Bell City, Missouri

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Bell City, Missouri
City
Nickname(s): The town of bell
Location of Bell City, Missouri
Location of Bell City, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°1′26″N 89°49′10″W / 37.02389°N 89.81944°W / 37.02389; -89.81944Coordinates: 37°1′26″N 89°49′10″W / 37.02389°N 89.81944°W / 37.02389; -89.81944
Country United States
State Missouri
County Stoddard
Area[1]
 • Total 0.55 sq mi (1.42 km2)
 • Land 0.55 sq mi (1.42 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 328 ft (100 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 448
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 442
 • Density 814.5/sq mi (314.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63735
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-04132[4]
GNIS feature ID 0713906[5]

Bell City is a city in Stoddard County, Missouri, United States. It was founded as a sawmill town around 1900, and lies at the foothills of Crowley's Ridge on Missouri Route 91.[6] The population was 448 at the 2010 census, and the town mayor is currently, Howard Pikey.

History[edit]

A post office called Bell City has been in operation since 1890.[7] The community was named after G. A. and R. S. Bell, proprietors of a local sawmill.[8] Bell City was situated along the St. Louis Southwestern Railway.[9]

Geography[edit]

Bell City is located at 37°1′26″N 89°49′10″W / 37.02389°N 89.81944°W / 37.02389; -89.81944 (37.023820, -89.819457).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.55 square miles (1.42 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 100
1910 316 216.0%
1930 256
1940 300 17.2%
1950 482 60.7%
1960 409 −15.1%
1970 424 3.7%
1980 539 27.1%
1990 469 −13.0%
2000 461 −1.7%
2010 448 −2.8%
Est. 2015 436 [11] −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 448 people, 182 households, and 124 families residing in the city. The population density was 814.5 inhabitants per square mile (314.5/km2). There were 212 housing units at an average density of 385.5 per square mile (148.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.64% White, 1.79% Black or African American, 1.34% Native American, and 2.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.22% of the population.

There were 182 households of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.9% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% 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 2.98.

The median age in the city was 36.6 years. 25% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.3% were from 25 to 44; 26.1% were from 45 to 64; and 12.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.7% male and 49.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 461 people, 196 households, and 126 families residing in the city. The population density was 830.9 people per square mile (323.6/km²). There were 220 housing units at an average density of 396.5 per square mile (154.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.48% White, 1.08% African American, 0.22% Native American, and 0.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.

There were 196 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 85.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,125, and the median income for a family was $28,636. Males had a median income of $22,125 versus $16,333 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,664. About 11.8% of families and 19.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.1% of those under age 18 and 23.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable person[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Towns of Stoddard County Archived January 5, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Stoddard County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 26, 2016. 
  9. ^ History of Southeast Missouri: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests, Volume 1. Lewis Publishing Company. 1912. p. 391. 
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.