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Clinton County, Missouri
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Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the USA highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded January 2, 1833
Seat Plattsburg
Largest City Cameron
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

423 sq mi (1,096 km²)
419 sq mi (1,085 km²)
4.5 sq mi (12 km²), 1.1%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

20,609
50/sq mi (19/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.clintoncomo.org
Named for: DeWitt Clinton
Atchison-statue
Statue of "President for a Day" David Rice Atchison at the Clinton County Courthouse

Clinton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the county had a population of 20,743. Its county seat is Plattsburg. The county was organized January 2, 1833 and named for Governor DeWitt Clinton of New York. The county seat of Plattsburg derives it name from a town of a similar name that is the county seat of Clinton County, New York, which was also named for the Governor.

Clinton County is part of the Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 423 square miles (1,100 km2), of which 419 square miles (1,090 km2) is land and 4.5 square miles (12 km2) (1.1%) is water.

Adjacent counties

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Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 2,724
1850 3,786 39.0%
1860 7,848 107.3%
1870 14,063 79.2%
1880 16,073 14.3%
1890 17,138 6.6%
1900 17,363 1.3%
1910 15,297 −11.9%
1920 14,461 −5.5%
1930 13,505 −6.6%
1940 13,261 −1.8%
1950 11,726 −11.6%
1960 11,588 −1.2%
1970 12,462 7.5%
1980 15,916 27.7%
1990 16,595 4.3%
2000 18,979 14.4%
2010 20,743 9.3%
Est. 2015 20,609 −0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

As of the census of 2000, there were 18,979 people, 7,152 households, and 5,299 families residing in the county. The population density was 45 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 7,877 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.58% White, 1.52% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Approximately 1.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,152 households out of which 34.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.40% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% were non-families. 22.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,629, and the median income for a family was $48,244. Males had a median income of $36,307 versus $22,991 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,056. About 7.30% of families and 9.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.30% of those under age 18 and 12.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Coordinates: 39°36′N 94°24′W / 39.60°N 94.40°W / 39.60; -94.40


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