Dade County, Missouri

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Dade County, Missouri
Dade County MO Courthouse 20150715-8241.jpg
Dade County Courthouse in Greenfield
Map of Missouri highlighting Dade 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 29, 1841
Named for Francis L. Dade
Seat Greenfield
Largest city Greenfield
Area
 • Total 506 sq mi (1,311 km2)
 • Land 490 sq mi (1,269 km2)
 • Water 16 sq mi (41 km2), 3.2%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 7,595
 • Density 16/sq mi (6/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Dade County is a county located in the southwest part of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,883.[1] Its county seat is Greenfield.[2] The county was organized in 1841 and named after Major Francis L. Dade of Virginia, who was killed in the Second Seminole War in 1835.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 506 square miles (1,310 km2), of which 490 square miles (1,300 km2) is land and 16 square miles (41 km2) (3.2%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 4,246
1860 7,072 66.6%
1870 8,086 14.3%
1880 12,557 55.3%
1890 17,528 39.6%
1900 18,125 3.4%
1910 15,613 −13.9%
1920 14,173 −9.2%
1930 11,764 −17.0%
1940 11,248 −4.4%
1950 9,324 −17.1%
1960 7,577 −18.7%
1970 6,850 −9.6%
1980 7,383 7.8%
1990 7,449 0.9%
2000 7,923 6.4%
2010 7,883 −0.5%
Est. 2016 7,631 [5] −3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2015[1]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 7,923 people, 3,202 households, and 2,276 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 3,758 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.45% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 0.71% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Approximately 0.85% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,202 households out of which 29.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.30% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.90% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 24.10% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 20.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,097, and the median income for a family was $33,651. Males had a median income of $26,092 versus $18,464 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,254. About 9.30% of families and 13.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.10% of those under age 18 and 13.10% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Private schools[edit]

Public libraries[edit]

  • Dade County Library[11]
  • Lockwood Public Library[12]

Politics[edit]

Local[edit]

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

Dade County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Annette Black Republican
Circuit Clerk Mary McGee Republican
County Clerk Melinda Wright Republican
Collector Rod O’Connor Republican
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Randy Daniel Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
William G. Marshall Republican
Commissioner
(District 2)
David Rusch Republican
Coroner Gary Banta Independent
Prosecuting Attorney Gary Troxell Republican
Public Administrator Judy McGuire Republican
Recorder Carolyn Kile Republican
Sheriff Steven Stapp Republican
Surveyor Justin Hunt Republican
Treasurer Rod O’Connor Republican

State[edit]

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 68.93% 2,720 28.18% 1,112 2.89% 114
2012 57.59% 2,237 40.09% 1,557 2.32% 90
2008 50.22% 2,049 46.05% 1,879 3.72% 152
2004 72.03% 2,938 27.02% 1,102 0.96% 39
2000 62.43% 2,306 36.19% 1,337 1.39% 51
1996 56.10% 1,954 40.88% 1,424 3.01% 105

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

Missouri House of Representatives — District 127 — Dade County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Kelley 3,299 85.47% -14.53
Independent George R. Parsons 561 14.53% +14.53
Missouri House of Representatives — District 127 — Dade County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Kelley 1,886 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 127 — Dade County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Kelley 3,389 100.00%

All of Dade County is a part of Missouri’s 32nd District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by Ron Richard (R-Joplin).

