Mineral Point, Missouri


Mineral Point, Missouri
Mineral Point, Missouri
—  Village  —
Location of Mineral Point, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°56′43″N 90°43′28″W / 37.94528°N 90.72444°W / 37.94528; -90.72444Coordinates: 37°56′43″N 90°43′28″W / 37.94528°N 90.72444°W / 37.94528; -90.72444
Country United States
State Missouri
County Washington
Incorporated 1905
Area
 – Total 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 – Land 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 – Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 880 ft (268 m)
Population (July 2008)[1]
 – Total 385
 – Density 1,512.0/sq mi (583.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 – Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63660
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-48710[2]
GNIS feature ID 0722429[3]

Mineral Point is a village in Washington County, Missouri, United States. The population was estimated at 385 in July 2008.[1] It was 363 at the 2000 census, at which time it was a town.

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Geography

Mineral Point is located at 37°56′43″N 90°43′28″W / 37.94528°N 90.72444°W / 37.94528; -90.72444 (37.945181, -90.724493)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 363 people, 130 households, and 89 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,425.5 people per square mile (560.6/km²). There were 136 housing units at an average density of 534.1 per square mile (210.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.29% White, 3.03% African American, 0.83% Native American, 1.38% from other races, and 2.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.65% of the population.

There were 130 households out of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 19.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the town the population was spread out with 32.2% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $15,455, and the median income for a family was $16,591. Males had a median income of $24,583 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $8,365. About 36.5% of families and 40.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 52.3% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure

The United States Postal Service operates the Mineral Point Post Office.[5]

The Potosi Correctional Center of the Missouri Department of Corrections is located in an unincorporated area in Washington County, near Mineral Point.[6] The prison houses male death row inmates.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b Mineral Point, Missouri (City-Data.com)
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Post Office™ Location - MINERAL POINT." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on September 18, 2010.
  6. ^ "Institutional Facilities." Missouri Department of Corrections. Retrieved on September 18, 2010. "Potosi Correctional Center (C-5)" "11593 State Highway O Mineral Point, MO 63660"
  7. ^ Lombardi, George, Richard D. Sluder, and Donald Wallace. "The Management of Death-Sentenced Inmates: Issues, Realities, and Innovative Strategies." Missouri Department of Corrections. 8-9. Retrieved on September 18, 2010.

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