Southwest City, Missouri

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Southwest City, Missouri
City
City limits of Southwest City, Missouri near the Arkansas/Oklahoma/Missouri tripoint
City limits of Southwest City, Missouri near the Arkansas/Oklahoma/Missouri tripoint
Location of Southwest City, Missouri
Location of Southwest City, Missouri
Coordinates: 36°30′59″N 94°36′43″W / 36.51639°N 94.61194°W / 36.51639; -94.61194Coordinates: 36°30′59″N 94°36′43″W / 36.51639°N 94.61194°W / 36.51639; -94.61194
Country United States
State Missouri
County McDonald
Area[1]
 • Total 1.48 sq mi (3.83 km2)
 • Land 1.46 sq mi (3.78 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 938 ft (286 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 970
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 960
 • Density 664.4/sq mi (256.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64863
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-69230[4]
GNIS feature ID 0758447[5]

Southwest City is a city in McDonald County, Missouri, United States. The population was 937 at the 2010 census, at which time it was a town. It is part of the FayettevilleSpringdaleRogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area and is located in the southwestern corner of the state of Missouri.

History[edit]

Southwest City was platted in 1870.[6] It was named from its location in the southwest corner of the county and state.[7]

Geography[edit]

Southwest City is located at 36°30′59″N 94°36′43″W / 36.51639°N 94.61194°W / 36.51639; -94.61194 (36.516386, -94.611917).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.48 square miles (3.83 km2), of which, 1.46 square miles (3.78 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 173
1890 707 308.7%
1900 691 −2.3%
1910 483 −30.1%
1920 577 19.5%
1930 484 −16.1%
1940 525 8.5%
1950 595 13.3%
1960 504 −15.3%
1970 453 −10.1%
1980 516 13.9%
1990 600 16.3%
2000 855 42.5%
2010 970 13.5%
Est. 2015 958 [9] −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 970 people, 319 households, and 225 families residing in the city. The population density was 664.4 inhabitants per square mile (256.5/km2). There were 373 housing units at an average density of 255.5 per square mile (98.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 57.5% White, 0.1% African American, 3.7% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 1.6% Pacific Islander, 33.3% from other races, and 3.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 50.8% of the population.

There were 319 households of which 47.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.5% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.53.

The median age in the city was 28.6 years. 34% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.4% were from 25 to 44; 18.8% were from 45 to 64; and 7.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.8% male and 48.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 905 people, 311 households, and 213 families residing in the town. The population density was 613.6 people per square mile (237.5/km²). There were 340 housing units at an average density of 244.0/sq mi (94.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 71.81% White, 0.12% African American, 7.13% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 15.91% from other races, and 4.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 37.31% of the population.

There were 311 households out of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the town the population was spread out with 33.8% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,721, and the median income for a family was $24,808. Males had a median income of $19,688 versus $19,107 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,526. About 29.8% of families and 40.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 51.9% of those under age 18 and 33.9% of those age 65 or over.

Trivia[edit]

Southwest City is near the only corner of Missouri not bordered by a river. All the other corners of Missouri are bordered by Mississippi, Missouri, Des Moines and St. Francis rivers.

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. ^ "McDonald County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  7. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 190. 
  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. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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