Maries County, Missouri

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Maries County, Missouri
Maries County MO Courthouse 20160423 1893.jpg
Maries County Courthouse
Map of Missouri highlighting Maries County
Location in the U.S. state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded March 2, 1855
Seat Vienna
Largest city Belle
Area
 • Total 530 sq mi (1,373 km2)
 • Land 527 sq mi (1,365 km2)
 • Water 2.9 sq mi (8 km2), 0.6%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 8,963
 • Density 17/sq mi (7/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.mariesco.org

Maries County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,176.[1] Its county seat is Vienna.[2] The county was organized March 2, 1855 and named for the Maries River and Little Maries River. 'Maries' is derived from the French marais, which means marsh, lake or pond.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 530 square miles (1,400 km2), of which 527 square miles (1,360 km2) is land and 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2) (0.6%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 4,901
1870 5,916 20.7%
1880 7,304 23.5%
1890 8,600 17.7%
1900 9,616 11.8%
1910 10,088 4.9%
1920 9,500 −5.8%
1930 8,368 −11.9%
1940 8,638 3.2%
1950 7,423 −14.1%
1960 7,282 −1.9%
1970 6,851 −5.9%
1980 7,551 10.2%
1990 7,976 5.6%
2000 8,903 11.6%
2010 9,176 3.1%
Est. 2016 8,858 [4] −3.5%
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 8,903 people, 3,519 households, and 2,502 families residing in the county. The population density was 17 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 4,149 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.43% White, 0.33% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. Approximately 1.16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,519 households out of which 31.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.90% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,925, and the median income for a family was $39,187. Males had a median income of $28,524 versus $20,705 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,662. About 10.10% of families and 13.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.30% of those under age 18 and 13.20% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Private schools[edit]

Public libraries[edit]

  • Heartland Regional Library System[10]

Politics[edit]

Local[edit]

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

Maries County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Dana Simmons Democratic
Circuit Clerk Mark Buschmann Democratic
County Clerk Rhonda Brewer Democratic
Collector Jayne Helton Democratic
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Ray Schwartze Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Douglas Drewel Republican
Commissioner
(District 2)
Ed Fagre Democratic
Coroner David H. Martin Democratic
Prosecuting Attorney Terry D. Schwartze Democratic
Public Administrator Eugene J. Meyer Democratic
Recorder Mark Buschmann Democratic
Sheriff Harold Chris Heitman Republican
Surveyor Johnnie Young Republican
Treasurer Rhonda Slone Democratic

State[edit]

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 62.67% 2,827 33.47% 1,510 3.86% 174
2012 51.51% 2,337 45.58% 2,068 2.91% 132
2008 47.49% 2,157 50.77% 2,306 1.94% 79
2004 60.99% 2,688 37.78% 1,665 1.23% 54
2000 49.11% 1,897 47.53% 1,836 3.36% 130
1996 39.62% 1,451 57.66% 2,115 2.62% 96

All of Maries County is a part of Missouri’s 62nd District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is represented by Tom Hurst (R-Meta).

Missouri House of Representatives — District 62 — Maries County (2016)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Tom Hurst 4,043 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 62 — Maries County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Tom Hurst 2,424 100.00% +38.05
Missouri House of Representatives — District 62 — Maries County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Tom Hurst 2,784 61.95%
Democratic Greg Stratman 1,710 38.05%

All of Maries County is a part of Missouri’s 6th District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by Mike Kehoe (R-Jefferson City).

