|Motto(s): A City For All Seasons|
Location of Warrenton, Missouri
|• Mayor||Eric Schleuter|
|• Chief of Police||Greg Houdyshell|
|• City Clerk||Melody Rugh|
|• Total||8.46 sq mi (21.91 km2)|
|• Land||8.37 sq mi (21.68 km2)|
|• Water||0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)|
|Elevation||828 ft (252 m)|
|• Estimate (2016)||8,130|
|• Density||930/sq mi (360/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0728363|
|Website||The City of Warrenton, Missouri|
Warrenton is a city in Warren County, Missouri, United States. The population was 7,880 according to the 2010 Census. It is the county seat of Warren County. Warrenton is located in the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area. Warrenton's slogan is "A City for All Seasons."
Warrenton had its start in the 1830s as a planned community which was to hold the county seat. The community took its name from Warren County. A post office called Warrenton has been in operation since 1836.
The Ernst Schowengerdt House and Warren County Courthouse and Circuit Court Building are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Warrenton has several parks open for the enjoyment of residents. An athletic complex is home to little league soccer, baseball, softball, and tee ball. Binkley Woods Park and Spectator Lake offer walking trails, fishing accessibility, a small playground and barbecue grills. Dyer Park offers playgrounds, basketball hoops, and tennis courts, as well as an outdoor stage for concerts and other events. Khoury Park has two baseball fields, basketball hoops, and a playground. Morgan Park offers a tennis court, playground, sand volleyball area, and the Warrenton Pool.
The city is currently undergoing construction of an additional park that will feature an indoor pool, amphitheater, dog-friendly trails, walking trails, and a Frisbee golf course.
The Belle Starr Theatre also holds several concerts and events each year. Warrenton High School (part of the Warren County R-3 district) offers a variety of activities open to the public, including musicals, plays, band and choir concerts, and sporting events.
Warrenton is located at  According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.46 square miles (21.91 km2), of which 8.37 square miles (21.68 km2) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) is water.(38.815951, -91.140164).
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 7,880 people, 2,927 households, and 1,969 families residing in the city. The population density was 941.5 inhabitants per square mile (363.5/km2). There were 3,196 housing units at an average density of 381.8 per square mile (147.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.9% White, 2.1% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.9% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.7% of the population.
There were 2,927 households of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.7% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.17.
The median age in the city was 32.4 years. 29.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.2% were from 25 to 44; 21.1% were from 45 to 64; and 12.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,281 people, 1,985 households, and 1,363 families residing in the city. The population density was 720.6 people per square mile (278.2/km²). There were 2,110 housing units at an average density of 287.9 per square mile (111.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.64% White, 1.70% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.57% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population.
There were 1,985 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the city, the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $53.742, and the median income for a family was $68.740. Males had a median income of $36,809 versus $22,662 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,431. About 8.0% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over.
Warrenton has direct access to both rail and interstate traffic via Interstate 70. Manufacturing consists of light industry, a copper foundry which is no longer run, and several quarries in the area. The town's primary sources of external revenue are service facilities for travellers. A notable company in Warrenton is SAF Holland.
Warren County R-III School District is the largest employer in Warren County.
Warrenton will also add a new overpass in hopes of reviving their outlet mall that once flourished. This decision to make an overpass was voted on, on August 2, 2016. This decision is still controversial despite the majority of the votes approving it. Some reasons are the fact that online shopping has killed most malls in America, back when their mall was the "thing" people would drive all the way from St. Louis to there. There are far closer malls to St. Louis and other cities such as St. Peter's have a mall, but are still struggling to make it. Several people have also criticized the referendum as being unfair because people who live right where the new overpass will be built were not able to vote because they don't live in the city limits and they will be the most effected.
Warrenton and the adjacent city of Truesdale, Missouri are home to the Warren County R-III School District, which is fully accredited in the state of Missouri. The district currently has six buildings: Warrenton High School, Daniel Boone Elementary, Warrior Ridge Elementary, Rebecca Boone Elementary, Black Hawk Middle School, Central office/ Early Childhood center.
Warrenton is also home to Holy Rosary School, a small Catholic school serving children in Kindergarten through eighth grade.
The Central Wesleyan College was an important German-American institution from 1864 to 1941. After closing, one of the campus buildings burned on February 17, 1957 killing 72 persons in the Warrenton Nursing Home Fire.
- KFAV, 99.9 MHz FM station featuring country music, sister station to KWRE
- KWRE, 730 kHz AM station with 95.1 MHz FM translator K236CK featuring country music, sister station to KFAV
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