Elmer, Missouri

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Elmer, Missouri
City
Location of Elmer, Missouri
Location of Elmer, Missouri
Coordinates: 39°57′25″N 92°38′57″W / 39.95694°N 92.64917°W / 39.95694; -92.64917Coordinates: 39°57′25″N 92°38′57″W / 39.95694°N 92.64917°W / 39.95694; -92.64917
Country United States
State Missouri
County Macon
Area[1]
 • Total 0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Land 0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 735 ft (224 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 80
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 80
 • Density 320.0/sq mi (123.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63538
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-21988[4]
GNIS feature ID 0735597[5]

Elmer is a city in Macon County, Missouri, United States. The population was 80 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Elmer had its start in 1888 by the building of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway through that territory.[6]

On July 26, 2011 the United States Postal Service announced plans to permanently close the Elmer post office as part of a nationwide restructuring plan.[7]

Geography[edit]

Elmer is located at 39°57′25″N 92°38′57″W / 39.95694°N 92.64917°W / 39.95694; -92.64917 (39.956820, -92.649255)[8]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 236
1910 512 116.9%
1920 349 −31.8%
1930 346 −0.9%
1940 238 −31.2%
1950 295 23.9%
1960 266 −9.8%
1970 193 −27.4%
1980 180 −6.7%
1990 91 −49.4%
2000 98 7.7%
2010 80 −18.4%

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 80 people, 36 households, and 23 families residing in the city. The population density was 320.0 inhabitants per square mile (123.6 /km2). There were 47 housing units at an average density of 188.0 per square mile (72.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 36 households of which 22.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.1% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age in the city was 51.6 years. 22.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 1.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.1% were from 25 to 44; 33.8% were from 45 to 64; and 27.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.3% male and 48.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 98 people, 46 households, and 27 families residing in the city. The population density was 402.0 people per square mile (157.7/km²). There were 55 housing units at an average density of 225.6/sq mi (88.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 46 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.3% were non-families. 37.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $16,250, and the median income for a family was $30,750. Males had a median income of $18,125 versus $15,972 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,834. There were 11.8% of families and 29.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 40.0% of under eighteens and 13.3% of those over 64.

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. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 191. 
  7. ^ "Expanded Access List". U.S. Postal Service. 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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