West Line, Missouri

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West Line, Missouri
Village
Location of West Line, Missouri
Location of West Line, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°37′55″N 94°35′4″W / 38.63194°N 94.58444°W / 38.63194; -94.58444Coordinates: 38°37′55″N 94°35′4″W / 38.63194°N 94.58444°W / 38.63194; -94.58444
Country United States
State Missouri
County Cass
Area[1]
 • Total 0.45 sq mi (1.17 km2)
 • Land 0.45 sq mi (1.17 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 915 ft (279 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 97
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 97
 • Density 215.6/sq mi (83.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64734
Area code(s) 816
FIPS code 29-78838[4]
GNIS feature ID 0729983[5]

West Line is a village in Cass County, Missouri, United States. The population was 97 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

West Line was originally called State Line, and under the latter name was platted in 1870.[6] The village was named from its position near the west boundary of the county and state.[7] A post office called State Line was established in 1871, the name was changed to West Line in 1875, and the post office closed in 1973.[8]

Geography[edit]

West Line is located at 38°37′55″N 94°35′4″W / 38.63194°N 94.58444°W / 38.63194; -94.58444 (38.631902, -94.584567).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.45 square miles (1.17 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 134
1890 178 32.8%
1900 131 −26.4%
1910 129 −1.5%
1920 135 4.7%
1930 106 −21.5%
1940 111 4.7%
1950 68 −38.7%
1960 88 29.4%
1970 114 29.5%
1980 109 −4.4%
1990 98 −10.1%
2000 95 −3.1%
2010 97 2.1%
Est. 2015 100 [10] 3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 97 people, 37 households, and 28 families residing in the village. The population density was 215.6 inhabitants per square mile (83.2/km2). There were 39 housing units at an average density of 86.7 per square mile (33.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.0% White and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 37 households of which 43.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 10.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.3% were non-families. 18.9% 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 2.62 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the village was 43.3 years. 26.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.7% were from 25 to 44; 38.1% were from 45 to 64; and 9.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.5% male and 48.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 95 people, 35 households, and 28 families residing in the village. The population density was 768.0 people per square mile (305.7/km²). There were 37 housing units at an average density of 299.1 per square mile (119.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White.

There were 35 households out of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the village, the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 115.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $46,250, and the median income for a family was $50,833. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the village was $24,831. There were no families and 6.3% 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. ^ "Cass County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  7. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 273. 
  8. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 17 September 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. 
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.