Neck City, Missouri

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Neck City, Missouri
City
Location within Jasper County and Missouri
Location within Jasper County and Missouri
Coordinates: 37°15′23″N 94°26′38″W / 37.25639°N 94.44389°W / 37.25639; -94.44389Coordinates: 37°15′23″N 94°26′38″W / 37.25639°N 94.44389°W / 37.25639; -94.44389
Country United States
State Missouri
County Jasper
Area[1]
 • Total 0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
 • Land 0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 935 ft (285 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 186
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 182
 • Density 480/sq mi (180/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64849
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-51356[4]
GNIS feature ID 0729933[5]

Neck City is a city in Jasper County, Missouri, United States. The population was 186 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Neck City had its start as a rough mining settlement called Hell's Neck.[6] A post office called Neck was established in 1899, and the name was changed to Neck City in 1957.[7] Neck City has been noted for its unusual place name.[8]

Geography[edit]

Neck City is located at 37°15′23″N 94°26′38″W / 37.25639°N 94.44389°W / 37.25639; -94.44389 (37.256327, -94.443825).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.39 square miles (1.01 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 374
1910 528 41.2%
1920 241 −54.4%
1930 123 −49.0%
1940 221 79.7%
1950 117 −47.1%
1960 110 −6.0%
1970 114 3.6%
1980 151 32.5%
1990 132 −12.6%
2000 119 −9.8%
2010 186 56.3%
Est. 2015 184 [10] −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

Neck City is part of the Joplin, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 186 people, 68 households, and 49 families residing in the city. The population density was 476.9 inhabitants per square mile (184.1/km2). There were 81 housing units at an average density of 207.7 per square mile (80.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.5% White, 2.2% Native American, and 4.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 68 households of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.9% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.29.

The median age in the city was 37.8 years. 27.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 15.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 119 people, 49 households, and 34 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,149.6 people per square mile (459.5/km²). There were 54 housing units at an average density of 521.7 per square mile (208.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.64% White, 0.84% Native American, and 2.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.04% of the population.

There were 49 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% 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 2.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 124.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 128.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,375, and the median income for a family was $33,438. Males had a median income of $16,458 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,454. There were no families and 3.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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. ^ "Jasper County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 18 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 18 October 2016. 
  8. ^ Symons, Mitchell (8 November 2012). The Bumper Book For The Loo: Facts and figures, stats and stories – an unputdownable treat of trivia. Transworld. pp. 270–. ISBN 978-1-4481-5271-1. 
  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.