Barton County, Missouri

Barton County, Missouri

Infobox U.S. County
county = Barton County
state = Missouri

founded year = 1855
founded date =
seat wl = Lamar
largest city wl = Lamar
area_total_sq_mi = 597
area_total_km2 = 1546
area_land_sq_mi = 594
area_land_km2 = 1539
area_water_sq_mi = 2
area_water_km2 = 6
area percentage = 0.41
census yr = 2000
pop = 12541
density_sq_mi = 21
density_km2 = 8
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset = -5
footnotes =
web =
named for = David Barton, a U.S. senator from Missouri

Barton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 12,541. Its county seat is LamarGR|6. The county was organized in 1855 and named after David Barton, a U. S. senator from Missouri.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 597 square miles (1,546 km²), of which, 594 square miles (1,539 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) of it (0.41%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Vernon County (north)
*Cedar County (northeast)
*Dade County (east)
*Jasper County (south)
*Crawford County, Kansas (west)

Major highways

*U.S. Route 71
*U.S. Route 160
*Route 43
*Route 126


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 12,541 people, 4,895 households, and 3,441 families residing in the county. The population density was 21 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 5,409 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.93% White, 0.29% Black or African American, 0.83% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. 0.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,895 households out of which 34.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 26.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.50% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,275, and the median income for a family was $35,638. Males had a median income of $25,254 versus $19,663 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,987. About 11.00% of families and 13.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.90% of those under age 18 and 16.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns


*Golden City (884)
*Lamar (4,425)
*Liberal (779)
*Mindenmines (409)


*Burgess (70)
*Lamar Heights (216)
*Milford (52)

Unincorporated towns



Barton County is divided into fifteen townships:


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