Location of Harris, Missouri
|• Total||0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)|
|• Land||0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||892 ft (272 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||60|
|• Density||406.7/sq mi (157.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0719142|
Harris was named for A. W. Harris, an early settler.
Ens. John Charles England was born in Harris Missouri on 11 December 1920. He enlisted in the Naval Reserve in September 1940 and received his commission as a Naval officer in June 1941. Ensign England joined the crew of the battleship Oklahoma (BB-37) in September 1941. He lost his life a few months later when that ship was sunk during the Japanese air raid on Pearl Harbor.
Wikipedia: "On the morning of December 7, 1941, just four days from his 21st birthday John C. England volunteered to work in the ship's radio room for a friend so that he might have more time with his family when they arrived. That morning the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and the USS Oklahoma was one of their first targets. Oklahoma was moored at Battleship Row 7, outboard alongside Maryland. USS Oklahoma took 3 torpedo hits almost immediately after the first Japanese bombs fell. As she began to capsize, 2 more torpedoes struck home, and her men were strafed as they abandoned ship. Within 20 minutes after the attack began, she had swung over until halted by her masts touching bottom, her starboard side above water, and a part of her keel clear.
Ensign England survived the initial attack and escaped topside as the ship was capsizing. He remembered the men still in the radio room. He returned three times to the radio room, each time guiding a man to safety. He left to go back below decks for the fourth time and was never seen again. He was one of twenty officers and 395 enlisted men who were killed on board USS Oklahoma that morning. Ensign England's gallant effort saved three men, but cost him his life."
Two U.S. Navy ships have been named in honor of Ensign John Charles England: the escort ship England (DE-635), 1943-1946; and the guided missile frigate (later reclassified as a guided missile cruiser) England (DLG/CG-22), 1963-1994.
Harris is located at .
As of the census of 2010, there were 61 people, 30 households, and 14 families residing in the city. The population density was 406.7 inhabitants per square mile (157.0/km2). There were 50 housing units at an average density of 333.3 per square mile (128.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White and 1.6% from two or more races.
There were 30 households of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 23.3% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 53.3% were non-families. 50.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.64.
The median age in the city was 32.5 years. 32.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 13.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.4% were from 25 to 44; 22.9% were from 45 to 64; and 9.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 105 people, 44 households, and 28 families residing in the town. The population density was 676.1 people per square mile (253.4/km²). There were 49 housing units at an average density of 315.5/sq mi (118.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.19% White, 0.95% Native American, 0.95% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.67% of the population.
There were 44 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.9% were married couples living together, 20.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the town the population was spread out with 33.3% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 10.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 101.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $20,500, and the median income for a family was $28,438. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $13,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $7,952. There were 20.0% of families and 15.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including 10.4% of under eighteens and 26.7% of those over 64.
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- Eaton, David Wolfe (1918). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 366.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.