Ellington, Missouri

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Ellington, Missouri
City
Galena from the Sweetwater Mine, near Ellington
Galena from the Sweetwater Mine, near Ellington
Location of Ellington, Missouri
Location of Ellington, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°14′21″N 90°58′11″W / 37.23917°N 90.96972°W / 37.23917; -90.96972Coordinates: 37°14′21″N 90°58′11″W / 37.23917°N 90.96972°W / 37.23917; -90.96972
Country United States
State Missouri
County Reynolds
Area[1]
 • Total 1.38 sq mi (3.57 km2)
 • Land 1.38 sq mi (3.57 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 663 ft (202 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 987
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 993
 • Density 715.2/sq mi (276.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63638
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-21844[4]
GNIS feature ID 0717476[5]

Ellington is a city in Reynolds County, Missouri, United States. The population was 987 at the 2010 census. In 1925, the infamous Tri-State Tornado began just northwest of Ellington.

Geography[edit]

Ellington is located at 37°14′21″N 90°58′11″W / 37.23917°N 90.96972°W / 37.23917; -90.96972 (37.239103, -90.969669)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.38 square miles (3.57 km2), all of it land.[1] Being located within thirty miles of Eminence, Van Buren, and Lesterville makes Ellington a popular stop among the Ozark National Scenic Riverways tourist.

Sweetwater Lead Mine[edit]

The Sweetwater Mine, owned by the Doe Run Company, produces lead and zinc.[7]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 987 people, 407 households, and 241 families residing in the city. The population density was 715.2 inhabitants per square mile (276.1 /km2). There were 488 housing units at an average density of 353.6 per square mile (136.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.38% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.20% Asian, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.

There were 407 households of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.8% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.8% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% 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 3.08.

The median age in the city was 37.1 years. 27.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 24.2% were from 45 to 64; and 16.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.8% male and 54.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,045 people, 456 households, and 285 families residing in the city. The population density was 740.8 people per square mile (286.2/km²). There were 535 housing units at an average density of 379.3 per square mile (146.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.08% White, 0.77% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.48% from other races, and 1.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.

There were 456 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 85.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,836, and the median income for a family was $27,443. Males had a median income of $26,172 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,026. About 16.4% of families and 21.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.3% of those under age 18 and 15.4% of those age 65 or over.

Climate[edit]

Ellington has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa).

Climate data for Ellington
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 42
(6)
50
(10)
59
(15)
71
(22)
79
(26)
87
(31)
92
(33)
90
(32)
81
(27)
70
(21)
57
(14)
46
(8)
68.7
(20.4)
Average low °F (°C) 20
(−7)
24
(−4)
33
(1)
42
(6)
51
(11)
61
(16)
66
(19)
63
(17)
56
(13)
43
(6)
34
(1)
24
(−4)
43.1
(6.3)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.11
(79)
3.07
(78)
4.50
(114.3)
4.50
(114.3)
4.48
(113.8)
3.72
(94.5)
3.87
(98.3)
3.55
(90.2)
3.36
(85.3)
3.14
(79.8)
4.82
(122.4)
3.99
(101.3)
46.11
(1,171.2)
Source: [8]

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