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|Holt County, Missouri|
Location in the state of Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
|Founded||January 29, 1841|
|Named for||David Rice Holt|
|Largest city||Mound City|
469.05 sq mi (1,215 km²)
461.87 sq mi (1,196 km²)
7.18 sq mi (19 km²), 1.53
12/sq mi (4/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Holt County is a county located in Northwest Missouri in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,912. Its county seat is Oregon. The county was organized January 29, 1841 and named for Dr. David Rice Holt (1803-1840), a Missouri state legislator from Platte County.
According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the county has a total area of 469.05 square miles (1,214.8 km2), of which 461.87 square miles (1,196.2 km2) (or 98.47%) is land and 7.18 square miles (18.6 km2) (or 1.53%) is water.
- Atchison County (north)
- Nodaway County (northeast)
- Andrew County (southeast)
- Doniphan County, Kansas (south)
- Brown County, Kansas (southwest)
- Richardson County, Nebraska (west)
- Nemaha County, Nebraska (northwest)
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,351 people, 2,237 households, and 1,503 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 2,931 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.47% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Approximately 0.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 2,237 households out of which 28.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.30% were married couples living together, 6.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.80% were non-families. 29.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the county the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 21.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,461, and the median income for a family was $35,685. Males had a median income of $26,966 versus $17,846 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,876. About 10.50% of families and 13.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.90% of those under age 18 and 11.90% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and townsEdit
- Frank McGrath - actor, born in Mound City in 1903
- Roger Wehrli - NFL athlete inducted into the Hall of Fame, born in New Point
- Charles C. Moore - 13th Governor of Idaho; born in Holt County.
Points of interestEdit
- Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge
- Big Lake State Park on Big Lake
- St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church (Corning, Missouri)
- Mound City R-II School District – Mound City
- Mound City Elementary School (PK-04)
- Mound City Middle School (05-08)
- Mound City High School (09-12)
- South Holt County R-I School District – Oregon
- South Holt County Elementary School (K-06)
- South Holt County High School (07-12)
The Republican Party predominantly controls politics at the local level in Holt County. Republicans hold all but one of the elected positions in the county.
|Holt County, Missouri|
|Elected countywide officials|
|Circuit Clerk||Vicki Book||Republican|
|County Clerk||Kathy J. Kunkel||Republican|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Robert Shepherd||Republican|
|Public Administrator||Edward Meng||Republican|
|2008||55.75% 1,440||40.53% 1,047||3.72% 96|
|2004||66.34% 1,776||32.61% 873||1.05% 28|
|2000||59.14% 1,563||39.01% 1,031||1.85% 49|
|1996||36.65% 1,040||61.63% 1,749||1.73% 49|
|Missouri House of Representatives - District 4 – Holt County (2010)|
|Democratic||Robert L. Ritterbusch||214||12.21|
|Missouri Senate - District 12 – Holt County (2010)|
|U.S. House of Representatives – Missouri’s 6th Congressional District – Holt County (2010)|
|2008||68.14% 1,794||30.46% 802||1.40% 37|
|2004||69.27% 1,864||30.14% 811||0.60% 16|
|2000||65.29% 1,738||32.72% 871||1.99% 53|
|1996||47.15% 1,323||40.77% 1,144||12.08% 339|
Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)Edit
- Former U.S. Senator and current U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-New York) received more votes, a total of 283, than any candidate from either party in Holt County during the 2008 presidential primary.
- ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/29/29087.html. Retrieved September 9, 2013.
- ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- ^ "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 9, 2013.
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- ^ "Idaho Governor Charles Calvin Moore". National Governors Association. http://www.nga.org/cms/home/governors/past-governors-bios/page_idaho/col2-content/main-content-list/title_moore_charles.html. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
- Digitized 1930 Plat Book of Holt County from University of Missouri Division of Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books
|Nemaha County, Nebraska||Atchison County||Nodaway County|
|Richardson County, Nebraska||Andrew County|
Holt County, Missouri
|Doniphan County, Kansas|
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