Mineral Point, Missouri

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Mineral Point, Missouri
Village
Location of Mineral Point, Missouri
Location of Mineral Point, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°56′43″N 90°43′28″W / 37.94528°N 90.72444°W / 37.94528; -90.72444Coordinates: 37°56′43″N 90°43′28″W / 37.94528°N 90.72444°W / 37.94528; -90.72444
Country United States
State Missouri
County Washington
Incorporated 1905
Area[1]
 • Total 0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
 • Land 0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 880 ft (268 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 351
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 356
 • Density 1,462.5/sq mi (564.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63660
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-48710[4]
GNIS feature ID 0722429[5]

Mineral Point is a village in Washington County, Missouri, United States. The population was 351 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Mineral Point had its start in the 1850s as a lead-mining settlement.[6] The community owes its name to the wealth of minerals found in the vicinity.[7] Mineral Point was situated along the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway.[8] A post office has been in operation at Mineral Point since 1858.[9]

Geography[edit]

Mineral Point is located at 37°56′43″N 90°43′28″W / 37.94528°N 90.72444°W / 37.94528; -90.72444 (37.945181, -90.724493).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.24 square miles (0.62 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 290
1920 258 −11.0%
1930 347 34.5%
1940 350 0.9%
1950 304 −13.1%
1960 332 9.2%
1970 369 11.1%
1980 358 −3.0%
1990 384 7.3%
2000 363 −5.5%
2010 351 −3.3%
Est. 2015 347 [11] −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 351 people, 124 households, and 85 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,462.5 inhabitants per square mile (564.7/km2). There were 131 housing units at an average density of 545.8 per square mile (210.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 92.0% White, 4.6% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 124 households of which 42.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.7% were married couples living together, 21.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.5% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% 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 3.45.

The median age in the village was 33.2 years. 31.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.7% were from 25 to 44; 26.5% were from 45 to 64; and 9.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.0% male and 53.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 363 people, 130 households, and 89 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,425.5 people per square mile (560.6/km²). There were 136 housing units at an average density of 534.1 per square mile (210.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.29% White, 3.03% African American, 0.83% Native American, 1.38% from other races, and 2.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.65% of the population.

There were 130 households out of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 19.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the town the population was spread out with 32.2% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $15,455, and the median income for a family was $16,591. Males had a median income of $24,583 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $8,365. About 36.5% of families and 40.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 52.3% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The United States Postal Service operates the Mineral Point Post Office.[13]

The Potosi Correctional Center of the Missouri Department of Corrections is located in an unincorporated area in Washington County, near Mineral Point.[14] The prison houses male death row inmates.[15]

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. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. 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. ^ "Washington County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 30, 2016. 
  7. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1918). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 370. 
  8. ^ History of Southeast Missouri: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests, Volume 1. Lewis Publishing Company. 1912. p. 392. 
  9. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Post Office Location - MINERAL POINT." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on September 18, 2010.
  14. ^ "Institutional Facilities." Missouri Department of Corrections. Retrieved on September 18, 2010. "Potosi Correctional Center (C-5)" "11593 State Highway O Mineral Point, MO 63660"
  15. ^ Lombardi, George, Richard D. Sluder, and Donald Wallace. "The Management of Death-Sentenced Inmates: Issues, Realities, and Innovative Strategies." Missouri Department of Corrections. 8-9. Retrieved on September 18, 2010.