Barton County, Missouri

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Barton County, Missouri
Barton County MO Courthouse 20150715-8234.jpg
Barton County Courthouse in Lamar
Map of Missouri highlighting Barton County
Location in the U.S. state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded December 12, 1855
Named for David Barton
Seat Lamar
Largest city Lamar
Area
 • Total 597 sq mi (1,546 km2)
 • Land 592 sq mi (1,533 km2)
 • Water 4.8 sq mi (12 km2), 0.8%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 11,880
 • Density 21/sq mi (8/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.bartoncounty.com

Barton County is a county located in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,402.[1] Its county seat is Lamar.[2] The county was organized in 1855 and named after U.S. Senator David Barton from Missouri.[3]

President Harry S. Truman was born in Barton County in 1884.

The female bandit, Little Britches, the companion in crime of Cattle Annie, was born in Barton County in 1879.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 597 square miles (1,550 km2), of which 592 square miles (1,530 km2) is land and 4.8 square miles (12 km2) (0.8%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Airport[edit]

Lamar Municipal Airport (LLU) serves the county and surrounding communities.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 1,817
1870 4,285 135.8%
1880 10,332 141.1%
1890 18,504 79.1%
1900 18,253 −1.4%
1910 16,747 −8.3%
1920 16,879 0.8%
1930 14,560 −13.7%
1940 14,148 −2.8%
1950 12,678 −10.4%
1960 11,113 −12.3%
1970 10,431 −6.1%
1980 11,292 8.3%
1990 11,312 0.2%
2000 12,541 10.9%
2010 12,402 −1.1%
Est. 2016 11,908 [6] −4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2015[1]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 12,541 people, 4,895 households, and 3,441 families residing in the county. The population density was 21 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 5,409 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.93% White, 0.29% Black or African American, 0.83% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. 0.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,895 households out of which 34.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 26.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.50% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,275, and the median income for a family was $35,638. Males had a median income of $25,254 versus $19,663 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,987. About 11.00% of families and 13.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.90% of those under age 18 and 16.80% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

  • Liberal R-II School District - Liberal
    • Liberal Elementary School (PK-05)
    • Liberal Middle School (06-08)
    • Liberal High School (09-12)
  • Lamar R-I School District - Lamar
    • Lamar East Primary School (K-02)
    • Lamar Elementary School (03-05)
    • Lamar Middle School (06-08)
    • Lamar High School (09-12)
  • Golden City R-III School District - Golden City
    • Golden City Elementary School (PK-06)
    • Golden City High School (07-12)

Public libraries[edit]

  • Barton County Library[12]
  • Sheldon City Library[13]

Politics[edit]

Local[edit]

Barton County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Ivan Friden Republican
Circuit Clerk Janet B. Maupin Republican
County Clerk Kristina Crockett Republican
Collector Barba Parrish Republican
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Mike Davis Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Dennis Wilson Republican
Commissioner
(District 2)
Jeff Tucker Republican
Coroner C. Tucker Joustra Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Stephen H. Kaderly Democratic
Public Administrator Teresa E. Moore Republican
Recorder Kathleen Diamond Republican
Sheriff Mitch Shaw Republican
Surveyor Lynn Calton Republican
Treasurer Barba Parrish Republican

State[edit]

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 77.18% 4,553 20.39% 1,203 2.42% 143
2012 63.78% 3,644 33.26% 1,900 2.96% 169
2008 62.17% 3,661 35.47% 2,089 2.36% 139
2004 79.43% 4,743 19.49% 1,164 1.07% 64
2000 70.15% 3,764 28.61% 1,535 1.25% 67
1996 57.60% 2,911 39.77% 2,010 2.63% 133
1992 64.77% 3,330 35.23% 1,811 0.00% 0

All of Barton County is a part of Missouri’s 127th Legislative District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is represented by Mike Kelley (R-Lamar).

Missouri House of Representatives — District 127 — Barton County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Kelley 5,114 87.25% -12.75
Independent George R. Parsons 747 12.75% +12.75
Missouri House of Representatives — District 127 — Barton County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Kelley 2,732 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 127 — Barton County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Kelley 5,068 100.00%

All of Barton County is a part of Missouri’s 31st Senatorial District in the Missouri Senate and is represented by Ed Emery (R-Lamar).

