Clarksville, Missouri

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Clarksville, Missouri
Clarksville, Missouri in June 2018
Clarksville, Missouri in June 2018
Location of Clarksville, Missouri
Location of Clarksville, Missouri
Coordinates: 39°22′14″N 90°54′18″W / 39.37056°N 90.90500°W / 39.37056; -90.90500Coordinates: 39°22′14″N 90°54′18″W / 39.37056°N 90.90500°W / 39.37056; -90.90500[1]
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountyPike
Area
 • Total0.82 sq mi (2.12 km2)
 • Land0.46 sq mi (1.19 km2)
 • Water0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
Elevation463 ft (141 m)
Population
 • Total442
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
431
 • Density540/sq mi (210/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63336
Area code(s)573
FIPS code29-14194[5]
Websitehttp://www.clarksvillemo.us/

Clarksville is a city in Calumet Township, Pike County, Missouri, United States. The population was 442 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Clarksville was platted in 1819.[6] The city was named for William Clark, governor of the territory at that time.[7]

The Clarksville Historic District, Clifford-Wyrick House, Lock and Dam No. 24 Historic District, Northern Methodist Episcopal Church of Clarksville, and Turner-Pharr House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[8]

Geography[edit]

Clarksville is located adjacent to the Mississippi River and is on US Route 79 about nine miles southeast of Louisiana. Clarksville Island is in the Mississippi east of the Missouri-Illinois state line.[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.82 square miles (2.12 km2), of which 0.46 square miles (1.19 km2) is land and 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2) is water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850300
186057391.0%
18701,152101.0%
18801,49329.6%
18901,186−20.6%
1900843−28.9%
19109188.9%
1920729−20.6%
19307391.4%
194087918.9%
1950702−20.1%
1960638−9.1%
19706684.7%
1980585−12.4%
1990480−17.9%
20004902.1%
2010442−9.8%
Est. 2016431[4]−2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
Sandbagging of low-lying areas on the Mississippi River, June 2008
Soldiers of the Missouri Army National Guard sandbag the Mississippi River, June 2008.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 442 people, 210 households, and 109 families residing in the city. The population density was 960.9 inhabitants per square mile (371.0/km2). There were 271 housing units at an average density of 589.1 per square mile (227.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.4% White, 7.2% African American, 2.0% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.

There were 210 households of which 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.7% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.1% were non-families. 40.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the city was 45.8 years. 21.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.7% were from 25 to 44; 30% were from 45 to 64; and 21% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.8% male and 48.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 490 people, 225 households, and 134 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,060.2 people per square mile (411.3/km²). There were 278 housing units at an average density of 601.5 per square mile (233.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.57% White, 7.14% African American, 0.20% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 1.43% from other races, and 2.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.06% of the population.

There were 225 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.3% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.4% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,611, and the median income for a family was $29,375. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $17,292 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,728. About 22.3% of families and 22.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.2% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Pike County R-III School District operates two schools at Clarksville: Clopton Elementary School and Clopton High School.[11]

The town has a lending library, the Clarksville Public Library.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Clarksville, Missouri
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1917). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 341.
  7. ^ "Profile for Clarksville, Missouri". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-06-18.
  8. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  9. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 33, ISBN 0-89933-224-2
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Pike County R-Iii School District". Greatschools. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Missouri Public Libraries". PublicLibraries.com. Retrieved 25 March 2018.

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