Lewis County, Missouri

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Lewis County, Missouri
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 510.85 sq mi (1,323 km2)
 • Land 505.01 sq mi (1,308 km2)
 • Water 5.85 sq mi (15 km2), 1.15%
Population
 • (2010) 10,211
 • Density 20/sq mi (7.81/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website lewiscountymo.org
The Lewis County, Missouri courthouse in Monticello as it appeared in the mid-1870s.

Lewis County is a county located in Northeast Missouri in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,211.1 Its county seat is Monticello.2 The county was organized January 2, 1833 and named for Meriwether Lewis, the explorer and Governor of the Louisiana Territory.3

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

Geography

According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the county has a total area of 510.85 square miles (1,323.1 km2), of which 505.01 square miles (1,308.0 km2) (or 98.86%) is land and 5.85 square miles (15.2 km2) (or 1.15%) is water.4

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 6,040
1850 6,578 8.9%
1860 12,286 86.8%
1870 15,114 23.0%
1880 15,925 5.4%
1890 15,935 0.1%
1900 16,724 5.0%
1910 15,514 −7.2%
1920 13,465 −13.2%
1930 12,093 −10.2%
1940 11,490 −5.0%
1950 10,733 −6.6%
1960 10,984 2.3%
1970 10,993 0.1%
1980 10,901 −0.8%
1990 10,233 −6.1%
2000 10,494 2.6%
2010 10,211 −2.7%
Est. 2012 10,174 −0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census5
2012 Estimate1

As of the census6 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.

Cities and towns

Education

Public Schools

Private Schools

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)

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 Rodham Clinton 619 (53.50%)
Barack Obama 476 (41.14%)
John Edwards (withdrawn) 44 (3.80%)
Uncommitted 11 (0.95%)

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. ^ "Census 2010 Gazetteer Files". Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links

Coordinates: 40°05′N 91°44′W / 40.09°N 91.73°W / 40.09; -91.73








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