Missouri Senate — District 31 — Barton County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Ed Emery 4,581 79.26% +5.72
Libertarian Lora Young 426 7.37% +7.37
Independent Tim Wells 773 13.37% +13.37
Missouri Senate — District 31 — Barton County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Ed Emery 4,144 73.54%
Democratic Charles A. Burton 1,491 26.46%

Federal[edit]

U.S. Senate — Missouri — Barton County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Roy Blunt 4,479 75.77% +13.46
Democratic Jason Kander 1,231 20.83% -10.79
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 93 1.57% -4.50
Green Johnathan McFarland 47 0.80% +0.80
Constitution Fred Ryman 61 1.03% +1.03
U.S. Senate — Missouri — Barton County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Todd Akin 3,551 62.31%
Democratic Claire McCaskill 1,802 31.62%
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 346 6.07%

All of Barton County is included in Missouri's 4th Congressional District and is represented by Vicky Hartzler (R-Harrisonville) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 4th Congressional District — Barton County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Vicky Hartzler 4,893 83.91% +1.89
Democratic Gordon Christensen 752 12.90% -0.37
Libertarian Mark Bliss 186 3.19% -1.52
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 4th Congressional District — Barton County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Vicky J. Hartzler 2,472 82.02% +5.54
Democratic Nate Irvin 400 13.27% -6.55
Libertarian Herschel L. Young 142 4.71% +1.92
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 4th Congressional District — Barton County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Vicky Hartzler 4,306 76.48%
Democratic Teresa Hensley 1,116 19.82%
Libertarian Thomas Holbrook 157 2.79%
Constitution Greg Cowan 51 0.91%
Presidential Elections Results[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 83.5% 4,959 13.4% 795 3.1% 185
2012 76.9% 4,418 21.4% 1,230 1.7% 98
2008 74.2% 4,414 24.5% 1,455 1.3% 79
2004 76.3% 4,572 22.9% 1,373 0.8% 46
2000 71.5% 3,836 26.5% 1,424 2.0% 106
1996 55.7% 2,812 32.2% 1,625 12.1% 608
1992 53.4% 2,775 27.6% 1,433 19.0% 986
1988 67.4% 3,339 32.3% 1,603 0.3% 16
1984 74.8% 3,996 25.2% 1,348
1980 61.8% 3,337 35.2% 1,901 3.0% 160
1976 53.3% 2,708 45.8% 2,326 0.9% 43
1972 77.9% 4,026 22.1% 1,140
1968 55.7% 2,928 34.8% 1,832 9.5% 499
1964 42.4% 2,332 57.6% 3,173
1960 60.5% 3,703 39.5% 2,417
1956 55.2% 3,547 44.8% 2,881
1952 60.2% 4,056 39.5% 2,661 0.4% 24
1948 46.1% 2,577 53.8% 3,008 0.1% 7
1944 55.3% 3,356 44.3% 2,688 0.4% 23
1940 51.1% 3,737 48.4% 3,539 0.5% 39
1936 43.7% 3,164 55.8% 4,048 0.5% 37
1932 34.3% 2,092 63.8% 3,897 1.9% 115
1928 61.2% 3,662 38.0% 2,275 0.8% 48
1924 48.6% 2,952 44.2% 2,682 7.3% 441
1920 51.1% 3,480 44.6% 3,040 4.3% 294
1916 39.8% 1,597 55.2% 2,217 5.0% 202
1912 26.6% 1,010 47.1% 1,791 26.3% 1,000
1908 43.4% 1,673 49.6% 1,913 7.1% 272
1904 46.1% 1,843 45.3% 1,811 8.5% 341
1900 41.2% 1,780 54.3% 2,349 4.6% 197
1896 33.9% 1,496 64.0% 2,824 2.1% 91
1892 33.5% 1,335 40.6% 1,620 25.9% 1,034
1888 39.0% 1,543 47.6% 1,883 13.4% 528

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Census-designated place[edit]

Other unincorporated places[edit]

Townships[edit]

Barton County is divided into fifteen townships:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2012-07-12. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 207. 
  4. ^ "Cattle Annie & Little Britches, taken from Lee Paul [http://www.theoutlaws.com]". ranchdivaoutfitters.com. Archived from the original on January 17, 2012. Retrieved December 27, 2012.  External link in |title= (help)
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  12. ^ Breeding, Marshall. "Barton County Library". Libraries.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  13. ^ Breeding, Marshall. "Sheldon City Library". Libraries.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  14. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°30′N 94°20′W / 37.50°N 94.34°W / 37.50; -94.34