|Macon County, Missouri|
Macon County Courthouse
Location in the state of Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
|Founded||January 6, 1837|
|Named for||Nathaniel Macon|
812.53 sq mi (2,104 km²)
803.77 sq mi (2,082 km²)
8.76 sq mi (23 km²), 1.08%
20/sq mi (8/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Macon County is a county located in Northeast Missouri in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,566. Its county seat is Macon. The county was organized January 6, 1837 and named for Nathaniel Macon, a Revolutionary War hero and North Carolina politician.
According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the county has a total area of 812.53 square miles (2,104.4 km2), of which 803.77 square miles (2,081.8 km2) (or 98.92%) is land and 8.76 square miles (22.7 km2) (or 1.08%) is water. 
- Adair County (north)
- Knox County (northeast)
- Shelby County (east)
- Randolph County (south)
- Chariton County (southwest)
- Linn County (west)
As of the census of 2010, there were 15,556 people, 6,501 households, and 4,381 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 7,502 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.18% White, 2.21% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Approximately 0.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 22.8% were of German, 21.8% American, 13.9% English and 10.8% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 6,501 households out of which 29.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.70% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% were non-families. 29.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.00% 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 2.92.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 19.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $30,195, and the median income for a family was $36,370. Males had a median income of $26,408 versus $18,275 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,189. About 8.30% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.00% of those under age 18 and 13.10% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns Edit
- Atlanta C-3 School District – Atlanta
- Atlanta Elementary School (K-06)
- Atlanta High School (07-12)
- Bevier C-4 School District – Bevier
- Bevier Elementary School (K-08)
- Bevier High School (09-12)
- Callao C-8 School District – Callao
- Callao Elementary School (K-08)
- La Plata R-II School District – La Plata
- La Plata Elementary School (PK-06)
- La Plata High School (07-12)
- Macon County R-I School District – Macon
- Macon Elementary School (PK-05)
- Macon Middle School (06-08)
- Macon High School (09-12)
- Macon County R-IV School District – New Cambria
- Macon County Elementary School (K-06)
- Macon County High School (07-12)
The Republican Party controls politics at the local level in Macon County. Republicans hold all but six of the elected positions in the county.
|Macon County, Missouri|
|Elected countywide officials|
|Circuit Clerk||Kimberly March||Democratic|
|County Clerk||Shirley Sims||Republican|
|Alan R. Wyatt||Republican|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Josh Meisner||Democratic|
|Public Administrator||Lois Noland||Democratic|
|2008||57.16% 4,242||41.34% 3,068||1.49% 111|
|2004||61.48% 4,598||37.18% 2,781||1.36% 100|
|2000||51.10% 3,633||47.19% 3,355||1.71% 122|
|1996||32.08% 2,069||65.61% 4,231||2.31% 149|
Macon County is divided into two legislative districts in the Missouri House of Representatives with split representation.
|Missouri House of Representatives – District 8 – Macon County (2010)|
|Republican||William Jesse Foster||2,226||41.52|
|Missouri House of Representatives – District 22 – Macon County (2010)|
|Missouri Senate - District 21 – Macon County (2008)|
|U.S. House of Representatives – Missouri’s 9th Congressional District – Macon County (2010)|
|Libertarian||Christopher W. Dwyer||948||17.53|
|Write-in||Clifford (Jeff) Reed||107||1.98|
|2008||61.36% 4,586||37.25% 2,784||1.39% 104|
|2004||61.73% 4,673||37.73% 2,856||0.54% 41|
|2000||58.98% 4,232||39.26% 2,817||1.76% 126|
|1996||40.65% 2,634||45.32% 2,937||14.03% 909|
Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)Edit
- Former U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-New York) received more votes, a total of 1,016, than any candidate from either party in Macon County during the 2008 presidential primary.
- ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/29/29121.html. Retrieved September 10, 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. 190. http://books.google.com/books?id=RfAuAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA190#v=onepage&q&f=false.
- ^ "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 10, 2013.
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Digitized 1930 Plat Book of Macon County from University of Missouri Division of Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books
|Adair County||Knox County|
|Linn County||Shelby County|
Macon County, Missouri
|Chariton County||Randolph County|
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