Laclede County, Missouri

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Laclede County
Laclede County Courthouse in Lebanon
Laclede County Courthouse in Lebanon
Map of Missouri highlighting Laclede County
Location within the U.S. state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 37°40′N 92°35′W / 37.66°N 92.59°W / 37.66; -92.59
Country United States
State Missouri
FoundedFebruary 24, 1849
Named forPierre Laclede
SeatLebanon
Largest cityLebanon
Area
 • Total768 sq mi (1,990 km2)
 • Land765 sq mi (1,980 km2)
 • Water3.3 sq mi (9 km2)  0.4%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total35,723
 • Estimate 
(2018)
35,713
 • Density47/sq mi (18/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th
Websitelacledecountymissouri.org

Laclede County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 35,571.[1] Its county seat is Lebanon.[2] The county was organized February 24, 1849, and was named after Pierre Laclède, founder of St. Louis.[3]

Laclede County comprises the Lebanon, MO Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 768 square miles (1,990 km2), of which 765 square miles (1,980 km2) is land and 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2) (0.4%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18502,498
18605,182107.4%
18709,38081.0%
188011,52422.9%
189014,72127.7%
190016,52312.2%
191017,3635.1%
192016,857−2.9%
193016,320−3.2%
194018,71814.7%
195019,0101.6%
196018,991−0.1%
197019,9445.0%
198024,32322.0%
199027,15811.7%
200032,51319.7%
201035,5719.4%
202036,0391.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2015[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 32,513 people, 12,760 households, and 9,187 families residing in the county. The population density was 42 people per square mile (16/km2). There were 14,320 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.04% White, 0.42% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Approximately 1.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,760 households, out of which 33.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 9.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 26.70% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,562, and the median income for a family was $35,962. Males had a median income of $27,011 versus $18,283 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,572. About 11.50% of families and 14.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.50% of those under age 18 and 15.90% of those age 65 or over.

2020 Census[edit]

Laclede County Racial Composition[10]
Race Num. Perc.
White (NH) 32,482 90.13%
Black or African American (NH) 262 0.72%
Native American (NH) 197 0.55%
Asian (NH) 190 0.53%
Pacific Islander (NH) 17 0.05%
Other/Mixed (NH) 1,936 5.4%
Hispanic or Latino 955 2.65%

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Post Secondary Schools[edit]

      • Ozarks Technical Community College
  • [1]
      • Drury University
  • [2]
      • Lebanon College of Cosmetology
  • [3]
      • Missouri State University Outreach-Lebanon
  • [4]

Public libraries[edit]

  • Lebanon-Laclede County Library[11]

Politics[edit]

Local[edit]

The Republican Party completely controls politics at the local level in Laclede County. Republicans hold all of the elected positions in the county.[12]

Laclede County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Johnny North Republican
Circuit Clerk Wanda Tyre Republican
County Clerk Glenda Mott Republican
Collector Steve Pickering Republican
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Danny Rhoades Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Joe Pickering Republican
Commissioner
(District 2)
Jack Glendenning Republican
Coroner Steve Murrell Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Jon Morris Republican
Public Administrator Karen Guinn Republican
Recorder Lynn Stowe Republican
Sheriff David Millsap Republican
Surveyor Robert Shotts Republican
Treasurer Jean Cook Republican

State[edit]

Past gubernatorial election results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2020 81.58% 13,681 16.38% 2,747 2.04% 342
2016 70.96% 11,362 25.74% 4,122 3.30% 528
2012 57.00% 8,751 39.91% 6,128 3.09% 474
2008 46.96% 7,604 50.90% 8,242 2.15% 348
2004 67.23% 9,993 31.78% 4,724 1.00% 148
2000 58.33% 7,595 39.28% 5,115 2.39% 311
1996 57.01% 6,525 40.46% 4,631 2.53% 289

Laclede County is split between two of Missouri's legislative districts that elect members of the Missouri House of Representatives, both of which are represented by Republicans.

  • District 123 — Diane Franklin (R-Camdenton). Consists of the northern and eastern parts of the county, including Falcon and part of Lebanon.
Missouri House of Representatives — District 123 — Laclede County (2016)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Diane Franklin 6,194 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 123 — Laclede County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Diane Franklin 2,659 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 123 — Laclede County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Diane Franklin 5,801 100.00%
  • District 129 — Sandy Crawford (R-Buffalo). Consists of the southwestern part of the county, including Conway, Evergreen, Phillipsburg, and most of Lebanon.
Missouri House of Representatives — District 129 — Laclede County (2016)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Sandy Crawford 7,885 89.05% +5.24
Independent Charles Matranga 970 10.95% +10.95
Missouri House of Representatives — District 129 — Laclede County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Sandy Crawford 3,281 83.81% +7.27
Democratic John L. Wilson 634 16.19% -7.27
Missouri House of Representatives — District 129 — Laclede County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Sandy Crawford 6,509 76.54%
Democratic John L. Wilson 1,995 23.46%

