Waco, Missouri

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Waco, Missouri
City
Location of Waco, Missouri
Location of Waco, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°14′47″N 94°35′56″W / 37.24639°N 94.59889°W / 37.24639; -94.59889Coordinates: 37°14′47″N 94°35′56″W / 37.24639°N 94.59889°W / 37.24639; -94.59889
Country United States
State Missouri
County Jasper
Area[1]
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 902 ft (275 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 87
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 85
 • Density 334.6/sq mi (129.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64869
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-76444[4]
GNIS feature ID 0728227[5]

Waco is a city in Jasper County, Missouri, United States. The population was 87 at the 2010 census, at which time it was a town. It is part of the Joplin, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Waco was laid out in 1875.[6] The city's name most likely is a transfer from Waco, Texas.[7] A post office called Waco has been in operation since 1878.[8]

Geography[edit]

Waco is located at 37°14′47″N 94°35′56″W / 37.24639°N 94.59889°W / 37.24639; -94.59889 (37.246281, -94.598866).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 368
1930 289 −21.5%
1940 237 −18.0%
1950 177 −25.3%
1960 143 −19.2%
1970 108 −24.5%
1980 129 19.4%
1990 86 −33.3%
2000 86 0.0%
2010 87 1.2%
Est. 2015 86 [10] −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 87 people, 34 households, and 24 families residing in the city. The population density was 334.6 inhabitants per square mile (129.2/km2). There were 41 housing units at an average density of 157.7 per square mile (60.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.0% White and 8.0% from two or more races.

There were 34 households of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.08.

The median age in the city was 46.8 years. 26.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.3% were from 25 to 44; 36.7% were from 45 to 64; and 16.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 56.3% male and 43.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 86 people, 37 households, and 27 families residing in the town. The population density was 336.0 people per square mile (127.7/km²). There were 41 housing units at an average density of 160.2 per square mile (60.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.84% White and 1.16% Native American.

There were 37 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $34,375. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $19,583 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,071. There were 3.4% of families and 7.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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. ^ Ramsay, Robert L. (1952). Our Storehouse of Missouri Place Names. University of Missouri Press. p. 27. 
  7. ^ "Jasper County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 18 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 18 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016.