Laclede County, Missouri

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Laclede County, Missouri
Laclede County MO Courthoues pano 20150715-8164-6.jpg
Laclede County Courthouse in Lebanon
Map of Missouri highlighting Laclede 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 24, 1849
Named for Pierre Laclede
Seat Lebanon
Largest city Lebanon
Area
 • Total 768 sq mi (1,989 km2)
 • Land 765 sq mi (1,981 km2)
 • Water 3.3 sq mi (9 km2), 0.4%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 35,473
 • Density 47/sq mi (18/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website lacledecountymissouri.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.
1850 2,498
1860 5,182 107.4%
1870 9,380 81.0%
1880 11,524 22.9%
1890 14,721 27.7%
1900 16,523 12.2%
1910 17,363 5.1%
1920 16,857 −2.9%
1930 16,320 −3.2%
1940 18,718 14.7%
1950 19,010 1.6%
1960 18,991 −0.1%
1970 19,944 5.0%
1980 24,323 22.0%
1990 27,158 11.7%
2000 32,513 19.7%
2010 35,571 9.4%
Est. 2016 35,490 [5] −0.2%
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 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.

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Post Secondary Schools[edit]

      • Ozarks Technical Community College
  • [1]
      • Drury University
  • [2]
      • Lebanon College of Cosmetology
  • [3]

Public libraries[edit]

  • Lebanon-Laclede County Library[11]

Politics[edit]

Local[edit]

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

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 Sherry Shamel Democratic
Recorder Lynn Stowe Republican
Sheriff Richard Wrinkle Republican
Surveyor Robert Shotts Republican
Treasurer Jean Cook Republican

State[edit]

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
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)[12]
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)[12]
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)[12]
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)[12]
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]

Presidential Elections Results[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 79.8% 12,881 15.8% 2,553 4.4% 706
2012 70.8% 10,934 26.5% 4,093 2.6% 408
2008 66.4% 10,875 31.9% 5,218 1.8% 286
2004 71.1% 10,578 28.3% 4,213 0.5% 78
2000 65.6% 8,556 32.1% 4,183 2.4% 307
1996 51.2% 5,887 35.2% 4,047 13.6% 1,565
1992 42.4% 5,176 34.2% 4,179 23.5% 2,867
1988 63.7% 6,070 36.1% 3,442 0.3% 24
1984 70.6% 6,406 29.4% 2,665
1980 60.8% 5,642 37.1% 3,443 2.1% 197
1976 48.0% 4,067 51.7% 4,381 0.3% 27
1972 73.8% 6,152 26.2% 2,186
1968 56.1% 4,860 34.1% 2,958 9.8% 852
1964 46.0% 3,848 54.0% 4,517
1960 64.8% 5,805 35.2% 3,156
1956 60.7% 5,079 39.3% 3,287
1952 65.1% 5,312 34.8% 2,839 0.1% 4
1948 53.8% 3,773 45.9% 3,221 0.3% 21
1944 60.8% 4,670 39.2% 3,011 0.1% 6
1940 59.7% 4,941 40.1% 3,323 0.2% 14
1936 53.4% 4,258 46.3% 3,691 0.4% 28
1932 41.1% 2,804 58.0% 3,960 0.9% 59
1928 65.9% 3,971 33.7% 2,031 0.4% 23
1924 51.6% 2,960 43.6% 2,500 4.8% 275
1920 60.3% 3,469 37.9% 2,183 1.8% 102
1916 50.3% 1,877 47.0% 1,755 2.7% 101
1912 39.8% 1,478 44.0% 1,634 16.1% 599
1908 51.9% 1,902 45.9% 1,681 2.2% 79
1904 53.9% 1,874 41.7% 1,450 4.3% 150
1900 47.7% 1,686 50.5% 1,786 1.8% 62
1896 42.6% 1,598 56.5% 2,120 0.9% 33
1892 43.1% 1,376 38.3% 1,223 18.6% 594
1888 44.8% 1,274 36.2% 1,030 19.0% 539

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.
Laclede County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 1,656 (30.21%)
Mike Huckabee 2,791 (50.91%)
Mitt Romney 807 (14.72%)
Ron Paul 142 (2.59%)
Laclede County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Clinton 2,185 (62.48%)
Barack Obama 1,181 (33.77%)
John Edwards (withdrawn) 94 (2.69%)

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Census-designated place[edit]

Other unincorporated places[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 182. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. ^ Breeding, Marshall. "Lebanon-Laclede County Library". Libraries.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  12. ^ 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. 
  13. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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