Blairstown, Missouri

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Blairstown, Missouri
City
Location of Blairstown, Missouri
Location of Blairstown, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°33′30″N 93°57′31″W / 38.55833°N 93.95861°W / 38.55833; -93.95861Coordinates: 38°33′30″N 93°57′31″W / 38.55833°N 93.95861°W / 38.55833; -93.95861
Country United States
State Missouri
County Henry
Area[1]
 • Total 0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Land 0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 791 ft (241 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 97
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 96
 • Density 388.0/sq mi (149.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64726
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-06238[4]
GNIS feature ID 0755539[5]

Blairstown is a city in Henry County, Missouri, United States. The population was 97 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Blairstown had its start when the railroad was extended to that point.[6] A post office called Blairstown has been in operation since 1886.[7] The city was named for railroad magnate John Insley Blair.[8]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 291
1910 288 −1.0%
1920 280 −2.8%
1930 237 −15.4%
1940 214 −9.7%
1950 199 −7.0%
1960 177 −11.1%
1970 161 −9.0%
1980 144 −10.6%
1990 185 28.5%
2000 141 −23.8%
2010 97 −31.2%
Est. 2015 95 [9] −2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 97 people, 41 households, and 25 families residing in the city. The population density was 388.0 inhabitants per square mile (149.8/km2). There were 60 housing units at an average density of 240.0 per square mile (92.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.7% White and 10.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 41 households of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.1% were married couples living together, 22.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.0% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the city was 38.8 years. 21.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.9% were from 25 to 44; 26.8% were from 45 to 64; and 9.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 141 people, 56 households, and 38 families residing in the city. The population density was 569.7 people per square mile (217.8/km²). There were 69 housing units at an average density of 278.8 per square mile (106.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.74% White, 0.71% African American, 1.42% Native American, 2.13% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.55% of the population.

There were 56 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,250, and the median income for a family was $21,500. Males had a median income of $25,833 versus $20,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,613. There were 13.6% of families and 21.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including 28.8% of under eighteens and 10.5% of those over 64.

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. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 172. 
  7. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Henry County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.