World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Missouri City, Missouri

Article Id: WHEBN0000122629
Reproduction Date:

Title: Missouri City, Missouri  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Clay County, Missouri, List of populated places along the Missouri River, Independence, Missouri, Missouri City, Prathersville, Missouri
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Missouri City, Missouri

Missouri City, Missouri
City
Location of Missouri City, Missouri
Location of Missouri City, Missouri
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Missouri
County Clay
Area[1]
 • Total 1.14 sq mi (2.95 km2)
 • Land 1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)
 • Water 0.13 sq mi (0.34 km2)
Elevation 725 ft (221 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 267
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 274
 • Density 264.4/sq mi (102.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64072
Area code(s) 816
FIPS code 29-48980[4]
GNIS feature ID 0730151[5]

Missouri City is a city in Clay County, Missouri, United States. The population was 267 at the 2010 census.

Missouri City - City Hall (Originally a Methodist church)

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
    • 2010 census 3.1
    • 2000 census 3.2
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

Missouri City was originally named Atchison. The earliest known use of the name was on a deed to a building from 1820. The land was possessed by French fur traders Antoine Laffond and Bernard Laffond as early as January 24, 1807. The name had changed to Missouri City by December 5, 1857.[6]

From Encyclopedia of the history of Missouri; A special charter town of about 600 inhabitants on the Missouri River, in Clay County, six miles from Liberty. The Wabash Railroad runs through it. The beginning of the place was in Williams' Landing, and a ferry established by a man named Shrewsbury Williams, at the mouth of Rose's branch, about the year 1834. About 1846 there were a dozen houses in the place and it was called Richfield. Some time later a bar formed opposite the landing and a stock company laid off a town below which they called St. Bernard. Later still another town was laid off and called New Richfield, and not long after another town was laid off and called Atchison. In 1859 St. Bernard, Richfield and Atchison were incorporated as Missouri City. There was at one time a tobacco factory in the place, and a large quantity of hemp was shipped from there. During the Civil War it was the prey of bushwhackers and jayhawkers, and its business was almost entirely destroyed, but since the building of the Wabash Railroad a considerable business has been attracted to it.[7]

Missouri City Post Office

Geography

Missouri City is located at .[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.14 square miles (2.95 km2), of which, 1.01 square miles (2.62 km2) is land and 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were only 267 people, 116 households, and 68 families residing in the city. The population density was 264.4 inhabitants per square mile (102.1/km2). There were 133 housing units at an average density of 131.7 per square mile (50.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.9% White, 4.1% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 4.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 116 households of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.4% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the city was 46.2 years. 17.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.7% were from 25 to 44; 38.9% were from 45 to 64; and 13.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.3% male and 45.7% female.

2000 census

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 295 people, 110 households, and 75 families residing in the city. The population density was 290.5 people per square mile (111.7/km²). There were 120 housing units at an average density of 118.2 per square mile (45.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.56% White, 2.71% African American, and 3.73% from two or more races.

There were 110 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 121.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,875, and the median income for a family was $45,000. Males had a median income of $30,357 versus $24,554 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,693. About 4.2% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

References

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010".  
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ "Population Estimates".  
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  6. ^ History of Missouri City by Oscar S. Chaney 1979,
  7. ^ Encyclopedia of the history of Missouri By Howard Louis Conard
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

External links

  • http://www.missouricitymo.com/
  • http://www.mocity.k12.mo.us/
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.