Scott City, Missouri

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For the former town in Atchison County, see Scott City, Atchison County, Missouri.
Scott City, Missouri
City
Location of Scott City, Missouri
Location of Scott City, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°13′7″N 89°31′27″W / 37.21861°N 89.52417°W / 37.21861; -89.52417Coordinates: 37°13′7″N 89°31′27″W / 37.21861°N 89.52417°W / 37.21861; -89.52417
Country United States
State Missouri
Counties Cape Girardeau, Scott
Area[1]
 • Total 4.77 sq mi (12.35 km2)
 • Land 4.69 sq mi (12.15 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
Elevation 371 ft (113 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 4,565
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 4,547
 • Density 973.3/sq mi (375.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63780
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-66368[4]
GNIS feature ID 0735843[5]

Scott City is a city in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. The population was 4,565 at the 2010 census. The Scott County portion of Scott City (the majority) is part of the Sikeston Micropolitan Statistical Area, while the Cape Girardeau County portion is part of the Cape GirardeauJackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The town of Fornfelt and the area of Ancell were consolidated with Scott City March 7, 1960 while Illmo, Missouri, was incorporated into Scott City in 1980.[6][7] The town of Fornfelt was previously known as Edna, but this name was changed as it was too similar to Edina, Missouri. Whipporwhill Hollow was the previous name of Illmo.[8] The present name is derived from Scott County.[9]

In December 1848, a cholera epidemic was brought to New Orleans by emigrant ships. Within a few weeks it was carried to all the principal cities on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Six of the victims were Irish monks headed to a monastery near Dubuque, Iowa. These monks were buried a few hundred yards northwest of the Thebes-Scott City railroad bridge.[10]

Geography[edit]

Scott City is located at 37°13′7″N 89°31′27″W / 37.21861°N 89.52417°W / 37.21861; -89.52417 (37.218486, -89.524063).[11]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.77 square miles (12.35 km2), of which, 4.69 square miles (12.15 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,209
1920 2,017 66.8%
1930 1,721 −14.7%
1940 1,810 5.2%
1950 1,834 1.3%
1960 1,963 7.0%
1970 2,464 25.5%
1980 3,262 32.4%
1990 4,292 31.6%
2000 4,591 7.0%
2010 4,565 −0.6%
Est. 2015 4,526 [12] −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 4,565 people, 1,794 households, and 1,245 families residing in the city. The population density was 973.3 inhabitants per square mile (375.8/km2). There were 2,002 housing units at an average density of 426.9 per square mile (164.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.93% White, 0.68% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.83% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.45% of the population.

There were 1,794 households of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.6% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the city was 36.3 years. 25.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.3% were from 25 to 44; 24.8% were from 45 to 64; and 13.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 4,591 people, 1,801 households, and 1,287 families residing in the city. The population density was 999.1 people per square mile (385.3/km²). There were 1,953 housing units at an average density of 425.0 per square mile (163.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.26% White, 0.39% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.

There were 1,801 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city, the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,958, and the median income for a family was $36,763. Males had a median income of $30,088 versus $17,061 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,099. About 8.6% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.6% of those under age 18 and 13.5% 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. ^ "A Directory of Towns, Villages, and Hamlets Past and Present of Scott County, Missouri". Retrieved 2013-12-26. 
  7. ^ "Scott City, Missouri: History". Retrieved 2013-12-26. 
  8. ^ "Towns Play Musical Names". Retrieved 2013-12-26. 
  9. ^ "Flag". The Southeast Missourian. Apr 18, 2003. pp. 2A. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  10. ^ Edison Shrum (1984). The History of Scott County, Missouri. Sikeston, Missouri: Scott County Historical Society. p. 103. 
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  12. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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