Hartville, Missouri

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Hartville, Missouri
City
Location of Hartville, Missouri
Location of Hartville, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°15′1″N 92°30′43″W / 37.25028°N 92.51194°W / 37.25028; -92.51194Coordinates: 37°15′1″N 92°30′43″W / 37.25028°N 92.51194°W / 37.25028; -92.51194
Country United States
State Missouri
County Wright
Area[1]
 • Total 0.66 sq mi (1.71 km2)
 • Land 0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 1,191 ft (363 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 613
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 595
 • Density 930/sq mi (360/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 65667
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-30754[4]
GNIS feature ID 0719185[5]

Hartville is a city in Wright County, Missouri, United States. The population was 613 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Wright County.[6]

History[edit]

A post office called Hartville has been in operation since 1842.[7] The community bears the name of Isaac Hart, a pioneer citizen.[8]

Much of the town was destroyed during the Battle of Hartville in 1863. John Wimer, who had served two nonconsecutive terms as mayor of St. Louis, sided with the Confederacy, even though he was opposed to slavery. Lt. Col. Wimer was killed in the battle and was buried at Hartville.[9]

The Grovespring Tornado in 1959 destroyed most of Hartville's business district, including the post office. There were no major injuries since a warning alarm had given time to take cover.[10]

Kelton House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[11]

Geography[edit]

Hartville is located at 37°15′1″N 92°30′43″W / 37.25028°N 92.51194°W / 37.25028; -92.51194 (37.250170, -92.511916),[12] along the Wood's Fork of the Gasconade River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.66 square miles (1.71 km2), of which, 0.65 square miles (1.68 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 248
1900 445
1910 507 13.9%
1920 521 2.8%
1930 453 −13.1%
1940 393 −13.2%
1950 526 33.8%
1960 486 −7.6%
1970 524 7.8%
1980 576 9.9%
1990 495 −14.1%
2000 607 22.6%
2010 613 1.0%
Est. 2016 595 [3] −2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 613 people, 232 households, and 133 families residing in the city. The population density was 943.1 inhabitants per square mile (364.1/km2). There were 305 housing units at an average density of 469.2 per square mile (181.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.9% White, 0.5% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 232 households of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.5% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.7% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 3.17.

The median age in the city was 38.5 years. 26.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21% were from 25 to 44; 22.4% were from 45 to 64; and 21.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 607 people, 252 households, and 143 families residing in the city. The population density was 974.7 people per square mile (378.0/km²). There were 289 housing units at an average density of 464.1 per square mile (180.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.36% White, 0.99% African American, 1.15% Native American, 0.16% Pacific Islander, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population.

There were 252 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.9% were non-families. 38.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city, the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 20.4% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 27.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 80.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $17,222, and the median income for a family was $27,115. Males had a median income of $20,000 versus $17,969 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,360. About 18.0% of families and 24.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.1% of those under age 18 and 32.0% 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. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Wright County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2017. 
  9. ^ Earngey, Bill (1995). Missouri Roadsides: The Traveler's Companion. University of Missouri Press. 
  10. ^ "History of Hartville and the Surrounding Area". Hartville Area Chamber of Commerce. 
  11. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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