Linn County, Missouri

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Linn County, Missouri
Linn County Missouri courthouse-20151004-116.jpg
Linn County Courthouse in Linneus
Map of Missouri highlighting Linn 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 1, 1837
Named for Lewis F. Linn
Seat Linneus
Largest city Brookfield
Area
 • Total 621 sq mi (1,608 km2)
 • Land 616 sq mi (1,595 km2)
 • Water 5.8 sq mi (15 km2), 0.9%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 12,308
 • Density 21/sq mi (8/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Linn County is a county located in the northern portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,761.[1] Its county seat is Linneus.[2] The county was organized January 1, 1837 and named for U.S. Senator Lewis F. Linn of Missouri.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 621 square miles (1,610 km2), of which 616 square miles (1,600 km2) is land and 5.8 square miles (15 km2) (0.9%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 2,245
1850 4,058 80.8%
1860 9,112 124.5%
1870 15,900 74.5%
1880 20,016 25.9%
1890 24,141 20.6%
1900 25,503 5.6%
1910 25,253 −1.0%
1920 24,778 −1.9%
1930 23,339 −5.8%
1940 21,416 −8.2%
1950 18,865 −11.9%
1960 16,815 −10.9%
1970 15,125 −10.1%
1980 15,495 2.4%
1990 13,885 −10.4%
2000 13,754 −0.9%
2010 12,761 −7.2%
Est. 2016 12,164 [5] −4.7%
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 13,754 people, 5,697 households, and 3,760 families residing in the county. The population density was 22 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 6,554 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.98% White, 0.60% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Approximately 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,697 households out of which 29.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.60% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.00% were non-families. 30.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 20.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,242, and the median income for a family was $36,134. Males had a median income of $25,635 versus $18,820 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,378. About 11.30% of families and 14.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.20% of those under age 18 and 14.10% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Private schools[edit]

Public libraries[edit]

  • Brookfield Public Library[11]
  • Marceline Carnegie Library[12]

Politics[edit]

Local[edit]

Linn County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Marlene Graves Democratic
Circuit Clerk E. Elaine Clough Democratic
County Clerk Peggy Ward Democratic
Collector Pamela S. Reed Democratic
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Dick King Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Randy Wade Democratic
Commissioner
(District 2)
Jim Libby Democratic
Coroner Kenny F. Creason Democratic
Prosecuting Attorney Tracy L. Carlson Democratic
Public Administrator Kay Cunningham Republican
Recorder Loretta Brookshier Democratic
Sheriff Tom Parks Democratic
Surveyor Thomas Kelly Republican
Treasurer Pamela S. Reed Democratic

State[edit]

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 61.38% 3,414 35.71% 1,986 2.91% 162
2012 44.43% 2,456 52.24% 2,888 3.33% 184
2008 40.10% 2,371 57.56% 3,403 2.33% 138
2004 55.11% 3,252 43.86% 2,588 1.04% 61
2000 48.02% 2,869 50.26% 3,003 1.72% 103
1996 30.31% 1,783 67.44% 3,967 2.24% 132

Linn County is split between two districts in Missouri’s House of Representatives, both of which are represented by Republicans.

  • District 6 — Tim Remole (R-Excello). Consists of a thin slice of the eastern part of the county.
Missouri House of Representatives — District 6 — Linn County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Tim Remole 1,199 100.00% +47.81
Missouri House of Representatives — District 6 — Linn County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Tim Remole 441 52.19% +0.65
Democratic Robert Harrington 404 47.81% -0.65
Missouri House of Representatives — District 6 — Linn County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Tim Remole 635 51.54%
Democratic Diane J. Scott 597 48.46%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 7 — Linn County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Rusty Black 3,648 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 7 — Linn County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Lair 2,032 100.00% +47.19
Missouri House of Representatives — District 7 — Linn County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Lair 2,178 52.81%
Democratic Harry Wyse 1,946 47.19%

All of Linn County is a part of Missouri’s 18th District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by Brian Munzingler (R-Williamstown).

