Pleasant Hope, Missouri

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Pleasant Hope, Missouri
City
Location of Pleasant Hope, Missouri
Location of Pleasant Hope, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°27′46″N 93°16′25″W / 37.46278°N 93.27361°W / 37.46278; -93.27361Coordinates: 37°27′46″N 93°16′25″W / 37.46278°N 93.27361°W / 37.46278; -93.27361
Country United States
State Missouri
County Polk
Area[1]
 • Total 1.57 sq mi (4.07 km2)
 • Land 1.55 sq mi (4.01 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 1,112 ft (339 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 614
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 612
 • Density 396.1/sq mi (152.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 29-58448[4]
GNIS feature ID 0735789[5]
Website cityofpleasanthope.com

Pleasant Hope is a city in Polk County, Missouri, United States. The population was 614 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

A post office called Pleasant Hope has been in operation since 1851.[6] The name is indicative of the early settlers' optimism concering the future.[7]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.57 square miles (4.07 km2), of which, 1.55 square miles (4.01 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 80
1950 174
1960 216 24.1%
1970 265 22.7%
1980 354 33.6%
1990 360 1.7%
2000 548 52.2%
2010 614 12.0%
Est. 2015 614 [8] 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 614 people, 243 households, and 162 families residing in the city. The population density was 396.1 inhabitants per square mile (152.9/km2). There were 275 housing units at an average density of 177.4 per square mile (68.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.4% White, 0.8% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.3% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.

There were 243 households of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.3% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the city was 33.5 years. 27% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 9.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 548 people, 209 households, and 142 families residing in the city. The population density was 653.0 people per square mile (251.9/km²). There were 229 housing units at an average density of 272.9 per square mile (105.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.26% White, 0.55% African American, 0.73% Native American, and 1.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population.

There were 209 households out of which 41.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were nonfamilies. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 84.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $35,625. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $16,842 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,657. About 14.4% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under age 18 and 23.3% of those age 65 or over.

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. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Polk County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 10, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.