Lewistown, Missouri

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Lewistown, Missouri
Location of Lewistown, Missouri
Location of Lewistown, Missouri
Coordinates: 40°5′7″N 91°48′46″W / 40.08528°N 91.81278°W / 40.08528; -91.81278Coordinates: 40°5′7″N 91°48′46″W / 40.08528°N 91.81278°W / 40.08528; -91.81278
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountyLewis
Area
 • Total0.48 sq mi (1.24 km2)
 • Land0.48 sq mi (1.24 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
722 ft (220 m)
Population
 • Total534
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
526
 • Density1,100/sq mi (430/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63452
Area code(s)573
FIPS code29-41852[4]
GNIS feature ID0735689[5]

Lewistown is a city in Lewis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 534 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Quincy, IL–MO Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is located on state highway 6 and near the junction of state highway 6 and state highway 16. Lewistown is in the Lewis County C-1 school district. The nearby Lewis County Fair Grounds are the site of the annual Lewis County Agricultural Fair.

History[edit]

Lewistown was platted in 1871 when the railroad was extended to that point.[6] The community took its name from Lewis County.[7] A post office called Lewiston was established in 1872, and the name was changed to Lewistown in 1897.[8]

The Quincy, Missouri, and Pacific Railroad Station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[9]

Geography[edit]

Lewistown is located at 40°5′7″N 91°48′46″W / 40.08528°N 91.81278°W / 40.08528; -91.81278 (40.085331, -91.812794).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.48 square miles (1.24 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880127
189020057.5%
190035879.0%
191040513.1%
192048319.3%
19304942.3%
1940415−16.0%
19504150.0%
19604549.4%
197061535.5%
1980502−18.4%
1990453−9.8%
200059531.3%
2010534−10.3%
Est. 2016526[3]−1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 534 people, 244 households, and 144 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,112.5 inhabitants per square mile (429.5/km2). There were 288 housing units at an average density of 600.0 per square mile (231.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.5% White, 1.1% African American, and 0.4% from two or more races.

There were 244 households of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.0% were non-families. 37.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the city was 41 years. 24.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.3% were from 25 to 44; 27.9% were from 45 to 64; and 17% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 595 people, 262 households, and 166 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,321.9 people per square mile (510.5/km²). There were 309 housing units at an average density of 686.5 per square mile (265.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.82% White, 1.68% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.17% from other races, and 0.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

There were 262 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,188, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $22,917 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,655. About 19.9% of families and 22.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.3% of those under age 18 and 18.3% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 24, 2012. 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. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Lewis County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  7. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 185.
  8. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  9. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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