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Lewis County, Missouri

Lewis County, Missouri
Lewis County Courthouse in Monticello
Map of Missouri highlighting Lewis County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded January 2, 1833
Named for Meriwether Lewis
Seat Monticello
Largest city Canton
Area
 • Total 511 sq mi (1,323 km2)
 • Land 505 sq mi (1,308 km2)
 • Water 5.8 sq mi (15 km2), 1.1%
Population
 • (2010) 10,211
 • Density 20/sq mi (8/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .orglewiscountymo
The Lewis County, Missouri courthouse in Monticello as it appeared in the mid-1870s.

Lewis County is a Meriwether Lewis, the explorer and Governor of the Louisiana Territory.[3]

Lewis County is part of the Quincy, IL–MO Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Adjacent counties 1.1
    • Major highways 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Education 3
    • Public schools 3.1
    • Private schools 3.2
    • Post-secondary 3.3
  • Politics 4
    • Local 4.1
    • State 4.2
    • Federal 4.3
    • 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 511 square miles (1,320 km2), of which 505 square miles (1,310 km2) is land and 5.8 square miles (15 km2) (1.1%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

As of the census[10] of 2010, there were 10,211 people, 3,956 households, and 2,709 families residing in the county. The population density was 21 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 95.92% White, 2.53% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Approximately 0.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 34.9% were of German, 18.3% American, 11.2% English and 10.8% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.00. In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 12.90% from 18 to 24, 24.60% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who are 65 years of age or older and 51% of female population. The median age is 36 years.

Median income for a household in the county is $30,651, and the median income for a family was $35,740. Males had a median income of $27,778 versus $19,679 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,746. 16.10% of the population and 10.70% of families were below the poverty line.

Education

Public schools

  • Canton R-V School District – Canton
    • Canton Elementary School (PK-06)
    • Canton High School (07-12)
  • Lewis County C-1 School District – Ewing
    • Highland Elementary School (K-06)
    • Highland Junior-Senior High School (07-12)

Private schools

  • Cedar Falls School – Canton (K-12) – Nonsectarian

Post-secondary

Politics

Local

The Democratic Party predominantly controls politics at the local level in Lewis County. Democrats hold all but one of the elected positions in the county.

Lewis County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Craig Myers Democratic
Circuit Clerk Jan E. Geisendorfer Democratic
County Clerk Sharon Schlager Democratic
Collector Robert E. (Bob) Veatch Democratic
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Wayne Murphy, Jr. Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
John Campen Democratic
Commissioner
(District 2)
Jesse Roberts Democratic
Coroner Larry Arnold Democratic
Prosecuting Attorney Jules V. (Jake) DeCoster Democratic
Public Administrator Brett B. Bozarth Democratic
Recorder Brenda Gunlock Democratic
Sheriff David T. Parrish Democratic
Surveyor Jason D. Janes Democratic
Treasurer Kim Porter Democratic

State

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 56.79% 2,533 41.05% 1,831 2.16% 96
2004 67.03% 3,084 31.32% 1,441 1.65% 76
2000 50.03% 2,224 48.46% 2,154 1.51% 67
1996 22.77% 948 75.23% 3,132 1.99% 83

All of Lewis County is included in Missouri’s 1st District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is represented by Craig Redmon (R-Canton).

Missouri House of Representatives – District 1 – Lewis County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Craig Redmon 2,421 70.01
Democratic Keri Cottrell 1,037 29.99

All of Lewis County is a part of Missouri’s 18th District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by Brian Munzlinger (R-Williamstown).

Missouri Senate - District 18 – Lewis County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Brian Munzlinger 2,353 68.30
Democratic Wes Shoemyer 1,092 31.70

Federal

All of Lewis County is included in Missouri’s 9th Congressional District and is currently represented by Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-St. Elizabeth) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. House of Representatives – Missouri’s 9th Congressional District – Lewis County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer 2,614 82.93
Libertarian Christopher W. Dwyer 538 17.07
Past Presidential Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 57.62% 2,594 40.80% 1,837 1.58% 71
2004 61.63% 2,862 37.77% 1,754 0.60% 28
2000 53.26% 2,388 45.12% 2,023 1.62% 73
1996 34.79% 1,453 49.09% 2,050 16.12% 673

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)

  • Former U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-New York) received more votes, a total of 619, than any candidate from either party in Lewis County during the 2008 presidential primary.
Lewis County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 279 (34.23%)
Mike Huckabee 286 (35.09%)
Mitt Romney 197 (24.17%)
Ron Paul 32 (3.93%)
Lewis County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Clinton 619 (53.50%)
Barack Obama 476 (41.14%)
John Edwards (withdrawn) 44 (3.80%)
Uncommitted 11 (0.95%)

Communities

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 10, 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. 185. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 16, 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 16, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • Lewis County website (provided by University of Missouri Extension)
  • Digitized 1930 Plat Book of Lewis County from University of Missouri Division of Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books

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