East Prairie, Missouri

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East Prairie, Missouri
City
Location of East Prairie, Missouri
Location of East Prairie, Missouri
Coordinates: 36°46′46″N 89°23′5″W / 36.77944°N 89.38472°W / 36.77944; -89.38472Coordinates: 36°46′46″N 89°23′5″W / 36.77944°N 89.38472°W / 36.77944; -89.38472
Country United States
State Missouri
County Mississippi
Area[1]
 • Total 1.29 sq mi (3.34 km2)
 • Land 1.29 sq mi (3.34 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 305 ft (93 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 3,176
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 3,200
 • Density 2,462.0/sq mi (950.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63845
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-21052[4]
GNIS feature ID 0717337[5]

East Prairie is a city in Mississippi County, Missouri, United States. The population was 3,176 at the 2010 census. In 1881, the area was originally known as Bell's Grade and Hibbard and developed as a result of the railroad. Its population was 298 at the 1890 census.[citation needed] In February 2012, a 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck the area, not far from Sikeston, Missouri and Cairo, Illinois; the impact was felt across multiple states.

Geography[edit]

East Prairie is located at 36°46′46″N 89°23′5″W / 36.77944°N 89.38472°W / 36.77944; -89.38472 (36.779538, -89.384783).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.29 square miles (3.34 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 3,176 people, 1,294 households, and 846 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,462.0 inhabitants per square mile (950.6 /km2). There were 1,398 housing units at an average density of 1,083.7 per square mile (418.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.69% White, 2.33% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.42% of the population.

There were 1,294 households of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.3% were married couples living together, 19.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.6% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the city was 38.5 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.7% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 17.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.9% male and 54.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,227 people, 1,333 households, and 906 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,526.0 people per square mile (973.4/km²). There were 1,418 housing units at an average density of 1,110.0 per square mile (427.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.79% White, 2.26% African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.77% of the population.

There were 1,333 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 18.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 84.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $19,825, and the median income for a family was $24,063. Males had a median income of $23,494 versus $16,284 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,912. About 25.6% of families and 30.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.0% of those under age 18 and 32.4% of those age 65 or over.

Events[edit]

East Prairie is the host of the Tour de Corn bicycle ride each summer during the town's Sweetcorn Festival that attracts cyclists from many surrounding states and raises money for local charities.

1961 film[edit]

Significant portions of the 1961 film The Intruder (directed by Roger Corman and starring William Shatner) were filmed in East Prairie.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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