Clarence, Missouri

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Clarence, Missouri
City
Location of Clarence, Missouri
Location of Clarence, Missouri
Coordinates: 39°44′34″N 92°15′40″W / 39.74278°N 92.26111°W / 39.74278; -92.26111Coordinates: 39°44′34″N 92°15′40″W / 39.74278°N 92.26111°W / 39.74278; -92.26111
Country United States
State Missouri
County Shelby
Area[1]
 • Total 1.16 sq mi (3.00 km2)
 • Land 1.16 sq mi (3.00 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 820 ft (250 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 813
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 792
 • Density 700.9/sq mi (270.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63437
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-13978[4]
GNIS feature ID 0715868[5]

Clarence is a city in Shelby County, Missouri, United States. The population was 813 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Clarence was founded in 1857.[6] According to tradition, the community has the name of Clarence Duff, the son of a pioneer citizen.[7] A post office called Clarence has been in operation since 1859.[8]

Geography[edit]

Clarence is located at 39°44′34″N 92°15′40″W / 39.742692°N 92.261159°W / 39.742692; -92.261159.[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.16 square miles (3.00 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 444
1880 570 28.4%
1890 1,078 89.1%
1900 1,184 9.8%
1910 1,322 11.7%
1920 1,400 5.9%
1930 1,286 −8.1%
1940 1,157 −10.0%
1950 1,123 −2.9%
1960 1,103 −1.8%
1970 1,050 −4.8%
1980 1,147 9.2%
1990 1,026 −10.5%
2000 915 −10.8%
2010 813 −11.1%
Est. 2015 781 [10] −3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 813 people, 355 households, and 199 families residing in the city. The population density was 700.9 inhabitants per square mile (270.6/km2). There were 439 housing units at an average density of 378.4 per square mile (146.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.0% White, 0.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 355 households of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.9% were non-families. 40.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the city was 43.3 years. 26% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.3% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 23.9% 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 915 people, 398 households, and 228 families residing in the city. The population density was 784.9 people per square mile (302.0/km²). There were 466 housing units at an average density of 399.8 per square mile (153.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.25% White, 0.44% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.11% Asian, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33% of the population.

There were 398 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.7% were non-families. 39.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 23.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 81.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,513, and the median income for a family was $31,397. Males had a median income of $20,469 versus $16,518 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,970. About 16.1% of families and 19.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.0% of those under age 18 and 17.2% of those age 65 or over.

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 (1918). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 365. 
  7. ^ "Shelby County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 26, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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