Steele, Missouri

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Steele, Missouri
Steele MO 2013-05-11 003.jpg
Location of Steele, Missouri
Location of Steele, Missouri
Coordinates: 36°05′02″N 89°49′45″W / 36.08389°N 89.82917°W / 36.08389; -89.82917Coordinates: 36°05′02″N 89°49′45″W / 36.08389°N 89.82917°W / 36.08389; -89.82917[1]
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountyPemiscot
Area
 • Total1.87 sq mi (4.84 km2)
 • Land1.84 sq mi (4.77 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation262 ft (80 m)
Population
 • Total2,172
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
2,051
 • Density1,200/sq mi (450/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63877
Area code(s)573
FIPS code29-70558[5]

Steele is a city in southern Pemiscot County in the Missouri Bootheel of southeastern Missouri, United States. The population was 2,172 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The Steele post office was in operation from 1896 to 2017.[6] The community has the name of L. L. Steele, an early settler.[7] The community was a point along the St. Louis–San Francisco Railway. In 1912, Steele contained seven general stores, three cotton gins, a sawmill and a gristmill.[8]

Geography[edit]

Steele is in southern Pemiscot County about five miles north of the Missouri-Arkansas state line. The community is on Missouri Route 164 and U.S. Route 61. I-55 passes just to the east of the city. Caruthersville is on the Mississippi River eleven miles northeast of Steele.[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.87 square miles (4.84 km2), of which, 1.84 square miles (4.77 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910833
1920751−9.8%
19301,21962.3%
19401,58530.0%
19502,36048.9%
19602,301−2.5%
19702,107−8.4%
19802,41914.8%
19902,395−1.0%
20002,263−5.5%
20102,172−4.0%
Est. 20162,051[4]−5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 2,172 people, 838 households, and 551 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,180.4 inhabitants per square mile (455.8/km2). There were 919 housing units at an average density of 499.5 per square mile (192.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 77.53% White, 18.69% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 1.38% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.16% of the population.

There were 838 households of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.5% were married couples living together, 19.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.2% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13% 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 3.12.

The median age in the city was 35.4 years. 29.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 23% were from 45 to 64; and 14.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.6% male and 53.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 2,263 people, 887 households, and 582 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,205.9 people per square mile (464.8/km²). There were 971 housing units at an average density of 517.4 per square mile (199.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.87% White, 17.41% African American, 100% Native American, 0.93% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.81% of the population.

There were 887 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 17.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,958, and the median income for a family was $29,125. Males had a median income of $30,595 versus $19,286 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,695. About 25.5% of families and 31.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.6% of those under age 18 and 26.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

South Pemiscot Schools operates public schools: East Elementary School (Kindergarten), Central Elementary School (grades 1-6), and South Pemiscot High School (grades 7-12).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Steele, Missouri
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Pemiscot County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
  8. ^ History of Southeast Missouri: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests, Volume 1. Lewis Publishing Company. 1912. p. 382.
  9. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 71, ISBN 0-89933-224-2
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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