Gordonville, Missouri

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Gordonville, Missouri
Village
Location of Gordonville, Missouri
Location of Gordonville, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°18′44″N 89°40′27″W / 37.31222°N 89.67417°W / 37.31222; -89.67417Coordinates: 37°18′44″N 89°40′27″W / 37.31222°N 89.67417°W / 37.31222; -89.67417
Country United States
State Missouri
County Cape Girardeau
Area[1]
 • Total 0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
 • Land 0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 394 ft (120 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 391
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 397
 • Density 501.3/sq mi (193.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 63701, 63752
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-27928[4]
GNIS feature ID 0731575[5]

Gordonville is a village in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, United States. The population was 391 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Cape GirardeauJackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Name[edit]

Gordonville was named after Sam Gordon, who established a watermill on the same site where the Gordonville Milling Company operated.

History[edit]

The land around present-day Gordonville was originally owned by Sam Gordon and his father, who lived in Indiana. Sam Gordon established the first store in the town in either 1857 or 1858, and the town became known as Gordonville. The first church in the town was set up by Methodist missionaries on the farm of Louis Siemers in 1848, with Liberty School house being established shortly later. Hubble Mill and Gordonville Roller Mills were established along Hubble Creek.

In the 1850s German immigrants began to move into the area and established farms around Gordonville. A German Methodist church and a German Lutheran church were also organized just south of Gordonville to serve the local German population. [6] [7]

Geography[edit]

Gordonville is located along Hubble Creek at 37°18′44″N 89°40′27″W / 37.31222°N 89.67417°W / 37.31222; -89.67417 (37.312237, -89.674245).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.78 square miles (2.02 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 81
1890 95 17.3%
1900 125 31.6%
1910 170 36.0%
1920 150 −11.8%
1930 129 −14.0%
1940 154 19.4%
1950 130 −15.6%
1960 92 −29.2%
1970 125 35.9%
1980 267 113.6%
1990 345 29.2%
2000 425 23.2%
2010 391 −8.0%
Est. 2015 400 [9] 2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 391 people, 157 households, and 124 families residing in the village. The population density was 501.3 inhabitants per square mile (193.6/km2). There were 167 housing units at an average density of 214.1 per square mile (82.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.23% White, 0.26% Black or African American, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population.

There were 157 households of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.6% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 21.0% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age in the village was 46.5 years. 17.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.7% were from 25 to 44; 36% were from 45 to 64; and 16.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 425 people, 154 households, and 129 families residing in the village. The population density was 527.1 people per square mile (202.6/km²). There were 158 housing units at an average density of 196.0 per square mile (75.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.59% White, 0.94% Native American, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.24% of the population.

There were 154 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.9% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.6% were non-families. 13.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $53,125, and the median income for a family was $57,375. Males had a median income of $35,341 versus $17,917 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,763. About 1.6% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "10th Anniversary Edition: Hustling town of Gordonville". Southeast Missourian. December 8, 2015. 
  7. ^ "10th Anniversary Edition: Gordonville’s roller mills". Southeast Missourian. December 15, 2015. 
  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. Retrieved June 4, 2015.