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Aldrich, Missouri
Village
Village of Aldrich
Location of Aldrich, Missouri
Location of Aldrich, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Polk
Incorporated 1889
Area
 • Total 0.16 sq mi (0.42 km2)
 • Land 0.16 sq mi (0.42 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
902 ft (275 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 80
 • Estimate 
(2019)
81
 • Density 500.00/sq mi (192.65/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
65601
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-00568
GNIS feature ID 0713197

Aldrich is a village in southwestern Polk County, Missouri, United States. The population was 80 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Aldrich was laid out in 1885 when the railroad was extended to that point. The community has the name of one Mr. Aldrich, a railroad employee. A post office called Aldrich has been in operation since 1886.

Geography

Aldrich is located at 37°32′55″N 93°33′1″W / 37.54861°N 93.55028°W / 37.54861; -93.55028 (37.548568, -93.550369).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.16 square miles (0.41 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 189
1910 225 19.0%
1920 261 16.0%
1930 283 8.4%
1940 239 −15.5%
1950 198 −17.2%
1960 181 −8.6%
1970 66 −63.5%
1980 53 −19.7%
1990 76 43.4%
2000 75 −1.3%
2010 80 6.7%
2019 (est.) 81 1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 80 people, 34 households, and 21 families living in the village. The population density was 500.0 inhabitants per square mile (193.1/km2). There were 43 housing units at an average density of 268.8 per square mile (103.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.3% White, 1.3% Native American, and 2.5% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 34 households, of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.2% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.8% 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 3.00.

The median age in the village was 48 years. 25% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.3% were from 25 to 44; 42.6% were from 45 to 64; and 13.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.8% male and 51.3% female.

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