Shelby County, Missouri
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About Shelby County, MO
Shelby County, Missouri
Shelby County MO courthouse-20151003-007.jpg
Shelby County Courthouse in Shelbyville
Map of Missouri highlighting Shelby County
Location in the U.S. state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded January 2, 1835
Named for Isaac Shelby
Seat Shelbyville
Largest city Shelbina
Area
 o Total 502 sq mi (1,300 km2)
 o Land 501 sq mi (1,298 km2)
 o Water 1.5 sq mi (4 km2), 0.3%
Population (est.)
 o (2015) 6,128
 o Density 13/sq mi (5/km2)
Congressional district 6th
Central: UTC-6/-5

Shelby County is a county located in the northeastern portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,373.[1] Its county seat is Shelbyville.[2] The county was organized January 2, 1835 and named for Governor Isaac Shelby of Kentucky.[3]

Geography

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

Major highways

Demographics

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.

Education

Public schools

Private schools

Public libraries

  • Clarence Public Library[11]
  • Shelbina Carnegie Public Library[12]

Politics

Local

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

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
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

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%
Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 77.1% 2,524 18.5% 606 4.4% 144
2012 67.7% 2,188 29.9% 966 2.4% 78
2008 65.3% 2,166 33.6% 1,114 1.1% 36
2004 65.1% 2,280 34.3% 1,201 0.6% 21
2000 59.4% 1,936 38.8% 1,262 1.8% 59
1996 39.6% 1,213 46.1% 1,410 14.3% 437
1992 34.4% 1,169 42.3% 1,435 23.3% 790
1988 46.5% 1,586 53.4% 1,818 0.1% 4
1984 58.8% 2,243 41.2% 1,573
1980 52.7% 2,151 45.3% 1,849 1.9% 79
1976 39.3% 1,453 60.2% 2,227 0.6% 22
1972 56.7% 2,057 43.3% 1,569
1968 41.3% 1,693 49.9% 2,045 8.7% 358
1964 27.8% 1,212 72.3% 3,156
1960 41.8% 2,062 58.2% 2,870
1956 39.5% 1,990 60.5% 3,044
1952 39.9% 2,163 59.7% 3,237 0.4% 24
1948 28.3% 1,348 71.4% 3,400 0.3% 12
1944 35.9% 1,934 63.8% 3,435 0.3% 18
1940 34.8% 2,167 64.8% 4,028 0.4% 26
1936 27.8% 1,697 71.6% 4,367 0.6% 38
1932 20.7% 1,104 78.9% 4,215 0.5% 25
1928 42.1% 2,303 57.8% 3,158 0.1% 7
1924 30.0% 1,737 68.4% 3,957 1.6% 94
1920 34.7% 2,128 64.2% 3,935 1.2% 71
1916 31.5% 1,195 67.3% 2,549 1.2% 46
1912 23.0% 859 65.5% 2,450 11.5% 431
1908 33.9% 1,298 64.5% 2,466 1.6% 61
1904 36.3% 1,257 61.3% 2,124 2.4% 82
1900 31.5% 1,217 66.7% 2,578 1.9% 73
1896 30.7% 1,275 68.6% 2,850 0.8% 32
1892 31.9% 1,128 63.7% 2,252 4.4% 154
1888 33.2% 1,102 63.5% 2,105 3.3% 108

Missouri presidential preference primary (2008)

Shelby County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 206 (29.43%)
Mike Huckabee 321 (45.86%)
Mitt Romney 140 (20.00%)
Ron Paul 18 (2.57%)
Shelby County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Clinton 460 (54.37%)
Barack Obama 299 (35.34%)
64 (7.57%)
Uncommitted 19 (2.25%)

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

Cities

Villages

Unincorporated communities

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved .
  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 2014.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  11. ^ Breeding, Marshall. "Clarence Public Library". Libraries.org. Retrieved 2017.
  12. ^ Breeding, Marshall. "Shelbina Carnegie Public Library". Libraries.org. Retrieved 2017.
  13. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved .

Further reading

  • General History Of Shelby County Missouri (1911) online

External links

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


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