Wheatland, Missouri

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Wheatland, Missouri
City
Location of Wheatland, Missouri
Location of Wheatland, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°56′36″N 93°24′11″W / 37.94333°N 93.40306°W / 37.94333; -93.40306Coordinates: 37°56′36″N 93°24′11″W / 37.94333°N 93.40306°W / 37.94333; -93.40306
Country United States
State Missouri
County Hickory
Area[1]
 • Total 0.61 sq mi (1.58 km2)
 • Land 0.61 sq mi (1.58 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,053 ft (321 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 371
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 363
 • Density 608.2/sq mi (234.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 65779
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-79090[4]
GNIS feature ID 0728679[5]

Wheatland is a city in Hickory County, Missouri, United States. The population was 371 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Wheatland was platted in 1869. It was named from the wheat fields surrounding it.[6]

Geography[edit]

Wheatland is located at 37°56′36″N 93°24′11″W / 37.94333°N 93.40306°W / 37.94333; -93.40306 (37.943450, -93.403097).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.61 square miles (1.58 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 371 people, 185 households, and 95 families residing in the city. The population density was 608.2 inhabitants per square mile (234.8/km2). There were 242 housing units at an average density of 396.7 per square mile (153.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.1% White, 1.6% African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.9% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 185 households of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.8% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.6% were non-families. 43.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.67.

The median age in the city was 44.4 years. 19.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 27.7% were from 45 to 64; and 21.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 388 people, 192 households, and 105 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,093.8 people per square mile (428.0/km²). There were 226 housing units at an average density of 637.1 per square mile (249.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.97% White, 0.52% Native American, 0.26% Asian, and 0.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.26% of the population.

There were 192 households out of which 22.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.0% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.8% were non-families. 42.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 30.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 19.1% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 26.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 79.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 65.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $17,500, and the median income for a family was $27,596. Males had a median income of $23,393 versus $14,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,025. About 20.0% of families and 28.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.5% of those under age 18 and 29.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

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. 173. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.