Gerald, Missouri

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Gerald, Missouri
City
Location of Gerald, Missouri
Location of Gerald, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°24′1″N 91°19′53″W / 38.40028°N 91.33139°W / 38.40028; -91.33139Coordinates: 38°24′1″N 91°19′53″W / 38.40028°N 91.33139°W / 38.40028; -91.33139
Country United States
State Missouri
County Franklin
Area[1]
 • Total 1.49 sq mi (3.86 km2)
 • Land 1.48 sq mi (3.83 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 902 ft (275 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,345
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,329
 • Density 908.8/sq mi (350.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63037
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-26866[4]
GNIS feature ID 0755549[5]

Gerald is a city in Franklin County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,345 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Gerald was platted in 1901 along a railroad line. It was named for the local Fitzgerald family of pioneer settlers.[6]

Geography[edit]

Gerald is located at 38°24′1″N 91°19′53″W / 38.40028°N 91.33139°W / 38.40028; -91.33139 (38.400397, -91.331279)[7].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.49 square miles (3.86 km2), of which, 1.48 square miles (3.83 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,345 people, 527 households, and 356 families residing in the city. The population density was 908.8 inhabitants per square mile (350.9 /km2). There were 603 housing units at an average density of 407.4 per square mile (157.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White, 0.2% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 527 households of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.4% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 36.6 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.5% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 14.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,171 people, 474 households, and 327 families residing in the city. The population density was 835.0 people per square mile (322.9/km²). There were 510 housing units at an average density of 363.6 per square mile (140.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.21% White, 0.09% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.

There were 474 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,095, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $28,194 versus $21,971 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,095. About 6.0% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.

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. ^ Earngey, Bill (1995). Missouri Roadsides: The Traveler's Companion. University of Missouri Press. p. 101. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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