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Barry County, Missouri

Barry County, Missouri
Barry County Courthouse in Cassville
Map of Missouri highlighting Barry County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded January 5, 1835
Named for William Taylor Barry
Seat Cassville
Largest city Monett
Area
 • Total 791 sq mi (2,049 km2)
 • Land 778 sq mi (2,015 km2)
 • Water 13 sq mi (34 km2), 1.6%
Population
 • (2010) 35,597
 • Density 46/sq mi (18/km²)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
William Taylor Barry

Barry County is a William Taylor Barry, a U.S. Postmaster General from Kentucky.[3]

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Adjacent counties 1.1
    • Major highways 1.2
    • National protected area 1.3
  • Demographics 2
  • Education 3
    • Public schools 3.1
    • Private schools 3.2
  • Politics 4
    • Local 4.1
    • State 4.2
    • Federal 4.3
    • Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008) 4.4
  • Communities 5
    • Cities 5.1
    • Villages 5.2
    • Unincorporated communities 5.3
    • Townships 5.4
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 791 square miles (2,050 km2), of which 778 square miles (2,020 km2) is land and 13 square miles (34 km2) (1.6%) is water.[4] Roaring River State Park is located in the southern part of the county, amid the Mark Twain National Forest.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 34,010 people, 13,398 households, and 9,579 families residing in the county. The population density was 44 people per square mile (17/km²). There were 15,964 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.09% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.86% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.25% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Approximately 5.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 26.5% were of American, 15.5% German, 11.7% English and 10.4% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 13,398 households out of which 31.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.30% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.50% were non-families. 24.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,906, and the median income for a family was $34,043. Males had a median income of $25,381 versus $18,631 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,980. About 11.80% of families and 16.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.50% of those under age 18 and 11.90% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Public schools

  • Cassville R-IV School District – Cassville
    • Eunice Thomas Elementary School (PK-02)
    • Cassville Intermediate School (03-05)
    • Cassville Middle School (06-08)
    • Cassville High School (09-12)
  • Exeter R-VI School District – Exeter
    • Exeter Elementary School (K-08)
    • Exeter High School (09-12)
  • Monett R-I School District – Monett
    • Monett Elementary School (PK-02)
    • Central Park Elementary School (03-04)
    • Monett Intermediate School (05-06)
    • Monett Middle School (07-08)
    • Monett High School (09-12)
  • Purdy R-II School District – Purdy
    • Purdy Elementary School (K-04)
    • Purdy Middle School (05-08)
    • Purdy High School (09-12)
  • Shell Knob School District No. 78 – Shell Knob
    • Shell Knob Elementary School (K-08)
  • Southwest R-V School District – Washburn
    • Southwest Elementary School (PK-04)
    • Southwest Middle School (05-08)
    • Southwest High School (09-12)
  • Wheaton R-III School District – Wheaton
    • Wheaton Elementary School (PK-06)
    • Wheaton High School (07-12)

Private schools

Politics

Local

Barry County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Sherry Sears Republican
Circuit Clerk Craig Williams Republican
County Clerk Gary Youngblood Republican
Collector Janice Varner Republican
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Cherry Warren Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Frank Washburn Republican
Commissioner
(District 2)
Wayne Hendrix Democratic
Coroner Jim Fohn Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Johnnie E. Cox Republican
Public Administrator Pam Modlin Republican
Recorder Craig Williams Republican
Sheriff Mick Epperly Republican
Surveyor Sam Goodman Republican
Treasurer Lois Lowe Republican

State

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2012 56.68% 7,769 40.06% 5,491 3.25% 446
2008 49.48% 7,156 47.90% 6,928 2.62% 379
2004 68.97% 9,594 29.81% 4,147 1.22% 170
2000 59.91% 7,352 38.14% 4,681 1.95% 239
1996 55.84% 6,574 41.28% 4,859 2.88% 339
1992 52.56% 6,529 47.44% 5,893 0.00% 0

All of Barry County is a part of Missouri’s 158th Legislative District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is represented by Scott Fitzpatrick (R-Shell Knob).

All of Barry County is a part of Missouri’s 29th District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by David Sater (R-Cassville.

Federal

All of Barry County is included in Missouri's 7th Congressional District and is currently represented by Billy Long (R-Springfield) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. House of Representatives – Missouri’s 7th Congressional District - Barry County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Billy H. Long 4,984 69.72
Democratic Jim Evans 1,677 23.46
Libertarian Kevin Craig 488 6.83
Past Presidential Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2012 71.22% 9,832 26.56% 3,667 2.22% 307
2008 66.63% 9,758 31.62% 4,630 1.74% 256
2004 68.92% 9,599 30.32% 4,223 0.75% 105
2000 63.75% 7,855 33.43% 4,135 2.81% 348
1996 49.62% 5,855 36.88% 4,352 13.49% 1,592
1992 43.62% 5,565 37.56% 4,791 18.86% 2,397

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)

Voters in Barry County from both political parties supported candidates who finished in second place in the state at large and nationally.

  • Former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-Arkansas) received more votes, a total of 2,396, than any candidate from either party in Barry County during the 2008 presidential primary.
Barry County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 1,365 (28.31%)
Mike Huckabee 2,396 (49.69%)
Mitt Romney 739 (15.33%)
Ron Paul 2.66 (5.52%)
Barry County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Clinton 1,976 (65.52%)
Barack Obama 919 (30.47%)
John Edwards (withdrawn) 93 (3.08%)

Communities

Cities

Villages

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Barry County is divided into 25 townships:

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 205. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • Barry County Genealogy and History
  • Digitized 1930 Plat Book of Barry County from University of Missouri Division of Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books

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