Morley, Missouri

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Morley, Missouri
City
Location of Morley, Missouri
Location of Morley, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°2′33″N 89°36′48″W / 37.04250°N 89.61333°W / 37.04250; -89.61333Coordinates: 37°2′33″N 89°36′48″W / 37.04250°N 89.61333°W / 37.04250; -89.61333
Country United States
State Missouri
County Scott
Area[1]
 • Total 0.80 sq mi (2.07 km2)
 • Land 0.80 sq mi (2.07 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 344 ft (105 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 697
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 693
 • Density 871.3/sq mi (336.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63767
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-49988[4]
GNIS feature ID 0722623[5]

Morley is a city in Scott County, Missouri, United States. The population was 697 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Morley was platted in 1868.[6] The community has the name of J. H. Morley, a railroad official.[7] A post office called Morley has been in operation since 1869.[8]

Geography[edit]

Morley is located at 37°02′33″N 89°36′48″W / 37.042474°N 89.613316°W / 37.042474; -89.613316.[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.80 square miles (2.07 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 232
1890 395 70.3%
1900 437 10.6%
1910 494 13.0%
1920 599 21.3%
1930 478 −20.2%
1940 522 9.2%
1950 494 −5.4%
1960 472 −4.5%
1970 528 11.9%
1980 745 41.1%
1990 683 −8.3%
2000 792 16.0%
2010 697 −12.0%
Est. 2015 687 [10] −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 697 people, 284 households, and 195 families residing in the city. The population density was 871.3 inhabitants per square mile (336.4/km2). There were 323 housing units at an average density of 403.8 per square mile (155.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.98% White, 1.15% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, and 3.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.72% of the population.

There were 284 households of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.3% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the city was 40.9 years. 24.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 17.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 792 people, 315 households, and 219 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,070.9 people per square mile (413.2/km²). There were 340 housing units at an average density of 459.7 per square mile (177.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.23% White, 0.76% African American, 0.25% Native American, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.

There were 315 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,696, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $17,917 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,679. About 10.9% of families and 15.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.5% of those under age 18 and 20.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The Morley schools were located in the southeastly part of the village, the earliest was built about 1915. In 1940, a new high school was built in which students attended through 1959 when the consolidation with the Vanduser schools occurred. The new high school became Scott County Central High School, and was built on Highway 61 south of the village near Kluges Hill.

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. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1918). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 363. 
  7. ^ "Scott County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 24, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 24 December 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". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.