Sturgeon, Missouri

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Sturgeon, Missouri
City
Location of Sturgeon, Missouri
Location of Sturgeon, Missouri
Coordinates: 39°13′59″N 92°16′49″W / 39.23306°N 92.28028°W / 39.23306; -92.28028Coordinates: 39°13′59″N 92°16′49″W / 39.23306°N 92.28028°W / 39.23306; -92.28028
Country United States
State Missouri
County Boone
Area[1]
 • Total 0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
 • Land 0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 840 ft (256 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 872
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 894
 • Density 1,117.9/sq mi (431.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 65284
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-71224[4]
GNIS feature ID 0727205[5]

Sturgeon is a city in Boone County, Missouri, United States. It is part of the Columbia, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 872 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Sturgeon was laid out in 1856.[6] It was named for Isaac H. Sturgeon, superintendent of the North Missouri Railroad.[7]

Geography[edit]

Sturgeon is located at 39°13′59″N 92°16′49″W / 39.23306°N 92.28028°W / 39.23306; -92.28028 (39.233166, -92.280300).[8] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.78 square miles (2.02 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 872 people, 361 households, and 244 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,117.9 inhabitants per square mile (431.6/km2). There were 401 housing units at an average density of 514.1 per square mile (198.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.8% White, 0.5% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 361 households of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.4% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 39.7 years. 23.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.3% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 15.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.4% male and 54.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 944 people, 382 households, and 260 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,494.9 people per square mile (578.5/km²). There were 407 housing units at an average density of 644.5 per square mile (249.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.35% White, 0.53% African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

There were 382 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,173, and the median income for a family was $44,196. Males had a median income of $30,074 versus $23,021 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,830. About 3.5% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 16.8% of those age 65 or over.

Sports[edit]

In 2010 the Boys High School basketball team won the State Championship by beating Bernie 80 to 82 for the championship. The Boys baseball team won the State Championships in 1980 and 1982.

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. ^ History of Boone County, Missouri. Western Historical Company. 1882. p. 561. 
  7. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 213. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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