Knox County, Missouri

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Knox County
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Knox County Courthouse in Edina
Map of Missouri highlighting Knox County.svg
Location within the U.S. state of Missouri
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Missouri's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°07′N92°09′W / 40.12°N 92.15°W / 40.12; -92.15
CountryFlag of the United States.svg United States
StateFlag of Missouri.svg  Missouri
FoundedFebruary 14, 1845
Named for Henry Knox
Seat Edina
Largest cityEdina
Area
  Total507 sq mi (1,310 km2)
  Land504 sq mi (1,310 km2)
  Water2.8 sq mi (7 km2)  0.6%
Population
 (2020)
  Total3,744
  Density7.4/sq mi (2.9/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
  Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 6th
Website www.knoxcountymo.org

Knox County is a county located in the northeast portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2020 census, [1] its population was 3,744, [2] making it the third-least populous county in Missouri. Its county seat is Edina. [3] The county was organized February 14, 1845 and named for U.S. Secretary of War General Henry Knox. [4]

Contents

Civil War

A battle was fought during the American Civil War at Newark, involving Joseph C. Porter on August 1, 1862. [5]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 507 square miles (1,310 km2), of which 504 square miles (1,310 km2) is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) (0.6%) is water. [6]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1850 2,894
1860 8,727201.6%
1870 10,97425.7%
1880 13,04718.9%
1890 13,5013.5%
1900 13,479−0.2%
1910 12,403−8.0%
1920 10,783−13.1%
1930 9,658−10.4%
1940 8,878−8.1%
1950 7,617−14.2%
1960 6,558−13.9%
1970 5,692−13.2%
1980 5,508−3.2%
1990 4,482−18.6%
2000 4,361−2.7%
2010 4,131−5.3%
2020 3,744−9.4%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]
1790-1960 [8] 1900-1990 [9]
1990-2000 [10] 2010-2015 [2]

As of the census [11] of 2010, there were 4,131 people in the county, organized into 1,791 households and 1,217 families. The population density was 9 people per square mile (3/km2). There were 2,317 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.51% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 0.09% Asian, 0.02% Native American, 0.16% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Approximately 0.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,791 households, out of which 27.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% were married couples living together, 6.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.00% were non-families. 29.30% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.00% 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 2.93.

24.90% of the county's population was under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 23.70% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 21.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,124, and the median income for a family was $31,741. Males had a median income of $22,636 versus $18,902 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,075. 18.00% of the population and 12.90% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.10% of those under the age of 18 and 16.50% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

The TFR for Knox County in 2004 was relatively high at 2.64, despite the population being 98% white.

Education

Public schools

Public libraries

Politics

Local

The Democratic Party mostly controls politics at the local level in Knox County. Democrats hold all but five of the elected positions in the county.

Knox County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Anita James Republican
Circuit Clerk James Gibbons Democratic
County Clerk Marlene Spory Republican
Collector Brent Karhoff Republican
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Evan Glasgow Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Terry (“Red”) Callahan Democratic
Commissioner
(District 2)
Roger Parton Democratic
Coroner Jeffrey Doss Democratic
Prosecuting Attorney David M. Brown Republican
Public Administrator Theresa Allen-Hamlin Republican
Recorder Sandy Woods Democratic
Sheriff Allen Gudehus Democratic
Surveyor Dilbert Sullivan Democratic
Treasurer Donnie Davis Democratic

State

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2020 82.66%1,51616.03% 2941.31% 24
2016 61.61%1,12536.80% 6721.59% 29
2012 47.35% 91250.16%9662.49% 49
2008 58.88%1,18039.57% 7931.55% 31
2004 67.41%1,32831.62% 6230.96% 19
2000 55.48%1,12443.34% 8781.19% 24
1996 30.52% 62367.71%1,3821.76% 36

All of Knox County is included in Missouri's 4th District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is represented by Craig Redmon (R-Canton).

Missouri House of Representatives — District 4 — Knox County (2016)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Craig Redmon1,612100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 4 — Knox County (2014)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Craig Redmon1,144100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 4 — Knox County (2012)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Craig Redmon1,587100.00%

All of Knox 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 — Knox County (2014)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Brian Munzlinger1,174100.00%

Federal

U.S. Senate — Missouri — Knox County (2016)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Roy Blunt1,20866.19%+19.59
Democratic Jason Kander55830.58%-19.11
Libertarian Jonathan Dine291.59%-2.12
Green Johnathan McFarland160.88%+0.88
Constitution Fred Ryman140.77%+0.77
U.S. Senate — Missouri — Knox County (2012)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Todd Akin90546.60%
Democratic Claire McCaskill96549.69%
Libertarian Jonathan Dine723.71%

All of Knox 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 — Knox County (2016)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Sam Graves1,42580.19%+4.74
Democratic David M. Blackwell31717.84%-4.07
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil241.35%-1.29
Green Mike Diel110.62%
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri’s 6th Congressional District — Knox County (2014)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Sam Graves97175.45%+7.72
Democratic Bill Hedge28221.91%-8.55
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil342.64%+0.83
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 6th Congressional District — Knox County (2012)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Sam Graves1,23267.73%
Democratic Kyle Yarber55430.46%
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil331.81%
United States presidential election results for Knox County, Missouri [13]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.%No.%No.%
2020 1,48680.15%34018.34%281.51%
2016 1,41675.72%37920.27%754.01%
2012 1,20561.57%69835.67%542.76%
2008 1,21259.73%75937.41%582.86%
2004 1,20761.02%76138.47%100.51%
2000 1,22659.66%78738.30%422.04%
1996 86242.65%89144.09%26813.26%
1992 72432.01%1,01044.65%52823.34%
1988 1,21249.03%1,25550.77%50.20%
1984 1,51357.97%1,09742.03%00.00%
1980 1,47554.43%1,18743.80%481.77%
1976 1,21647.57%1,31951.60%210.82%
1972 1,89664.78%1,03135.22%00.00%
1968 1,56249.29%1,25739.67%35011.04%
1964 1,30538.50%2,08561.50%00.00%
1960 1,87451.06%1,79648.94%00.00%
1956 1,93451.11%1,85048.89%00.00%
1952 2,22952.77%1,98847.06%70.17%
1948 1,62041.66%2,26858.32%10.03%
1944 2,05751.32%1,94348.48%80.20%
1940 2,37047.56%2,59452.06%190.38%
1936 2,13441.09%3,03058.35%290.56%
1932 1,46532.11%3,04566.75%521.14%
1928 2,62854.21%2,21345.65%70.14%
1924 2,28843.83%2,72252.15%2104.02%
1920 2,74954.32%2,25044.46%621.23%
1916 1,46045.91%1,65752.11%631.98%
1912 1,09234.73%1,66652.99%38612.28%
1908 1,33943.72%1,65253.93%722.35%
1904 1,32145.15%1,52752.19%782.67%
1900 1,34440.36%1,90857.30%782.34%
1896 1,24635.95%2,18563.04%351.01%
1892 96831.70%1,47248.20%61420.10%
1888 1,37144.10%1,66153.43%772.48%


Communities

Cities

Villages

Census-designated place

Other unincorporated place

Townships

Knox County is divided into 13 townships:

Notable people

See also

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Coordinates: 40°07′N92°09′W / 40.12°N 92.15°W / 40.12; -92.15