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Pettis County, Missouri

 

Pettis County, Missouri

Pettis County, Missouri
Pettis County Courthouse in Sedalia
Map of Missouri highlighting Pettis County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded January 24, 1833
Named for Spencer Darwin Pettis
Seat Sedalia
Largest city Sedalia
Area
 • Total 686 sq mi (1,777 km2)
 • Land 682 sq mi (1,766 km2)
 • Water 4.0 sq mi (10 km2), 0.6%
Population
 • (2010) 42,201
 • Density 62/sq mi (24/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .com.pettiscomowww

Pettis County is a U.S. Representative Spencer Darwin Pettis.

Pettis County comprises the Sedalia, MO Micropolitan Statistical Area.

The county is home to the site of the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.

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
      • 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 686 square miles (1,780 km2), of which 682 square miles (1,770 km2) is land and 4.0 square miles (10 km2) (0.6%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 39,403 people, 15,568 households, and 10,570 families residing in the county. The population density was 58 people per square mile (22/km²). There were 16,963 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.06% White, 3.04% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.46% from other races, and 1.62% from two or more races. Approximately 3.88% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 15,568 households out of which 32.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.30% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.10% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 21.10% from 45 to 64, and 15.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,822, and the median income for a family was $38,073. Males had a median income of $29,221 versus $19,554 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,251. About 10.20% of families and 12.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.60% of those under age 18 and 10.50% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Public schools

  • Green Ridge R-VIII School District – Green Ridge
    • Green Ridge Elementary School (K-06)
    • Green Ridge High School (07-12)
  • La Monte R-IV School District – La Monte
    • La Monte Elementary School (PK-06)
    • La Monte High School (07-12)
  • Pettis County R-V School District – Hughesville
    • Northwest Elementary School (K-06)
    • Northwest High School (07-12)
  • Pettis County R-XII School District – Sedalia
    • Pettis County Elementary School (PK-08)
  • Sedalia School District No. 200 – Sedalia
    • Sedalia Early Childhood Education Center (PK)
    • Heber Hunt Elementary School (K-04)
    • Skyline Elementary School (K-04)
    • Parkview Elementary School (K-04)
    • Horace Mann Elementary School (K-04)
    • Washington Elementary School (K-04)
    • Sedalia Middle School (05-06)
    • Smith-Cotton Junior High School (07-09)
    • Smith-Cotton High School (10-12)
  • Smithton R-VI School District – Smithton
    • Smithton Elementary School (PK-06)
    • Smithton High School (07-12)

Private schools

Post-secondary

Politics

Local

The Republican Party predominantly controls politics at the local level in Pettis County. Republicans hold all but three of the elected positions in the county.

Pettis County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Karissa A. Logan Republican
Circuit Clerk Susan Sadler Republican
County Clerk Nick Lastrada Republican
Collector Marsha L. Boeschen Republican
Commissioner
(Presiding)
John C. Meehan Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
K.R. Lindemann Republican
Commissioner
(District 2)
Larry Wilson Republican
Coroner Robert “Skip” Smith, Jr. Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Mittelhauser Republican
Public Administrator Charli Ackerman Democratic
Recorder Barbara Clevenger Republican
Sheriff Kevin Bond Republican
Surveyor Kerry Turpin Democratic
Treasurer Kim Lyne Republican

State

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 42.55% 7,660 54.63% 9,834 2.82% 507
2004 57.30% 10,038 41.63% 7,293 1.06% 186
2000 54.65% 8,536 42.85% 6,692 2.50% 390
1996 44.63% 6,804 51.51% 7,853 3.86% 589

Pettis County is divided into four legislative districts in the Missouri House of Representatives, all of which are held by Republicans.

  • District 116 – Wanda Brown (R-Lincoln). Consists of the communities of Green Ridge, Ionia, and Smithton.
Missouri House of Representatives – District 116 – Pettis County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Wanda Brown 1,666 67.94
Democratic Mike Stevenson 717 29.24
Constitution Ray Herron 69 2.81
  • District 117 – Caleb Jones (R-California). Consists of a small portion of the county.
Missouri House of Representatives – District 117 –Pettis County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Caleb Jones 252 79.75
Constitution Jacob Luetkemeyer 64 20.25
  • District 118 – Stanley Cox (R-Sedalia). Consists of the communities of Houstonia, Hughesville, La Monte, and Sedalia.
Missouri House of Representatives – District 118 – Pettis County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Stanley Cox 6,506 66.80
Democratic Raymond F. Kinney 2,769 28.43
Constitution Curtis Shipman 464 4.76
  • District 120 – Scott N. Largent (R-Clinton). Consists of a very small portion of the county.
Missouri House of Representatives – District 120 – Pettis County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Scott N. Largent 10 58.82
Democratic Zac A. Maggi 6 35.29
Constitution Richard Hoxsey 1 5.88

All of Pettis 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 – Pettis County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike Parson 9,753 85.34
Constitution Bennie B. Hatfield 1,675 14.66

Federal

All of Pettis 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 - Pettis County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Vicky Hartzler 6,305 49.70
Democratic Ike Skelton* 5,920 46.67
Libertarian Jason Michael Braun 275 2.17
Constitution Greg Cowan 185 1.46

Political culture

Past Presidential Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 60.32% 11,018 37.95% 6,932 1.73% 315
2004 66.32% 11,603 33.16% 5,801 0.53% 92
2000 60.51% 9,533 37.16% 5,855 2.33% 367
1996 48.06 7,336 39.68% 6,057 12.25% 1,870

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)

  • Former U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-New York) received more votes, a total of 2,242, than any candidate from either party in Pettis County during the 2008 presidential primary.
Pettis County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 1,372 (36.42%)
Mike Huckabee 994 (26.39%)
Mitt Romney 1,226 (32.55%)
Ron Paul 110 (2.92%)
Pettis County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Clinton 2,242 (54.76%)
Barack Obama 1,694 (41.38%)
John Edwards (withdrawn) 123 (3.00%)

Communities

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

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

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