Queen City, Missouri

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Queen City, Missouri
City
City limits sign, Queen City, Missouri.
City limits sign, Queen City, Missouri.
Location of Queen City, Missouri
Location of Queen City, Missouri
Coordinates: 40°24′31″N 92°33′56″W / 40.40861°N 92.56556°W / 40.40861; -92.56556Coordinates: 40°24′31″N 92°33′56″W / 40.40861°N 92.56556°W / 40.40861; -92.56556
Country United States
State Missouri
County Schuyler
Area[1]
 • Total 1.03 sq mi (2.67 km2)
 • Land 1.03 sq mi (2.67 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,004 ft (306 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 598
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 589
 • Density 580.6/sq mi (224.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63561
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-60356[4]
GNIS feature ID 0725021[5]

Queen City is a city in Schuyler County, Missouri, United States. The population was 598 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Kirksville Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Queen City was laid out in May, 1867 by Doctor George W. Wilson and consisted of a town square surrounded by fifteen other blocks. He chose the name in the hope the town would become "the Queen of the prairies."[6] Dr. Wilson also constructed the first home in the new town, while Henry Bartlett is responsible for building the towns's first hotel. By 1888 Queen City offered a considerable business district—five general stores, two grocers, two hardware stores, two hotels, jewelry store, lumber yard, photography gallery, music store, and barber shop were just some of the businesses serving the community and surrounding farms. Being located along the railroad, it provided a fine shipping point for large numbers of railroad ties and other lumber products harvested from heavily wooded areas along the Chariton River several miles to the west. Grain, livestock and some quantities of wool were also shipped by rail from the town. Queen City's first newspaper The Transcript was established in November, 1887 by D.G. Swan.[7]

Welcome sign, using humor to point out the town's small size.

Geography[edit]

Queen City is located at 40°24′31″N 92°33′56″W / 40.40861°N 92.56556°W / 40.40861; -92.56556 (40.408622, -92.565586).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.03 square miles (2.67 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 770
1910 701 −9.0%
1920 697 −0.6%
1930 619 −11.2%
1940 646 4.4%
1950 554 −14.2%
1960 599 8.1%
1970 588 −1.8%
1980 783 33.2%
1990 704 −10.1%
2000 638 −9.4%
2010 598 −6.3%

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 598 people, 256 households, and 143 families residing in the city. The population density was 580.6 inhabitants per square mile (224.2 /km2). There were 311 housing units at an average density of 301.9 per square mile (116.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.0% White, 0.5% Native American, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 256 households of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.4% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.1% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 45.7 years. 20.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.7% were from 25 to 44; 23.9% were from 45 to 64; and 27.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.8% male and 54.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 638 people, 273 households, and 173 families residing in the city. The population density was 621.8 people per square mile (239.2/km²). There were 321 housing units at an average density of 312.8/sq mi (120.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.12% White, 0.78% Native American, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.41% of the population.

There were 273 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.66.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 28.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 85.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,875, and the median income for a family was $30,703. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $18,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,928. About 11.3% of families and 16.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.4% of those under age 18 and 25.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Photo gallery[edit]

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. 64. 
  7. ^ "History of Adair, Sullivan, Putnam and Schuyler Counties Missouri". Goodspeed Publishing Company. 1888. Retrieved 2011-07-27. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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