Clinton County, Missouri

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Clinton County, Missouri
Atchison-statue.jpg
Statue of "President for a Day" David Rice Atchison at the Clinton County Courthouse.
Map of Missouri highlighting Clinton 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 DeWitt Clinton
Seat Plattsburg
Largest city Cameron
Area
 • Total 423 sq mi (1,096 km2)
 • Land 419 sq mi (1,085 km2)
 • Water 4.5 sq mi (12 km2), 1.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 20,609
 • Density 50/sq mi (20/km2)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5
Website www.clintoncomo.org

Clinton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the county had a population of 20,743.[1] Its county seat is Plattsburg.[2] The county was organized January 2, 1833 and named for Governor DeWitt Clinton of New York.[3][4] The county seat of Plattsburg derives its name from a town of a similar name that is the county seat of Clinton County, New York, which was also named for the Governor.

Clinton County is part of the Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 423 square miles (1,100 km2), of which 419 square miles (1,090 km2) is land and 4.5 square miles (12 km2) (1.1%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18402,724
18503,78639.0%
18607,848107.3%
187014,06379.2%
188016,07314.3%
189017,1386.6%
190017,3631.3%
191015,297−11.9%
192014,461−5.5%
193013,505−6.6%
194013,261−1.8%
195011,726−11.6%
196011,588−1.2%
197012,4627.5%
198015,91627.7%
199016,5954.3%
200018,97914.4%
201020,7439.3%
Est. 201620,610[6]−0.6%
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 18,979 people, 7,152 households, and 5,299 families residing in the county. The population density was 45 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 7,877 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.58% White, 1.52% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Approximately 1.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,152 households out of which 34.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.40% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% were non-families. 22.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,629, and the median income for a family was $48,244. Males had a median income of $36,307 versus $22,991 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,056. About 7.30% of families and 9.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.30% of those under age 18 and 12.70% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Public libraries[edit]

  • Cameron Public Library[12]

Politics[edit]

Local[edit]

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

Clinton County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Jerry Howard Democratic
Circuit Clerk Molly Livingston Democratic
County Clerk Mary Blanton Democratic
Collector Sharon Cockrum Democratic
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Wade Wilken, Jr. Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Charles Dawson Republican
Commissioner
(District 2)
Larry King Democratic
Coroner Kathleen M. Little Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Joe Gagnon Democratic
Public Administrator Nancy D. Wingate Democratic
Recorder Molly Livingston Democratic
Sheriff K. Porter Hensen Democratic
Surveyor Sam Aylett Democratic
Treasurer Leann Gump Democratic

State[edit]

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 58.97% 6,030 37.76% 3,861 3.27% 334
2012 45.45% 4,461 50.97% 5,003 3.58% 351
2008 40.51% 4,199 57.00% 5,909 2.49% 258
2004 49.06% 4,663 49.51% 4,705 1.43% 136
2000 46.71% 3,943 51.10% 4,313 2.19% 185
1996 29.96% 2,142 67.87% 4,852 2.17% 155

All of Clinton County is in Missouri House of Representatives District 8, represented by Jim Neely (R-Cameron).

Missouri House of Representatives — District 8 — Clinton County (2016)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican James W. (Jim) Neely 8,665 100.00% +30.97
Missouri House of Representatives — District 8 — Clinton County (2014)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican James W. (Jim) Neely 3,824 69.03% +7.58
Democratic Ted Rights 1,716 30.97% -7.58
Missouri House of Representatives — District 8 — Clinton County (2012)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican James W. (Jim) Neely 5.905 61.45%
Democratic James T. (Jim) Crenshaw 3,705 38.55%

All of Clinton County is a part of Missouri’s 12th District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by Dan Hegeman (R-Cosby).

