Laclede County, Missouri

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Laclede County
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Laclede County Courthouse in Lebanon
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Location within the U.S. state of Missouri
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Missouri's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 37°40′N92°35′W / 37.66°N 92.59°W / 37.66; -92.59
CountryFlag of the United States.svg United States
StateFlag of Missouri.svg  Missouri
FoundedFebruary 24, 1849
Named for Pierre Laclede
Seat Lebanon
Largest cityLebanon
Area
  Total768 sq mi (1,990 km2)
  Land765 sq mi (1,980 km2)
  Water3.3 sq mi (9 km2)  0.4%
Population
 (2010)
  Total35,723
  Estimate 
(2018)
35,713
  Density47/sq mi (18/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
  Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 4th
Website lacledecountymissouri.org

Laclede County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 35,571. [1] Its county seat is Lebanon. [2] The county was organized February 24, 1849, and was named after Pierre Laclède, founder of St. Louis. [3]

Contents

Laclede County comprises the Lebanon, MO Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 768 square miles (1,990 km2), of which 765 square miles (1,980 km2) is land and 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2) (0.4%) is water. [4]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1850 2,498
1860 5,182107.4%
1870 9,38081.0%
1880 11,52422.9%
1890 14,72127.7%
1900 16,52312.2%
1910 17,3635.1%
1920 16,857−2.9%
1930 16,320−3.2%
1940 18,71814.7%
1950 19,0101.6%
1960 18,991−0.1%
1970 19,9445.0%
1980 24,32322.0%
1990 27,15811.7%
2000 32,51319.7%
2010 35,5719.4%
2018 (est.)35,713 [5] 0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]
1790-1960 [7] 1900-1990 [8]
1990-2000 [9] 2010-2015 [1]

As of the census [10] of 2000, there were 32,513 people, 12,760 households, and 9,187 families residing in the county. The population density was 42 people per square mile (16/km2). There were 14,320 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.04% White, 0.42% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Approximately 1.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,760 households, out of which 33.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 9.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 26.70% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,562, and the median income for a family was $35,962. Males had a median income of $27,011 versus $18,283 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,572. About 11.50% of families and 14.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.50% of those under age 18 and 15.90% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Public schools

Post Secondary Schools

Public libraries

Politics

Local

The Republican Party completely controls politics at the local level in Laclede County. Republicans hold all of the elected positions in the county. [12]

Laclede County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Johnny NorthRepublican
Circuit Clerk Wanda TyreRepublican
County Clerk Glenda MottRepublican
Collector Steve PickeringRepublican
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Danny RhoadesRepublican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Joe PickeringRepublican
Commissioner
(District 2)
Jack GlendenningRepublican
Coroner Steve MurrellRepublican
Prosecuting Attorney Jon MorrisRepublican
Public AdministratorKaren GuinnRepublican
Recorder Lynn StoweRepublican
Sheriff Richard WrinkleRepublican
Surveyor Robert ShottsRepublican
Treasurer Jean CookRepublican

State

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 70.96%11,36225.74% 4,1223.30% 528
2012 57.00%8,75139.91% 6,1283.09% 474
2008 46.96% 7,60450.90%8,2422.15% 348
2004 67.23%9,99331.78% 4,7241.00% 148
2000 58.33%7,59539.28% 5,1152.39% 311
1996 57.01%6,52540.46% 4,6312.53% 289

Laclede County is split between two of Missouri's legislative districts that elect members of the Missouri House of Representatives, both of which are represented by Republicans.

