Lewis County, Missouri

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Lewis County
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Lewis County Courthouse in Monticello
Map of Missouri highlighting Lewis County.svg
Location within the U.S. state of Missouri
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Missouri's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°05′N91°44′W / 40.09°N 91.73°W / 40.09; -91.73
CountryFlag of the United States.svg United States
StateFlag of Missouri.svg  Missouri
FoundedJanuary 2, 1833
Named for Meriwether Lewis
Seat Monticello
Largest city Canton
Area
  Total511 sq mi (1,320 km2)
  Land505 sq mi (1,310 km2)
  Water5.8 sq mi (15 km2)  1.1%
Population
 (2020)
  Total10,032
  Estimate 
(2018)
9,855
  Density20/sq mi (7.6/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
  Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 6th
Website lewiscountymo.org
The Lewis County, Missouri courthouse in Monticello as it appeared in the mid-1870s. Lewis County Mo Courthouse.JPG
The Lewis County, Missouri courthouse in Monticello as it appeared in the mid-1870s.

Lewis County is a county located in the northeastern portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2020 census, the population was 10,032. [1] Its county seat is Monticello. [2] The county was organized January 2, 1833 and named for Meriwether Lewis, the explorer and Governor of the Louisiana Territory. [3]

Contents

Lewis County is part of the Quincy, IL MO Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 511 square miles (1,320 km2), of which 505 square miles (1,310 km2) is land and 5.8 square miles (15 km2) (1.1%) is water. [4]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1840 6,040
1850 6,5788.9%
1860 12,28686.8%
1870 15,11423.0%
1880 15,9255.4%
1890 15,9350.1%
1900 16,7245.0%
1910 15,514−7.2%
1920 13,465−13.2%
1930 12,093−10.2%
1940 11,490−5.0%
1950 10,733−6.6%
1960 10,9842.3%
1970 10,9930.1%
1980 10,901−0.8%
1990 10,233−6.1%
2000 10,4942.6%
2010 10,211−2.7%
2020 10,032−1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census [5]
1790-1960 [6] 1900-1990 [7]
1990-2000 [8] 2010-2015 [9]

As of the census [10] of 2010, there were 10,211 people, 3,956 households, and 2,709 families residing in the county. The population density was 21 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 95.92% White, 2.53% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Approximately 0.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 34.9% were of German, 18.3% American, 11.2% English and 10.8% Irish ancestry.

The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.00. In the county, the population was spread out, with 25.00% under the age of 18, 12.90% from 18 to 24, 24.60% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older and 51% of female population. The median age was 36 years.

Median income for a household in the county was $30,651, and the median income for a family was $35,740. Males had a median income of $27,778 versus $19,679 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,746. 16.10% of the population and 10.70% of families were below the poverty line.

Education

Public schools

Private schools

Post-secondary

Public libraries

Politics

Local

Lewis County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Tammy Logsdon Republican
Circuit Clerk Jan E. Geisendorfer Democratic
County Clerk
  • Chris Flanagan
Democratic
Collector Denise Goodwin Democratic
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Wayne Murphy, Jr. Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Deanne Whiston Republican
Commissioner
(District 2)
Travis Fleer Republican
Coroner Larry Arnold Democratic
Prosecuting Attorney Jules V. (Jake) DeCoster Democratic
Public Administrator Luke Barton Republican
Recorder Amy Parrish Democratic
Sheriff David T. Parrish Democratic
Surveyor Carson W. Lay Republican
Treasurer Bonnie Roberson Republican

Chris Flanagan was appointed to the position of County Clerk by Governor Jay Nixon. The office had previously been held by Regina Dredge.

State

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 63.53%2,81533.65% 1,4912.82% 125
2012 48.24% 2,04649.54%2,1012.22% 94
2008 56.79%2,53341.05% 1,8312.16% 96
2004 67.03%3,08431.32% 1,4411.65% 76
2000 50.03%2,22448.46% 2,1541.51% 67
1996 22.77% 94875.23%3,1321.99% 83

All of Lewis 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 — Lewis County (2016)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Craig Redmon3.998100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 4 — Lewis County (2014)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Craig Redmon2,450100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 4 — Lewis County (2012)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Craig Redmon3,869100.00%

All of Lewis 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 — Lewis County (2014)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Brian Munzlinger2,363100.00%

Federal

U.S. Senate — Missouri — Lewis County (2016)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Roy Blunt2,73261.84%+14.89
Democratic Jason Kander1,47233.32%-16.25
Libertarian Jonathan Dine982.22%-1.26
Green Johnathan McFarland601.36%+1.36
Constitution Fred Ryman561.27%+1.27
U.S. Senate — Missouri — Lewis County (2012)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Todd Akin1,98246.95%
Democratic Claire McCaskill2,09349.57%
Libertarian Jonathan Dine1473.48%

All of Lewis 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 — Lewis County (2016)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Sam Graves3,27075.82%+4.72
Democratic David M. Blackwell89920.84%-5.49
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil882.04%-0.53
Green Mike Diel561.30%+1.30
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri’s 6th Congressional District — Lewis County (2014)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Sam Graves1,82271.10%+7.09
Democratic Bill Hedge69726.33%-7.28
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil682.57%+0.20
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 6th Congressional District — Lewis County (2012)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Sam Graves2,58864.01%
Democratic Kyle Yarber1,35933.61%
Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil962.37%
United States presidential election results for Lewis County, Missouri [14]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.%No.%No.%
2020 3,55376.92%98421.30%821.78%
2016 3,34474.64%93420.85%2024.51%
2012 2,67762.56%1,50835.24%942.20%
2008 2,59457.62%1,83740.80%711.58%
2004 2,86261.63%1,75437.77%280.60%
2000 2,38853.26%2,02345.12%731.63%
1996 1,45334.79%2,05049.09%67316.12%
1992 1,46132.03%2,19648.14%90519.84%
1988 1,80342.20%2,46057.57%100.23%
1984 2,43855.22%1,97744.78%00.00%
1980 2,35049.07%2,31448.32%1252.61%
1976 1,98344.10%2,48655.28%280.62%
1972 2,73861.76%1,69538.24%00.00%
1968 2,03843.90%2,06744.53%53711.57%
1964 1,23927.41%3,28172.59%00.00%
1960 2,56048.43%2,72651.57%00.00%
1956 2,30145.75%2,72854.25%00.00%
1952 2,41645.41%2,89654.44%80.15%
1948 1,56433.06%3,15566.69%120.25%
1944 1,98840.72%2,88359.05%110.23%
1940 2,42840.86%3,48458.63%300.50%
1936 1,99433.78%3,85965.37%500.85%
1932 1,34126.07%3,74672.84%561.09%
1928 2,74148.55%2,88251.04%230.41%
1924 2,41639.48%3,48156.88%2233.64%
1920 2,81043.87%3,54255.30%530.83%
1916 1,42937.28%2,35761.49%471.23%
1912 1,00426.72%2,34062.27%41411.02%
1908 1,47336.89%2,43961.08%812.03%
1904 1,46739.08%2,20258.66%852.26%
1900 1,44235.07%2,58362.82%872.12%
1896 1,58137.28%2,62461.87%360.85%
1892 1,32235.49%2,22059.60%1834.91%
1888 1,41238.13%2,26861.25%230.62%


Missouri presidential preference primary (2008)

Former U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-New York) received more votes, a total of 619, than any candidate from either party in Lewis County during the 2008 presidential primary.

Communities

Cities and towns

Unincorporated communities

See also

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Coordinates: 40°05′N91°44′W / 40.09°N 91.73°W / 40.09; -91.73