World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Livingston County, Missouri

 

Livingston County, Missouri

Livingston County, Missouri
Livingston County courthouse in Chillicothe
Map of Missouri highlighting Livingston County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded January 6, 1837
Named for Edward Livingston
Seat Chillicothe
Largest city Chillicothe
Area
 • Total 539 sq mi (1,396 km2)
 • Land 532 sq mi (1,378 km2)
 • Water 6.2 sq mi (16 km2), 1.2%
Population (est.)
 • (2013) 14,871
 • Density 29/sq mi (11/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .com.livingstoncountymowww
County seat Chillicothe is the birthplace of sliced bread

Livingston County is a U.S. Secretary of State Edward Livingston.[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
    • Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008) 4.4
  • Communities 5
  • Notable residents 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 539 square miles (1,400 km2), of which 532 square miles (1,380 km2) is land and 6.2 square miles (16 km2) (1.2%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

As of the 2010 U.S. Census, there were 15,195 people, 5,871 households and 3,834 families residing in the county. The population density was 28 per square mile (12/km²). There were 6,730 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.39% White, 2.42% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Approximately 1.19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,871 households of which 29.59% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.29% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.70% were non-families. 29.94% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.43% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.90.

Age distribution was 21.91% under the age of 18, 7.74% from 18 to 24, 25.34% from 25 to 44, 26.81% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 81.02 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.47 males.

The median household income was $39,683, and the median family income was $53,325. Males had a median income of $38,282 versus $24,944 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,295. About 15.8% of families and 20.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.4% of those under age 18 and 18.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Public schools

  • Chillicothe R-II School District – Chillicothe
    • Garrison Elementary School (PK)
    • Dewey Elementary School (K-01)
    • Field Elementary School (02-03)
    • Central Elementary School (04-05)
    • Chillicothe Middle School (06-08)
    • Chillicothe High School (09-12)
  • Livingston County R-III School District – Chula
    • Livingston County Elementary School (PK-08)
  • Southwest Livingston County R-I School District – Ludlow
    • Southwest Livingston County Elementary School (PK-06)
    • Southwest Livingston County High School (07-12)

Private schools

Politics

Local

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

Livingston County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Steve Ripley Democratic
Circuit Clerk Brenda Wright Democratic
County Clerk Sherry Parks Democratic
Collector Martha Peery Democratic
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Eva Danner Horton Democratic
Commissioner
(District 1)
Ken Lauhoff Democratic
Commissioner
(District 2)
Todd Rodenberg Democratic
Coroner J. Scott Lindley Democratic
Prosecuting Attorney Adam L. Warren Republican
Public Administrator Sherry Parks Democratic
Recorder Kelly Christopher Democratic
Sheriff Steve Cox Republican
Treasurer Martha Peery Democratic

State

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 43.74% 2,830 54.40% 3,520 1.86% 120
2004 58.25% 3,680 40.84% 2,580 0.92% 58
2000 51.99% 3,236 46.16% 2,873 1.85% 115
1996 29.66% 1,798 68.54% 4,155 1.80% 109

All of Livingston County is a part of Missouri’s 7th District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is currently represented by Mike Lair (R-Chillicothe).

Missouri House of Representatives - District 7 – Livingston County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike Lair 3,545 78.34
Democratic Dale R. Toms 980 21.66

All of Livingston County is a part of Missouri’s 12th District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by Brad Lager (R-Savannah).

Missouri Senate - District 12 – Livingston County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Brad Lager 3,839 100.00

Federal

All of Livingston County is included in Missouri’s 6th Congressional District and is currently represented by Sam Graves (R-Tarkio) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. House of Representatives – Missouri’s 6th Congressional District – Livingston County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Sam Graves 3,547 78.56
Democratic Clint Hylton 966 21.40
Past Presidential Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 60.94% 3,993 37.16% 2,435 1.90% 124
2004 63.49% 4,029 35.90% 2,278 0.62% 39
2000 59.10% 3,709 38.64% 2,425 2.26% 142
1996 38.89% 2,384 47.52% 2,913 13.59% 833

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)

  • Former U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-New York) received more votes, a total of 948, than any candidate from either party in Livingston County during the 2008 presidential primary.
Livingston County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 488 (38.88%)
Mike Huckabee 426 (33.94%)
Mitt Romney 248 (19.76%)
Ron Paul 75 (5.98%)
Livingston County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Clinton 948 (59.85%)
Barack Obama 550 (34.72%)
John Edwards (withdrawn) 68 (4.29%)

Communities

Notable residents

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. 188. 
  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. 

External links

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

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.