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Encyclopedia > Jefferson County, Missouri
Jefferson County, Missouri
Seal of Jefferson County, Missouri
Map
Map of Missouri highlighting Jefferson County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the USA highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1818
Seat Hillsboro
Largest City Arnold
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,720 km² (664 mi²)
1,701 km² (657 mi²)
19 km² (7 mi²), 1.10%
Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

216,469
116/km² 
Website: www.jeffcomo.org

Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri, and included the mean center of U.S. population in 1980. Jefferson County is part of the St. Louis Metro Area. As of 2000, the population was 198,099. Its county seat is Hillsboro. The county was organized in 1818 and named in honor of former President Thomas Jefferson. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Missouri_highlighting_Jefferson_County. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_MO.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Missouri ... 1818 (MDCCCXVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Hillsboro is a city located in Jefferson County, Missouri. ... Arnold is a city in Jefferson County, Missouri, United States. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... The mean center of U.S. population is determined by the United States Census Bureau after tabulating the results of each census. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... The St. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Hillsboro is a city located in Jefferson County, Missouri. ... 1818 (MDCCCXVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ... For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Thomas Jefferson (13 April 1743 N.S.–4 July 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–09), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of Republicanism in the United States. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,720 km² (664 mi²). 1,701 km² (657 mi²) of it is land and 19 km² (7 mi²) of it (1.10%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Adjacent counties

St. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... Ste. ... St. ... Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. ... Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. ...

Major highways

Interstate 55 (abbreviated I-55) is an interstate highway in the central United States. ... The Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge, Dubuque, Iowa. ... U.S. Route 67 extends from the highways northern terminus in Sabula, Iowa at the intersection with U.S. Route 52 to its southern terminus in Presidio, Texas, at the Rio Grande - the United States–Mexico border. ... Route 21 is a highway in eastern Missouri. ... Route 30 is a highway in eastern Missouri. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 198,099 people, 71,499 households, and 54,553 families residing in the county. The population density was 116/km² (302/mi²). There were 75,586 housing units at an average density of 44/km² (115/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.48% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 1.01% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 71,499 households out of which 38.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.00% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.70% were non-families. 18.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.12. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 31.80% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 9.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $46,338, and the median income for a family was $51,787. Males had a median income of $37,822 versus $25,440 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,435. About 4.90% of families and 6.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.10% of those under age 18 and 6.30% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

† incorporated

Arnold is a city in Jefferson County, Missouri, United States. ... Barnhart is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jefferson County, Missouri, United States. ... Byrnes Mill is a city located in Jefferson County, Missouri. ... Cedar Hill is a census-designated place located in Jefferson County, Missouri. ... Cedar Hill Lakes is a village located in Jefferson County, Missouri. ... Crystal City is a city located in Jefferson County, Missouri. ... Dittmer is an unincorporated community in western Jefferson County, Missouri. ... De Soto is a city located in Jefferson County, Missouri. ... Festus is a city in Jefferson County, Missouri, United States. ... Fletcher is an unincorporated community in western Jefferson County, Missouri. ... Grubville is an unincorporated community in western Jefferson County, Missouri. ... Herculaneum is a city located in Jefferson County, Missouri. ... Hematite is an unincorporated community in eastern Jefferson County, Missouri. ... High Ridge is a census-designated place located in Jefferson County, Missouri. ... Hillsboro is a city located in Jefferson County, Missouri. ... Horine is a census-designated place located in Jefferson County, Missouri. ... House Springs is an unincorporated community in Jefferson County, Missouri. ... Imperial is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jefferson County, Missouri, United States. ... Kimmswick is a city in Jefferson County, Missouri, United States. ... Liguori is an unincorporated community in Jefferson County, Missouri. ... Mapaville is an unincorporated community in Jefferson County, Missouri. ... Morse Mill is an unincorporated community in Jefferson County, Missouri. ... Murphy is a census-designated place located in Jefferson County, Missouri. ... Olympian Village is a city located in Jefferson County, Missouri. ... Parkdale is a village located in Jefferson County, Missouri. ... Pevely is a city in Jefferson County, Missouri, United States. ... Scotsdale is a town located in Jefferson County, Missouri. ... Sulphur Springs is an unincorporated community in eastern Jefferson County, Missouri. ... Valles Mines is an unincorporated community in southern Jefferson County, Missouri. ...

