Delta, Missouri

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Delta, Missouri
City
Location of Delta, Missouri
Location of Delta, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°11′51″N 89°44′20″W / 37.19750°N 89.73889°W / 37.19750; -89.73889Coordinates: 37°11′51″N 89°44′20″W / 37.19750°N 89.73889°W / 37.19750; -89.73889
Country United States
State Missouri
County Cape Girardeau
Area[1]
 • Total 0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
 • Land 0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 341 ft (104 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 438
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 440
 • Density 1,123.1/sq mi (433.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63744
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-19072[4]
GNIS feature ID 0716832[5]

Delta is a city in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, United States. The population was 438 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Cape GirardeauJackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Name[edit]

A post office called Delta was established in 1914.[6] The community was named after a nearby railroad junction in the shape of the Greek letter delta.[7]

Geography[edit]

Delta is located at 37°11′51″N 89°44′20″W / 37.19750°N 89.73889°W / 37.19750; -89.73889 (37.197371, -89.738757).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.39 square miles (1.01 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 175
1930 306
1940 320 4.6%
1950 453 41.6%
1960 416 −8.2%
1970 462 11.1%
1980 524 13.4%
1990 450 −14.1%
2000 517 14.9%
2010 438 −15.3%
Est. 2015 440 [9] 0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 438 people, 179 households, and 127 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,123.1 inhabitants per square mile (433.6/km2). There were 205 housing units at an average density of 525.6 per square mile (202.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.12% White and 3.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.46% of the population.

There were 179 households of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.1% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the city was 43.5 years. 23.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.7% were from 25 to 44; 32% were from 45 to 64; and 16.2% 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 517 people, 204 households, and 136 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,175.0 people per square mile (453.7/km²). There were 222 housing units at an average density of 504.5 per square mile (194.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.23% White, 0.39% Native American, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population.

There were 204 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% 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 3.16.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,417, and the median income for a family was $39,250. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $15,938 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,622. About 13.1% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under age 18 and 25.6% 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. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "Cape Girardeau County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 8 September 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 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.