Missouri Senate — District 12 — Clinton County (2014)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Dan Hegeman 4,430 100.00%

Federal[edit]

U.S. Senate — Missouri — Clinton County (2016)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Roy Blunt 5,614 54.91% +12.60
Democratic Jason Kander 3,990 39.03% -9.77
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 331 3.24% -5.65
Green Johnatan McFarland 142 1.39% +1.39
Constitution Fred Ryman 146 1.43% +1.43
U.S. Senate — Missouri — Clinton County (2012)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Todd Akin 4,142 42.31%
Democratic Claire McCaskill 4,777 48.80%
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 870 8.89%

All of Clinton 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 — Clinton County (2016)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sam Graves 6,997 69.41% +6.32
Democratic David M. Blackwell 2,620 25.99% -6.08
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 315 3.12% -1.72
Green Mike Diel 149 1.48% +1.48
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 6th Congressional District — Clinton County (2014)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sam Graves 3,529 63.09% -0.83
Democratic Bill Hedge 1,794 32.07% -1.13
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 271 4.84% +1.96
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri’s 6th Congressional District — Clinton County (2012)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sam Graves 6,198 63.92%
Democratic Kyle Yarber 3,219 33.20%
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 279 2.88%
Presidential elections results
Presidential Elections Results[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 68.6% 7,067 25.0% 2,572 6.4% 662
2012 60.2% 5,931 37.4% 3,688 2.5% 242
2008 54.6% 5,709 43.5% 4,545 1.9% 200
2004 55.4% 5,287 43.7% 4,165 0.9% 88
2000 50.7% 4,323 46.8% 3,994 2.5% 214
1996 38.8% 2,780 48.1% 3,445 13.1% 940
1992 29.1% 2,391 41.3% 3,400 29.6% 2,437
1988 47.2% 3,282 52.5% 3,653 0.4% 26
1984 60.3% 4,226 39.7% 2,778
1980 52.5% 3,599 43.8% 3,001 3.7% 252
1976 44.8% 2,807 54.6% 3,424 0.7% 41
1972 66.9% 3,924 33.1% 1,944
1968 45.8% 2,659 43.5% 2,525 10.7% 619
1964 33.4% 1,800 66.7% 3,598
1960 51.7% 3,391 48.3% 3,167
1956 50.4% 3,026 49.6% 2,976
1952 54.7% 3,685 45.2% 3,048 0.1% 9
1948 39.0% 2,227 60.9% 3,481 0.1% 7
1944 48.6% 2,912 51.4% 3,079 0.1% 5
1940 44.3% 3,030 55.5% 3,800 0.3% 17
1936 37.3% 2,512 61.9% 4,166 0.7% 49
1932 30.8% 1,805 68.9% 4,042 0.3% 20
1928 60.0% 3,736 39.9% 2,485 0.1% 8
1924 46.2% 2,848 51.6% 3,177 2.2% 137
1920 48.6% 3,165 50.7% 3,304 0.7% 45
1916 41.1% 1,551 57.1% 2,153 1.9% 70
1912 22.3% 777 56.4% 1,968 21.3% 743
1908 42.9% 1,578 56.4% 2,075 0.7% 25
1904 47.2% 1,759 50.6% 1,886 2.2% 82
1900 41.1% 1,745 56.7% 2,405 2.2% 95
1896 40.3% 1,792 58.7% 2,610 0.9% 41
1892 38.8% 1,503 55.0% 2,131 6.2% 239
1888 41.2% 1,632 54.7% 2,167 4.1% 161

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)[edit]

  • Former U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-New York) received more votes, a total of 1,490, than any candidate from either party in Clinton County during the 2008 presidential primary.
Clinton County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 603 (31.62%)
Mike Huckabee 497 (26.06%)
Mitt Romney 606 (31.78%)
Ron Paul 171 (8.97%)
Clinton County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Clinton 1,490 (57.07%)
Barack Obama 981 (37.57%)
John Edwards (withdrawn) 100 (3.83%)
Uncommitted 15 (0.57%)

Cities and towns[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. p. 277. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 85. 
  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. "Cameron Public Library". Libraries.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i "County Results, State of Missouri - 2016 General Election - November 8, 2016". Missouri Secretary of State. December 12, 2016. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-03-24. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°36′N 94°24′W / 39.60°N 94.40°W / 39.60; -94.40