Niangua, Missouri

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Niangua, Missouri
City
Location of Niangua, Missouri
Location of Niangua, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°23′20″N 92°49′52″W / 37.38889°N 92.83111°W / 37.38889; -92.83111Coordinates: 37°23′20″N 92°49′52″W / 37.38889°N 92.83111°W / 37.38889; -92.83111
Country United States
State Missouri
County Webster
Area[1]
 • Total 0.41 sq mi (1.06 km2)
 • Land 0.41 sq mi (1.06 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,440 ft (439 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 405
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 404
 • Density 987.8/sq mi (381.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 65713
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-52418[4]
GNIS feature ID 0723350[5]

Niangua is a city in Webster County, Missouri, United States. The population was 405 at the 2010 census. Niangua is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Niangua takes its name from a nearby stream, which was named from an Indian word meaning "bear".[6]

Geography[edit]

Niangua is located at 37°23′20″N 92°49′52″W / 37.38889°N 92.83111°W / 37.38889; -92.83111 (37.388793, -92.831077).[7] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.41 square miles (1.06 km2), all of it land.[1]

It lies three miles from Interstate 44 and five miles north of Marshfield.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 405 people, 174 households, and 113 families residing in the city. The population density was 987.8 inhabitants per square mile (381.4/km2). There were 200 housing units at an average density of 487.8 per square mile (188.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.3% White, 0.5% African American, 1.5% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 174 households of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.1% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.77.

The median age in the city was 41.4 years. 23.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22% were from 25 to 44; 28.6% were from 45 to 64; and 17.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 445 people, 179 households, and 124 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,088.6 people per square mile (419.1/km²). There were 202 housing units at an average density of 494.1 per square mile (190.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.18% White, 0.45% African American, 2.02% Native American, 0.67% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.35% of the population.

There were 179 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,000, and the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $26,000 versus $19,792 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,509. About 12.5% of families and 16.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.3% of those under age 18 and 17.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

United States Senator Roy Blunt was born in Niangua.

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 (1918). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 371. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.