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|Marion County, Missouri|
Location in the state of Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 23, 1826|
|Named for||General Francis Marion of the American Revolutionary War|
444.05 sq mi (1,150 km²)
438.07 sq mi (1,135 km²)
5.97 sq mi (15 km²), 1.34%
66/sq mi (25.36/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Marion County is a county located in Northeast Missouri in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,781. Its county seat is Palmyra. The county was organized December 23, 1826 and named for General Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox," who served in the American Revolutionary War. The area was known as the "Two Rivers Country" before organization.
Marion County is part of the Hannibal Micropolitan Area.
According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the county has a total area of 444.05 square miles (1,150.1 km2), of which 438.07 square miles (1,134.6 km2) (or 98.65%) is land and 5.97 square miles (15.5 km2) (or 1.34%) is water.
- Lewis County (north)
- Adams County, Illinois (northeast)
- Pike County, Illinois (southeast)
- Ralls County (south)
- Monroe County (southwest)
- Shelby County (west)
As of the census of 2010, there were 28,781 people, 11,066 households, and 7,524 families residing in the county. The population density was 65 people per square mile (25/km²). There were 12,443 housing units at an average density of 28 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.26% White, 4.62% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Approximately 0.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.5% were of German, 25.6% American, 11.0% Irish and 10.3% English ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 11,066 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.50% were married couples living together, 11.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.00% were non-families. 28.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 89.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $31,774, and the median income for a family was $41,290. Males had a median income of $30,935 versus $20,591 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,964. About 9.30% of families and 12.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.30% of those under age 18 and 10.50% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and townsEdit
- Hannibal Public School District No. 60 – Hannibal
- Veterans Elementary School (PK-05)
- A.D. Stowell Elementary School (PK-05)
- Mark Twain Elementary School (PK-05)
- Oakwood Elementary School (PK-05)
- Eugene Field Elementary School (PK-05)
- Hannibal Middle School (06-08)
- Hannibal High School (09-12)
- Palmyra R-I School District – Palmyra
- Palmyra Elementary School (K-04)
- Palmyra Middle School (05-08)
- Palmyra High School (09-12)
- Marion County R-II School District – Philadelphia
- Marion County Elementary School (K-06)
- Marion County High School (07-12)
- Holy Family Catholic School – Hannibal (K-09) – Roman Catholic
- St. John’s Lutheran School – Hannibal (K-06) – Lutheran
The Democratic Party predominantly controls politics at the local level in Marion County. Democrats hold all but two of the elected positions in the county.
|Marion County, Missouri|
|Elected countywide officials|
|Circuit Clerk||Valerie Munzlinger (Division I) / Carolyn Conners (Division II)||Democratic|
|County Clerk||Valerie Dornberger||Democratic|
|Collector||Mary Ann Viorel||Democratic|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Thomas P. Redington||Democratic|
|Public Administrator||Wendy Howe||Democratic|
|Surveyor||John D. Janes||Independent|
|2008||58.82% 7,341||39.77% 4,964||1.41% 176|
|2004||67.03% 8,292||31.77% 3,930||1.20% 148|
|2000||50.05% 5,832||48.88% 5,696||1.07% 125|
|1996||31.55% 3,388||66.68% 7,161||1.78% 191|
Marion County is divided into two legislative districts in the Missouri House of Representatives, both of which are held by Republicans.
|Missouri House of Representatives – District 1 – Marion County (2010)|
|Missouri House of Representatives – District 6 – Marion County (2010)|
|Republican||Lindell F. Shumake||4,469||58.30|
|Missouri Senate - District 18 – Marion County (2010)|
|U.S. House of Representatives – Missouri’s 9th Congressional District – Marion County (2010)|
|Libertarian||Christopher W. Dwyer||1,471||17.87|
|2008||61.38% 7,705||37.47% 4,703||1.15% 145|
|2004||62.76% 7,815||36.68% 4,568||0.56% 70|
|2000||55.93% 6,550||42.63% 4,993||1.44% 169|
|1996||43.40% 4,653||45.93% 4,924||10.67% 1,144|
Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)Edit
- Former U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-New York) received more votes, a total of 1,587, than any candidate from either party in Marion County during the 2008 presidential primary.
- ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/29/29127.html. Retrieved September 10, 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 10, 2013.
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Digitized 1930 Plat Book of Marion County from University of Missouri Division of Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books
|Lewis County||Adams County, Illinois|
Marion County, Missouri
|Monroe County||Ralls County||Pike County, Illinois|
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