Maries County, Missouri

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Maries County, Missouri
Mariess-county-court.jpg
Maries County Courthouse
Map of Missouri highlighting Maries County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded March 2, 1855
Seat Vienna
Largest city Belle
Area
 • Total 529.97 sq mi (1,373 km2)
 • Land 527.73 sq mi (1,367 km2)
 • Water 2.25 sq mi (6 km2), 0.42%
Population
 • (2010) 9,176
 • Density 17/sq mi (7/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.mariesco.org

Maries County is a county located in Central Missouri in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,176.[1] Its county seat is Vienna.[2] The county was organized March 2, 1855 and named for the Maries River and Little Maries River. 'Maries' is derived from the French marais, which means marsh, lake or pond.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the county has a total area of 529.97 square miles (1,372.6 km2), of which 527.73 square miles (1,366.8 km2) (or 99.58%) is land and 2.25 square miles (5.8 km2) (or 0.42%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 4,901
1870 5,916 20.7%
1880 7,304 23.5%
1890 8,600 17.7%
1900 9,616 11.8%
1910 10,088 4.9%
1920 9,500 −5.8%
1930 8,368 −11.9%
1940 8,638 3.2%
1950 7,423 −14.1%
1960 7,282 −1.9%
1970 6,851 −5.9%
1980 7,551 10.2%
1990 7,976 5.6%
2000 8,903 11.6%
2010 9,176 3.1%
Est. 2012 9,014 −1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 8,903 people, 3,519 households, and 2,502 families residing in the county. The population density was 17 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 4,149 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.43% White, 0.33% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. Approximately 1.16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,519 households out of which 31.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.90% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,925, and the median income for a family was $39,187. Males had a median income of $28,524 versus $20,705 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,662. About 10.10% of families and 13.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.30% of those under age 18 and 13.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

Education[edit]

Public Schools[edit]

Private Schools[edit]

Politics[edit]

Local[edit]

The Democratic Party predominantly controls politics at the local level in Maries County. Democrats hold all but three of the elected positions in the county.

Maries County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Judy (Logan) Honse Democratic
Circuit Clerk Mark Buschmann Democratic
County Clerk Rhonda Brewer Democratic
Collector Jayne Helton Democratic
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Ray Schwartze Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Douglas Drewel Republican
Commissioner
(District 2)
Ed Fagre Democratic
Coroner David H. Martin Democratic
Prosecuting Attorney Terry D. Schwartze Democratic
Public Administrator Eugene J. Meyer Democratic
Recorder Mark Buschmann Democratic
Sheriff Harold Chris Heitman Republican
Treasurer Rhonda Slone Democratic

State[edit]

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 47.49% 2,157 50.77% 2,306 1.94% 79
2004 60.99% 2,688 37.78% 1,665 1.23% 54
2000 49.11% 1,897 47.53% 1,836 3.36% 130
1996 39.62% 1,451 57.66% 2,115 2.62% 96

All of Maries County is a part of Missouri’s 112th District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is represented by Tom Loehner (R-Koeltztown).

Missouri House of Representatives – District 112 – Maries County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Tom Loehner 2,419 68.49
Democratic Mark A. Schaeperkoetter 1,113 31.51

All of Maries County is a part of Missouri’s 16th District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by Dan W. Brown (R-Rolla).

Missouri Senate - District 16 – Maries County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Dan W. Brown 1,995 56.40
Democratic Frank A. Barnitz* 1,542 43.60

Federal[edit]

All of Maries 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 – Maries County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer 2,798 83.55
Libertarian Christopher W. Dwyer 551 16.45

Political Culture[edit]

Past Presidential Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 62.58% 2,853 35.07% 1,599 2.35% 107
2004 63.86% 2,825 35.33% 1,563 0.82% 36
2000 57.50% 2,216 40.32% 1,554 2.18% 84
1996 42.90% 1,560 42.35% 1,540 14.74% 536

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)[edit]

Maries County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 343 (29.70%)
Mike Huckabee 415 (35.93%)
Mitt Romney 321 (27.79%)
Ron Paul 59 (5.11%)
Maries County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Rodham Clinton 844 (66.09)
Barack Obama 366 (28.66%)
John Edwards (withdrawn) 48 (3.76%)
Uncommitted 13 (1.02%)

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. ^ "Census 2010 Gazetteer Files". Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Further reading[edit]

  • History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage counties, Missouri : from the earliest time to the present, including a department devoted to the preservation of sundry personal, business,professional and the private records; besides a valuable fund of notes, original observations, etc. etc. (1889) online

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°11′N 91°55′W / 38.18°N 91.92°W / 38.18; -91.92