|• Total||0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)|
|• Land||0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||577 ft (176 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||33|
|• Density||173.7/sq mi (67.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0721677|
The city was originally named Wolfe's Point. However, when it was discovered that another city in Missouri had a similar name the city was forced to change its name. A local school teacher suggested Lupus, the Latin for wolf. The city is most well known for its chili festival, held every autumn, which draws several hundred people from the surrounding area. The musical films Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, both based on Mark Twain's novels, were shot partially on location here. In 1976, the school of journalism at the University of Missouri published a book of photo essays on the history and the diminishing population of the city titled Lupus: portrait of a Missouri river town.
Lupus is located at .(38.846609, -92.452641)
At the 2010 census, there were 33 people, 17 households and 7 families residing in the city. The population density was 173.7 inhabitants per square mile (67.1 /km2). There were 23 housing units at an average density of 121.1 per square mile (46.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White and 3.0% from two or more races.
There were 17 households of which 11.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.4% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 58.8% were non-families. 41.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.94 and the average family size was 2.71.
The median age in the city was 57.8 years. 12.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 9.1% were from 25 to 44; 57.7% were from 45 to 64; and 15.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.5% male and 48.5% female.
At the 2000 census of 2000, there were 29 people, 18 households and 5 families residing in the town. The population density was 150.8 per square mile (58.9/km²). There were 24 housing units at an average density of 124.8 per square mile (48.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.
There were 18 households of which 16.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 16.7% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 66.7% were non-families. 61.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.61 and the average family size was 2.50.
20.7% of the population were under the age of 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 10.3% from 25 to 44, 51.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 123.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.
The median household income was $18,750 and the median family income was $18,750. Males had a median income of $23,750 compared with $63,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,341. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.
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- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.