Appleton City, Missouri

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Appleton City, Missouri
Nickname(s): 
AC
Location of Appleton City, Missouri
Location of Appleton City, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°11′24″N 94°1′43″W / 38.19000°N 94.02861°W / 38.19000; -94.02861Coordinates: 38°11′24″N 94°1′43″W / 38.19000°N 94.02861°W / 38.19000; -94.02861
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountySt. Clair
Incorporated1870
Government
 • Type4th Class City
 • MayorKinleigh Preston
Area
 • Total1.15 sq mi (2.97 km2)
 • Land1.15 sq mi (2.97 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
876 ft (267 m)
Population
 • Total1,127
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
1,080
 • Density940.77/sq mi (363.34/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
64724
FIPS code29-01522[4]
GNIS feature ID0755694[5]
Websitehttp://www.acmogov.com

Appleton City is a city in St. Clair County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,127 as of the 2010 census. It is the largest city in St. Clair County.

History[edit]

Appleton City was originally called Arlington, and under the latter name was platted in 1870.[6] The present name is after the D. Appleton & Company, who helped build the town a library in exchange for the naming rights.[7] A post office called Appleton City has been in operation since 1871.[8]

The Hudson City School was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[9]

Geography[edit]

Appleton City is located at 38°11′24″N 94°1′43″W / 38.19000°N 94.02861°W / 38.19000; -94.02861 (38.189953, -94.028642).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.15 square miles (2.98 km2), all land.[11]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18801,034
18901,0814.5%
19001,1334.8%
19101,018−10.2%
19201,26224.0%
19301,136−10.0%
19401,1884.6%
19501,150−3.2%
19601,075−6.5%
19701,058−1.6%
19801,25718.8%
19901,2801.8%
20001,3142.7%
20101,127−14.2%
2019 (est.)1,080[3]−4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,127 people, 501 households, and 281 families residing in the city. The population density was 980.0 inhabitants per square mile (378.4/km2). There were 617 housing units at an average density of 536.5 per square mile (207.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.8% White, 0.6% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.1% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 501 households, of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.9% were non-families. 40.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 24.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the city was 45.2 years. 21.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.1% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 26% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,314 people, 552 households, and 342 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,147.0 people per square mile (441.2/km2). There were 635 housing units at an average density of 554.3 per square mile (213.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.17% White, 0.08% Native American, 0.38% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.46% of the population.

There were 552 households, out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.0% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 23.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city the population was spread out, with 25.1% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 27.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,674, and the median income for a family was $30,365. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $18,864 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,566. About 16.5% of families and 23.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.4% of those under age 18 and 18.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Appleton City R-II School District operates one elementary school and Appleton City High School.[13]

The town has a public library, the Appleton City Library.[14]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". 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. ^ "St. Clair County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2016.
  7. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1918). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. pp. 357.
  8. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  9. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  13. ^ "Homepage". Appleton City R-II School District. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  14. ^ "Missouri Public Libraries". PublicLibraries.com. Archived from the original on 10 June 2017. Retrieved 17 March 2018.

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