Dallas County, Missouri

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Dallas County
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Dallas County Courthouse in Buffalo
Map of Missouri highlighting Dallas County.svg
Location within the U.S. state of Missouri
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Missouri's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 37°40′N93°01′W / 37.67°N 93.02°W / 37.67; -93.02
CountryFlag of the United States.svg United States
StateFlag of Missouri.svg  Missouri
FoundedDecember 10, 1844
Named for George M. Dallas
Seat Buffalo
Largest cityBuffalo
Area
  Total543 sq mi (1,410 km2)
  Land541 sq mi (1,400 km2)
  Water2.1 sq mi (5 km2)  0.4%
Population
 (2010)
  Total16,777
  Estimate 
(2018)
16,762
  Density31/sq mi (12/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
  Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 4th

Dallas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,777. [1] Its county seat is Buffalo. [2] The county was organized in 1842 as Niangua County and then renamed in 1844 for George M. Dallas, who served as Vice President under James K. Polk. [3] [4]

Contents

Dallas County is part of the Springfield, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 543 square miles (1,410 km2), of which 541 square miles (1,400 km2) is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) (0.4%) is water. [5]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1850 3,648
1860 5,89261.5%
1870 8,38342.3%
1880 9,26310.5%
1890 12,64736.5%
1900 13,9039.9%
1910 13,181−5.2%
1920 12,033−8.7%
1930 10,541−12.4%
1940 11,5239.3%
1950 10,392−9.8%
1960 9,314−10.4%
1970 10,0547.9%
1980 12,09620.3%
1990 12,6464.5%
2000 15,66123.8%
2010 16,7777.1%
2018 (est.)16,762−0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]
1790-1960 [7] 1900-1990 [8]
1990-2000 [9] 2010-2015 [1] 2018 [10]

As of the census [11] of 2000, there were 15,661 people, 6,030 households, and 4,383 families residing in the county. The population density was 29 people per square mile (11/km2). There were 6,914 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.45% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Approximately 0.94% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 3.57% percent reported speaking Pennsylvania German or German at home. Dallas County is the county with the largest concentration of Kauffman Amish Mennonites, who have preserved Pennsylvania German as their every day language and an old form of Standard German for church. They had 950 adherents in Dallas County in 2010. [12]

There were 6,030 households, out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.80% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.30% were non-families. 23.70% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 27.50% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,346, and the median income for a family was $33,500. Males had a median income of $26,438 versus $17,569 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,106. About 14.20% of families and 17.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.40% of those under age 18 and 18.50% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Public schools

Politics

Local

The Republican Party predominantly controls politics at the local level in Dallas County. Republicans hold all of the elected positions in the county.

Dallas County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Sue DotyRepublican
Circuit Clerk Susan PotterRepublican
County Clerk Pam LouderbaughRepublican
Collector Sheryl FerrellRepublican
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Kevin D. SharpeRepublican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Pete BarclayRepublican
Commissioner
(District 2)
Owen KjarRepublican
Coroner Lamont SwansonRepublican
Prosecuting Attorney Jonathan BarkerRepublican
Public AdministratorCarol JohnsonRepublican
Recorder Stacy SatterfieldRepublican
Sheriff Scott RiceRepublican
Surveyor Greg MaynardRepublican
Treasurer Becky SchofieldRepublican

State

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 66.67%4,94329.82% 2,2113.51% 260
2012 53.42%3,88243.32% 3,1483.26% 237
2008 41.92% 3,21254.46%4,1733.61% 277
2004 65.01%4,70833.43% 2,4211.56% 113
2000 55.16%3,42942.99% 2,6721.85% 115
1996 54.60%3,08341.80% 2,3603.60% 203

All of Dallas County is a part of Missouri's 129th District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is represented by Sandy Crawford (R-Buffalo).

Missouri House of Representatives — District 129 — Dallas County (2016) [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Sandy Crawford6,37587.97%+5.72
Independent Charles Mantranga87212.03%+12.03
Missouri House of Representatives — District 129 — Dallas County (2014)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Sandy Crawford3,00382.25%+5.34
Democratic John L. Wilson64817.75%-5.34
Missouri House of Representatives — District 129 — Dallas County (2012)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Sandy Crawford5,52376.91%
Democratic John L. Wilson1,65823.09%

All of Dallas County is a part of Missouri's 28th District in the Missouri Senate. The seat is currently vacant. The previous incumbent, Mike Parson, was elected Lieutenant Governor in 2016.

