Portageville, Missouri

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Portageville, Missouri
Location of Portageville, Missouri
Location of Portageville, Missouri
Coordinates: 36°25′47″N 89°42′4″W / 36.42972°N 89.70111°W / 36.42972; -89.70111Coordinates: 36°25′47″N 89°42′4″W / 36.42972°N 89.70111°W / 36.42972; -89.70111
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountiesNew Madrid, Pemiscot
Government
 • TypeMayor/council system
 • MayorFloyd Simmons
 • AldermenButch Williams, Delmar Edgar, Ervin Gremard, Christine Adams
Area
 • Total2.04 sq mi (5.28 km2)
 • Land2.04 sq mi (5.28 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
285 ft (87 m)
Population
 • Total3,228
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
3,109
 • Density1,600/sq mi (610/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63873
Area code(s)573
FIPS code29-59186[4]
GNIS feature ID0724759[5]

Portageville is a city in New Madrid and Pemiscot counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. The population was 3,228 according to the 2010 Census.[6]

History[edit]

A post office called Portageville has been in operation since 1873.[7] The community takes its name from nearby Portage Bayou.[8]

From 1935-1936, Portageville was the home of the Portageville Pirates, part of the Kitty League. "In 1935, the Portageville Pirates are awarded the second-half title after the Jackson Generals and Union City Greyhounds are disqualified for having too many class players on their rosters."[9] In 1936, the Pirates relocated to Owensboro, Kentucky.[10]

The current Chief of Police is Ronnie Adams.

Geography[edit]

Portageville is located at 36°25′47″N 89°42′4″W / 36.42972°N 89.70111°W / 36.42972; -89.70111 (36.429828, -89.701157),[11] primarily in New Madrid County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.04 square miles (5.28 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Portageville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[12]

Climate data for Portageville, Missouri
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6
(42)
8
(47)
14
(58)
21
(69)
26
(78)
31
(87)
32
(90)
31
(88)
27
(81)
22
(71)
14
(58)
8
(46)
20
(68)
Average low °C (°F) −3
(27)
−1
(30)
4
(39)
9
(49)
14
(58)
19
(67)
21
(70)
20
(68)
16
(60)
9
(48)
4
(40)
−1
(30)
9
(49)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 86
(3.4)
84
(3.3)
109
(4.3)
130
(5)
130
(5)
99
(3.9)
94
(3.7)
69
(2.7)
91
(3.6)
91
(3.6)
107
(4.2)
112
(4.4)
1,199
(47.2)
Source: Weatherbase [13]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
188073
1900427
1910987131.1%
19201,24426.0%
19301,2621.4%
19402,10767.0%
19502,66226.3%
19602,505−5.9%
19703,11724.4%
19803,47011.3%
19903,401−2.0%
20003,295−3.1%
20103,228−2.0%
Est. 20163,109[3]−3.7%
source:[14]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 3,228 people, 1,346 households, and 894 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,582.4 inhabitants per square mile (611.0/km2). There were 1,409 housing units at an average density of 690.7 per square mile (266.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 78.62% White, 18.96% Black or African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 1.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.

There were 1,346 households of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 17.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.6% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the city was 38.6 years. 25.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24% were from 25 to 44; 26% were from 45 to 64; and 16.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.4% male and 53.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,295 people, 1,335 households, and 890 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,643.5 people per square mile (636.1/km²). There were 1,404 housing units at an average density of 700.3 per square mile (271.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.00% White, 16.36% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 1,335 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 17.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% 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 3.02.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 84.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,729, and the median income for a family was $35,913. Males had a median income of $31,325 versus $20,735 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,114. About 21.4% of families and 27.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.8% of those under age 18 and 25.1% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  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. ^ "Portageville, Missouri: Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010, Demographic Profile Data". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  7. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  8. ^ "New Madrid County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  9. ^ "Chronology". Kittyleague.com. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Portageville Pirates - BR Bullpen". Baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  12. ^ "Portageville, Missouri Köppen Climate Classification". Weatherbase.com. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013. Retrieved on October 25, 2013.
  14. ^ "Missouri Population 1900 - 1990" (PDF). Missouri Census Data Center. Archived from the original (CSV) on 4 July 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  15. ^ Cheney, David M. "Bishop Luis Morgan Casey [Catholic-Hierarchy]". Catholic-hierarchy.org. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
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