Mansfield, Missouri

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Mansfield, Missouri
City
Location of Mansfield, Missouri
Location of Mansfield, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°6′23″N 92°34′52″W / 37.10639°N 92.58111°W / 37.10639; -92.58111Coordinates: 37°6′23″N 92°34′52″W / 37.10639°N 92.58111°W / 37.10639; -92.58111
Country United States
State Missouri
County Wright
Area[1]
 • Total 1.90 sq mi (4.92 km2)
 • Land 1.88 sq mi (4.87 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 1,483 ft (452 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,296
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,285
 • Density 689.4/sq mi (266.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 65704
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-45740[4]
GNIS feature ID 0721807[5]

Mansfield is a city in Wright County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,296 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Mansfield is located at 37°6′23″N 92°34′52″W / 37.10639°N 92.58111°W / 37.10639; -92.58111 (37.106458, -92.581135)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.90 square miles (4.92 km2), of which 1.88 square miles (4.87 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,296 people, 568 households, and 322 families residing in the city. The population density was 689.4 inhabitants per square mile (266.2 /km2). There were 646 housing units at an average density of 343.6 per square mile (132.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.6% White, 0.6% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.5% Asian, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 568 households of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.9% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.3% were non-families. 38.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 3.07.

The median age in the city was 38.1 years. 27.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.3% were from 25 to 44; 24.4% were from 45 to 64; and 17% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,349 people, 564 households, and 354 families residing in the city. The population density was 859.0 people per square mile (331.8/km²). There were 632 housing units at an average density of 402.4 per square mile (155.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.33% White, 0.15% African American, 0.82% Native American, 0.30% Asian, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

There were 564 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together in Mansfield, Mo 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present 37.1% were classified as "non-families" (a U.S. census term that can refer either to one individual living alone, or to a group of individuals who are not all related by blood, marriage, or adoption). 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.1% 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 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 83.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,875, and the median income for a family was $27,734. Males had a median income of $27,143 versus $15,216 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,303. About 20.9% of families and 24.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.8% of those under age 18 and 33.6% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

Mansfield is home to the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, on the grounds of Baker Creek Farm. The company is a seed house and preservation farm for rare vegetable crop varieties, founded in 1998 by Jeremiath Gettle. The Baker Creek Spring Planting Festival, drawing 6,000 attendants, is held there each spring and features a music show, speakers on agricultural, horticultural, and agro-political topics, historic demonstrations, and an open-air bazaar with plant and seed vendors' booths.

Notable people[edit]

Rocky Ridge Farm

In 1894, Laura Ingalls Wilder, along with her husband, Almanzo Wilder, and their daughter Rose Wilder Lane moved from South Dakota to Mansfield. The family remained in the area for the next 60 years and established a large, successful poultry, dairy and fruit farm on the outskirts of town, Rocky Ridge Farm. Today, their unique 10-room farmhouse is a National Historic Landmark, and the home of the Laura Ingalls Wilder-Rose Wilder Lane Home and Museum, which attracts thousands of visitors to Mansfield each year.

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