Special Areas

Two unincorporated areas exist along the outskirts of Pacific and Eureka which are called by the names of these cities even though neither city is officially incorporated in Jefferson County. The Jefferson County Planning Division Boards and Commission calls these areas by the city names. Taxes and fees are paid to theses cities or districts for water and sewer, school districts, fire districts, and ambulance districts. Pacific is a city in Franklin County and St. ... Eureka is a city located in St. ...


In the case of Pacific some newer maps show a 55 acre City Park/Fairground residing in Jefferson County. The area south of Pacific along supplemental route F from Pacific to supplemental route FF, as of 2000, also has an estimated population over 2,800 as high as 6,887 [1] . Missouri Supplental Routes are officially designated as State Secondary Roads. They are roads within the state of Missouri designated with letters. ...


School Districts

County Government

The county commission is charged with running the county. There are three members; As of March 2007, the commission members are Edward L. Kemp (1st District Commissioner), Pat Lamping (2nd District Commissioner), and Chuck Banks (Presiding Commissioner).


In addition to standard elected positions, The commissioners appoint leaders of the following Boards/Commissions:

  • Arnold Crossroads Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Area
  • Arnold Triangle Development Tax Increment Financing Development
  • Board of Adjustment
  • Board of Equalization
  • Building Commission
  • Building Commission Board of Appeals
  • Community Action Corporation (Jefferson-Franklin)
  • Comtrea (Corporate Board)(Mental Health)
  • Custodian of Records - County Commission
  • Developmental Disabilities Resource Board
  • East-West Gateway Executive Committee - Advisory Board - Regional Citizen
  • Economic Development Corporation - Board Members & General Membership
  • Industrial Development Authority
  • Jefferson County Public Sewer District
  • Library Board
  • Mental Health Board
  • Metropolitan Airport Authority
  • Mid-East Area Agency on Aging Advisory Board
  • Northeast Public Sewer District
  • Park Board
  • Planning & Zoning Commission
  • Port Authority
  • Rock Creek Public Sewer District
  • Selma Village Sewer District
  • Special Transportation Management Authority
  • St. Louis - Jefferson Management Solid Waste District Board
  • Transportation Advisory Committee
  • University of Missouri Extension Council
  • Water and Sanitary Sewer Advisory Commission
  • Workforce Investment Board Members - Jefferson/Franklin County

As of August 2006, a petition drive is underway to allow Jefferson County to adopt a county charter. Look up Petition in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


County Parks and Recreation

  • Big River Saddle Club
  • Brown's Ford
  • Cedar Hill
  • Fletcher House
  • High Ridge Civic Center
  • Rockford Beach
  • Jefferson Winter Park
  • Morse Mill
  • Pleasant Valley
  • Sunridge
  • NW Jefferson County Sports Complex

External links

Coordinates: 38°16′N 90°32′W / 38.26, -90.54 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Jefferson County, Missouri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (605 words)
Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri, and included the mean center of U.S. population in 1980.
The county was organized in 1818 and named in honor of former President Thomas Jefferson.
In the county the population was spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 31.80% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 9.20% who were 65 years of age or older.
A Directory of Towns, Villages, and Hamlets of Missouri (565 words)
Jefferson County is bounded on the north by St. Louis County, east by the Mississippi River, south by Ste.
The territory comprising Jefferson County, at one time belonged to Spain and was under control of a Spanish Governor, who made liberal offers of land to persons who desired to settle permanently in the county.
Jefferson County was organized by an act of the Legislature of the Territory of Missouri, approved December 9, 1818, as may be seen by the first section, thereof, which follows: (The section is too lengthy to include here, but it is recorded on page 585 of the
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