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.
Founded February 24, 1849
Named for Pierre Laclede
Seat Lebanon
Largest city Lebanon
Area
 • Total 768.00 sq mi (1,989 km2)
 • Land 765.85 sq mi (1,984 km2)
 • Water 2.14 sq mi (6 km2), 0.28%
Population
 • (2010) 35,571
 • Density 46.4/sq mi (17.9/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website lacledecountymissouri.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
Census Pop.
1850 2,498
1860 5,182 107.4%
1870 9,380 81.0%
1880 11,524 22.9%
1890 14,721 27.7%
1900 16,523 12.2%
1910 17,363 5.1%
1920 16,857 −2.9%
1930 16,320 −3.2%
1940 18,718 14.7%
1950 19,010 1.6%
1960 18,991 −0.1%
1970 19,944 5.0%
1980 24,323 22.0%
1990 27,158 11.7%
2000 32,513 19.7%
2010 35,571 9.4%
Est. 2012 35,417 −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]

  • Lebanon R-III School DistrictLebanon
    • Joe D. Esther Elementary School (PK-01)
    • Maplecrest Elementary School (02-03)
    • Boswell Elementary School (04-05)
    • Hillcrest School (06)
    • Lebanon Junior High School (07-08)
    • Joel E. Barber Elementary School (PK-08)
    • Lebanon High School (09-12)

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
Assessor Johnny North Republican
Circuit Clerk Wanda Tyre Republican
County Clerk Glenda Mott Republican
Collector Steve Pickering Republican
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Danny Rhoades Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Joe Pickering Republican
Commissioner
(District 2)
Jack Glendenning Republican
Coroner Steve Murrell Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Jon Morris Republican
Public Administrator Sherry Shamel Democratic
Recorder Lynn Stowe Republican
Sheriff Richard Wrinkle Republican
Surveyor Robert Shotts Republican
Treasurer Jean Cook Republican

State[edit]

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 46.96% 7,604 50.90% 8,242 2.15% 348
2004 67.23% 9,993 31.78% 4,724 1.00% 148
2000 58.33% 7,595 39.28% 5,115 2.39% 311
1996 57.01% 6,525 40.46% 4,631 2.53% 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)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Darrell Pollock 10,787 100.00

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)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Chuck Purgason 10,832 68.98
Democratic Eric Reeve 4,872 31.02

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)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Vicky Hartzler 6,849 56.28
Democratic Ike Skelton* 4,686 38.50
Constitution Greg Cowan 324 2.66
Libertarian Jason Michael Braun 311 2.56

Political culture[edit]

Past Presidential Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 66.40% 10,875 31.86% 5,218 1.75% 286
2004 71.14% 10,578 28.33% 4,213 0.52% 78
2000 65.58% 8,556 32.06% 4,183 2.35% 307
1996 51.20 5,887 35.19% 4,047 13.61% 13.61

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)[edit]

  • Former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-Arkansas) received more votes, a total of 2,791, than any candidate from either party in Laclede County during the 2008 presidential primary.
Laclede County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 1,656 (30.21%)
Mike Huckabee 2,791 (50.91%)
Mitt Romney 807 (14.72%)
Ron Paul 142 (2.59%)
Laclede County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Rodham Clinton 2,185 (62.48%)
Barack Obama 1,181 (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. 

Further reading[edit]

  • History of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps, and Dent counties, Missouri (1889) full text

External links[edit]

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