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Cedar County, Missouri

Cedar County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Cedar County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded February 14, 1845
Named for Cedar Creek, a tributary of the Sac River
Seat Stockton
Largest city El Dorado Springs
Area
 • Total 499 sq mi (1,292 km2)
 • Land 474 sq mi (1,228 km2)
 • Water 24 sq mi (62 km2), 4.8%
Population
 • (2010) 13,982
 • Density 29/sq mi (11/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .govcedarcountymo

Cedar County is a county located in the southwest portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,982.[1] Its county seat is Stockton.[2] The county was founded February 14, 1845, and named after Cedar Creek, a tributary of the Sac River, which in turn is named from the Eastern red cedar, a common tree of the area.[3]

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Adjacent counties 1.1
    • Major highways 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Education 3
    • Public schools 3.1
    • Private schools 3.2
  • Politics 4
    • Local 4.1
    • State 4.2
    • Federal 4.3
      • Political Culture 4.3.1
    • Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008) 4.4
  • Communities 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 499 square miles (1,290 km2), of which 474 square miles (1,230 km2) is land and 24 square miles (62 km2) (4.8%) is water.[4] The water area includes various rivers and Stockton Lake.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

As of the census[10] of 2000, there are 13,733 people, 5,685 households, and 3,894 families residing in the county. The population density is 29 people per square mile (11/km²). There are 6,813 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.58% White, 0.32% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. Approximately 1.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,685 households out of which 27.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% are married couples living together, 7.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% are non-families. 28.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.86.

In the county the population is spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 22.80% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 20.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $26,694, and the median income for a family is $32,710. Males have a median income of $25,017 versus $17,594 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,356. 17.40% of the population and 11.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.80% of those under the age of 18 and 14.20% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Education

Public schools

  • El Dorado Springs R-II School District – El Dorado Springs
    • El Dorado Springs Elementary School (PK-05)
    • El Dorado Springs Middle School (06-08)
    • El Dorado Springs High School (09-12)
  • Stockton R-I School District – Stockton
    • Stockton Elementary School (PK-04)
    • Stockton Middle School (05-08)
    • Stockton High School (09-12)

Private schools

Politics

Local

The Republican Party completely controls politics at the local level in Cedar County. Republicans hold all of the elected positions in the county.

Cedar County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Paul E. Johnson Republican
Circuit Clerk Melinda Gumm Republican
County Clerk Peggy Kenney Republican
Collector Joan Haines Republican
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Jesse Watts Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Byron L. Hamilton Republican
Commissioner
(District 2)
John A. Fox Republican
Coroner C.W. Bill Neale Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Rick Pohlsander Republican
Public Administrator Janice Cagle Republican
Recorder Carole Wilkerson Republican
Sheriff Leon Dwerlkotte Republican
Surveyor Chad Pyle Republican
Treasurer Ronnie Miller Republican

State

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 47.17% 2,970 48.22% 3,036 4.61% 290
2004 66.31% 4,096 32.04% 1,979 1.65% 102
2000 58.42% 3,297 39.69% 2,240 1.89% 107
1996 54.31% 2,827 42.50% 2,212 3.19% 166

All of Cedar County is a part of Missouri’s 133rd District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is represented by Sue Entichler (R-Bolivar).

Missouri House of Representatives – District 133 - Cedar County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Sue Entichler 4,086 100.00

All of Cedar County is a part of Missouri’s 28th District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by Mike Parson (R-Bolivar).

Missouri Senate - District 28 - Cedar County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike Parson 3,968 85.59
Constitution Bennie B. Hatfield 668 14.41

Federal

All of Cedar County is included in Missouri’s 4th Congressional District and is currently represented by Vicky Hartzler (R-Harrisonville) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. House of Representatives – Missouri’s 4th Congressional District - Cedar County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Vicky Hartzler 2,944 60.56
Democratic Ike Skelton* 1,636 33.66
Libertarian Jason Michael Braun 184 3.79
Constitution Greg Cowan 97 2.00

Political Culture

Past Presidential Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 66.01% 4,194 32.42% 2,060 1.57% 100
2004 68.32% 4,238 30.79% 1,910 0.89% 55
2000 62.33% 3,530 34.95% 1,979 2.72% 154
1996 47.57 2,484 38.82% 2,027 13.62% 711

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)

  • Former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-Arkansas) received more votes, a total of 1,051, than any candidate from either party in Cedar County during the 2008 presidential primary.
Cedar County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 709 (31.04%)
Mike Huckabee 1,051 (46.02%)
Mitt Romney 403 (17.64%)
Ron Paul 63 (2.76%)
Cedar County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Clinton 910 (60.30%)
Barack Obama 498 (33.00%)
John Edwards (withdrawn) 59 (3.91%)

Communities

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. 273. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 14, 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 14, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 14, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 14, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 14, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

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

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