Warren County, Missouri

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Warren County, Missouri
Warren County MO Courthouse 20141018 A.jpg
Warren County Courthouse in Warrenton
Map of Missouri highlighting Warren County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded January 5, 1833
Named for Joseph Warren
Seat Warrenton
Largest city Warrenton
Area
 • Total 437.74 sq mi (1,134 km2)
 • Land 431.31 sq mi (1,117 km2)
 • Water 6.43 sq mi (17 km2), 1.47%
Population
 • (2010) 32,513
 • Density 72.4/sq mi (27.9/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.warrencountymo.org

Warren County is a county located in the eastern portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 32,513.[1] The county is located on the north side of the Missouri River. Its county seat is Warrenton.[2] The county was organized on January 5, 1833, and named for General Joseph Warren, who died in the Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolutionary War.[3]

Warren County is part of the St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county is traversed by Route 94, called the "Missouri Weinstrasse" because of the many vineyards from Marthasville east into St. Charles County. Warren County is also part of the Missouri Rhineland, with award-winning wineries located on both sides of the Missouri River.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the county has a total area of 437.74 square miles (1,133.7 km2), of which 431.31 square miles (1,117.1 km2) (or 98.53%) is land and 6.43 square miles (16.7 km2) (or 1.47%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Education[edit]

Public Schools[edit]

Private Schools[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 4,253
1850 5,860 37.8%
1860 8,839 50.8%
1870 9,673 9.4%
1880 10,806 11.7%
1890 9,913 −8.3%
1900 9,919 0.1%
1910 9,123 −8.0%
1920 8,490 −6.9%
1930 8,082 −4.8%
1940 7,734 −4.3%
1950 7,666 −0.9%
1960 8,750 14.1%
1970 9,699 10.8%
1980 14,900 53.6%
1990 19,534 31.1%
2000 24,525 25.6%
2010 32,513 32.6%
Est. 2012 32,753 0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 24,525 people, 9,185 households, and 6,888 families residing in the county. The population density was 57 people per square mile (22/km²). There were 11,046 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.89% White, 1.94% Black or African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Approximately 1.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Among the major ancestries reported in Warren County were 41.4% German, 13.8% American, 10.2% Irish and 7.0% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 9,185 households out of which 34.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.20% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.00% were non-families. 20.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 28.80% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,016, and the median income for a family was $46,863. Males had a median income of $36,315 versus $23,443 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,690. About 6.40% of families and 8.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.50% of those under age 18 and 10.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

Politics[edit]

Local[edit]

The Republican Party completely controls politics at the local level in Warren County. Republicans hold all of the elected positions in the county.

Warren County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Wendy Nordwald Republican
Circuit Clerk Brenda Eggering Republican
County Clerk Barbara Daly Republican
Collector Linda K. Stude Republican
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Arden Engelage Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Daniel Hampson Republican
Commissioner
(District 2)
Hubert Kluesner Republican
Coroner Roger R. Mauzy, Sr. Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Michael S. Wright Republican
Public Administrator Jeffrey Hoelscher Republican
Recorder Deborah Engemann Republican
Sheriff Kevin Harrison Republican
Surveyor Robert L. Lewis Republican
Treasurer Gene Cornell Republican

State[edit]

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 49.26% 7,617 49.07% 7,587 1.68% 259
2004 56.08% 7,488 42.61% 5,689 1.31% 175
2000 56.76% 6,060 40.45% 4,318 2.79% 298
1996 49.93% 4,298 47.67% 4,103 2.40% 207

Warren County is divided into two legislative districts in the Missouri House of Representatives, both of which are held by Republicans.

Missouri House of Representatives - District 13 - Warren County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Chuck Gatschenberger 79 73.83
Democratic Vickie Boedeker 28 26.17
Missouri House of Representatives - District 99 - Warren County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Bart Korman 8,678 100.00

All of Warren County is a part of Missouri's 26th District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by Brian Nieves (R-Washington). The 26th Senatorial District consists of all of Franklin and Warren counties and western St. Louis County.

Missouri Senate - District 26 - Warren County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Brian Nieves 6,587 62.90
Democratic George "Boots" Weber 3,335 31.85
Constitution Richard E. Newton 550 5.25

Federal[edit]

All of Warren County is included in Missouri's 9th Congressional District and is represented by Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-St. Elizabeth) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. House of Representatives - Missouri's 9th Congressional District - Warren County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer 7,887 78.23
Libertarian Christopher W. Dwyer 2,194 21.77

Political culture[edit]

Past Presidential Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 55.69% 8,675 43.05% 6,705 1.26% 196
2004 58.69% 7,883 40.66% 5,461 0.66% 88
2000 55.67% 5,979 42.12% 4,524 2.21% 237
1996 43.78% 3,768 40.00% 3,443 16.22% 1,396

At the presidential level, like many exurban counties, Warren County tends to lean Republican. Bill Clinton was the last Democratic presidential nominee to carry Warren County in 1992 by a plurality of votes.

Like most rural and exurban areas throughout Northeast Missouri, voters in Warren County generally adhere to socially and culturally conservative principles which tend to influence their Republican leanings. In 2004, Missourians voted on a constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union between a man and a woman—it overwhelmingly passed Warren County with 75.87 percent of the vote. The initiative passed the state with 71 percent of support from voters as Missouri became the first state to ban same-sex marriage. In 2006, Missourians voted on a constitutional amendment to fund and legalize embryonic stem cell research in the state—it failed in Warren County with 53.23 percent voting against the measure. The initiative narrowly passed the state with 51 percent of support from voters as Missouri became one of the first states in the nation to approve embryonic stem cell research. Despite Warren County's longstanding tradition of supporting socially conservative platforms, voters in the county have a penchant for advancing populist causes like increasing the minimum wage. In 2006, Missourians voted on a proposition (Proposition B) to increase the minimum wage in the state to $6.50 an hour—it passed Warren County with 77.48 percent of the vote. The proposition strongly passed every single county in Missouri with 78.99 percent voting in favor. (During the same election, voters in five other states also strongly approved increases in the minimum wage.)

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)[edit]

Warren County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 1,192 (33.87%)
Mike Huckabee 988 (28.08%)
Mitt Romney 1,139 (32.37%)
Ron Paul 130 (3.69%)
Warren County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Rodham Clinton 1,971 (56.46%)
Barack Obama 1,399 (40.07%)
John Edwards (withdrawn) 92 (2.64%)

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. 369. 
  4. ^ "Census 2010 Gazetteer Files". Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 38°46′N 91°10′W / 38.77°N 91.16°W / 38.77; -91.16