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|Clark County, Missouri|
Location in the state of Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 16, 1836|
|Named for||William Clark|
511.90 sq mi (1,326 km²)
507.31 sq mi (1,314 km²)
4.59 sq mi (12 km²), 0.90
15/sq mi (6/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Clark County is a county located in Northeast Missouri in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the county's population was 7,139. Its county seat is Kahoka. The county was organized December 16, 1836 and named for William Clark, leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and later Governor of Missouri Territory.
Missouri folklorist Margot Ford McMillen wrote that early settlers were attracted by Clark County's good and inexpensive agricultural land. One section was called "Bit Nation" because land was sold there for just twelve and one-half cents ("one bit" of a Spanish dollar) an acre.
According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the county has a total area of 511.90 square miles (1,325.8 km2), of which 507.31 square miles (1,313.9 km2) (or 99.10%) is land and 4.59 square miles (11.9 km2) (or 0.90%) is water.
- Van Buren County, Iowa (northwest)
- Lee County, Iowa (north)
- Hancock County, Illinois (east)
- Lewis County (south)
- Knox County (southwest)
- Scotland County (west)
National protected areaEdit
As of the census of 2010, there were 7,139 people, 2,966 households, and 2,079 families residing in the county. The population density was 15 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 3,483 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.83% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Approximately 0.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 2,966 households out of which 30.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 7.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.90% were non-families. 26.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,457, and the median income for a family was $36,270. Males had a median income of $27,279 versus $19,917 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,988. About 10.80% of families and 14.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.70% of those under age 18 and 12.70% of those age 65 or over.
- Clark County R-I School District – Kahoka
- Running Fox Elementary School (PK-05)
- Black Hawk Elementary School (K-05)
- Clark County Middle School (06-08)
- Clark County High School (09-12)
- Luray School District No. 33 – Luray
- Luray Elementary School (PK-08)
The Republican Party controls politics at the local level in Clark County. Republicans hold all but five of the elected positions in the county.
|Clark County, Missouri|
|Elected countywide officials|
|Assessor||Donna F. Oilar||Democratic|
|Circuit Clerk||Mary D. Jones||Democratic|
|County Clerk||Leih Ann Hayden||Republican|
|Prosecuting Attorney||John Moon||Democratic|
|Public Administrator||Linda Shoup||Republican|
|Recorder||Mary D. Jones||Democratic|
|2008||51.33 % 1,772||46.00% 1,588||1.67% 92|
|2004||66.98% 2,469||30.63% 1,129||2.38% 88|
|2000||46.47% 1,751||51.17% 1,928||2.36% 89|
|1996||29.87% 966||68.46% 2,214||1.67% 54|
|Missouri House of Representatives – District 1 – Clark County (2010)|
|Missouri Senate - District 18 – Clark County (2010)|
|U.S. House of Representatives – Missouri’s 9th Congressional District – Clark County (2010)|
|Libertarian||Christopher W. Dwyer||540||20.99|
|2008||51.56% 1,782||45.49% 1,572||2.95% 102|
|2004||50.83% 1,899||48.02% 1,794||1.15% 43|
|2000||49.95% 1,899||47.66% 1,812||2.39% 91|
|1996||32.63% 1,081||52.79% 1,749||14.58% 483|
Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)Edit
- Former U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-New York) received more votes, a total of 554, than any candidate from either party in Clark County during the 2008 presidential primary.
- ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/29/29045.html. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
- ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. pp. 275. http://books.google.com/books?id=RfAuAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA275#v=onepage&q&f=false.
- ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off.. pp. 82. http://books.google.com/books?id=9V1IAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA82#v=onepage&q&f=false.
- ^ McMillen, Margot Ford (1994). Paris, Tightwad and Peculiar: Missouri Place Names. Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press. p. 46. ISBN 0-8262-0972-6.
- ^ "Census 2010 Gazetteer Files". http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/docs/gazetteer/counties_list_29.txt. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
- ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
- "Guide to Clark County Missouri" records
- Digitized 1930 Plat Book of Clark County from University of Missouri Division of Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books
|Van Buren County, Iowa||Lee County, Iowa|
|Scotland County||Hancock County, Illinois|
Clark County, Missouri
|Knox County||Lewis County|
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