Macon County, Missouri

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Macon County, Missouri
MACON COUNTY COURTHOUSE AND ANNEX.jpg
Macon County Courthouse
Map of Missouri highlighting Macon 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 Nathaniel Macon
Seat Macon
Largest city Macon
Area
 • Total 812 sq mi (2,103 km2)
 • Land 801 sq mi (2,075 km2)
 • Water 11 sq mi (28 km2), 1.4%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 15,335
 • Density 19/sq mi (7/km2)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5
Website www.maconcountymo.com

Macon County is a county located in the northern portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,566.[1] Its county seat is Macon.[2] The county was organized January 6, 1837 and named for Nathaniel Macon, a Revolutionary War hero and North Carolina politician.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 812 square miles (2,100 km2), of which 801 square miles (2,070 km2) is land and 11 square miles (28 km2) (1.4%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18401,634
18506,565301.8%
186014,346118.5%
187023,23061.9%
188026,22212.9%
189030,57516.6%
190033,0188.0%
191030,868−6.5%
192027,518−10.9%
193023,070−16.2%
194021,396−7.3%
195018,332−14.3%
196016,473−10.1%
197015,432−6.3%
198016,3135.7%
199015,345−5.9%
200015,7622.7%
201015,566−1.2%
Est. 201615,170[5]−2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2015[1]

As of the census[10] of 2010, there were 15,556 people, 6,501 households, and 4,381 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 7,502 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.18% White, 2.21% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Approximately 0.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 22.8% were of German, 21.8% American, 13.9% English and 10.8% Irish ancestry.

There were 6,501 households out of which 29.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.70% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% were non-families. 29.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 19.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,195, and the median income for a family was $36,370. Males had a median income of $26,408 versus $18,275 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,189. About 8.30% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.00% of those under age 18 and 13.10% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Private schools[edit]

Public libraries[edit]

  • Laplata Public Library[11]
  • Macon Public Library[12]

Politics[edit]

Local[edit]

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

Macon County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Alan Spencer Democratic
Circuit Clerk Twila Halley Republican
County Clerk Shirley Sims Republican
Collector Jeanette Ronchetto Democratic
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Alan R. Wyatt Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Drew Belt Republican
Commissioner
(District 2)
Jon Dwiggins Republican
Coroner Brian Hayes Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Josh Meisner Democratic
Public Administrator Lois Noland Democratic
Recorder Sherry Muncy Republican
Sheriff Kevin Shoemaker Democratic
Surveyor John Schaefer Republican
Treasurer Krista Bruno Republican

State[edit]

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 66.92% 5,065 30.61% 2,315 2.43% 184
2012 54.45% 3,868 43.44% 3,086 2.11% 150
2008 57.16% 4,242 41.34% 3,068 1.49% 111
2004 61.48% 4,598 37.18% 2,781 1.36% 100
2000 51.10% 3,633 47.19% 3,355 1.71% 122
1996 32.08% 2,069 65.61% 4,231 2.31% 149

All of Macon County is in district 6 of the Missouri House of Representatives, represented by Tim Remole (R-Excello).

Missouri House of Representatives — District 6 — Macon County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Tim Remole 6,682 100.00% +27.91
Missouri House of Representatives — District 6 — Macon County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Tim Remole 3,706 72.09% +7.98
Democratic Robert Harrington 1,435 27.91% -7.98
Missouri House of Representatives — District 6 — Macon County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Tim Remole 4,538 64.11%
Democratic Diane J. Scott 2,541 35.89%

All of Macon 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 — Macon County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Brian Munzingler 4,221 100.00%

Federal[edit]

U.S. Senate — Missouri — Macon County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Roy Blunt 4,894 64.81% +16.07
Democratic Jason Kander 2,323 30.76% -15.32
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 150 1.99% -3.19
Green Johnathan McFarland 88 1.17% +1.17
Constitution Fred Ryman 96 1.27% +1.27
U.S. Senate — Missouri — Macon County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Todd Akin 3,444 48.74%
Democratic Claire McCaskill 3,256 46.08%
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 366 5.18%

