Shelby County, Missouri

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Shelby County
Shelby County Courthouse in Shelbyville
Shelby County Courthouse in Shelbyville
Map of Missouri highlighting Shelby County
Location within the U.S. state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 39°47′N 92°04′W / 39.79°N 92.07°W / 39.79; -92.07
Country United States
State Missouri
FoundedJanuary 2, 1835
Named forIsaac Shelby
SeatShelbyville
Largest cityShelbina
Area
 • Total502 sq mi (1,300 km2)
 • Land501 sq mi (1,300 km2)
 • Water1.5 sq mi (4 km2)  0.3%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total6,103
 • Estimate 
(2018)
6,050
 • Density12/sq mi (4.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district6th

Shelby County is a county located in the northeastern portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2020 census, the population was 6,103.[1] Its county seat is Shelbyville.[2] The county was established on January 2, 1835, and named for Governor Isaac Shelby of Kentucky.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 502 square miles (1,300 km2), of which 501 square miles (1,300 km2) is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) (0.3%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18403,056
18504,25339.2%
18607,30171.7%
187010,11938.6%
188014,02438.6%
189015,64211.5%
190016,1673.4%
191014,864−8.1%
192013,617−8.4%
193011,983−12.0%
194011,224−6.3%
19509,730−13.3%
19609,063−6.9%
19707,906−12.8%
19807,826−1.0%
19906,942−11.3%
20006,799−2.1%
20106,373−6.3%
20206,103−4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2015[9]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 6,799 people, 2,745 households, and 1,847 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (5/km2). There were 3,245 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.87% White, 0.97% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Approximately 0.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 30.4% were of American, 26.9% German, 14.9% English and 8.5% Irish ancestry.

There were 2,745 households, out of which 30.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.90% were married couples living together, 7.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.70% were non-families. 30.30% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.60% 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 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 25.40% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 19.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,448, and the median income for a family was $35,944. Males had a median income of $25,759 versus $18,996 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,632. About 13.00% of families and 16.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.70% of those under age 18 and 14.10% of those age 65 or over.

2020 Census[edit]

Shelby County Racial Composition[11]
Race Num. Perc.
White (NH) 5,749 94.2%
Black or African American (NH) 20 0.33%
Native American (NH) 20 0.33%
Asian (NH) 1 0.02%
Pacific Islander (NH) 0 0%
Other/Mixed (NH) 197 3.23%
Hispanic or Latino 117 2%

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Private schools[edit]

Public libraries[edit]

  • Clarence Public Library[12]
  • Shelbina Carnegie Public Library[13]

Politics[edit]

Local[edit]

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

Shelby County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Marge Gander Democratic
Circuit Clerk Rosalie (Rose) Shively Democratic
County Clerk Tracy Smith Democratic
Collector John Chinn Democratic
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Glenn Eagan Democratic
Commissioner
(District 1)
Maurice Shuck Democratic
Commissioner
(District 2)
Kerry McCarty Democratic
Coroner Ralph Eagan Democratic
Prosecuting Attorney Jordan Rogers Democratic
Public Administrator Susan C. Wilt Republican
Recorder Audrey Grawe Buzzard Democratic
Sheriff Dennis Perrigo Democratic
Surveyor Martin T. Wasson Democratic
Treasurer Jesse C. Burton Democratic

State[edit]

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2020 81.05% 2,698 17.30% 576 1.65% 55
2016 66.12% 2,143 32.00% 1,037 1.88% 61
2012 53.58% 1,721 44.40% 1,426 2.02% 65
2008 63.15% 2,094 35.86% 1,189 0.99% 33
2004 66.72% 2,316 32.15% 1,116 1.13% 39
2000 51.50% 1,668 47.76% 1,547 0.74% 24
1996 28.12% 859 70.51% 2,154 1.37% 42

Shelby County is a part of Missouri's 5th District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is represented by Lindell F Shumake (R-Hannibal).

Missouri House of Representatives — District 5 — Shelby County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Lindell F. Shumake 2,315 72.94% +5.03
Democratic O.C. Latta 859 27.06% -5.03
Missouri House of Representatives — District 5 — Shelby County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Lindell F. Shumake 1,149 67.91% +30.42
Democratic C. Leroy Deichman 543 32.09% -30.42
Missouri House of Representatives — District 5 — Shelby County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Lindell F. Shumake 1,215 37.49%
Democratic Tom Shively 2,026 62.51%

Shelby County is a part of Missouri's 18th District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by Brian Munzlinger (R-Williamstown).

