Edgar Springs, Missouri

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Edgar Springs, Missouri
Location of Edgar Springs, Missouri
Location of Edgar Springs, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°42′16″N 91°52′00″W / 37.70444°N 91.86667°W / 37.70444; -91.86667Coordinates: 37°42′16″N 91°52′00″W / 37.70444°N 91.86667°W / 37.70444; -91.86667[1]
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountyPhelps
Area
 • Total0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)
 • Land0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,207 ft (368 m)
Population
 • Total208
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
201
 • Density320/sq mi (120/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
65462
Area code(s)573
FIPS code29-21214[5]

Edgar Springs is a city in Phelps County, Missouri, United States. The population was 208 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

A post office called Edgar Springs has been in operation since 1866.[6] The community was named after a nearby spring on the property of John Edgar.[7]

Geography[edit]

Edgar Springs is located on the Salem Plateau region of the Missouri Ozarks. The town is on U.S. Route 63 at the southern edge of the Mark Twain National Forest. Rolla is approximately 18 miles to the north to the north and Licking in Texas County is 13 miles to the south.[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.65 square miles (1.68 km2), all land.[2]

As of the 2000 census, Edgar Springs was the closest town to the mean center of U.S. population, the theoretical center of the United States based on population. The exact point was approximately 2.8 miles east of the town at 37°41'49.15" North, 91°48'34.44" West.[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
188048
1980271
1990215−20.7%
2000190−11.6%
20102089.5%
Est. 2016201[4]−3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 208 people, 87 households, and 58 families residing in the city. The population density was 320.0 inhabitants per square mile (123.6/km2). There were 112 housing units at an average density of 172.3 per square mile (66.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.67% White and 4.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.

There were 87 households of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.3% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the city was 37.5 years. 23.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.9% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 13% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 190 people, 91 households, and 53 families residing in the city. The population density was 390.3 people per square mile (149.7/km²). There were 100 housing units at an average density of 205.4 per square mile (78.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.84% White, 2.11% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.53% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.63% of the population.

There were 91 households out of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.6% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.7% were non-families. 38.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,000, and the median income for a family was $30,781. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,672. None of the families and 4.9% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 22.9% of those over 64.

Traffic Tickets[edit]

The city has been identified as a speed trap.[11][12]

Edgar Springs opposed the 2016 cap on traffic fines.[13] In 2018, the city filed a financial statement with the Missouri State Auditor's Office.[14] Most cities are limited to keeping 20% of their annual general operating revenue.[15]

Climate[edit]

Edgar Springs has a humid subtropical climate with cold winters and warm summers.

Climate data for Edgar Springs
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 41
(5)
47
(8)
57
(14)
68
(20)
77
(25)
84
(29)
90
(32)
89
(32)
81
(27)
70
(21)
56
(13)
45
(7)
67
(19)
Average low °F (°C) 20
(−7)
25
(−4)
33
(1)
43
(6)
52
(11)
61
(16)
66
(19)
64
(18)
56
(13)
44
(7)
35
(2)
25
(−4)
44
(7)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 2.35
(60)
2.53
(64)
3.94
(100)
4.49
(114)
4.80
(122)
4.44
(113)
3.54
(90)
3.25
(83)
4.17
(106)
3.72
(94)
4.44
(113)
3.43
(87)
45.10
(1,146)
Source: [16]

Notable people[edit]

  • Mayme Ousley, first woman elected mayor of a town in Missouri, was born in Edgar Springs.[17]
  • Jerry E. McBride, Missouri State Representative from Edgar Springs 1974 - 1998. [18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Edgar Springs, Missouri
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. 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. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Phelps County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  8. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 54, ISBN 0-89933-224-2
  9. ^ 2000 U.S. Population Centered in Phelps County, Mo. Archived 2012-12-22 at the Wayback Machine, a U.S. Census Bureau press release.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ Messenger, Tony. "Messenger: Speed trap highlights policing-for-profit dilemma". stltoday.com. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  12. ^ "City - Speedtrap.org". Speedtrap.org. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  13. ^ Hackbarth, Eddie O’Neill and Paul. "Local towns oppose reducing cap on traffic fines". The Rolla Daily News. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  14. ^ "Nicole Galloway, CPA". app.auditor.mo.gov. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  15. ^ "479.359". Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  16. ^ "Average weather for Edgar Springs, Missouri". Weather.com. Retrieved July 31, 2013.
  17. ^ "Information Sheet: Mayme Ousley Papers" (PDF). umsystem.edu. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  18. ^ IT, Missouri Secretary of State -. "Missouri Legislators M". www.sos.mo.gov. Retrieved 2018-08-19.