All of Macon County is included in Missouri’s 6th Congressional District and is currently represented by Sam Graves (R-St. Tarkio) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. House of Representatives – Missouri’s 6th Congressional District – Macon County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sam Graves 5,688 75.95% +2.54
Democratic David M. Blackwell 1,573 21.00% -2.88
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 118 1.58% -1.13
Green Mike Diel 110 1.47% +1.47
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 6th Congressional District — Macon County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sam Graves 3,679 73.41% +6.80
Democratic Bill Hedge 1,197 23.88% -7.80
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 136 2.71% +1.00
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 6th Congressional District — Macon County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sam Graves 4,605 66.61%
Democratic Kyle Yarber 2,190 31.68%
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 118 1.71%
Presidential elections results
Presidential Elections Results[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 76.0% 5,798 20.3% 1,548 3.7% 285
2012 65.7% 4,701 32.3% 2,309 2.1% 150
2008 61.4% 4,586 37.3% 2,784 1.4% 104
2004 61.7% 4,673 37.7% 2,856 0.5% 41
2000 59.0% 4,232 39.3% 2,817 1.8% 126
1996 40.7% 2,634 45.3% 2,937 14.0% 909
1992 31.5% 2,256 44.6% 3,194 23.9% 1,714
1988 51.3% 3,406 48.4% 3,215 0.3% 18
1984 59.9% 4,542 40.1% 3,037
1980 54.1% 4,430 43.7% 3,578 2.2% 179
1976 43.7% 3,360 55.9% 4,296 0.4% 32
1972 61.5% 4,538 38.5% 2,844
1968 47.0% 3,804 42.8% 3,462 10.2% 821
1964 34.5% 2,837 65.5% 5,389
1960 53.9% 4,925 46.1% 4,208
1956 52.0% 4,694 48.0% 4,337
1952 54.7% 5,537 45.2% 4,577 0.2% 15
1948 42.4% 3,833 57.5% 5,193 0.1% 13
1944 50.1% 4,796 49.8% 4,772 0.1% 13
1940 46.7% 5,384 53.1% 6,120 0.1% 15
1936 42.7% 4,808 57.0% 6,417 0.3% 37
1932 33.6% 3,266 65.6% 6,370 0.8% 82
1928 53.5% 5,618 46.0% 4,838 0.5% 54
1924 44.8% 4,909 50.6% 5,538 4.6% 503
1920 51.8% 6,309 46.2% 5,626 2.1% 257
1916 43.0% 3,034 53.9% 3,805 3.2% 224
1912 18.4% 1,288 51.7% 3,610 29.9% 2,087
1908 45.9% 3,542 50.7% 3,919 3.4% 263
1904 48.6% 3,674 47.6% 3,604 3.8% 289
1900 44.7% 3,568 52.3% 4,174 3.1% 246
1896 43.4% 3,475 55.9% 4,473 0.7% 58
1892 40.3% 2,746 48.2% 3,284 11.5% 784
1888 44.7% 2,850 51.6% 3,293 3.7% 235

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)[edit]

  • Former U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-New York) received more votes, a total of 1,016, than any candidate from either party in Macon County during the 2008 presidential primary.
Macon County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 441 (28.45%)
Mike Huckabee 646 (41.68%)
Mitt Romney 390 (25.16%)
Ron Paul 43 (2.77%)
Macon County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Clinton 1,016 (57.73%)
Barack Obama 615 (34.94%)
John Edwards (withdrawn) 106 (6.02%)
Uncommitted 10 (0.57%)

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Village[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 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. 190. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. 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. "Laplata Public Library". Libraries.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  12. ^ Breeding, Marshall. "Macon Public Library". Libraries.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  13. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-03-25. 

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Coordinates: 39°50′N 92°34′W / 39.83°N 92.56°W / 39.83; -92.56