Missouri Senate — District 32 — Dade County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Ron Richard 1,799 100.00%

Federal[edit]

U.S. Senate — Missouri — Dade County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Roy Blunt 2,810 71.23% +16.04
Democratic Jason Kander 969 24.56% -13.61
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 82 2.08% -4.56
Green Johnathan McFarland 33 0.84% +0.84
Constitution Fred Ryman 51 1.29% +1.29
U.S. Senate — Missouri — Dade County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Todd Akin 2,128 55.19%
Democratic Claire McCaskill 1,472 38.17%
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 256 6.64%

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

U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 4th Congressional District — Dade County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Vicky Hartzler 3,121 80.25% -0.05
Democratic Gordon Christensen 612 15.74% +0.48
Libertarian Mark Bliss 156 4.01% -0.43
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 4th Congressional District — Dade County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Vicky Hartzler 1,773 80.30% +3.38
Democratic Nate Irvin 337 15.26% -5.40
Libertarian Herschel L. Young 98 4.44% +2.72
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri’s 4th Congressional District — Dade County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Vicky Hartzler 2,956 76.92%
Democratic Teresa Hensley 794 20.66%
Libertarian Thomas Holbrook 66 1.72%
Constitution Greg Cowan 27 0.70%

Political Culture[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 80.6% 3,184 16.1% 637 3.3% 130
2012 74.3% 2,895 24.1% 939 1.6% 62
2008 69.7% 2,864 28.8% 1,184 1.6% 64
2004 72.5% 2,963 27.0% 1,104 0.5% 22
2000 65.8% 2,468 31.8% 1,193 2.4% 91
1996 51.4% 1,822 35.1% 1,243 13.5% 480
1992 42.0% 1,577 35.5% 1,332 22.4% 842
1988 62.0% 2,154 37.8% 1,315 0.2% 7
1984 70.3% 2,600 29.7% 1,100
1980 63.8% 2,410 34.0% 1,283 2.3% 85
1976 54.3% 2,015 45.3% 1,681 0.4% 14
1972 77.8% 2,624 22.2% 747
1968 64.3% 2,250 26.2% 917 9.4% 330
1964 54.1% 1,931 45.9% 1,641
1960 71.1% 2,987 29.0% 1,217
1956 64.1% 2,641 35.9% 1,479
1952 71.5% 3,395 28.2% 1,340 0.3% 12
1948 61.6% 2,783 38.3% 1,733 0.1% 5
1944 69.3% 3,316 30.6% 1,462 0.2% 8
1940 67.9% 3,910 31.9% 1,835 0.3% 16
1936 58.7% 3,326 40.8% 2,312 0.6% 31
1932 44.8% 2,340 54.2% 2,833 1.1% 55
1928 70.6% 3,497 29.3% 1,453 0.1% 7
1924 54.7% 2,651 41.4% 2,007 4.0% 192
1920 63.9% 3,520 34.4% 1,892 1.7% 95
1916 53.4% 1,941 44.5% 1,618 2.1% 77
1912 35.4% 1,196 38.8% 1,313 25.8% 874
1908 56.1% 1,946 41.5% 1,441 2.5% 85
1904 56.1% 1,994 38.7% 1,376 5.2% 185
1900 50.6% 1,992 46.2% 1,821 3.2% 126
1896 43.0% 1,797 56.5% 2,363 0.5% 19
1892 40.8% 1,420 31.6% 1,101 27.7% 964
1888 49.3% 1,740 41.9% 1,479 8.8% 310

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)[edit]

  • Former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-Arkansas) received more votes, a total of 769, than any candidate from either party in Dade County during the 2008 presidential primary. He fell just 25 votes short from receiving the same amount of votes cast in the entire Democratic primary in Dade County.
Dade County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 418 (27.52%)
Mike Huckabee 769 (50.63%)
Mitt Romney 275 (18.10%)
Ron Paul 43 (2.83%)
Dade County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Clinton 494 (62.22%)
Barack Obama 263 (33.12%)
John Edwards (withdrawn) 28 (3.53%)

Communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 9, 2011. Retrieved September 8, 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. 282. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. Retrieved November 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved November 15, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 15, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 15, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 15, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  11. ^ Breeding, Marshall. "Dade County Library". Libraries.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  12. ^ Breeding, Marshall. "Lockwood Public Library". Libraries.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  13. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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Coordinates: 37°26′N 93°51′W / 37.43°N 93.85°W / 37.43; -93.85