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Time Zone: Barton County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Lamar is the Seat for Barton County.

Barton County was founded in 1855 and was created by taking area from JasperCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Barton had a population of 12,386 people. This is a decrease of 1.24% since the last Census (which gave a population of 12,541 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Barton represented 0.22% of the total population of Missouri, making it the state's 78th most populous county (out of 115 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201012,402-1.11%+0.13% since 2009
200912,386-1.24%-1.08% since 2008
200812,521-0.16%-1.58% since 2007
200012,541The Last Census

More information can be found on the Barton County Census Page for Barton County.


Below are some of the communities located in Barton County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Barton County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Lamar   4,4184,4250.16% decrease  
Golden City   8678841.92% decrease  
Liberal   7657791.8% decrease  
Mindenmines   4044091.22% decrease  
Lamar Heights   2172160.46% increase  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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