Blue Eye, Missouri

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Blue Eye, Missouri
Village
Location of Blue Eye, Missouri
Location of Blue Eye, Missouri
Coordinates: 36°30′0″N 93°23′48″W / 36.50000°N 93.39667°W / 36.50000; -93.39667Coordinates: 36°30′0″N 93°23′48″W / 36.50000°N 93.39667°W / 36.50000; -93.39667
Country United States
State Missouri
County Stone
Area[1]
 • Total 1.17 sq mi (3.03 km2)
 • Land 1.17 sq mi (3.03 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,283 ft (391 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 167
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 160
 • Density 140/sq mi (55/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 65611
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-06526[4]
GNIS feature ID 0714403[5]

Blue Eye is a village in Stone County, Missouri, United States. The population was 167 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Branson, Missouri Micropolitan Statistical Area. Blue Eye, Missouri is adjacent to Blue Eye, Arkansas.

Blue Eye originally received its unique name because the postmaster in the area had extremely blue eyes.[6]

Geography[edit]

Blue Eye is located south of Table Rock Lake and just north of the Missouri-Arkansas border. Blue Eye is at the end of Missouri Route 13 as the road continues into Arkansas as Arkansas Route 21.[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.17 square miles (3.03 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 74
1970 91 23.0%
1980 94 3.3%
1990 112 19.1%
2000 129 15.2%
2010 167 29.5%
Est. 2016 160 [3] −4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 167 people, 75 households, and 48 families residing in the village. The population density was 142.7 inhabitants per square mile (55.1/km2). There were 205 housing units at an average density of 175.2 per square mile (67.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.0% White, 0.6% Native American, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 75 households of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.0% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.77.

The median age in the village was 44.3 years. 19.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 27.6% were from 45 to 64; and 21.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.7% male and 53.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 129 people, 49 households, and 38 families residing in the town. The population density was 240.5 people per square mile (92.2/km²). There were 57 housing units at an average density of 106.3 per square mile (40.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.22% White, and 0.78% Native American.

There were 49 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.3% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.4% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 67.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,313, and the median income for a family was $36,875. Males had a median income of $23,438 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,183. There were 15.6% of families and 23.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including 50.0% of under 18 and none 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. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  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. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 15. 
  7. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 61, ISBN 0-89933-224-2
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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