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Warren County, Missouri

Warren County, Missouri
Warren County Courthouse in Warrenton
Map of Missouri highlighting Warren County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded January 5, 1833
Named for Joseph Warren
Seat Warrenton
Largest city Warrenton
 • Total 438 sq mi (1,134 km2)
 • Land 429 sq mi (1,111 km2)
 • Water 9.2 sq mi (24 km2), 2.1%
 • (2010) 32,513
 • Density 76/sq mi (29/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .org.warrencountymowww

Warren County is a Joseph Warren, who died in the Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolutionary War.[3]

Warren County is part of the St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county is traversed by Route 94, called the "Missouri Weinstrasse" because of the many vineyards from Marthasville east into St. Charles County. Warren County is also part of the Missouri Rhineland, with award-winning wineries located on both sides of the Missouri River.


  • Geography 1
    • Adjacent counties 1.1
    • Major highways 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Politics 3
    • Local 3.1
    • State 3.2
    • Federal 3.3
      • Political culture 3.3.1
    • Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008) 3.4
  • Education 4
    • Public schools 4.1
    • Private schools 4.2
  • Cities and towns 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 438 square miles (1,130 km2), of which 429 square miles (1,110 km2) is land and 9.2 square miles (24 km2) (2.1%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties

Major highways


As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 24,525 people, 9,185 households, and 6,888 families residing in the county. The population density was 57 people per square mile (22/km²). There were 11,046 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.89% White, 1.94% Black or African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Approximately 1.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Among the major ancestries reported in Warren County were 41.4% German, 13.8% American, 10.2% Irish and 7.0% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 9,185 households out of which 34.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.20% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.00% were non-families. 20.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 28.80% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,016, and the median income for a family was $46,863. Males had a median income of $36,315 versus $23,443 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,690. About 6.40% of families and 8.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.50% of those under age 18 and 10.40% of those age 65 or over.



The Republican Party completely controls politics at the local level in Warren County. Republicans hold all of the elected positions in the county.

Warren County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Wendy Nordwald Republican
Circuit Clerk Brenda Eggering Republican
County Clerk Barbara Daly Republican
Collector Linda K. Stude Republican
Arden Engelage Republican
(District 1)
Daniel Hampson Republican
(District 2)
Hubert Kluesner Republican
Coroner Roger R. Mauzy, Sr. Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Michael S. Wright Republican
Public Administrator Jeffrey Hoelscher Republican
Recorder Deborah Engemann Republican
Sheriff Kevin Harrison Republican
Surveyor Robert L. Lewis Republican
Treasurer Gene Cornell Republican


Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2008 49.26% 7,617 49.07% 7,587 1.68% 259
2004 56.08% 7,488 42.61% 5,689 1.31% 175
2000 56.76% 6,060 40.45% 4,318 2.79% 298
1996 49.93% 4,298 47.67% 4,103 2.40% 207

Warren County is divided into two legislative districts in the Missouri House of Representatives, both of which are held by Republicans.

  • District 13 - Chuck Gatschenberger (R-Lake St. Louis). Consists of the community of Foristell.
Missouri House of Representatives - District 13 - Warren County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Chuck Gatschenberger 79 73.83
Democratic Vickie Boedeker 28 26.17
  • District 99 – Bart Korman (R-High Hill). Consists of most of the entire county.
Missouri House of Representatives - District 99 - Warren County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Bart Korman 8,678 100.00

All of Warren County is a part of Missouri's 26th District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by Brian Nieves (R-Washington). The 26th Senatorial District consists of all of Franklin and Warren counties and western St. Louis County.

Missouri Senate - District 26 - Warren County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Brian Nieves 6,587 62.90
Democratic George "Boots" Weber 3,335 31.85
Constitution Richard E. Newton 550 5.25


All of Warren County is included in Missouri's 9th Congressional District and is represented by Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-St. Elizabeth) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. House of Representatives - Missouri's 9th Congressional District - Warren County (2010)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer 7,887 78.23
Libertarian Christopher W. Dwyer 2,194 21.77

Political culture

Past Presidential Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2012 62.35% 9,150 35.56% 5,219 2.09% 307
2008 55.69% 8,675 43.05% 6,705 1.26% 196
2004 58.69% 7,883 40.66% 5,461 0.66% 88
2000 55.67% 5,979 42.12% 4,524 2.21% 237
1996 43.78% 3,768 40.00% 3,443 16.22% 1,396

At the presidential level, like many exurban counties, Warren County tends to lean Republican. Bill Clinton was the last Democratic presidential nominee to carry Warren County in 1992 by a plurality of votes.

Like most rural and exurban areas throughout Northeast Missouri, voters in Warren County generally adhere to socially and culturally conservative principles which tend to influence their Republican leanings. In 2004, Missourians voted on a constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union between a man and a woman—it overwhelmingly passed Warren County with 75.87 percent of the vote. The initiative passed the state with 71 percent of support from voters as Missouri became the first state to ban same-sex marriage. In 2006, Missourians voted on a constitutional amendment to fund and legalize embryonic stem cell research in the state—it failed in Warren County with 53.23 percent voting against the measure. The initiative narrowly passed the state with 51 percent of support from voters as Missouri became one of the first states in the nation to approve embryonic stem cell research. Despite Warren County's longstanding tradition of supporting socially conservative platforms, voters in the county have a penchant for advancing populist causes like increasing the minimum wage. In 2006, Missourians voted on a proposition (Proposition B) to increase the minimum wage in the state to $6.50 an hour—it passed Warren County with 77.48 percent of the vote. The proposition strongly passed every single county in Missouri with 78.99 percent voting in favor. (During the same election, voters in five other states also strongly approved increases in the minimum wage.)

Missouri Presidential Preference Primary (2008)

Warren County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 1,192 (33.87%)
Mike Huckabee 988 (28.08%)
Mitt Romney 1,139 (32.37%)
Ron Paul 130 (3.69%)
Warren County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Clinton 1,971 (56.46%)
Barack Obama 1,399 (40.07%)
John Edwards (withdrawn) 92 (2.64%)


Public schools

  • Warren County R-III School District - Warrenton
    • Daniel Boone Elementary School (PK-05)
    • Warrior Ridge Elementary School (K-05)
    • Rebecca Boone Elementary School (K-05)
    • Black Hawk Middle School (06-08)
    • Warrenton High School (09-12)
  • Wright City R-II School District - Wright City
    • Wright City East Elementary School (K-01) - Foristell
    • Wright City Elementary School (02-05)
    • Wright City Middle School (06-08)
    • Wright City High School (09-12)

Private schools

Cities and towns

See also


  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1918). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 369. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 22, 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 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

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

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