Pleasant Hill, Missouri

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Pleasant Hill, Missouri
City
Location of Pleasant Hill, Missouri
Location of Pleasant Hill, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°47′26″N 94°15′58″W / 38.79056°N 94.26611°W / 38.79056; -94.26611Coordinates: 38°47′26″N 94°15′58″W / 38.79056°N 94.26611°W / 38.79056; -94.26611
Country United States
State Missouri
County Cass
Area[1]
 • Total 8.18 sq mi (21.19 km2)
 • Land 8.01 sq mi (20.75 km2)
 • Water 0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)
Elevation 906 ft (276 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 8,113
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 8,179
 • Density 1,012.9/sq mi (391.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64080
Area code(s) 816
FIPS code 29-58394[4]
GNIS feature ID 0724514[5]
Website www.pleasanthill.com

Pleasant Hill is a city in Cass County, Missouri, United States. The population was 8,113 at the 2010 census.

Pleasant Hill is home for the Kansas City/Pleasant Hill National Weather Service Forecast Office, which serves 37 counties in northern and western Missouri and seven counties in extreme east-central Kansas.

History[edit]

Pleasant Hill was named from its "pleasant situation on an elevated prairie".[6]

Geography[edit]

Pleasant Hill is located at 38°47′26″N 94°15′58″W / 38.79056°N 94.26611°W / 38.79056; -94.26611 (38.790481, -94.266056).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.18 square miles (21.19 km2), of which, 8.01 square miles (20.75 km2) is land and 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2) is water.[1]

Pleasant Hill is located at the convergence of Missouri Highway 7 and Missouri Highway 58. and is approximately 8.7 miles south of US Highway 50.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 8,113 people, 2,959 households, and 2,196 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,012.9 inhabitants per square mile (391.1 /km2). There were 3,169 housing units at an average density of 395.6 per square mile (152.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.3% White, 0.7% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.2% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.7% of the population.

There were 2,959 households of which 42.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.8% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.13.

The median age in the city was 33.7 years. 29.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.8% were from 25 to 44; 21.9% were from 45 to 64; and 11.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census,[4] there were 5,582 people, 2,070 households and 1,509 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,242.3 per square mile (480.0/km²). There were 2,202 housing units at an average density of 490.1 per square mile (189.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.55% White, 0.21% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.45% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.58% of the population.

There were 2,070 households of which 40.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.12.

Age distribution was 30.2% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.

The median household income was $48,915, and the median family income was $52,799. Males had a median income of $40,394 versus $24,985 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,623. About 4.0% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Pleasant Hill is the strongest contributor to the Pleasant Hill R-3 School District, which also includes students from the surrounding areas of Strasburg, East Lynne, and portions of unincorporated Cass County.

Primary School K-2
  • Pleasant Hill
Elementary School (3-4)
  • Pleasant Hill
Intermediate School (5-6);
  • Pleasant Hill
Middle School (7-8)
  • Pleasant Hill Middle School
High School:

Famous residents[edit]

  • Allen "Bill" Kennedy, the highly skilled gambler depicted in the book, The Magician and the Cardsharp, by Karl Johnson (Henry Holt, 2005).

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 (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 272. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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