sandy Woods Democratic
Sheriff Allen Gudehus Democratic
Treasurer Donnie Davis Democratic

State[edit]

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 58.88% 1,180 39.57% 793 1.55% 31
2004 67.41% 1,328 31.62% 623 0.96% 19
2000 55.48% 1,124 43.34% 878 1.19% 24
1996 30.52% 623 67.71% 1,382 1.76% 36

All of Knox County is included in Missouri’s 1st District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is represented by Craig Redmon (R-Canton).

Missouri House of Representatives – District 1 – Knox County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Craig Redmon 975 61.32
Democratic Keri Cottrell 615 38.68

All of Knox County is a part of Missouri’s 18th District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by Brian Munzlinger (R-Williamstown).

Missouri Senate - District 18 – Knox County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Brian Munzlinger 1,068 65.72
Democratic Wes Shoemyer 557 34.28

Federal[edit]

All of Knox County is included in Missouri’s 9th Congressional District and is currently represented by Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-St. Elizabeth) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. House of Representatives – Missouri’s 9th Congressional District – Knox County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer 1,242 85.36
Libertarian Christopher W. Dwyer 213 14.67
Past Presidential Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 59.73% 1,212 37.41% 759 2.86% 58
2004 61.02% 1,207 38.47% 761 0.50% 10
2000 59.66% 1,226 38.30% 787 2.04% 42
1996 42.65% 862 44.09% 891 13.26% 268

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)[edit]

Knox County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 101 (29.45%)
Mike Huckabee 142 (41.40%)
Mitt Romney 72 (20.99%)
Ron Paul 16 (2.53%)
Knox County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Rodham Clinton 300 (61.73%)
Barack Obama 150 (30.86%)
John Edwards (withdrawn) 28 (5.76%)
Uncommitted 5 (1.03%)

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. ^ 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 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 40°07′N 92°09′W / 40.12°N 92.15°W / 40.12; -92.15