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Hickory County, Missouri

 

Hickory County, Missouri

Hickory County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Hickory 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 Andrew Jackson, nicknamed "Old Hickory"
Seat Hermitage
Largest city Hermitage
Area
 • Total 412 sq mi (1,067 km2)
 • Land 399 sq mi (1,033 km2)
 • Water 13 sq mi (34 km2), 3.1%
Population
 • (2010) 9,627
 • Density 24/sq mi (9/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .com.hickorycountymowww

Hickory County is a President Andrew Jackson, whose nickname was "Old Hickory."[3][4]

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Adjacent counties 1.1
    • Major highways 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Education 3
    • Public schools 3.1
  • 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
  • Notable people 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 412 square miles (1,070 km2), of which 399 square miles (1,030 km2) is land and 13 square miles (34 km2) (3.1%) is water.[5] It is the fifth-smallest county in Missouri by area.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 8,940 people, 3,911 households, and 2,737 families residing in the county. The population density was 22 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 6,184 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.51% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. Approximately 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,911 households out of which 22.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.90% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.00% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the county the population was spread out with 19.90% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 19.10% from 25 to 44, 29.70% from 45 to 64, and 26.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,346, and the median income for a family was $28,779. Males had a median income of $22,679 versus $17,610 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,536. About 13.00% of families and 19.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.90% of those under age 18 and 11.00% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Public schools

  • Hermitage R-IV School District – Hermitage
    • Hermitage Elementary School (PK-05)
    • Hermitage Middle School (06-08)
    • Hermitage High School (09-12)
  • Hickory County R-I School District – Urbana
    • Skyline Elementary School (K-04)
    • Skyline Middle School (05-08)
    • Skyline High School (09-12)
  • Weaubleau R-III School District – Weaubleau
    • Weaubleau Elementary School (PK-06)
    • Weaubleau High School (07-12)
  • Wheatland R-II School District – Wheatland
    • Wheatland Elementary School (PK-06)
    • Wheatland High School (07-12)

Politics

Local

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

Hickory County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Kay Chilton Republican
Circuit Clerk Cee Cee Smith Republican
County Clerk Jeannie Lindsey Republican
Collector Karen Stokes Republican
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Robert Sawyer Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
J.C. Owsley Democratic
Commissioner
(District 2)
Gary Warren Republican
Coroner Connie Boller Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Jim Hackett Democratic
Public Administrator Rhonda Hargiss Democratic
Recorder Pamela Hutton Republican
Sheriff Raymond S. Tipton Republican
Treasurer Kenny Ratliff Republican

State

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 35.62% 1,820 60.96% 3,115 3.42% 175
2004 56.54% 2,750 42.17% 2,051 1.30% 63
2000 47.74% 1,869 50.46% 2,132 1.80% 76
1996 47.36% 1,869 49.90% 1,969 2.74% 108

All of Hickory County is a part of Missouri’s 119th District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is represented by

Sandy Crawford

(R-Buffalo).

Missouri House of Representatives – District 119 – Hickory County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Sandy Crawford 2,471 62.78
Democratic John L. Wilson 1,311 33.31
Constitution Raymond Kish 154 3.91

All of Hickory 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 – Hickory County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike Parson 2,875 77.72
Constitution Bennie B. Hatfield 824 22.28

Federal

All of Hickory 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 – St. Clair County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Ike Skelton 1,928 48.25
Republican Vicky Hartzler 1,820 45.55
Libertarian Jason Michael Braun 152 3.80
Constitution Greg Cowan 96 2.40

Political culture

Past Presidential Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 55.72% 2,850 42.44% 2,171 1.84% 94
2004 57.36% 2,791 41.99% 2,043 0.66% 32
2000 51.25% 2,172 46.27% 1,961 2.48% 105
1996 38.11% 1,491 47.49% 1,858 14.39% 563

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)

  • Former U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-New York) received more votes, a total of 1,056, than any candidate from either party in Hickory County during the 2008 presidential primary.
Hickory County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 453 (33.19%)
Mike Huckabee 548 (40.15%)
Mitt Romney 238 (20.73%)
Ron Paul 64 (4.69%)
Hickory County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Clinton 1,056 (67.95%)
Barack Obama 433 (27.86%)
John Edwards (withdrawn) 52 (3.35%)

Communities

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 9, 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. 172. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 156. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • Hickory County government's website
  • Digitized 1930 Plat Book of Hickory County from University of Missouri Division of Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books

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