Carroll County, Missouri

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Carroll County, Missouri
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Carroll County Courthouse in Carrollton
Map of Missouri highlighting Carroll County
Location in the U.S. state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded January 2, 1833
Named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Seat Carrollton
Largest city Carrollton
Area
 • Total 701 sq mi (1,816 km2)
 • Land 695 sq mi (1,800 km2)
 • Water 6.8 sq mi (18 km2), 1.0%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 8,992
 • Density 13/sq mi (5/km2)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5

Carroll County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the county had a population of 9,295.[1] Its county seat is Carrollton.[2] The county was organized on January 2, 1833 from part of Ray County, Missouri and named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.[3][4]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 701 square miles (1,820 km2), of which 695 square miles (1,800 km2) is land and 6.8 square miles (18 km2) (1.0%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18402,423
18505,441124.6%
18609,76379.4%
187017,44678.7%
188023,27433.4%
189025,74210.6%
190026,4552.8%
191023,098−12.7%
192020,480−11.3%
193019,940−2.6%
194017,814−10.7%
195015,589−12.5%
196013,847−11.2%
197012,565−9.3%
198012,131−3.5%
199010,748−11.4%
200010,285−4.3%
20109,295−9.6%
Est. 20168,913[6]−4.1%
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 10,285 people, 4,169 households, and 2,880 families residing in the county. The population density was 15 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 4,897 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.95% white, 1.72% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Approximately 0.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 32.7% were of German, 25.3% American, 11.8% English and 9.2% Irish ancestry.

There were 4,169 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.40% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 24.50% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 20.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,643, and the median income for a family was $36,773. Males had a median income of $26,135 versus $17,468 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,522. About 9.70% of families and 13.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.00% of those under age 18 and 12.80% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Public libraries[edit]

  • Carrollton Public Library[12]
  • Norborne Public Library[13]

Politics[edit]

Local[edit]

The Republican Party predominantly controls politics at the local level in Carroll County. Republicans hold all but three of the elected positions in the county.

Carroll County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Devin Rae Frazier Republican
Circuit Clerk Cheryl A. Mansur Republican
County Clerk Peggy McGaugh Republican
Collector Alta M. O’Neal Democratic
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Nelson Heil Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Jim Stewart Democratic
Commissioner
(District 2)
David Martin Republican
Coroner Steven W. Bittiker Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Cassandra Brown Democratic
Public Administrator Linda Leabo Republican
Recorder Cheryl A. Mansur Republican
Sheriff Troy Hofstetter Republican
Surveyor Marcus J. Magee Republican
Treasurer Alta M. O’Neal Democratic

State[edit]

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 65.31% 2,837 32.04% 1,392 2.65% 115
2012 52.91% 2,256 44.61% 1,902 2.48% 106
2008 49.48% 2,233 48.77% 2,201 1.75% 79
2004 60.13% 2,828 38.91% 1,830 0.96% 45
2000 57.71% 2,643 40.87% 1,872 1.42% 65
1996 36.21% 1,625 62.25% 2,794 1.54% 69

All of Carroll County is a part of Missouri’s 39th District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is currently represented by Joe Don McGaugh (R-Carrollton).

Missouri House of Representatives — District 39 — Carroll County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Joe Don McGaugh 3,957 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 39 — Carroll County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Joe Don McGaugh 1,844 100.00% +29.96
Missouri House of Representatives — District 39 — Carroll County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Joe Don McGaugh 2,985 70.04%
Democratic Will Talbert 1,277 29.96%

All of Carroll County is a part of Missouri’s 21st District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by Denny Hoskins (R-Warensburg).