Missouri Senate — District 6 — Maries County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Kehoe 2,201 81.13%
Democratic Mollie Kristen Freebairn 512 18.87%

Federal[edit]

U.S. Senate — Missouri — Maries County (2016)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Roy Blunt 2,978 66.27% +14.99
Democratic Jason Kander 1,339 29.80% -11.67
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 76 1.69% -5.56
Green Johnathan McFarland 37 0.82% +0.82
Constitution Fred Ryman 64 1.42% +1.42
U.S. Senate — Missouri — Maries County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Todd Akin 2,312 51.28%
Democratic Claire McCaskill 1,870 41.47%
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 327 7.25%

All of Maries County is included in Missouri’s 3rd Congressional District and is currently represented by Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-St. Elizabeth) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri’s 3rd Congressional District — Maries County (2016)[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer 3,490 78.32% +3.41
Democratic Kevin Miller 825 18.51% -3.60
Libertarian Dan Hogan 90 2.02% -0.92
Constitution Doanita Simmons 51 1.15% +1.15
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 3rd Congressional District — Maries County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer 2,036 74.91% +2.12
Democratic Courtney Denton 601 22.11% -2.48
Libertarian Steven Hedrick 80 2.94% +0.32
Write-in Harold Davis 1 0.04% +0.04
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 3rd Congressional District — Maries County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer 3,253 72.79%
Democratic Eric C. Mayer 1,099 24.59%
Libertarian Steven Wilson 117 2.62%

Political culture[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 79.1% 3,561 17.6% 794 3.2% 145
2012 69.7% 3,165 28.6% 1,299 1.6% 74
2008 62.6% 2,853 35.1% 1,599 2.4% 107
2004 63.9% 2,825 35.3% 1,563 0.8% 36
2000 57.5% 2,216 40.3% 1,554 2.2% 84
1996 42.9% 1,560 42.4% 1,540 14.7% 536
1992 33.8% 1,356 43.1% 1,732 23.1% 927
1988 55.1% 1,919 44.6% 1,552 0.3% 9
1984 62.0% 2,267 38.0% 1,388
1980 52.4% 1,985 45.7% 1,732 1.9% 72
1976 45.1% 1,485 54.5% 1,796 0.4% 13
1972 63.1% 2,082 36.9% 1,219
1968 47.5% 1,438 39.2% 1,185 13.3% 403
1964 36.4% 1,183 63.6% 2,063
1960 49.5% 1,684 50.5% 1,716
1956 42.5% 1,392 57.5% 1,885
1952 45.6% 1,501 54.2% 1,783 0.2% 6
1948 31.4% 894 68.5% 1,948 0.1% 4
1944 45.1% 1,519 54.2% 1,824 0.7% 23
1940 45.6% 1,749 54.2% 2,078 0.2% 9
1936 34.9% 1,306 64.6% 2,414 0.5% 20
1932 21.2% 745 78.3% 2,758 0.5% 18
1928 43.8% 1,415 56.0% 1,808 0.3% 8
1924 33.0% 1,004 62.9% 1,913 4.1% 125
1920 45.9% 1,445 53.2% 1,677 0.9% 28
1916 35.0% 725 63.6% 1,319 1.5% 30
1912 25.9% 448 63.4% 1,096 10.7% 185
1908 34.7% 703 64.6% 1,309 0.8% 16
1904 33.1% 599 65.4% 1,184 1.6% 28
1900 29.8% 544 69.8% 1,273 0.3% 6
1896 28.2% 546 71.5% 1,385 0.3% 5
1892 29.0% 469 69.2% 1,119 1.8% 29
1888 32.9% 539 64.5% 1,055 2.6% 43

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)[edit]

  • Former U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-New York) received more votes, a total of 844, than any candidate from either party in Maries County during the 2008 presidential primary.
Maries County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 343 (29.70%)
Mike Huckabee 415 (35.93%)
Mitt Romney 321 (27.79%)
Ron Paul 59 (5.11%)
Maries County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Clinton 844 (66.09)
Barack Obama 366 (28.66%)
John Edwards (withdrawn) 48 (3.76%)
Uncommitted 13 (1.02%)

Communities[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. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  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. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. ^ Breeding, Marshall. "Heartland Regional Library System". Libraries.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  11. ^ a b c "County Results - State of Missouri - 2016 General Election - Official Results". 
  12. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

Further reading[edit]

  • History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage counties, Missouri : from the earliest time to the present, including a department devoted to the preservation of sundry personal, business,professional and the private records; besides a valuable fund of notes, original observations, etc. etc. (1889)online

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°11′N 91°55′W / 38.18°N 91.92°W / 38.18; -91.92