Strasburg, Missouri

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Strasburg, Missouri
City
Location of Strasburg, Missouri
Location of Strasburg, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°45′40″N 94°9′54″W / 38.76111°N 94.16500°W / 38.76111; -94.16500Coordinates: 38°45′40″N 94°9′54″W / 38.76111°N 94.16500°W / 38.76111; -94.16500
Country United States
State Missouri
County Cass
Area[1]
 • Total 0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)
 • Land 0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 843 ft (257 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 141
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 142
 • Density 742.1/sq mi (286.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64090
Area code(s) 816
FIPS code 29-71098[4]
GNIS feature ID 0729971[5]

Strasburg is a city in Cass County, Missouri, United States. The population was 141 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Strasburg was originally built up chiefly by Germans. It was named after the city of Strasbourg (German: Strassburg), then in Germany, but now part of France.[6]

Geography[edit]

Strasburg is located at 38°45′40″N 94°9′54″W / 38.76111°N 94.16500°W / 38.76111; -94.16500 (38.761049, -94.164913).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.19 square miles (0.49 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 141 people, 54 households, and 41 families residing in the city. The population density was 742.1 inhabitants per square mile (286.5/km2). There were 58 housing units at an average density of 305.3 per square mile (117.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 54 households of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 11.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.1% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the city was 35.8 years. 24.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.5% were from 25 to 44; 21.9% were from 45 to 64; and 13.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 55.3% male and 44.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 136 people, 51 households, and 34 families residing in the city. The population density was 619.6 people per square mile (238.7/km²). There were 53 housing units at an average density of 241.5 per square mile (93.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.32% White, 0.74% Native American, and 2.94% from two or more races.

There were 51 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the city the population was spread out with 34.6% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 14.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,417, and the median income for a family was $31,875. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,655. There were 20.0% of families and 30.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including 35.2% of under eighteens and 15.8% of those over 64.

Politics/Elections[edit]

Mayor Barbara Shivers Mayor Pro Temp Dale Renfro North Ward Ernie Yates,Dale Renfro

South Ward Merle Gates,Mike Gates

In April 2011 Strasburg voters approved a 1% sales tax increase by a vote of 22-17. The tax is to be used for street and sidewalk maintenance.[8]

Junior City Council[edit]

The Strasburg City Council established the United States' first Junior City Council in 2006, sponsored by City Council member Patricia Ford and strongly supported by Mayor Gregory McClure. In addition, State support came from District 122 Missouri House Representative Mike McGhee, who hosted a meeting with the founding council in its second year. The Council itself is composed of local youth who are elected into office. They focus on municipal issues, just as the official City Council does. The founding members of this council were as follows: Mayor Trenton Garza, Lieutenant Mayor Bronco Green, South Ward Councilman Matthew Baptista, North Ward Councilman Colton Oliver, South Ward Councilman Colten Stucker, and North Ward Councilman Brian Ross.

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. 273. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ http://www.demo-mo.com/2011/04/07/13576/incumbents-fair-well-throughout.html

Democrat Missourian, Friday December 1, 2006