Location of Dixon, Missouri
|• Total||1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)|
|• Land||1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,168 ft (356 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||1,571|
|• Density||1,533.7/sq mi (592.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0749667|
Dixon is located at .(37.995273, -92.095979)
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,549 people, 645 households, and 363 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,533.7 inhabitants per square mile (592.2 /km2). There were 738 housing units at an average density of 730.7 per square mile (282.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.5% White, 0.9% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.9% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.7% of the population.
There were 645 households of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.9% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.7% were non-families. 38.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 17% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 3.10.
The median age in the city was 38.3 years. 25.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.2% were from 45 to 64; and 17.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,570 people, 667 households, and 414 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,545.8 people per square mile (594.3/km²). There were 751 housing units at an average density of 739.4 per square mile (284.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.05% White, 0.06% African American, 0.57% Native American, 1.02% Asian, 0.45% Pacific Islander, 1.02% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.04% of the population.
There were 667 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 22.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 79.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $21,821, and the median income for a family was $28,693. Males had a median income of $21,667 versus $17,115 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,405. About 21.3% of families and 23.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.6% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over.
Major north-south routes near Dixon include:
- Route 133 runs north from Interstate 44 exit 145 about two miles east of Hazelgreen to Richland, Swedeborg, Crocker, and about two miles west of Dixon, then north out of the county.
- Route 28 begins Interstate 44 at exit 163 at the eastern edge of St. Robert, runs north through Dixon, and then runs north out of the county.
- A secondary road parallels Highway 28, beginning as Highway Y at exit 161 of Interstate 44 in St. Robert, running north to the Gasconade River bridge where it becomes the county-maintained Cave Road and turning north as Highway O until it meets Highway 28 about a mile south of Dixon.
- John Brown, former professional basketball player, attended Dixon High School
- David A. Day, Missouri state legislator, resides in Dixon. Day served in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2005-2012 and served as Chairman of the House Veterans Committee.
- Morrie Martin, Major League Baseball player 1949-1959, Brooklyn Dodgers, Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs. WWII Veteran 49th Engineer Combat Battalion and was involved in amphibious landings at North Africa, Sicily and Omaha Beach on D-Day. He suffered shrapnel wounds twice and was buried alive in Germany when the house he was in was shelled. Left for dead, he and two other soldiers clawed their way out and rejoined their battalion. At the Battle of the Bulge, he suffered a bullet wound to the thigh and nearly lost a leg after gangrene set in. It took more than 150 shots of penicillin to spare him from an amputation. Graduate Dixon H.S, Dixon Mo. Copyright © 2010 Gary Bedingfield (Baseball in Wartime). All Rights Reserved.
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