Hickory County, Missouri

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Hickory County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Hickory County
Location in the U.S. state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded February 14, 1845
Named for Andrew Jackson, nicknamed "Old Hickory"
Seat Hermitage
Largest city Hermitage
Area
 • Total 412 sq mi (1,067 km2)
 • Land 399 sq mi (1,033 km2)
 • Water 13 sq mi (34 km2), 3.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 9,201
 • Density 24/sq mi (9/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website Hickory County, Missouri

Hickory County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,627.[1] Its county seat is Hermitage.[2] The county was organized February 14, 1845, and named after President Andrew Jackson, whose nickname was "Old Hickory."[3][4]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 412 square miles (1,070 km2), of which 399 square miles (1,030 km2) is land and 13 square miles (34 km2) (3.1%) is water.[5] It is the fifth-smallest county in Missouri by area.

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 2,329
1860 4,705 102.0%
1870 6,452 37.1%
1880 7,387 14.5%
1890 9,453 28.0%
1900 9,985 5.6%
1910 8,741 −12.5%
1920 7,033 −19.5%
1930 6,430 −8.6%
1940 6,506 1.2%
1950 5,387 −17.2%
1960 4,516 −16.2%
1970 4,481 −0.8%
1980 6,367 42.1%
1990 7,335 15.2%
2000 8,940 21.9%
2010 9,627 7.7%
Est. 2016 9,269 [6] −3.7%
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 8,940 people, 3,911 households, and 2,737 families residing in the county. The population density was 22 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 6,184 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.51% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. Approximately 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,911 households out of which 22.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.90% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.00% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the county, the population was spread out with 19.90% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 19.10% from 25 to 44, 29.70% from 45 to 64, and 26.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,346, and the median income for a family was $28,779. Males had a median income of $22,679 versus $17,610 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,536. About 13.00% of families and 19.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.90% of those under age 18 and 11.00% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Public libraries[edit]

  • Hickory County Library[12]

Politics[edit]

Local[edit]

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

Hickory County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Clint Baker Republican
Circuit Clerk Cee Cee Smith Republican
County Clerk Jeannie Lindsey Republican
Collector Karen Stokes Republican
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Robert Sawyer Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Chase Crawford Democratic
Commissioner
(District 2)
Rick Pearson Republican
Coroner Connie Boller Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Michael Brown Republican
Public Administrator Vanessa Prettyman Republican
Recorder Pamela Hutton Republican
Sheriff Brian Whalen Republican
Surveyor T. Philip Nasalroad Democratic
Treasurer Kenny Ratliff Republican

State[edit]

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 62.30% 2,936 34.12% 1,608 3.58% 169
2012 46.65% 2,177 50.01% 2,334 3.34% 156
2008 35.62% 1,820 60.96% 3,115 3.42% 175
2004 56.54% 2,750 42.17% 2,051 1.30% 63
2000 47.74% 1,869 50.46% 2,132 1.80% 76
1996 47.36% 1,869 49.90% 1,969 2.74% 108

All of Hickory County is a part of Missouri’s 125th District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is represented by Warren D. Love (R-Osceola).

Missouri House of Representatives — District 125 — Hickory County (2016)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Warren D. Love 3,977 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 125 — Hickory County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Warren D. Love 2,006 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 125 — Hickory County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Warren D. Love 3,931 100.00%

All of Hickory County is a part of Missouri’s 28th District in the Missouri Senate. The seat is currently vacant. The previous incumbent, Mike Parson, was elected Lieutenant Governor in 2016.

