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Johnson County, Missouri

 

Johnson County, Missouri

Johnson County, Missouri
Johnson County Courthouse in Warrensburg
Map of Missouri highlighting Johnson County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded December 13, 1834
Named for Richard M. Johnson
Seat Warrensburg
Largest city Warrensburg
Area
 • Total 833 sq mi (2,157 km2)
 • Land 829 sq mi (2,147 km2)
 • Water 3.9 sq mi (10 km2), 0.5%
Population
 • (2010) 52,595
 • Density 63/sq mi (24/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .com.jococourthousewww

Johnson County is a county located in western portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 52,595.[1] Its county seat is Warrensburg.[2] The county was formed December 13, 1834 from Lafayette County and named for Vice President Richard M. Johnson.[3]

Johnson County comprises the Warrensburg, MO Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Kansas City-Overland Park-Kansas City, MO-KS Combined 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
      • Political culture 4.3.1
    • Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008) 4.4
  • Cities and towns 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • Further reading 8
  • External links 9

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 833 square miles (2,160 km2), of which 829 square miles (2,150 km2) is land and 3.9 square miles (10 km2) (0.5%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 48,258 people, 17,410 households, and 11,821 families residing in the county. The population density was 58 people per square mile (22/km²). There were 18,886 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.12% White, 4.33% Black or African American, 0.65% Native American, 1.43% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 1.29% from other races, and 2.05% from two or more races. Approximately 2.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 17,410 households out of which 35.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.90% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.10% were non-families. 22.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 20.20% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 17.80% from 45 to 64, and 9.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 101.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,391, and the median income for a family was $43,050. Males had a median income of $28,901 versus $21,376 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,037. About 9.50% of families and 14.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.20% of those under age 18 and 10.80% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Public schools

  • Holden R-III School District – Holden
    • Holden Elementary School (P–5)
    • Holden Intermediate School (3–5)
    • Holden Middle School (6–8)
    • Holden High School (9–12)
  • Knob Noster R-VIII School District – Knob Noster
    • Knob Noster Elementary School (P–5)
    • Whiteman Air Force Base Elementary School (P–5) – Whiteman
    • Knob Noster Middle School (6–8)
    • Knob Noster High School (9–12)
  • Leeton R-X School District – Leeton
    • Leeton Elementary School (P–5)
    • Leeton Middle School (6–8)
    • Leeton High School (9–12)
  • Warrensburg R-VI School District – Warrensburg
    • Reese Early Childhood Education Center
    • Maple Grove Elementary School (P–2)
    • Ridge View Elementary School (P–2)
    • Martin Warren Elementary School (3–5)
    • Sterling Elementary School (3–5)
    • Warrensburg Middle School (6–8)
    • Warrensburg High School (9–12)
    • Warrensburg Area Career Center

Private schools

Post-secondary

Politics

Local

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

Johnson County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Mark Reynolds Republican
Circuit Clerk Stephanie Elkins Democratic
County Clerk Diane Thompson Republican
Collector Ruthane Small Democratic
Commissioner
(Presiding)
William H. Gabel Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Scott Sader Republican
Commissioner
(District 2)
Destry Hough Democratic
Coroner C.L. Holdren Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Lynn Stoppy Republican
Public Administrator Nancy Jo Jennings Republican
Recorder Janet K. Jones Republican
Sheriff Charles M. Heiss Republican
Surveyor Sam King Republican
Treasurer Nancy Davis Republican

State

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 43.29% 9,367 53.88% 11,658 2.82% 613
2004 53.54% 10,767 44.55% 8,958 1.91% 384
2000 49.27% 8,219 47.75% 7,964 2.98% 497
1996 34.65% 5,024 62.63% 9,082 2.72% 394

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

  • District 120 – Scott N. Largent (R-Clinton). Consists of the communities of Chilhowee, La Tour, and Leeton.
Missouri House of Representatives – District 120 – Johnson County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Scott N. Largent 1,185 68.06
Democratic Zac A. Maggi 487 27.97
Constitution Richard Hoxsey 69 3.96
  • District 121 – Denny L. Hoskins (R-Warrensburg). Consists of the communities of Centerview, Holden, Knob Noster, Warrensburg, and Whiteman Air Force Base.
Missouri House of Representatives – District 121 –Johnson County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Denny L. Hoskins 5,292 57.85
Democratic Courtney Cole 3,480 38.04
Libertarian Bill Wayne 376 4.11
  • District 122 – Mike McGhee (R-Odessa). Consists of the community of Kingsville.
Missouri House of Representatives – District 122 – Johnson County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike McGhee 2,750 70.64
Democratic Holmes Osborne 1,143 29.36

All of Johnson County is a part of Missouri’s 31st District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by David Pearce (R-Warrensburg).

Missouri Senate - District 31 – Johnson County (2008)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican David Pearce 13,672 64.18
Democratic Chris Benjamin 7,629 35.82

Federal

All of Johnson 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 - Johnson County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Ike Skelton* 8,515 57.04
Republican Vicky Hartzler 5,875 39.36
Libertarian Jason Michael Braun 334 2.24
Constitution Greg Cowan 204 1.37

Political culture

Past Presidential Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 55.18% 12,183 42.93% 9,408 1.52% 417
2004 60.57% 12,257 38.50% 7,790 0.93% 189
2000 55.63% 9,339 41.26% 6,926 3.11% 522
1996 43.06 6,276 42.68% 6,220 14.26% 2,078

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)

  • Former U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-New York) received more votes, a total of 2,548, than any candidate from either party in Johnson County during the 2008 presidential primary.
Johnson County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 1,558 (36.22%)
Mike Huckabee 1,303 (30.30%)
Mitt Romney 1,149 (26.71%)
Ron Paul 204 (4.74%)
Johnson County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Clinton 2,548 (53.22%)
Barack Obama 2,062 (43.07%)
John Edwards (withdrawn) 147 (3.07%)

Cities and towns

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. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 169. 
  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".  

Further reading

  • Cockrell, Ewing. History of Johnson County, Missouri (1918) online

External links

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

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