Missouri Senate — District 28 — Dallas County (2014)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Mike Parson3,132100.00%

Federal

U.S. Senate — Missouri — Dallas County (2016) [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Roy Blunt5,10168.67%+19.84
Democratic Jason Kander1,98026.66%-16.03
Libertarian Jonathan Dine1822.45%-6.03
Green Johnathan McFarland871.17%+1.17
Constitution Fred Ryman781.05%+1.05
U.S. Senate — Missouri — Dallas County (2012)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Todd Akin3,51448.83%
Democratic Claire McCaskill3,07242.69%
Libertarian Jonathan Dine6108.48%

All of Dallas County is included in Missouri's 4th Congressional District and is currently represented by Vicky Hartzler (R-Harrisonville) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri’s 4th Congressional District — Dallas County (2016) [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Vicky Hartzler5,80479.53%+0.87
Democratic Gordon Christensen1,19216.33%+0.21
Libertarian Mark Bliss3024.14%-0.92
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 4th Congressional District — Dallas County (2014)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Vicky Hartzler2,87578.66%+7.03
Democratic Nate Irvin58916.12%-7.69
Libertarian Herschel L. Young1855.06%+2.38
Write-in Greg A. Cowan60.16%+0.16
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 4th Congressional District — Dallas County (2012)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Vicky Hartzler5,13371.63%
Democratic Teresa Hensley1,70623.81%
Libertarian Thomas Holbrook1922.68%
Constitution Greg A. Cowan1351.88%

Political culture

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [14]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 79.1%5,89517.1% 1,2723.8% 286
2012 68.6%4,99229.2% 2,1222.3% 165
2008 63.7%4,89534.6% 2,6561.7% 132
2004 66.0%4,78833.2% 2,4070.9% 64
2000 59.9%3,72337.2% 2,3113.0% 185
1996 45.0%2,55440.1% 2,27714.9% 843
1992 35.0% 2,11641.9%2,53323.2% 1,402
1988 55.6%2,89844.0% 2,2930.5% 26
1984 65.3%3,57734.7% 1,902
1980 60.6%3,29737.0% 2,0112.4% 130
1976 49.5% 2,43050.0%2,4530.6% 27
1972 74.2%3,12025.8% 1,085
1968 62.5%2,83527.3% 1,23710.3% 465
1964 53.4%2,26846.7% 1,983
1960 70.4%3,52229.6% 1,482
1956 65.1%2,98734.9% 1,600
1952 73.2%3,45926.6% 1,2580.2% 9
1948 62.7%2,69537.0% 1,5900.3% 11
1944 75.1%3,23224.7% 1,0640.2% 10
1940 71.0%3,85928.8% 1,5660.2% 10
1936 63.5%3,06636.2% 1,7490.3% 13
1932 47.3% 1,95851.8%2,1430.9% 35
1928 74.9%2,83524.6% 9310.5% 17
1924 61.0%2,18836.4% 1,3042.6% 93
1920 69.9%2,66528.9% 1,1001.2% 46
1916 56.9%1,42840.7% 1,0222.4% 59
1912 43.0%1,05135.6% 87021.4% 522
1908 62.0%1,60936.8% 9551.3% 33
1904 64.8%1,71130.2% 7975.0% 132
1900 53.6%1,50644.0% 1,2382.4% 68
1896 48.8% 1,46650.7%1,5250.5% 16
1892 49.8%1,17424.8% 58625.4% 599
1888 49.4%1,16929.8% 70620.8% 493

Missouri presidential preference primary (2008)

Dallas County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 751 (30.39%)
Mike Huckabee 1,153 (46.66%)
Mitt Romney 428 (17.32%)
Ron Paul 105 (4.25%)
Dallas County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Clinton 1,157 (63.75%)
Barack Obama 581 (32.01%)
John Edwards (withdrawn)55 (3.03%)

Communities

Cities

Village

Census-designated place

Other unincorporated places

Notable People

See also

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Coordinates: 37°40′N93°01′W / 37.67°N 93.02°W / 37.67; -93.02