La Tour, Missouri

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La Tour, Missouri
Unincorporated community
Location of La Tour, Missouri
Location of La Tour, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°38′2″N 94°6′9″W / 38.63389°N 94.10250°W / 38.63389; -94.10250Coordinates: 38°38′2″N 94°6′9″W / 38.63389°N 94.10250°W / 38.63389; -94.10250
Country United States
State Missouri
County Johnson
Area
 • Total 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Land 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 65
 • Density 583.4/sq mi (225.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 29-40880[1]

La Tour is an unincorporated community in Johnson County, Missouri, United States. The population was 65 at the 2000 census, at which time it was a village. La Tour disincorporated on April 13, 2009 after an April 7 vote on the subject passed by the margin of 20 to 1.[2]

History[edit]

La Tour was platted in 1885, and named after the local Latour family.[3] A post office called Latour was established in 1886, and remained in operation until 1997.[4]

Geography[edit]

La Tour is located at 38°38′2″N 94°6′9″W / 38.63389°N 94.10250°W / 38.63389; -94.10250 (38.633986, -94.102628).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village had a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 65 people, 23 households, and 18 families residing in the village. The population density was 583.4 people per square mile (228.2/km²). There were 28 housing units at an average density of 251.3 per square mile (98.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.92% White, 1.54% African American and 1.54% Asian.

There were 23 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.9% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.4% were non-families. 13.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the village, the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 103.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $38,250, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $51,250 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,684. There were 26.3% of families and 21.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 20.0% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ Sterling, Sue (2009-04-10). "Tiny LaTour disincorporates". Warrensburg Daily Star-Journal. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  3. ^ "Johnson County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.