Velda City, Missouri

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Velda City, Missouri
City
Location of Velda City, Missouri
Location of Velda City, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°41′39″N 90°17′39″W / 38.69417°N 90.29417°W / 38.69417; -90.29417Coordinates: 38°41′39″N 90°17′39″W / 38.69417°N 90.29417°W / 38.69417; -90.29417
Country United States
State Missouri
County St. Louis
Government
 • Mayor Robert L. Hensley
 • City Clerk Kakneka Thames
Area[1]
 • Total 0.16 sq mi (0.41 km2)
 • Land 0.16 sq mi (0.41 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 630 ft (192 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,420
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,413
 • Density 8,875.0/sq mi (3,426.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 29-75796[4]
GNIS feature ID 0756843[5]
Website http://veldacity.org

Velda City is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,420 at the 2010 census.[6]

Geography[edit]

Velda City is located at 38°41′39″N 90°17′39″W / 38.69417°N 90.29417°W / 38.69417; -90.29417 (38.694051, -90.294163).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.16 square miles (0.41 km2), all of it land.[1]

Velda city has the highest density of any municipality in St. Louis County, Missouri

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
2000 1,616 —    
2010 1,420 −12.1%

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,420 people, 578 households, and 363 families residing in the city. The population density was 8,875.0 inhabitants per square mile (3,426.7 /km2). There were 654 housing units at an average density of 4,087.5 per square mile (1,578.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 3.0% White, 95.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 578 households of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 18.7% were married couples living together, 37.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.2% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.10.

The median age in the city was 37 years. 25.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.4% were from 25 to 44; 26.6% were from 45 to 64; and 14.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 43.6% male and 56.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,616 people, 610 households, and 428 families residing in the city. The population density was 9,872.8 people per square mile (3,899.6/km²). There were 670 housing units at an average density of 4,093.3 per square mile (1,616.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 3.09% White, 96.04% African American, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.

There were 610 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.5% were married couples living together, 35.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 76.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 68.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,000, and the median income for a family was $31,652. Males had a median income of $27,768 versus $26,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,009. About 15.9% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.8% of those under age 18 and 23.3% of those age 65 or over.

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