Bunceton, Missouri

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Bunceton, Missouri
City
Main Street in Bunceton
Main Street in Bunceton
Nickname(s): Btown
Location of Bunceton, Missouri
Location of Bunceton, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°47′20″N 92°47′55″W / 38.78889°N 92.79861°W / 38.78889; -92.79861Coordinates: 38°47′20″N 92°47′55″W / 38.78889°N 92.79861°W / 38.78889; -92.79861
Country United States
State Missouri
County Cooper
Area[1]
 • Total 0.94 sq mi (2.43 km2)
 • Land 0.94 sq mi (2.43 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 784 ft (239 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 354
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 349
 • Density 376.6/sq mi (145.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 65237
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-09658[4]
GNIS feature ID 0715036[5]

Bunceton is a city in Cooper County, Missouri, United States. The population was 354 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Bunceton was laid out and platted in 1868.[6] The city was named for Harvey Bunce, an early county resident.[7] A post office has been in operation at Bunceton since 1868.[8]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.94 square miles (2.43 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 493
1900 856 73.6%
1910 788 −7.9%
1920 860 9.1%
1930 693 −19.4%
1940 648 −6.5%
1950 556 −14.2%
1960 468 −15.8%
1970 437 −6.6%
1980 419 −4.1%
1990 341 −18.6%
2000 348 2.1%
2010 354 1.7%
Est. 2015 348 [9] −1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 354 people, 140 households, and 97 families residing in the city. The population density was 376.6 inhabitants per square mile (145.4/km2). There were 182 housing units at an average density of 193.6 per square mile (74.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.5% White, 4.2% African American, 0.3% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 140 households of which 40.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.7% were non-families. Of all households 25.7% 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 2.53 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 36.6 years. Of residents, 25.1% were under the age of 18; 9.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.6% were from 25 to 44; 28.5% were from 45 to 64; and 10.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 348 people, 152 households, and 93 families residing in the city. The population density was 368.1 people per square mile (141.4/km²). There were 182 housing units at an average density of 192.5 per square mile (74.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.80% White, 6.90% African American, 0.57% Native American, and 1.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.29% of the population.

There were 152 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.4% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.8% were non-families. Of all households 32.2% were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 105.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,917, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $21,696 versus $19,167 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,202. About 7.3% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Cooper County R-IV, also known as Bunceton School, serves Kindergarten through Twelfth grade.

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. ^ Earngey, Bill (1995). Missouri Roadsides: The Traveler's Companion. University of Missouri Press. p. 28. 
  7. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 280. 
  8. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 22 September 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 April 22, 2013. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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