Richards, Missouri

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Richards, Missouri
Village
Location of Richards, Missouri
Location of Richards, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°54′35″N 94°33′25″W / 37.90972°N 94.55694°W / 37.90972; -94.55694Coordinates: 37°54′35″N 94°33′25″W / 37.90972°N 94.55694°W / 37.90972; -94.55694
Country United States
State Missouri
County Vernon
Area[1]
 • Total 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Land 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 833 ft (254 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 96
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 96
 • Density 355.6/sq mi (137.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64778
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-61364[4]
GNIS feature ID 0725254[5]

Richards is a village in Vernon County, Missouri, United States. The population was 96 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Richards was laid out and platted in 1891 when the railroad was extended to that point.[6] The village's name honors Joseph Harvey Richards, a railroad official.[6] A post office has been in operation at Richards since 1890.[7]

Geography[edit]

Richards is located at 37°54′35″N 94°33′25″W / 37.90972°N 94.55694°W / 37.90972; -94.55694 (37.909847, -94.556910).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 198
1910 303 53.0%
1920 359 18.5%
1930 255 −29.0%
1940 246 −3.5%
1950 190 −22.8%
1960 133 −30.0%
1970 105 −21.1%
1980 117 11.4%
1990 106 −9.4%
2000 95 −10.4%
2010 96 1.1%
Est. 2015 96 [9] 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 96 people, 36 households, and 27 families residing in the village. The population density was 355.6 inhabitants per square mile (137.3/km2). There were 44 housing units at an average density of 163.0 per square mile (62.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.8% White and 4.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 36 households of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 19.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.0% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median age in the village was 32 years. 29.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 22% were from 45 to 64; and 17.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 52.1% male and 47.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 95 people, 37 households, and 25 families residing in the town. The population density was 347.1 people per square mile (135.9/km²). There were 42 housing units at an average density of 153.5 per square mile (60.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.84% White, and 3.16% from two or more races.

There were 37 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 2.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,938, and the median income for a family was $44,583. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $25,833 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,489. There were 9.7% of families and 12.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including 5.9% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 24, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. 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. ^ a b Koontz, D. Mrs. (Jul 1, 1955). "Town of Richards founded in 1869". The Nevada Daily Mail. p. 2. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Vernon County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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