Worth, Missouri

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Worth, Missouri
Village
Location of Worth, Missouri
Location of Worth, Missouri
Coordinates: 40°24′20″N 94°26′49″W / 40.40556°N 94.44694°W / 40.40556; -94.44694Coordinates: 40°24′20″N 94°26′49″W / 40.40556°N 94.44694°W / 40.40556; -94.44694
Country United States
State Missouri
County Worth
Area[1]
 • Total 0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Land 0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 922 ft (281 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 63
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 61
 • Density 252.0/sq mi (97.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64499
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-81070[4]
GNIS feature ID 0730254[5]

Worth is a village in Worth County, Missouri, United States. The population was 63 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

A post office called Worth has been in operation since 1872.[6] The community takes its name from Worth County.[7]

Geography[edit]

Worth is located at 40°24′20″N 94°26′49″W / 40.40556°N 94.44694°W / 40.40556; -94.44694 (40.405489, -94.447079).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 201
1930 241 19.9%
1940 115 −52.3%
1950 141 22.6%
1960 135 −4.3%
1970 113 −16.3%
1980 137 21.2%
1990 103 −24.8%
2000 94 −8.7%
2010 63 −33.0%
Est. 2015 60 [9] −4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

Worth is identified by the gazebo located in middle of the road at the intersection of Main and Washington. A large tornado destroyed most of the town on April 27, 1947. Fourteen people were killed and dozens were injured.[11] There is a sign to commemorate the tornado on the East side of town. Worth is also home to WoCo Moto, a nice establishment, which is located on Main St. next to the gazebo.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 63 people, 23 households, and 15 families residing in the village. The population density was 252.0 inhabitants per square mile (97.3/km2). There were 41 housing units at an average density of 164.0 per square mile (63.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 85.7% White, 7.9% African American, and 6.3% Native American.

There were 23 households of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 13.0% 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 2.74 and the average family size was 3.27.

The median age in the village was 40.5 years. 30.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.6% were from 25 to 44; 34.8% were from 45 to 64; and 9.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 52.4% male and 47.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 94 people, 39 households, and 26 families residing in the town. The population density was 378.8 people per square mile (145.2/km²). There were 50 housing units at an average density of 201.5/sq mi (77.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.94% White and 1.06% Native American.

There were 39 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 14.9% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 118.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 121.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income of $22,250 versus $16,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,261. There were 26.7% of families and 28.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including 43.5% of under eighteens and 22.2% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 24, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. 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. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "Worth County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2017. 
  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. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ Worth, MO Tornado, Apr 1947 at GenDisasters.com