Clark, Missouri

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Not to be confused with Clark County, Missouri.
Clark, Missouri
City
Location of Clark, Missouri
Location of Clark, Missouri
Coordinates: 39°16′49″N 92°20′37″W / 39.28028°N 92.34361°W / 39.28028; -92.34361Coordinates: 39°16′49″N 92°20′37″W / 39.28028°N 92.34361°W / 39.28028; -92.34361
Country United States
State Missouri
County Randolph
Area[1]
 • Total 0.58 sq mi (1.50 km2)
 • Land 0.58 sq mi (1.50 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 860 ft (262 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 298
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 297
 • Density 513.8/sq mi (198.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 65243
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-14068[4]
GNIS feature ID 0729293[5]

Clark is a city in Randolph County, Missouri, United States. The population was 298 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

A post office called Clark has been in operation since 1887.[6] The community has the name of John Bullock Clark Jr., a five-term U.S. Congressman from Missouri.[7]

Geography[edit]

Clark is located at 39°16′49″N 92°20′37″W / 39.28028°N 92.34361°W / 39.28028; -92.34361 (39.280154, -92.343538).[8] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.58 square miles (1.50 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 194
1900 223 14.9%
1910 300 34.5%
1920 315 5.0%
1930 334 6.0%
1940 273 −18.3%
1950 276 1.1%
1960 260 −5.8%
1970 271 4.2%
1980 304 12.2%
1990 257 −15.5%
2000 275 7.0%
2010 298 8.4%
Est. 2015 296 [9] −0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 298 people, 105 households, and 71 families residing in the city. The population density was 513.8 inhabitants per square mile (198.4/km2). There were 120 housing units at an average density of 206.9 per square mile (79.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 105 households of which 45.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples living together, 18.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.4% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.35.

The median age in the city was 30 years. 32.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 22.4% were from 45 to 64; and 9.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 275 people, 103 households, and 71 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,176.0 people per square mile (461.6/km²). There were 117 housing units at an average density of 500.3 per square mile (196.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.82% White, 0.36% Native American, and 1.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.09% of the population.

There were 103 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 83.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,875, and the median income for a family was $34,167. Males had a median income of $25,500 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,704. About 14.3% of families and 18.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 8.0% of those sixty five or over.

Speed trap history[edit]

From 2009-2012 The City of Clark Police Department (CDP) operated almost constant traffic enforcement on US Highway 63 and Missouri Highway 22. In Spring of 2012 The entire police department was suspended due to complaints, then in May 2012 the City Council disbanded the CPD due to a pending investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol to which the department was cleared and given an excellent rating by the Missouri Auditors Office and reinstated.[11]

Notable people[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. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Randolph County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  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 11, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Clark Cancels Cops". Centralia Fireside Guard. 8 May 2012.