Frohna, Missouri

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Frohna, Missouri
Village
Frohna, Missouri, road sign
Frohna, Missouri, road sign
Location of Frohna, Missouri
Location of Frohna, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°38′26″N 89°37′9″W / 37.64056°N 89.61917°W / 37.64056; -89.61917Coordinates: 37°38′26″N 89°37′9″W / 37.64056°N 89.61917°W / 37.64056; -89.61917
Country United States
State Missouri
County Perry
Township Brazeau
Area[1]
 • Total 0.90 sq mi (2.33 km2)
 • Land 0.90 sq mi (2.33 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 587 ft (179 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 254
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 257
 • Density 282.2/sq mi (109.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63748
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-26092[4]
GNIS feature ID 0736298[5]

Frohna /ˈfrnə/ is a city in Perry County, Missouri, United States. The population was 254 at the 2010 census.

Name[edit]

Frohna is named after the town of Niederfrohna[6] (German: Lower Frohna) in the Zwickau district of the German region of Saxony. Although the German colony was initially called Niederfrohna, the Nieder- was eventually dropped from the name.

History[edit]

Frohna is one of seven towns and villages in the area founded by German immigrants in 1839. It and the others -- Altenburg, Dresden, Johannisberg, Paitzdorf, Seelitz, and Wittenberg—were all named by settlers for towns in the Saxony region of their native country.[7]

Community[edit]

Concordia Lutheran Church

Concordia Lutheran Church is a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. The Saxon Fall Festival is held every October at the Saxon Lutheran Memorial.[8]

Saxon Lutheran Memorial[edit]

Saxon Lutheran Memorial

The Saxon Lutheran Memorial is a tribute to the German Lutheran migration of 1838/1839, and features a number of log cabins from that era.[9]

Geography[edit]

Frohna is located at 37°38′26″N 89°37′9″W / 37.64056°N 89.61917°W / 37.64056; -89.61917 (37.640590, -89.619192).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.90 square miles (2.33 km2), all land.[1]

Nearby communities[edit]

Nearby communities
FrohnaFrohna
Community with 256 inhabitants (2000)Gorham (9.3 miles)
Community with 624 inhabitants (2000)Grand Tower (6.2 miles)
Community with 309 inhabitants (2000)Altenburg (1.9 miles)
Community with 76 inhabitants (2000)Longtown (8.7 miles)
Community with 82 inhabitants (2000)Old Appleton (6.2 miles)
Community with 127 inhabitants (2000)Pocahontas (9.9 miles)

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 97
1950 208
1960 216 3.8%
1970 225 4.2%
1980 265 17.8%
1990 162 −38.9%
2000 192 18.5%
2010 254 32.3%
Est. 2015 258 [11] 1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 254 people, 102 households, and 74 families residing in the city. The population density was 282.2 inhabitants per square mile (109.0/km2). There were 115 housing units at an average density of 127.8 per square mile (49.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.61% White and 0.39% Native American.

There were 102 households of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.7% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.5% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the city was 39.7 years. 26% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26% were from 25 to 44; 24% were from 45 to 64; and 16.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.6% male and 48.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 192 people, 84 households, and 51 families residing in the city. The population density was 327.3 people per square mile (125.6/km²). There were 91 housing units at an average density of 155.1 per square mile (59.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.48% White, and 0.52% from two or more races.

There were 84 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 2.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 24.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 115.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,635, and the median income for a family was $51,250. Males had a median income of $33,125 versus $20,357 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,400. About 1.8% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 22.0% of those sixty five or over.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. 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. ^ Earngey, Bill (1995). Missouri Roadsides: The Traveler's Companion. University of Missouri Press. p. 95. 
  7. ^ McMillen, Margot Ford (1994). Paris, Tightwad and Peculiar: Missouri Place Names. Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press. pp. 55–56. ISBN 0-8262-0972-6. 
  8. ^ Pcmutual.com http://www.pcmutual.com/calender.htm
  9. ^ Visitors Guide to the Saxon Lutheran Memorial http://www.greatriverroad.com/meetohio/saxonmemorial.htm
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. [permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.