Location of Humansville, Missouri
|• Total||1.19 sq mi (3.08 km2)|
|• Land||1.18 sq mi (3.06 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||965 ft (294 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||1,041|
|• Density||888.1/sq mi (342.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|FIPS code||29-33706 |
|GNIS feature ID||0719986 |
Humansville was named for James Human, who settled in the area in 1834. During the U.S. Civil War, the town was home to a garrison of 150 federal troops. During Shelby's Raid of 1863, Confederates surrounded and overwhelmed the outpost, leaving 17 killed and wounded.
The town was incorporated in 1873 but did not elect its first mayor until 1886.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,048 people, 366 households, and 227 families residing in the city. The population density was 888.1 inhabitants per square mile (342.9 /km2). There were 461 housing units at an average density of 390.7 per square mile (150.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.6% White, 0.1% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.8% of the population.
There were 366 households of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.0% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.2% 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 3.04.
The median age in the city was 45.9 years. 21.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20% were from 25 to 44; 25.5% were from 45 to 64; and 25.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 946 people, 389 households, and 219 families residing in the city. The population density was 794.0 people per square mile (306.9/km²). There were 465 housing units at an average density of 390.3 per square mile (150.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.20% White, 0.42% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.21% Asian, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.
There were 389 households out of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.7% were non-families. 39.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.89.
In the city the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 28.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 86.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $19,821, and the median income for a family was $29,018. Males had a median income of $21,181 versus $14,423 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,051. About 11.9% of families and 18.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.0% of those under age 18 and 22.0% of those age 65 or over.
- Zoë Akins, (1886–1958), became a successful poet, playwright, and screenwriter.
- Edgar Buchanan (1903–1979), who had a long career in movies and television. He portrayed Uncle Joe on Petticoat Junction in the 1960s.
- James B. Potter, Jr. (born 1931), Los Angeles City Council member, 1963–71
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