Livingston County, Missouri

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Livingston County, Missouri
Livingston County Missouri courthouse 20151003-083.jpg
Livingston County courthouse in Chillicothe
Map of Missouri highlighting Livingston 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 6, 1837
Named for Edward Livingston
Seat Chillicothe
Largest city Chillicothe
Area
 • Total 539 sq mi (1,396 km2)
 • Land 532 sq mi (1,378 km2)
 • Water 6.2 sq mi (16 km2), 1.2%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 15,028
 • Density 29/sq mi (11/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.livingstoncountymo.com
County seat Chillicothe is the birthplace of sliced bread

Livingston County is a county located in the northwestern portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,195.[1] Its county seat is Chillicothe.[2] The county was organized January 6, 1837, and named for U.S. Secretary of State Edward Livingston.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 539 square miles (1,400 km2), of which 532 square miles (1,380 km2) is land and 6.2 square miles (16 km2) (1.2%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 4,325
1850 4,247 −1.8%
1860 7,417 74.6%
1870 16,730 125.6%
1880 20,196 20.7%
1890 20,668 2.3%
1900 22,302 7.9%
1910 19,453 −12.8%
1920 18,857 −3.1%
1930 18,615 −1.3%
1940 18,000 −3.3%
1950 16,532 −8.2%
1960 15,771 −4.6%
1970 15,368 −2.6%
1980 15,739 2.4%
1990 14,592 −7.3%
2000 14,588 0.0%
2010 15,195 4.2%
Est. 2015 15,028 [5] −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2015[1]

As of the 2010 census, there were 15,195 people, 5,871 households and 3,834 families residing in the county. The population density was 28 per square mile (12/km²). There were 6,730 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.39% White, 2.42% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Approximately 1.19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,871 households of which 29.59% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.29% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.70% were non-families. 29.94% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.43% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.90.

Age distribution was 21.91% under the age of 18, 7.74% from 18 to 24, 25.34% from 25 to 44, 26.81% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 81.02 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.47 males.

The median household income was $39,683, and the median family income was $53,325. Males had a median income of $38,282 versus $24,944 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,295. About 15.8% of families and 20.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.4% of those under age 18 and 18.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Private schools[edit]

Public libraries[edit]

  • Livingston County Library[10]

Politics[edit]

Local[edit]

The Democratic Party predominantly controls politics at the local level in Livingston County. Democrats hold all but two of the elected positions in the county.

Livingston County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Steve Ripley Democratic
Circuit Clerk Brenda Wright Democratic
County Clerk Sherry Parks Democratic
Collector Martha Peery Democratic
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Eva Danner Horton Democratic
Commissioner
(District 1)
Ken Lauhoff Democratic
Commissioner
(District 2)
Todd Rodenberg Democratic
Coroner J. Scott Lindley Democratic
Prosecuting Attorney Adam L. Warren Republican
Public Administrator Sherry Parks Democratic
Recorder Kelly Christopher Democratic
Sheriff Steve Cox Republican
Surveyor Matthew Winkler Democratic
Treasurer Martha Peery Democratic

State[edit]

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 66.09% 4,189 31.43% 1,992 2.48% 157
2012 48.72% 2,922 48.46% 2,906 2.82% 169
2008 43.74% 2,830 54.40% 3,520 1.86% 120
2004 58.25% 3,680 40.84% 2,580 0.92% 58
2000 51.99% 3,236 46.16% 2,873 1.85% 115
1996 29.66% 1,798 68.54% 4,155 1.80% 109

All of Livingston County is a part of Missouri’s 7th District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is currently represented by Rusty Black (R-Chillicothe).

Missouri House of Representatives — District 7 — Livingston County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Rusty Black 5,883 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 7 — Livingston County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Lair 3,442 100.00% +37.86
Missouri House of Representatives — District 7 — Livingston County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Lair 3,721 62.14%
Democratic Harry Wyse 2,267 37.86

All of Livingston County is a part of Missouri’s 21st District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg).

Missouri Senate — District 21 — Livingston County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Denny Hoskins 4,575 75.77% +7.67
Democratic ElGene Ver Dught 1,188 19.68% -7.92
Libertarian Bill Wayne 275 4.55% +0.25
Missouri Senate — District 21 — Livingston County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican David Pearce 3,889 68.10%
Democratic ElGene Ver Dught 1,576 27.60%
Libertarian Steven Hedrick 246 4.30%

Federal[edit]

U.S. Senate — Missouri — Livingston County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Roy Blunt 3,834 60.41% +16.88
Democratic Jason Kander 2,208 34.79% -13.53
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 158 2.49% -5.66
Green Johnathan McFarland 76 1.20% +1.20
Constitution Fred Ryman 71 1.12% +1.12
U.S. Senate — Missouri — Livingston County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Todd Akin 2,592 43.53%
Democratic Claire McCaskill 2,877 48.32%
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 485 8.15%

All of Livingston 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 — Livingston County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sam Graves 4,989 79.56% +2.14
Democratic David M. Blackwell 1,112 17.73% -1.74
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 114 1.82% -1.29
Green Mike Diel 56 0.89% +0.89
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 6th Congressional District — Livingston County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sam Graves 3,038 77.42% +2.89
Democratic Bill Hedge 764 19.47% -4.09
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 122 3.11% +1.19
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 6th Congressional District — Livingston County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sam Graves 4,435 74.53%
Democratic Kyle Yarber 1,402 23.56%
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 114 1.92%
Past Presidential Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 75.99% 4,879 19.70% 1,265 4.31% 277
2012 66.17% 4,006 31.48% 1,906 2.35% 142
2008 60.94% 3,993 37.16% 2,435 1.90% 124
2004 63.49% 4,029 35.90% 2,278 0.62% 39
2000 59.10% 3,709 38.64% 2,425 2.26% 142
1996 38.89% 2,384 47.52% 2,913 13.59% 833

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)[edit]

  • Former U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-New York) received more votes, a total of 948, than any candidate from either party in Livingston County during the 2008 presidential primary.
Livingston County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 488 (38.88%)
Mike Huckabee 426 (33.94%)
Mitt Romney 248 (19.76%)
Ron Paul 75 (5.98%)
Livingston County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Clinton 948 (59.85%)
Barack Obama 550 (34.72%)
John Edwards (withdrawn) 68 (4.29%)

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Census-designated place[edit]

Other unincorporated place[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. 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. 188. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 16, 2014. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "County Totals Dataset: Population, Population Change and Estimated Components of Population Change: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Archived from the original on July 8, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  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. ^ Breeding, Marshall. "Livingston County Library". Libraries.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 

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Coordinates: 39°47′N 93°33′W / 39.78°N 93.55°W / 39.78; -93.55