Montgomery City, Missouri

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Montgomery City, Missouri
City
Location of Montgomery City, Missouri
Location of Montgomery City, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°58′37″N 91°30′18″W / 38.97694°N 91.50500°W / 38.97694; -91.50500Coordinates: 38°58′37″N 91°30′18″W / 38.97694°N 91.50500°W / 38.97694; -91.50500
Country United States
State Missouri
County Montgomery
Area[1]
 • Total 3.20 sq mi (8.29 km2)
 • Land 3.17 sq mi (8.21 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation 823 ft (251 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,834
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 2,793
 • Density 894.0/sq mi (345.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63361
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-49574[4]
GNIS feature ID 0729556[5]

Montgomery City is a city in Montgomery County, Missouri, United States. The population was 2,834 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Montgomery County.[6]

Montgomery City was the home town of Ray Moore (comics), the creator of the comic strip "The Phantom".

History[edit]

Montgomery City was a depot on the Wabash Railroad.[7]

Geography[edit]

Montgomery City is located at 38°58′37″N 91°30′18″W / 38.97694°N 91.50500°W / 38.97694; -91.50500 (38.976812, -91.505026).[8] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.20 square miles (8.29 km2), of which, 3.17 square miles (8.21 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,834 people, 1,141 households, and 711 families residing in the city. The population density was 894.0 inhabitants per square mile (345.2/km2). There were 1,279 housing units at an average density of 403.5 per square mile (155.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.6% White, 3.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 1.9% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.

There were 1,141 households of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.7% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 35.3 years. 26.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.4% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 14.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,442 people, 1,032 households, and 666 families residing in the city. The population density was 858.6 people per square mile (332.0/km²). There were 1,162 housing units at an average density of 408.5 per square mile (158.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.19% White, 3.81% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33% of the population.

There were 1,032 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,446, and the median income for a family was $38,063. Males had a median income of $28,906 versus $17,857 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,735. About 10.9% of families and 14.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.7% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.

Famous Natives[edit]

1962 Thomas Jefferson Jackson See (19 Feb 1866 in Montgomery City, Missouri - 4 July 1962 in Oakland, California, USA) was a U S astronomer who studied in the University of Missouri and in Berlin. He fell out with his astronomical colleagues and was eventually banned from publishing. He spent the last part of his life arguing against Einstein's Theory of Relativity.(8) His Colorful and promising career was plagued by accusations of plagiarism, repeated firings from observatory positions, and the curse of his own egotistical claims. (9) [9] [10]

Related links[edit]

Local Government Website: http://www.montgomerycitymo.org/
School District: http://mc-wildcats.org
Montgomery County R-II High School Alumni: http://mc-wildcats-alum.ning.com

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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ Williams, Walter (1904). The State of Missouri. p. 455. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ 1)St Andrews University Math History Biography
  10. ^ 2) Wikipedia

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