Schuyler County, Missouri
|Schuyler County, Missouri|
Schuyler County court house in Lancaster.
Location in the state of Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
|Founded||February 14, 1845|
|Named for||U.S. Senator Philip Schuyler of New York, delegate to the Continental Congress|
|• Total||308.16 sq mi (798 km2)|
|• Land||307.87 sq mi (797 km2)|
|• Water||0.29 sq mi (1 km2), 0.09%|
|• Density||14/sq mi (5/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Schuyler County is a county located in Northeast Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,431. Its county seat is Lancaster. The county was organized February 14, 1845, and named for General Philip Schuyler, delegate to the Continental Congress and U.S. Senator from New York. The USS Schuyler (AK-209), a World War II-era cargo ship, was named in part for Schuyler County, Missouri.
Schuyler County is part of the Kirksville Micropolitan Statistical Area.
- Farrell Dobbs, American Trotskyist, trade unionist, and presidential candidate for the Socialist Workers Party.
- William Preston Hall (aka "The Colonel," "Diamond Billy," "Horse King of the World") (February 29, 1864-June 29, 1932) Exotic animal dealer, horse and mule breeder, circus impresario.
- Howard R. Hughes, Sr., co-founder of the Hughes Tool Company and father of Howard Robard Hughes, Jr., the multimillionaire.
- Rupert Hughes, novelist and screenwriter, brother of Howard Hughes Sr. and uncle of Howard Hughes Jr.
- Darrin Vincent, bluegrass producer and Grammy-nominated performer (Kentucky Thunder, Dailey & Vincent)
- Rhonda Vincent, Award-winning Bluegrass performer.
- Jules Wilcox, Actress
According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the county has a total area of 308.16 square miles (798.1 km2), of which 307.87 square miles (797.4 km2) (or 99.91%) is land and 0.29 square miles (0.75 km2) (or 0.09%) is water.
- Appanoose County, Iowa (northwest)
- Davis County, Iowa (northeast)
- Scotland County (east)
- Adair County (south)
- Putnam County (west)
As of the census of 2010, there were 4,431 people, 1,725 households, and 1,193 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 2,027 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.44% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Approximately 0.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 1,725 households out of which 29.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.10% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% were non-families. 28.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 19.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 93.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $27,385, and the median income for a family was $34,564. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $18,728 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,850. About 13.20% of families and 17.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.10% of those under age 18 and 17.60% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
- Schuyler County R-I School District – Queen City
- Schuyler County Elementary School (K-06)
- Schuyler County Middle School (07-08)
- Schuyler County High School (09-12)
The Democratic Party predominantly controls politics at the local level in Schuyler County. Democrats hold all but three of the elected positions in the county.
|Schuyler County, Missouri|
|Elected countywide officials|
|Circuit Clerk||Judy Keim||Democratic|
|County Clerk||Bree Shaw||Democratic|
|Coroner||Douglas B. Norman||Democratic|
|Prosecuting Attorney||H. Scott Summers||Democratic|
|Public Administrator||Ronald L. Morgan||Democratic|
|2008||51.64% 1,008||45.49% 888||2.87% 56|
|2004||63.80% 1,278||34.80% 697||1.40% 28|
|2000||50.68% 1,006||47.66% 946||1.66% 34|
|1996||33.10% 622||64.77% 1,217||2.13% 40|
|Missouri House of Representatives – District 1 – Schuyler County (2010)|
|Missouri Senate - District 18 – Schuyler County (2010)|
|U.S. House of Representatives – Missouri’s 6th Congressional District – Schuyler County (2010)|
|2008||57.44% 1,139||39.08% 775||3.48% 69|
|2004||55.34% 1,124||44.02% 894||0.64% 13|
|2000||57.78% 1,159||40.28% 808||1.95% 39|
|1996||40.27% 777||44.34% 857||15.47% 299|
Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)
- Former U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-New York) received more votes, a total of 322, than any candidate from either party in Scotland County during the 2008 presidential primary.
|Scotland County, Missouri|
|2008 Republican primary in Missouri|
|John McCain||129 (29.79%)|
|Mike Huckabee||185 (42.73%)|
|Mitt Romney||94 (21.71%)|
|Ron Paul||16 (3.70%)|
|Scotland County, Missouri|
|2008 Democratic primary in Missouri|
|Hillary Rodham Clinton||322 (54.03%)|
|Barack Obama||217 (36.41%)|
|John Edwards (withdrawn)||44 (7.38%)|
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 14, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Kirksville Daily Express, May 26, 2010.
- "Census 2010 Gazetteer Files". Retrieved July 2, 2013.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 14, 2013.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Digitized 1930 Plat Book of Schuyler County from University of Missouri Division of Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books
||Appanoose County, Iowa||Davis County, Iowa|
|Putnam County||Scotland County|