All of Laclede 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 — Laclede County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike Parson 6,050 100.00%

Federal[edit]

U.S. Senate — Missouri — Laclede County (2016)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Roy Blunt 11,316 70.53% +19.78
Democratic Jason Kander 3,965 24.71% -16.52
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 396 2.47% -5.54
Green Johnathan McFarland 180 1.12% +1.12
Constitution Fred Ryman 186 1.16% +1.16
U.S. Senate — Missouri — Laclede County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Todd Akin 7,721 50.75%
Democratic Claire McCaskill 6,278 41.23%
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 1,219 8.01%

All of Laclede 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 — Laclede County (2016)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Vicky Hartzler 12,908 81.49% +0.49
Democratic Gordon Christensen 2,353 14.85% +0.52
Libertarian Mark Bliss 580 3.66% -0.92
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 4th Congressional District — Laclede County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Vicky Hartzler 5,654 81.00% +6.06
Democratic Nate Irvin 1,000 14.33% -6.87
Libertarian Herschel L. Young 320 4.58% +1.87
Write-In Gregory A. Cowan 6 0.09% +0.09
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri’s 4th Congressional District — Laclede County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Vicky Hartzler 11,376 74.94%
Democratic Teresa Hensley 3,219 21.20%
Libertarian Thomas Holbrook 411 2.71%
Constitution Gregory A. Cowan 175 1.15%

Political culture[edit]

United States presidential election results for Laclede County, Missouri[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 13,762 81.78% 2,780 16.52% 286 1.70%
2016 12,881 79.81% 2,553 15.82% 706 4.37%
2012 10,934 70.84% 4,093 26.52% 408 2.64%
2008 10,875 66.40% 5,218 31.86% 286 1.75%
2004 10,578 71.14% 4,213 28.33% 78 0.52%
2000 8,556 65.58% 4,183 32.06% 307 2.35%
1996 5,887 51.20% 4,047 35.19% 1,565 13.61%
1992 5,176 42.35% 4,179 34.19% 2,867 23.46%
1988 6,070 63.65% 3,442 36.09% 24 0.25%
1984 6,406 70.62% 2,665 29.38% 0 0.00%
1980 5,642 60.78% 3,443 37.09% 197 2.12%
1976 4,067 47.99% 4,381 51.69% 27 0.32%
1972 6,152 73.78% 2,186 26.22% 0 0.00%
1968 4,860 56.06% 2,958 34.12% 852 9.83%
1964 3,848 46.00% 4,517 54.00% 0 0.00%
1960 5,805 64.78% 3,156 35.22% 0 0.00%
1956 5,079 60.71% 3,287 39.29% 0 0.00%
1952 5,312 65.14% 2,839 34.81% 4 0.05%
1948 3,773 53.78% 3,221 45.92% 21 0.30%
1944 4,670 60.75% 3,011 39.17% 6 0.08%
1940 4,941 59.69% 3,323 40.14% 14 0.17%
1936 4,258 53.38% 3,691 46.27% 28 0.35%
1932 2,804 41.10% 3,960 58.04% 59 0.86%
1928 3,971 65.91% 2,031 33.71% 23 0.38%
1924 2,960 51.61% 2,500 43.59% 275 4.80%
1920 3,469 60.29% 2,183 37.94% 102 1.77%
1916 1,877 50.28% 1,755 47.01% 101 2.71%
1912 1,478 39.83% 1,634 44.03% 599 16.14%
1908 1,902 51.94% 1,681 45.90% 79 2.16%
1904 1,874 53.94% 1,450 41.74% 150 4.32%
1900 1,686 47.71% 1,786 50.54% 62 1.75%
1896 1,598 42.60% 2,120 56.52% 33 0.88%
1892 1,376 43.09% 1,223 38.30% 594 18.60%
1888 1,274 44.81% 1,030 36.23% 539 18.96%

Missouri presidential preference primary (2008)[edit]

Former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-Arkansas) received more votes, a total of 2,791, than any candidate from either party in Laclede County during the 2008 presidential primary.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

Census-designated place[edit]

Other unincorporated places[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 10, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. pp. 182.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on September 13, 2014. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 27, 2010. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  10. ^ "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Laclede County, Missouri".
  11. ^ Breeding, Marshall. "Lebanon-Laclede County Library". Libraries.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  12. ^ "Election Results, 2016". Laclede County Elections. November 8, 2016. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  13. ^ a b c d "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. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved March 25, 2018.

Further reading[edit]

  • History of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps, and Dent counties, Missouri (1889) full text

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°40′N 92°35′W / 37.66°N 92.59°W / 37.66; -92.59