Missouri Senate — District 21 — Carroll County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Denny Hoskins 3,353 79.89% +7.21
Democratic ElGene Ver Dught 692 16.49% -6.95
Libertarian Bill Wayne 152 3.62% -0.26
Missouri Senate — District 21 — Carroll County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican David Pearce 2,977 72.68%
Democratic ElGene Ver Dught 960 23.44%
Libertarian Steven Hedrick 159 3.88%

Federal[edit]

U.S. Senate — Missouri — Carroll County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Roy Blunt 2,875 66.20% +20.43
Democratic Jason Kander 1,290 29.70% -15.59
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 100 2.30% -6.64
Green Johnathan McFarland 38 0.87% +0.87
Constitution Fred Ryman 40 0.92% +0.92
U.S. Senate — Missouri — Carroll County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Todd Akin 1,926 45.77%
Democratic Claire McCaskill 1,906 45.29%
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 376 8.94%

All of Carroll 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 — Carroll County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sam Graves 3,496 81.28% -0.52
Democratic David M. Blackwell 681 15.83% +0.50
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 89 2.07% -0.80
Green Mike Diel 35 0.81% +0.81
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 6th Congressional District — Carroll County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sam Graves 1,708 81.80% +3.76
Democratic Bill Hedge 320 15.33% -5.13
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 60 2.87% +1.37
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 6th Congressional District — Carroll County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sam Graves 3,277 78.04%
Democratic Kyle Yarber 859 20.46%
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 63 1.50%
Presidential Elections Results[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 79.8% 3,480 17.1% 745 3.1% 136
2012 71.4% 3,072 26.8% 1,154 1.8% 78
2008 65.1% 2,955 33.8% 1,535 1.1% 48
2004 66.6% 3,155 33.1% 1,568 0.4% 18
2000 62.9% 2,880 35.4% 1,620 1.8% 81
1996 40.7% 1,839 46.1% 2,080 13.2% 596
1992 33.0% 1,774 39.1% 2,100 28.0% 1,504
1988 54.6% 2,811 45.3% 2,330 0.2% 8
1984 63.8% 3,495 36.2% 1,980
1980 59.0% 3,291 38.2% 2,130 2.9% 162
1976 48.3% 2,936 51.2% 3,114 0.4% 27
1972 68.0% 4,100 32.0% 1,927
1968 54.1% 3,680 36.4% 2,473 9.5% 645
1964 42.4% 2,994 57.6% 4,069
1960 58.0% 4,555 42.0% 3,296
1956 58.1% 4,751 41.9% 3,432
1952 63.1% 5,410 36.7% 3,146 0.1% 12
1948 55.3% 4,212 44.6% 3,401 0.1% 5
1944 60.8% 5,127 38.9% 3,283 0.2% 20
1940 57.4% 6,000 42.5% 4,446 0.1% 11
1936 51.2% 5,432 48.5% 5,141 0.3% 32
1932 43.3% 3,894 56.3% 5,072 0.4% 37
1928 61.1% 5,875 38.8% 3,735 0.2% 14
1924 51.1% 4,907 46.8% 4,502 2.1% 204
1920 57.4% 5,609 41.7% 4,075 1.0% 96
1916 50.7% 2,978 48.0% 2,822 1.3% 79
1912 26.9% 1,519 46.8% 2,648 26.4% 1,491
1908 51.6% 3,015 47.1% 2,753 1.4% 81
1904 51.7% 3,032 45.6% 2,673 2.8% 163
1900 48.3% 3,192 50.0% 3,300 1.7% 113
1896 48.2% 3,363 50.9% 3,555 0.9% 65
1892 46.5% 2,896 47.7% 2,969 5.8% 362
1888 47.7% 2,929 47.3% 2,906 5.0% 304

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)[edit]

  • Former U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-New York) received more votes, a total of 548, than any candidate from either party in Carroll County during the 2008 presidential primary.
Carroll County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 437 (47.81%)
Mike Huckabee 251 (27.46%)
Mitt Romney 175 (19.15%)
Ron Paul 28 (3.06%)
Carroll County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Clinton 548 (62.84%)
Barack Obama 299 (34.29%)
John Edwards (withdrawn) 21 (2.41%)
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Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

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Unincorporated communities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Notable people[edit]

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 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 70. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. Retrieved November 14, 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 14, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 14, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 14, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 14, 2014. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  12. ^ Breeding, Marshall. "Carrollton Public Library". Libraries.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  13. ^ Breeding, Marshall. "Norborne Public Library". Libraries.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-03-24. 

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Coordinates: 39°26′N 93°30′W / 39.43°N 93.50°W / 39.43; -93.50