Missouri House of Representatives — District 123 — Laclede County (2016) [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Diane Franklin6,194100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 123 — Laclede County (2014)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Diane Franklin2,659100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 123 — Laclede County (2012)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Diane Franklin5,801100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 129 — Laclede County (2016) [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Sandy Crawford7,88589.05%+5.24
Independent Charles Matranga97010.95%+10.95
Missouri House of Representatives — District 129 — Laclede County (2014)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Sandy Crawford3,28183.81%+7.27
Democratic John L. Wilson63416.19%-7.27
Missouri House of Representatives — District 129 — Laclede County (2012)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Sandy Crawford6,50976.54%
Democratic John L. Wilson1,99523.46%

All of Laclede 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 — Laclede County (2014)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Mike Parson6,050100.00%

Federal

U.S. Senate — Missouri — Laclede County (2016) [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Roy Blunt11,31670.53%+19.78
Democratic Jason Kander3,96524.71%-16.52
Libertarian Jonathan Dine3962.47%-5.54
Green Johnathan McFarland1801.12%+1.12
Constitution Fred Ryman1861.16%+1.16
U.S. Senate — Missouri — Laclede County (2012)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Todd Akin7,72150.75%
Democratic Claire McCaskill6,27841.23%
Libertarian Jonathan Dine1,2198.01%

All of Laclede 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 — Laclede County (2016) [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Vicky Hartzler12,90881.49%+0.49
Democratic Gordon Christensen2,35314.85%+0.52
Libertarian Mark Bliss5803.66%-0.92
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 4th Congressional District — Laclede County (2014)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Vicky Hartzler5,65481.00%+6.06
Democratic Nate Irvin1,00014.33%-6.87
Libertarian Herschel L. Young3204.58%+1.87
Write-in Gregory A. Cowan60.09%+0.09
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri’s 4th Congressional District — Laclede County (2012)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Vicky Hartzler11,37674.94%
Democratic Teresa Hensley3,21921.20%
Libertarian Thomas Holbrook4112.71%
Constitution Gregory A. Cowan1751.15%

Political culture

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [14]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 79.8%12,88115.8% 2,5534.4% 706
2012 70.8%10,93426.5% 4,0932.6% 408
2008 66.4%10,87531.9% 5,2181.8% 286
2004 71.1%10,57828.3% 4,2130.5% 78
2000 65.6%8,55632.1% 4,1832.4% 307
1996 51.2%5,88735.2% 4,04713.6% 1,565
1992 42.4%5,17634.2% 4,17923.5% 2,867
1988 63.7%6,07036.1% 3,4420.3% 24
1984 70.6%6,40629.4% 2,665
1980 60.8%5,64237.1% 3,4432.1% 197
1976 48.0% 4,06751.7%4,3810.3% 27
1972 73.8%6,15226.2% 2,186
1968 56.1%4,86034.1% 2,9589.8% 852
1964 46.0% 3,84854.0%4,517
1960 64.8%5,80535.2% 3,156
1956 60.7%5,07939.3% 3,287
1952 65.1%5,31234.8% 2,8390.1% 4
1948 53.8%3,77345.9% 3,2210.3% 21
1944 60.8%4,67039.2% 3,0110.1% 6
1940 59.7%4,94140.1% 3,3230.2% 14
1936 53.4%4,25846.3% 3,6910.4% 28
1932 41.1% 2,80458.0%3,9600.9% 59
1928 65.9%3,97133.7% 2,0310.4% 23
1924 51.6%2,96043.6% 2,5004.8% 275
1920 60.3%3,46937.9% 2,1831.8% 102
1916 50.3%1,87747.0% 1,7552.7% 101
1912 39.8% 1,47844.0%1,63416.1% 599
1908 51.9%1,90245.9% 1,6812.2% 79
1904 53.9%1,87441.7% 1,4504.3% 150
1900 47.7% 1,68650.5%1,7861.8% 62
1896 42.6% 1,59856.5%2,1200.9% 33
1892 43.1%1,37638.3% 1,22318.6% 594
1888 44.8%1,27436.2% 1,03019.0% 539

Missouri presidential preference primary (2008)

Laclede County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 1,656 (30.21%)
Mike Huckabee 2,791 (50.91%)
Mitt Romney 807 (14.72%)
Ron Paul 142 (2.59%)
Laclede County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Clinton 2,185 (62.48%)
Barack Obama 1,181 (33.77%)
John Edwards (withdrawn)94 (2.69%)

Communities

Cities

Villages

Townships

Census-designated place

Other unincorporated places

See also

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Coordinates: 37°40′N92°35′W / 37.66°N 92.59°W / 37.66; -92.59