Holden, Missouri

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Holden, Missouri
City
Location of Holden, Missouri
Location of Holden, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°42′52″N 93°59′26″W / 38.71444°N 93.99056°W / 38.71444; -93.99056Coordinates: 38°42′52″N 93°59′26″W / 38.71444°N 93.99056°W / 38.71444; -93.99056
Country United States
State Missouri
County Johnson
Area[1]
 • Total 2.42 sq mi (6.27 km2)
 • Land 2.41 sq mi (6.24 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 853 ft (260 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,252
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 2,313
 • Density 934.4/sq mi (360.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64040
Area code(s) 816
FIPS code 29-32572[4]
GNIS feature ID 0719697[5]

Holden is a city in Johnson County, Missouri, United States. The population was 2,252 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Holden was laid out in 1857. It was named for Major Nathaniel Holden, a local politician who was instrumental in bringing the railroad to the area.[6][7]

Anti-saloon advocate Carrie Nation lived in Holden in the 1870s, where she worked as a teacher.[8]

Geography[edit]

Holden is located at 38°42′52″N 93°59′26″W / 38.71444°N 93.99056°W / 38.71444; -93.99056 (38.714455, -93.990513)[9].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.42 square miles (6.27 km2), of which, 2.41 square miles (6.24 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 2,252 people, 901 households, and 589 families residing in the city. The population density was 934.4 inhabitants per square mile (360.8 /km2). There were 1,060 housing units at an average density of 439.8 per square mile (169.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.6% White, 1.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.4% Pacific Islander, 0.8% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 901 households of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.6% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the city was 37.7 years. 24.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 27.2% were from 45 to 64; and 14.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,510 people, 990 households, and 656 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,040.8 people per square mile (402.1/km²). There were 1,089 housing units at an average density of 451.6 per square mile (174.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.50% White, 1.91% African American, 1.08% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 2.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.

There were 990 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,255, and the median income for a family was $35,234. Males had a median income of $26,285 versus $20,884 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,537. About 10.0% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 23.9% of those age 65 or over.

City Government[edit]

Mayor: Mike Wakeman, Mayor Pro Tem: Kenneth Stephens

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. 181. 
  7. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 158. 
  8. ^ "Carry A. Nation (1846 – 1911)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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