Missouri Senate — District 18 — Shelby County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Brian Munzlinger 1,375 100.00%

Federal[edit]

U.S. Senate — Missouri — Shelby County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Roy Blunt 2,129 66.16% +14.39
Democratic Jason Kander 989 30.73% -13.49
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 54 1.68% -2.33
Green Johnathan McFarland 31 0.93% +0.93
Constitution Fred Ryman 15 0.47% +0.47
U.S. Senate — Missouri — Shelby County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Todd Akin 1,667 51.77%
Democratic Claire McCaskill 1,424 44.22%
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 129 4.01%

Shelby 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 — Shelby County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Sam Graves 2,428 77.10% +5.34
Democratic David M. Blackwell 649 20.61% -6.27
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 40 1.27% -0.09
Green Mike Diel 32 1.02%
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri’s 6th Congressional District — Shelby County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Sam Graves 1,212 71.76% +4.76
Democratic Bill Hedge 454 26.88% -4.30
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 23 1.36% -0.46
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 6th Congressional District — Shelby County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Sam Graves 2,091 67.00%
Democratic Kyle Yarber 973 31.18%
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil 57 1.82%
United States presidential election results for Shelby County, Missouri[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 2,700 80.60% 592 17.67% 58 1.73%
2016 2,524 77.09% 606 18.51% 144 4.40%
2012 2,188 67.70% 966 29.89% 78 2.41%
2008 2,166 65.32% 1,114 33.59% 36 1.09%
2004 2,280 65.11% 1,201 34.29% 21 0.60%
2000 1,936 59.44% 1,262 38.75% 59 1.81%
1996 1,213 39.64% 1,410 46.08% 437 14.28%
1992 1,169 34.44% 1,435 42.28% 790 23.28%
1988 1,586 46.54% 1,818 53.35% 4 0.12%
1984 2,243 58.78% 1,573 41.22% 0 0.00%
1980 2,151 52.73% 1,849 45.33% 79 1.94%
1976 1,453 39.25% 2,227 60.16% 22 0.59%
1972 2,057 56.73% 1,569 43.27% 0 0.00%
1968 1,693 41.33% 2,045 49.93% 358 8.74%
1964 1,212 27.75% 3,156 72.25% 0 0.00%
1960 2,062 41.81% 2,870 58.19% 0 0.00%
1956 1,990 39.53% 3,044 60.47% 0 0.00%
1952 2,163 39.88% 3,237 59.68% 24 0.44%
1948 1,348 28.32% 3,400 71.43% 12 0.25%
1944 1,934 35.90% 3,435 63.76% 18 0.33%
1940 2,167 34.83% 4,028 64.75% 26 0.42%
1936 1,697 27.81% 4,367 71.57% 38 0.62%
1932 1,104 20.66% 4,215 78.87% 25 0.47%
1928 2,303 42.12% 3,158 57.75% 7 0.13%
1924 1,737 30.01% 3,957 68.37% 94 1.62%
1920 2,128 34.69% 3,935 64.15% 71 1.16%
1916 1,195 31.53% 2,549 67.26% 46 1.21%
1912 859 22.97% 2,450 65.51% 431 11.52%
1908 1,298 33.93% 2,466 64.47% 61 1.59%
1904 1,257 36.30% 2,124 61.33% 82 2.37%
1900 1,217 31.46% 2,578 66.65% 73 1.89%
1896 1,275 30.67% 2,850 68.56% 32 0.77%
1892 1,128 31.92% 2,252 63.72% 154 4.36%
1888 1,102 33.24% 2,105 63.50% 108 3.26%

Missouri presidential preference primary (2008)[edit]

Former U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-New York) received more votes, a total of 460, than any candidate from either party in Shelby County during the 2008 presidential primary.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 20, 2021.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1918). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 364.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 27, 2010. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
  9. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 14, 2013.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  11. ^ "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Shelby County, Missouri".
  12. ^ Breeding, Marshall. "Clarence Public Library". Libraries.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  13. ^ Breeding, Marshall. "Shelbina Carnegie Public Library". Libraries.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved March 26, 2018.

Further reading[edit]

  • General History Of Shelby County Missouri (1911) online

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°47′N 92°04′W / 39.79°N 92.07°W / 39.79; -92.07