Gunn City, Missouri

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Gunn City, Missouri
Village
Location of Gunn City, Missouri
Location of Gunn City, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°39′59″N 94°9′46″W / 38.66639°N 94.16278°W / 38.66639; -94.16278Coordinates: 38°39′59″N 94°9′46″W / 38.66639°N 94.16278°W / 38.66639; -94.16278
Country United States
State Missouri
County Cass
Area[1]
 • Total 0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
 • Land 0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 856 ft (261 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 118
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 118
 • Density 1,475.0/sq mi (569.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64747
Area code(s) 816
FIPS code 29-29764[4]
GNIS feature ID 0718933[5]

Gunn City is a village in Cass County, Missouri, United States. The population was 118 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Gunn City was platted in 1871. It was named for O. B. Gunn, an engineer of the Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad.[6]

Geography[edit]

Gunn City is located at 38°39′59″N 94°9′46″W / 38.66639°N 94.16278°W / 38.66639; -94.16278 (38.666319, -94.162646).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 135
1890 198 46.7%
1920 89
1930 71 −20.2%
1940 59 −16.9%
1950 57 −3.4%
1960 63 10.5%
1970 71 12.7%
1980 58 −18.3%
1990 65 12.1%
2000 85 30.8%
2010 118 38.8%
Est. 2015 118 [8] 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 118 people, 34 households, and 27 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,475.0 inhabitants per square mile (569.5/km2). There were 36 housing units at an average density of 450.0 per square mile (173.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 89.8% White, 0.8% African American, 0.8% Pacific Islander, and 8.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 34 households of which 50.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 17.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 20.6% were non-families. 5.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 3.47 and the average family size was 3.56.

The median age in the village was 33 years. 33.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.5% were from 25 to 44; 20.3% were from 45 to 64; and 8.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 85 people, 32 households, and 24 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,054.6 people per square mile (410.2/km²). There were 33 housing units at an average density of 409.4 per square mile (159.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White.

There were 32 households out of which 43.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.6% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 32.9% under the age of 18, 2.4% from 18 to 24, 35.3% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 117.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,333, and the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $11,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,144. There were 18.8% of families and 22.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including 30.0% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Trivia[edit]

A famous vigilante action occurred in Gunn City on April 23, 1872, that came to be called the "Gunn City Massacre." Outraged by a swindle by certain officials of a company building a rail line to Santa Fe, local citizens reacted by trapping the perpetrators on a train and shooting them dead.[10]

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. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 272. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ Flaherty General Jo Shelby, Undefeated Rebel