Randolph County, Missouri

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Randolph County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Randolph County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded January 22, 1829
Named for John Randolph of Roanoke
Seat Huntsville
Largest city Moberly
Area
 • Total 487.65 sq mi (1,263 km2)
 • Land 482.32 sq mi (1,249 km2)
 • Water 5.33 sq mi (14 km2), 1.09%
Population
 • (2010) 25,414
 • Density 52/sq mi (20/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.randolphcounty-mo.gov

Randolph County is a county located in the northern portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 25,414.[1] Its county seat is Huntsville.[2] The county was organized January 22, 1829 and named for U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator John Randolph of Roanoke of Virginia.[3]

Randolph County comprises the Moberly, MO Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Columbia-Moberly-Mexico, MO Combined Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Randolph County was primarily settled by migrants from the Upper Southern states, especially Kentucky and Tennessee. They brought slaves and slaveholding traditions with them, and quickly started cultivating crops similar to those in Middle Tennessee and Kentucky: hemp and tobacco. Randolph was one of several counties settled mostly by Southerners to the north and south of the Missouri River. Given their culture and traditions, this area became known as Little Dixie, and Randolph County was at its heart.[4]

Randolph County is home to one of the nine, and last, 5-star U.S. Generals of the American military, Omar Nelson Bradley.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the county has a total area of 487.65 square miles (1,263.0 km2), of which 482.32 square miles (1,249.2 km2) (or 98.91%) is land and 5.33 square miles (13.8 km2) (or 1.09%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 2,942
1840 7,198 144.7%
1850 9,439 31.1%
1860 11,407 20.8%
1870 15,908 39.5%
1880 22,751 43.0%
1890 24,893 9.4%
1900 24,442 −1.8%
1910 26,182 7.1%
1920 27,633 5.5%
1930 26,431 −4.3%
1940 24,458 −7.5%
1950 22,918 −6.3%
1960 22,014 −3.9%
1970 22,434 1.9%
1980 25,460 13.5%
1990 24,370 −4.3%
2000 24,663 1.2%
2010 25,414 3.0%
Est. 2012 25,330 −0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 24,663 people, 9,199 households, and 6,236 families residing in the county. The population density was 51 people per square mile (20/km²). There were 10,740 housing units at an average density of 22 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.58% White, 7.03% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. Approximately 1.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 24.1% were of German, 21.4% American, 10.9% English and 9.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 9,199 households out of which 31.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.70% were married couples living together, 11.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.20% were non-families. 27.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 107.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,464, and the median income for a family was $39,268. Males had a median income of $26,878 versus $20,366 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,010. About 9.20% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.10% of those under age 18 and 13.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

Education[edit]

Public Schools[edit]

  • Moberly School DistrictMoberly
    • North Park Elementary School (K-02)
    • South Park Elementary School (PK-02)
    • Gratz Brown Elementary School (03-05)
    • Moberly Middle School (06-08)
    • Moberly High School (09-12)
  • Renick R-V School District – Renick
    • Renick Elementary School (PK-08)

Private Schools[edit]

Post Secondary[edit]

Politics[edit]

Local[edit]

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

Randolph County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Richard Tregnago Democratic
Circuit Clerk Peggy Boots Democratic
County Clerk Will Ellis Republican
Collector Shiela Miller Democratic
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Susan Carter Democratic
Commissioner
(District 1)
Robert Wayne Wilcox Republican
Commissioner
(District 2)
Jerry D. Crutchfield Democratic
Coroner Gerald A. Luntsford Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Michael Fusselman Republican
Public Administrator Martha Creed Democratic
Recorder Mark Price Democratic
Sheriff Mark Nichols Democratic
Treasurer Penny Henry Republican

State[edit]

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 53.49% 5,652 44.48% 4,700 2.02% 214
2004 57.60% 5,841 41.09% 4,167 1.30% 132
2000 44.50% 4,066 53.60% 4,897 1.90% 174
1996 31.73% 2,852 65.59% 5,895 2.67% 240

All of Randolph County is a part of Missouri’s 22nd District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is represented by Randy Asbury (R-Higbee).

Missouri House of Representatives – District 22 – Randolph County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Randy Asbury 5,306 69.66
Democratic Doug Galaske 2,311 30.34

All of Randolph County is a part of Missouri’s 19th District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by Kurt Schaefer (R-Columbia).

Missouri Senate - District 19 – Randolph County (2008)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Kurt Schaefer 5,606 53.78
Democratic Chuck Graham 4,442 42.62
Libertarian Christopher W. Dwyer 375 3.60

Federal[edit]

All of Randolph 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 – Randolph County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer 5,610 77.24
Libertarian Christopher W. Dwyer 1,563 21.52
Write-in Clifford (Jeff) Reed 90 1.24
Past Presidential Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 60.59% 6,457 37.39% 3,984 2.02% 215
2004 64.24% 6,551 35.16% 3,586 0.59% 61
2000 52.73% 4,844 44.81% 4,116 2.46% 226
1996 36.44% 3,274 50.11% 4,502 13.46% 1,209

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)[edit]

Randolph County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 623 (28.15%)
Mike Huckabee 824 (37.23%)
Mitt Romney 632 (28.56%)
Ron Paul 95 (4.29%)
Randolph County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Rodham Clinton 1,532 (58.23%)
Barack Obama 938 (35.65%)
John Edwards (withdrawn) 125 (4.75%)
Uncommitted 19 (0.72%)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1917). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 344. 
  4. ^ The Story of Little Dixie, Missouri, Missouri Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, accessed 3 June 2008
  5. ^ "Census 2010 Gazetteer Files". Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 12, 2013. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°26′N 92°30′W / 39.43°N 92.50°W / 39.43; -92.50