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Alba, Missouri
Location within Jasper County and Missouri
Location within Jasper County and Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Jasper
Incorporated 1902
Area
 • Total 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)
 • Land 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
991 ft (302 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 544
 • Estimate 
(2019)
542
 • Density 1,647.42/sq mi (636.73/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
64830
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-00496
GNIS feature ID 0713184

Alba is a city in Jasper County, Missouri, United States. The population was 544 at the 2020 census.

History

Alba was platted in 1882. An early postmaster gave the community his last name. A post office called Alba has been in operation since 1860.

Geography

Alba is located at 37°14′10″N 94°25′2″W / 37.23611°N 94.41722°W / 37.23611; -94.41722 (37.236228, -94.417228). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.33 square miles (0.85 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 470
1930 354 −24.7%
1940 318 −10.2%
1950 352 10.7%
1960 336 −4.5%
1970 365 8.6%
1980 474 29.9%
1990 465 −1.9%
2000 588 26.5%
2010 555 −5.6%
2019 (est.) 542 −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

Alba is part of the Joplin, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 555 people, 227 households, and 167 families living in the city. The population density was 1,681.8 inhabitants per square mile (649.3/km2). There were 251 housing units at an average density of 760.6 per square mile (293.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.4% White, 0.7% African American, 1.8% Native American, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 227 households, of which 40.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.4% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 36.1 years. 25.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.9% were from 25 to 44; 24.5% were from 45 to 64; and 12.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

Notable people

  • Ken Boyer
  • Clete Boyer
  • Cloyd Boyer
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