Hurdland, Missouri

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Hurdland, Missouri
City
Location of Hurdland, Missouri
Location of Hurdland, Missouri
Coordinates: 40°8′58″N 92°18′9″W / 40.14944°N 92.30250°W / 40.14944; -92.30250Coordinates: 40°8′58″N 92°18′9″W / 40.14944°N 92.30250°W / 40.14944; -92.30250
Country United States
State Missouri
County Knox
Area[1]
 • Total 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)
 • Land 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 886 ft (270 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 163
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 162
 • Density 493.9/sq mi (190.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63547
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-33904[4]
GNIS feature ID 0720028[5]

Hurdland is a city in Knox County, Missouri, United States. The population was 163 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Hurdland was platted in 1872 when the railroad was extended to that point.[6] The community was named after John Hurd, the original owner of the town site.[6][7] A post office has been in operation at Hurdland since 1872.[8]

Geography[edit]

Hurdland is located at 40°8′58″N 92°18′9″W / 40.14944°N 92.30250°W / 40.14944; -92.30250 (40.149556, -92.302487).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.33 square miles (0.85 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 108
1890 248 129.6%
1900 322 29.8%
1910 323 0.3%
1920 325 0.6%
1930 280 −13.8%
1940 311 11.1%
1950 268 −13.8%
1960 205 −23.5%
1970 225 9.8%
1980 227 0.9%
1990 212 −6.6%
2000 239 12.7%
2010 163 −31.8%
Est. 2015 155 [10] −4.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 163 people, 75 households, and 41 families residing in the city. The population density was 493.9 inhabitants per square mile (190.7/km2). There were 94 housing units at an average density of 284.8 per square mile (110.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 75 households of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.3% were non-families. 40.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the city was 42.5 years. 22.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 28.9% were from 45 to 64; and 19.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 239 people, 90 households, and 57 families residing in the city. The population density was 725.5 people per square mile (279.6/km²). There were 107 housing units at an average density of 324.8/sq mi (125.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.91% White, and 2.09% from two or more races.

There were 90 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% 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 3.31.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,625, and the median income for a family was $33,125. Males had a median income of $24,861 versus $12,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,584. About 26.7% of families and 24.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 30.6% of those sixty five or over.

Arts and culture[edit]

The Hurdland 4 July celebration is the oldest annual Independence Day celebration in northeast Missouri, and one of the oldest in the state as a whole.[12] The first was held in 1873. The two-day festival features live music, games and contests, talent shows, and a large fireworks display.

Public services[edit]

  • Fire protection is provided by the Hurdland Volunteer Fire Department.
  • Knox County Sheriff's Department handles law enforcement issues.
  • Children of school age attend the Knox County R-1 schools in Edina.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. 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. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ a b "Knox County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  7. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 182. 
  8. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ http://www.heartlandconnection.com/new/news_story.aspx?id=155331