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Cassville, Missouri

Cassville, Missouri
City
Locomotive for the old Cassville and Exeter Railroad
Locomotive for the old Cassville and Exeter Railroad
Location of Cassville, Missouri
Location of Cassville, Missouri
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Missouri
County Barry
Township Flat Creek
Area[1]
 • Total 3.22 sq mi (8.34 km2)
 • Land 3.22 sq mi (8.34 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,309 ft (399 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 3,266
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 3,261
 • Density 1,014.3/sq mi (391.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 65623, 65625
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-11890[4]
GNIS feature ID 0749248[5]

Cassville is a city in Flat Creek Township, Barry County, Missouri, United States. According to 2010 census the population of Cassville was 3266. It is the county seat of Barry County.[6] Crowder College offers two-year degree programs in Cassville.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
    • 2010 census 3.1
    • 2000 census 3.2
  • Government 4
  • Climate 5
  • Sports 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

History

Cassville was platted in 1845.[7]

The city was connected by rail via the Cassville & Exeter Railroad from July 4, 1896 to September 11, 1956.[8]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.22 square miles (8.34 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 3,266 people, 1,275 households, and 848 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,014.3 inhabitants per square mile (391.6/km2). There were 1,402 housing units at an average density of 435.4 per square mile (168.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.8% White, 0.4% African American, 1.7% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 2.1% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.6% of the population.

There were 1,275 households of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.5% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the city was 40.5 years. 23.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23% were from 25 to 44; 25.3% were from 45 to 64; and 19.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,890 people, 1,194 households, and 770 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,046.0 people per square mile (404.3/km²). There were 1,307 housing units at an average density of 473.0 per square mile (182.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.30% White, 0.03% African American, 0.73% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 1.11% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.63% of the population.

There were 1,194 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.1% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,351, and the median income for a family was $34,074. Males had a median income of $22,952 versus $19,120 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,660. About 12.3% of families and 15.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.4% of those under age 18 and 12.4% of those age 65 or over.

Government

The City of Cassville is managed by four-member Board of Aldermen (City Council) with Bill Shiveley serving as the Mayor.

Climate

Climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfa" (Humid Subtropical Climate).[10]

Climate data for Cassville, Missouri
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 7
(44)
9
(48)
14
(58)
20
(68)
24
(76)
29
(84)
32
(89)
31
(88)
27
(81)
21
(70)
15
(59)
8
(47)
19.8
(67.7)
Average low °C (°F) −7
(20)
−4
(24)
1
(34)
6
(43)
11
(52)
16
(60)
18
(64)
17
(63)
13
(56)
6
(43)
1
(34)
−4
(24)
6.2
(43.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 48
(1.9)
58
(2.3)
97
(3.8)
112
(4.4)
130
(5)
109
(4.3)
91
(3.6)
89
(3.5)
109
(4.3)
86
(3.4)
81
(3.2)
71
(2.8)
1,081
(42.5)
Source: Weatherbase [11]

Sports

In November 2008, the Cassville High School Wildcats football team won their first ever Missouri Class 3 State Football Championship by defeating Cardinal Ritter (St. Louis), 31-6. The following year the Cassville High School Wildcats football team won their second consecutive Missouri Class 3 State Football Championship by defeating Bowling Green, 24-7.

References

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010".  
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ "Population Estimates".  
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 206. 
  8. ^ [2]
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ Climate Summary for Cassville, Missouri
  11. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on August 16, 2013.

External links

  • City of Cassville
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Cassville R-4 School District
  • Historic maps of Cassville in the Sanborn Maps of Missouri Collection at the University of Missouri
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