Shelby County, Missouri

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Shelby County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Shelby County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded January 2, 1835
Named for Isaac Shelby
Seat Shelbyville
Largest city Shelbina
Area
 • Total 502 sq mi (1,300 km2)
 • Land 501 sq mi (1,298 km2)
 • Water 1.5 sq mi (4 km2), 0.3%
Population
 • (2010) 6,373
 • Density 13/sq mi (5/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Shelby County is a county located in the northeastern portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,373.[1] Its county seat is Shelbyville.[2] The county was organized January 2, 1835 and named for Governor Isaac Shelby of Kentucky.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 502 square miles (1,300 km2), of which 501 square miles (1,300 km2) is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) (0.3%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 3,056
1850 4,253 39.2%
1860 7,301 71.7%
1870 10,119 38.6%
1880 14,024 38.6%
1890 15,642 11.5%
1900 16,167 3.4%
1910 14,864 −8.1%
1920 13,617 −8.4%
1930 11,983 −12.0%
1940 11,224 −6.3%
1950 9,730 −13.3%
1960 9,063 −6.9%
1970 7,906 −12.8%
1980 7,826 −1.0%
1990 6,942 −11.3%
2000 6,799 −2.1%
2010 6,373 −6.3%
Est. 2013 6,177 −3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 6,799 people, 2,745 households, and 1,847 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 3,245 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.87% White, 0.97% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Approximately 0.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 30.4% were of American, 26.9% German, 14.9% English and 8.5% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 2,745 households out of which 30.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.90% were married couples living together, 7.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.70% were non-families. 30.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 19.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,448, and the median income for a family was $35,944. Males had a median income of $25,759 versus $18,996 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,632. About 13.00% of families and 16.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.70% of those under age 18 and 14.10% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Private schools[edit]

Politics[edit]

Local[edit]

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

Shelby County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Marge Gander Democratic
Circuit Clerk Rosalie (Rose) Shively Democratic
County Clerk Tracy Smith Democratic
Collector John Chinn Democratic
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Glenn Eagan Democratic
Commissioner
(District 1)
Maurice Shuck Democratic
Commissioner
(District 2)
Kerry McCarty Democratic
Coroner Ralph Eagan Democratic
Prosecuting Attorney Jordan Rogers Democratic
Public Administrator Susan C. Wilt Republican
Recorder Audrey Grawe Buzzard Democratic
Sheriff Dennis Perrigo Democratic
Surveyor Martin T. Wasson Democratic
Treasurer Jesse C. Burton Democratic

State[edit]

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 63.15% 2,094 35.86% 1,189 0.99% 33
2004 66.72% 2,316 32.15% 1,116 1.13% 39
2000 51.50% 1,668 47.76% 1,547 0.74% 24
1996 28.12% 859 70.51% 2,154 1.37% 42

All of Shelby County is a part of Missouri’s 8th District and is represented by Tom Shively (D-Shelbyville) in the Missouri House of Representatives.

Missouri House of Representatives – District 8 – Shelby County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Tom Shively 1,975 70.26
Republican William Jesse Foster 836 29.74

All of Shelby 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 – Shelby County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Brian Munzlinger 1,450 51.51
Democratic Wes Shoemyer 1,365 48.49

Federal[edit]

All of Shelby 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 – Shelby County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer 2,166 84.66
Libertarian Christopher W. Dwyer 358 14.00
Write-in Clifford (Jeff) Reed 34 1.33
Past Presidential Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 65.32% 2,166 33.59% 1,114 1.09% 36
2004 65.11% 2,280 34.29% 1,201 0.60% 21
2000 59.44% 1,936 38.75% 1,262 1.81% 59
1996 39.64% 1,213 46.08% 1,410 14.28% 437

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)[edit]

Shelby County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 206 (29.43%)
Mike Huckabee 321 (45.86%)
Mitt Romney 140 (20.00%)
Ron Paul 18 (2.57%)
Shelby County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Rodham Clinton 460 (54.37%)
Barack Obama 299 (35.34%)
John Edwards (withdrawn) 64 (7.57%)
Uncommitted 19 (2.25%)

Communities[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

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. 364. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Further reading[edit]

  • General History Of Shelby County Missouri (1911) online

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°47′N 92°04′W / 39.79°N 92.07°W / 39.79; -92.07