Armstrong, Missouri

Armstrong is a city in Howard County, Missouri, United States. The population was 284 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Columbia, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Armstrong, Missouri
Location of Armstrong, Missouri
Coordinates: 39°16′8″N 92°42′3″W
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountyHoward
Area
  Total0.82 sq mi (2.12 km2)
  Land0.82 sq mi (2.12 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
846 ft (258 m)
Population
  Total284
  Estimate 
(2017)[3]
281
  Density342.68/sq mi (132.25/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
65230
Area code(s)660
FIPS code29-01954[4]
GNIS feature ID0713388[5]

History

Armstrong was platted in 1878, and named after one Mr. Armstrong, a railroad promoter.[6] A post office called Armstrong has been in operation since 1878.[7]

Geography

Armstrong is located at 39°16′8″N 92°42′3″W (39.268832, -92.700938).[8] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.82 square miles (2.12 km2), all land.[9]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
188076
1890248226.3%
190046185.9%
191057925.6%
19206166.4%
1930548−11.0%
1940468−14.6%
1950424−9.4%
1960387−8.7%
1970354−8.5%
19803601.7%
1990310−13.9%
2000287−7.4%
2010284−1.0%
Est. 2017281[3]−1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 284 people, 111 households, and 78 families residing in the city. The population density was 346.3 inhabitants per square mile (133.7/km2). There were 137 housing units at an average density of 167.1 per square mile (64.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.1% White, 1.8% African American, 2.1% Native American, and 1.1% from two or more races.

There were 111 households of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.7% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% 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 37.5 years. 26.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.5% were from 25 to 44; 29.5% were from 45 to 64; and 12.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.7% male and 49.3% female.

2000 census

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 287 people, 115 households, and 77 families residing in the city. The population density was 340.5 people per square mile (131.9/km²). There were 142 housing units at an average density of 168.5 per square mile (65.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.33% White, 5.92% African American, and 1.74% from two or more races.

There were 115 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,167, and the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $19,250 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,055. About 9.0% of families and 16.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 10.8% of those sixty five or over.

Notable people

References

  1. "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jan 10, 2019.
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  3. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "Howard County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  7. "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 9 October 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  8. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  10. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
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