Quitman in 2009
Location of Quitman, Missouri
U.S. Census Map
|• Total||0.13 sq mi (0.34 km2)|
|• Land||0.13 sq mi (0.34 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||961 ft (293 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||45|
|• Density||350/sq mi (130/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|FIPS code||29-60410 |
|GNIS feature ID||0730184 |
Originally it was called Russellville which was first platted in 1856 by R. R. Russell. Later, the name was changed to Quitman in honor of John A. Quitman, a former governor of Mississippi and war hero in the Mexican-American War. The city was incorporated on February 8, 1881 when it was a stop on the Nodaway Valley Railroad (which was building the railroad for the Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad that eventually became part of the Burlington Northern network. The railroad no longer continues.
As of the census of 2010, there were 45 people, 23 households, and 11 families residing in the city. The population density was 346.2 inhabitants per square mile (133.7/km2). There were 27 housing units at an average density of 207.7 per square mile (80.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.
There were 23 households of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.1% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 52.2% were non-families. 43.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.96 and the average family size was 2.73.
The median age in the city was 44.5 years. 20% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.7% were from 25 to 44; 37.7% were from 45 to 64; and 11.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 46 people, 21 households, and 11 families residing in the town. The population density was 331.1 people per square mile (126.9/km²). There were 24 housing units at an average density of 172.7 per square mile (66.2/km²). Everybody in the town is white.
There were 21 households out of which six have children under the age of 18 living with them, ten are married couples living together, one has a female householder with no husband present, and nine are non-families. Nine of all households are made up of individuals and three have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the town the population was spread out with thirteen people under the age of 18, one between 18 and 24, ten from 25 to 44, seventeen from 45 to 64, and five who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. In town, there are twenty-three males (of whom sixteen are over age 18), and twenty-three females (of whom seventeen are over age 18).
The median income for a household in the town was $29,375, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $21,250 versus $16,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,644. There were 10.5% of families and 21.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 36.8% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.
- John S. Bilby, founder of Bilby Ranch, which in the early 1900s was the second largest ranch in the U.S..
- Forrest C. Donnell, former Missouri Governor
- Harley Race, Professional wrestling Legend and Hall of Famer
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- Tiny northwest Missouri town calls it quits after 150 years; The Kansas City Star; November 17, 2012.
- No trustees, no tax spells end for Quitman, Maryvilledailyforum.com November 13, 2012
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