Missouri Senate — District 28 — Hickory County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Parson 2,075 100.00%

Federal[edit]

U.S. Senate — Missouri — Hickory County (2016)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Roy Blunt 2,959 62.93% +20.24
Democratic Jason Kander 1,490 31.69% -17.67
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 135 2.87% -5.08
Green Johnathan McFarland 69 1.47% +1.47
Constitution Fred Ryman 49 1.04% +1.04
U.S. Senate — Missouri — Hickory County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Todd Akin 1,982 42.69%
Democratic Claire McCaskill 2,292 49.36%
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 369 7.95%

All of Hickory 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 — St. Clair County (2016)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Vicky Hartzler 3,434 74.44% +1.87
Democratic Gordon Christensen 994 21.55% -1.76
Libertarian Mark Bliss 185 4.01% -0.11
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 4th Congressional District — St. Clair County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Vicky Hartzler 1,778 72.57% +8.57
Democratic Nate Irvin 571 23.31% -9.02
Libertarian Herschel L. Young 101 4.12% +1.20
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri’s 4th Congressional District — St. Clair County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Vicky Hartzler 2,963 64.00%
Democratic Teresa Hensley 1,497 32.33%
Libertarian Thomas Hollbrook 135 2.92%
Constitution Greg Cowan 35 0.75%

Political culture[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 74.4% 3,542 21.3% 1,016 4.3% 203
2012 60.6% 2,835 37.0% 1,733 2.4% 112
2008 55.7% 2,850 42.4% 2,171 1.8% 94
2004 57.4% 2,791 42.0% 2,043 0.7% 32
2000 51.3% 2,172 46.3% 1,961 2.5% 105
1996 38.1% 1,491 47.5% 1,858 14.4% 563
1992 31.0% 1,259 47.5% 1,929 21.4% 870
1988 54.8% 2,043 45.0% 1,677 0.2% 7
1984 64.4% 2,190 35.6% 1,212
1980 58.9% 1,893 38.8% 1,248 2.2% 72
1976 49.7% 1,403 49.5% 1,398 0.7% 21
1972 74.9% 1,851 25.2% 622
1968 66.6% 1,484 24.1% 537 9.4% 209
1964 57.5% 1,157 42.5% 854
1960 75.4% 1,885 24.6% 615
1956 70.5% 1,661 29.5% 695
1952 76.5% 2,054 23.2% 622 0.4% 10
1948 70.2% 1,728 29.8% 733 0.0% 1
1944 79.4% 2,171 20.5% 560 0.1% 3
1940 75.8% 2,496 23.9% 787 0.2% 8
1936 71.7% 2,329 28.0% 910 0.3% 8
1932 64.0% 1,586 35.4% 878 0.6% 15
1928 84.7% 2,233 15.1% 399 0.2% 5
1924 70.7% 1,895 26.9% 722 2.4% 63
1920 78.6% 2,131 19.6% 532 1.8% 50
1916 64.7% 1,144 31.2% 552 4.0% 71
1912 45.8% 735 26.3% 421 27.9% 448
1908 65.5% 1,182 31.1% 561 3.4% 61
1904 66.7% 1,245 28.4% 531 4.9% 92
1900 60.1% 1,270 36.7% 777 3.2% 68
1896 53.1% 1,194 46.5% 1,045 0.4% 8
1892 49.8% 927 22.7% 423 27.4% 510
1888 57.6% 1,076 33.6% 628 8.8% 164

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)[edit]

  • Former U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-New York) received more votes, a total of 1,056, than any candidate from either party in Hickory County during the 2008 presidential primary.
Hickory County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 453 (33.19%)
Mike Huckabee 548 (40.15%)
Mitt Romney 238 (20.73%)
Ron Paul 64 (4.69%)
Hickory County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Clinton 1,056 (67.95%)
Barack Obama 433 (27.86%)
John Edwards (withdrawn) 52 (3.35%)

Communities[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 9, 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. 172. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 156. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 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 16, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  12. ^ Breeding, Marshall. "Hickory County Library". Libraries.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  13. ^ a b c "County Results - State of Missouri - 2016 General Election - November 8, 2016 - Official Results". Missouri Secretary of state. December 12, 2016. Retrieved April 28, 2017. 
  14. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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Coordinates: 37°56′N 93°19′W / 37.94°N 93.32°W / 37.94; -93.32