Schuyler County, Missouri

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Schuyler County, Missouri
SchuylerCountyCourthouse1.jpg
Schuyler County court house in Lancaster
Map of Missouri highlighting Schuyler 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 Philip Schuyler
Seat Lancaster
Largest city Lancaster
Area
 • Total 308 sq mi (798 km2)
 • Land 307 sq mi (795 km2)
 • Water 0.9 sq mi (2 km2), 0.3%
Population
 • (2010) 4,431
 • Density 14/sq mi (5/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
The previous courthouse as it appeared in 1878.

Schuyler County is a county located in the northeastern portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,431,[1] making it the fourth-least populous county in Missouri. Its county seat is Lancaster.[2] 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.[3]

Schuyler County is part of the Kirksville, MO Micropolitan Statistical Area.

The USS Schuyler (AK-209), a World War II-era cargo ship, was named in part for Schuyler County, Missouri.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 308 square miles (800 km2), of which 307 square miles (800 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) (0.3%) is water.[4] It is the second-smallest county in Missouri by area. Schuyler County borders Iowa to the north.

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 3,287
1860 6,697 103.7%
1870 8,880 32.6%
1880 10,470 17.9%
1890 11,249 7.4%
1900 10,840 −3.6%
1910 9,062 −16.4%
1920 8,383 −7.5%
1930 6,951 −17.1%
1940 6,627 −4.7%
1950 5,760 −13.1%
1960 5,052 −12.3%
1970 4,665 −7.7%
1980 4,979 6.7%
1990 4,236 −14.9%
2000 4,170 −1.6%
2010 4,431 6.3%
Est. 2013 4,358 −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[9] 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.

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Entrance to Schuyler County R-1 High School

Politics[edit]

Local[edit]

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
Assessor Gary Stump Democratic
Circuit Clerk Judy Keim Democratic
County Clerk Bree Shaw Democratic
Collector Kathy Roberts Democratic
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Rodney Cooper Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Jim Werner Democratic
Commissioner
(District 2)
Donald Crabtree Republican
Coroner Douglas B. Norman Democratic
Prosecuting Attorney H. Scott Summers Democratic
Public Administrator Ronald L. Morgan Democratic
Recorder Linda Blessing Republican
Sheriff Carl Gottman Democratic
Treasurer Karmen Buckallew Democratic

State[edit]

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
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

All of Schuyler County is included in Missouri’s 1st District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is represented by Craig Redmon (R-Canton).

Missouri House of Representatives – District 1 – Schuyler County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Craig Redmon 841 52.40
Democratic Keri Cottrell 764 47.60

All of Schuyler County is a part of Missouri’s 18th District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by Brian Munzlinger (R-Williamstown).

Missouri Senate - District 18 – Schuyler County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Brian Munzlinger 966 59.08
Democratic Wes Shoemyer 669 41.92

Federal[edit]

All of Schuyler County is included in Missouri’s 6th Congressional District and is currently represented by Sam Graves (R-Tarkio) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. House of Representatives – Missouri’s 6th Congressional District – Schuyler County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Sam Graves 1,123 70.14
Democratic Clint Hylton 477 29.79
Past Presidential Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
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

Communities[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

The former Lancaster home of William Preston Hall, now the Schuyler County Historical Society museum.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1918). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 361. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°28′N 92°31′W / 40.47°N 92.52°W / 40.47; -92.52