Lowry City, Missouri

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Lowry City, Missouri
City
Location of Lowry City, Missouri
Location of Lowry City, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°8′24″N 93°43′38″W / 38.14000°N 93.72722°W / 38.14000; -93.72722Coordinates: 38°8′24″N 93°43′38″W / 38.14000°N 93.72722°W / 38.14000; -93.72722
Country United States
State Missouri
County St. Clair
Area[1]
 • Total 1.04 sq mi (2.69 km2)
 • Land 1.02 sq mi (2.64 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 873 ft (266 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 640
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 613
 • Density 620/sq mi (240/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64763
FIPS code 29-44282[4]
GNIS feature ID 0756332[5]

Lowry City is a city in St. Clair County, Missouri, United States. The population was 640 at the 2010 census. Lowry City is the city where the Ozark Mountains meet the Great Plains.

History[edit]

Lowry City was platted in 1871.[6] The community was named after one Mr. Lowry, the business associate of a first settler.[7] A post office called Lowry City has been in operation since 1871.[8]

Geography[edit]

Lowry City is located at 38°8′24″N 93°43′38″W / 38.14000°N 93.72722°W / 38.14000; -93.72722 (38.139980, -93.727205).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.04 square miles (2.69 km2), of which, 1.02 square miles (2.64 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 58
1890 368 534.5%
1900 467 26.9%
1910 462 −1.1%
1920 509 10.2%
1930 549 7.9%
1940 488 −11.1%
1950 493 1.0%
1960 437 −11.4%
1970 520 19.0%
1980 676 30.0%
1990 723 7.0%
2000 728 0.7%
2010 640 −12.1%
Est. 2016 613 [3] −4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census,[2] there were 640 people, 262 households and 146 families residing in the city. The population density was 627.5 inhabitants per square mile (242.3/km2). There were 326 housing units at an average density of 319.6 per square mile (123.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.2% African American, 0.9% Native American, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 262 households of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.2% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.3% were non-families. 38.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 19% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the city was 47.9 years. 21.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.1% were from 25 to 44; 23% were from 45 to 64; and 30.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census,[4] there were 728 people, 301 households and 168 families residing in the city. The population density was 712.6 per square mile (275.6/km²). There were 356 housing units at an average density of 348.5 per square mile (134.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.63% White, 0.14% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.34% of the population.

There were 301 households of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.9% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.9% were non-families. 38.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.89.

22.1% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 22.4% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 29.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 84.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.6 males.

The median household income was $19,438 and the median family income was $28,854. Males had a median income of $23,125 and females $17,135. The per capita income for the city was $10,968. About 15.5% of families and 22.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.5% of those under age 18 and 24.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents[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 July 8, 2012. 
  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. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1918). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 357. 
  7. ^ "St. Clair County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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