Missouri Senate - District 18 – Linn County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Brian Munzingler 2,648 100.00%

Federal[edit]

U.S. Senate — Missouri — Linn County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Roy Blunt 3,245 58.31% +18.94
Democratic Jason Kander 2,058 36.98% -15.83
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 136 2.44% -5.38
Green Johnathan McFarland 70 1.26% +1.26
Constitution Fred Ryman 56 1.01% +1.01
U.S. Senate — Missouri — Linn County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Todd Akin 2,190 39.37%
Democratic Claire McCaskill 2,911 52.81%
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 431 7.82%

All of Linn 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 — Linn County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sam Graves 4,102 74.70% +1.78
Democratic David M. Blackwell 1,235 22.49% -0.79
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 82 1.49% -0.18
Green Mike Diel 72 1.31% +1.31
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 6th Congressional District — Linn County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sam Graves 2,496 72.92% +5.30
Democratic Bill Hedge 797 23.28% -6.97
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 130 3.80% +1.67
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri’s 6th Congressional District — Linn County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sam Graves 3,686 67.62%
Democratic Kyle Yarber 1,649 30.25%
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 116 2.13%
Presidential Elections Results[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 73.2% 4,088 22.2% 1,240 4.6% 259
2012 60.3% 3,344 36.8% 2,041 3.0% 165
2008 52.9% 3,140 44.5% 2,638 2.6% 153
2004 58.0% 3,422 41.4% 2,440 0.6% 36
2000 54.0% 3,246 44.0% 2,646 2.0% 118
1996 35.6% 2,097 50.4% 2,967 14.0% 827
1992 30.6% 1,967 45.3% 2,916 24.1% 1,553
1988 49.2% 3,061 50.6% 3,150 0.3% 17
1984 55.1% 3,822 44.9% 3,112
1980 49.6% 3,585 48.0% 3,467 2.4% 172
1976 43.0% 3,114 56.6% 4,092 0.4% 30
1972 59.9% 4,595 40.1% 3,073
1968 46.1% 3,795 47.7% 3,933 6.2% 513
1964 33.5% 2,883 66.6% 5,735
1960 52.9% 5,086 47.1% 4,534
1956 49.9% 5,028 50.1% 5,055
1952 51.6% 5,551 48.3% 5,189 0.1% 11
1948 41.0% 4,034 58.9% 5,788 0.1% 11
1944 48.5% 4,942 51.4% 5,242 0.1% 9
1940 47.5% 5,664 52.3% 6,246 0.2% 24
1936 43.0% 5,118 56.6% 6,744 0.4% 53
1932 36.6% 3,611 62.7% 6,177 0.7% 70
1928 61.3% 6,996 38.5% 4,395 0.2% 20
1924 45.8% 5,155 47.9% 5,386 6.3% 705
1920 51.1% 5,557 47.7% 5,184 1.3% 137
1916 44.0% 2,801 54.0% 3,441 2.0% 128
1912 24.2% 1,452 48.1% 2,890 27.7% 1,662
1908 48.7% 2,974 49.1% 3,000 2.3% 138
1904 52.6% 3,182 45.4% 2,748 2.0% 122
1900 49.0% 3,104 49.5% 3,137 1.6% 100
1896 47.2% 3,015 52.1% 3,327 0.8% 48
1892 45.0% 2,501 45.4% 2,523 9.7% 537
1888 46.2% 2,505 47.7% 2,588 6.1% 328

Communities[edit]

Notable residents[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. 187. 
  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. "Brookfield Public Library". Libraries.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  12. ^ Breeding, Marshall. "Marceline Carnegie Library". Libraries.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  13. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

Further reading[edit]

  • A Compendium of History and Biography of Linn County Missouri (1912) online

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°52′N 93°07′W / 39.87°N 93.11°W / 39.87; -93.11