Moniteau County, Missouri

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Moniteau County, Missouri
Moniteau County Courthouse.jpg
Moniteau County Courthouse
Map of Missouri highlighting Moniteau 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 Moniteau Creek
Seat California
Largest city California
Area
 • Total 419 sq mi (1,085 km2)
 • Land 415 sq mi (1,075 km2)
 • Water 3.8 sq mi (10 km2), 0.9%
Population
 • (2010) 15,607
 • Density 38/sq mi (15/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Moniteau County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,607.[1] Its county seat is California.[2] The county was organized February 14, 1845 and named for the Moniteau Creek. 'Moniteau' is a French spelling of Manitou, Algonquian for "the Great Spirit."

Moniteau County is part of the Jefferson City, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 419 square miles (1,090 km2), of which 415 square miles (1,070 km2) is land and 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) (0.9%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 6,004
1860 10,124 68.6%
1870 11,375 12.4%
1880 14,346 26.1%
1890 15,630 9.0%
1900 15,931 1.9%
1910 14,375 −9.8%
1920 13,532 −5.9%
1930 12,173 −10.0%
1940 11,775 −3.3%
1950 10,840 −7.9%
1960 10,500 −3.1%
1970 10,742 2.3%
1980 12,068 12.3%
1990 12,298 1.9%
2000 14,827 20.6%
2010 15,607 5.3%
Est. 2013 15,748 0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 14,827 people, 5,259 households, and 3,728 families residing in the county. The population density was 36 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 5,742 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.75% White, 3.78% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.48% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Approximately 2.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 35.8% were of German, 20.5% American, 8.2% English and 7.0% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 5,259 households out of which 35.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.00% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.10% were non-families. 25.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 31.10% from 25 to 44, 20.90% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 113.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,168, and the median income for a family was $42,487. Males had a median income of $26,807 versus $20,853 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,609. About 7.30% of families and 9.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.10% of those under age 18 and 9.00% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

  • Clarksburg C-2 School District – Clarksburg
    • Clarksburg Elementary School (K-08)

Private schools[edit]

Politics[edit]

Local[edit]

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

Moniteau County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Melissa Hentges Republican
Circuit Clerk Michele A. Higgins Republican
County Clerk Anita Groepper Republican
Collector Cheryl K. Duvall Democratic
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Kenneth Kunze Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Tony Barry Republican
Commissioner
(District 2)
Kim F. Roll Democratic
Coroner Loyd Fulks Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Shayne W. Healea Republican
Public Administrator Cher King Caudel Republican
Recorder Michele A. Higgins Republican
Sheriff Jay Gump Republican
Treasurer Sarah B. Jones Republican

State[edit]

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 54.25% 3,617 44.26% 2,951 1.48% 99
2004 66.81% 4,480 32.48% 2,178 0.71% 48
2000 53.09% 3,217 44.38% 2,689 2.52% 153
1996 36.16% 1,973 61.22% 3,340 2.62% 143

All of Moniteau County is included in Missouri’s 117th District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is represented by Caleb Jones (R-California).

Missouri House of Representatives – District 117 – Moniteau County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Caleb Jones 4,064 78.99
Constitution Jacob Luetkemeyer 1,081 21.01

All of Moniteau County is a part of Missouri’s 6th District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by Mike Kehoe (R-Jefferson City).

Missouri Senate - District 6 – Moniteau County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike Kehoe 4,336 100.00

Federal[edit]

All of Moniteau 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 – Moniteau County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Ike Skelton 2,628 48.46
Republican Vicky Hartzler 2,580 47.58
Libertarian Jason Michael Braun 132 2.43
Constitution Greg Cowan 83 1.53

Political culture[edit]

Past Presidential Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 67.02% 4,467 31.27% 2,084 1.71% 114
2004 70.89% 4,743 28.59% 1,913 0.52% 35
2000 62.06% 3,764 35.88% 2,176 2.06% 125
1996 47.63% 2,603 38.96% 2,129 13.41% 733

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)[edit]

Moniteau County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 510 (28.52%)
Mike Huckabee 693 (38.76%)
Mitt Romney 466 (26.06%)
Ron Paul 98 (5.48%)
Moniteau County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Rodham Clinton 858 (60.38%)
Barack Obama 517 (36.38%)
John Edwards (withdrawn) 30 (2.11%)

Communities[edit]

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. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ Laura King Van Dusen, "Benjamin Ratcliff: Park County Pioneer, Civil War Veteran, Triple Murderer; What Happened and Why", Historic Tales from Park County: Parked in the Past (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, 2013), ISBN 978-1-62619-161-7, pp. 127-134.

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°38′N 92°35′W / 38.63°N 92.58°W / 38.63; -92.58