|Motto: Little City With A Big Heart|
Location of Senath, Missouri
|• Total||1.92 sq mi (4.97 km2)|
|• Land||1.92 sq mi (4.97 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||256 ft (78 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||1,763|
|• Density||920.3/sq mi (355.3/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
Senath was founded in 1882. It is named after an early settler, Asenath Douglass, who was commonly called Senath and in whose family her Bible-derived name Asenath was pronounced with a long "e" and with stress on the second syllable.
Senath is located at (36.133308, -90.160078).
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,767 people, 661 households, and 433 families residing in the city. The population density was 920.3 inhabitants per square mile (355.3 /km2). There were 765 housing units at an average density of 398.4 per square mile (153.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 76.74% White, 1.08% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 20.71% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.62% of the population.
There were 661 households of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.5% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.24.
The median age in the city was 37 years. 28.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 22.9% were from 45 to 64; and 17.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.3% male and 53.7% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,650 people, 688 households, and 427 families residing in the city. The population density was 865.3 people per square mile (333.5/km²). There were 783 housing units at an average density of 410.6 per square mile (158.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.76% White, 0.55% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 6.48% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.58% of the population.
There were 688 households, of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. Of all households, 34.2% were made up of individuals and 20.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.89.
Of the city's population, 22.5% were under the age of 18, 7.2% were from 18 to 24, 24.7% were from 25 to 44, 20.8% were from 45 to 64, and 24.8% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.4 males.
- Onie Wheeler (1921–1984) – bluegrass/country/rockabilly musician who died onstage at the Grand Ole Opry
- Jerry Hathcock (1911–1997) – award-winning animator
- Jimmy Edwards (1925–2012) – rock musician who reached #78 on the Billboard singles chart with "Love Bug Crawl" in 1958
Each year the city of Senath hosts an annual 'October Fest", which is sponsored by the Senath Park Board, the festival includes food, drinks, and many vendors, it is held the second weekend in October.
- "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
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- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-30.
- Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 166.
- "Gravestone of Asenath Douglass, called 'Mother of Senath'". Retrieved 2013-02-27.
- "Transcription of Mary F. Smyth-Davis, 'History of Dunklin County, Mo., 1845-1895,' St. Louis: Nixon-Jones Printing Co., 1896".
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- http://www.allmusic.com/artist/onie-wheeler-mn0000892351/biography AllMusic biography
- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0368909/ IMDb biography
- http://www.rockabilly.nl/references/messages/jimmy_edwards.htm Black Cat Rockabilly Europe biography