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Amsterdam, Missouri
City
Location of Amsterdam, Missouri
Location of Amsterdam, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Bates
Area
 • Total 0.57 sq mi (1.48 km2)
 • Land 0.57 sq mi (1.48 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 886 ft (270 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 242
 • Estimate (2012) 237
 • Density 424.6/sq mi (163.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64723
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-01090
GNIS feature ID 0729836

Amsterdam is a city in Bates County, Missouri, United States. The population was 242 at the 2010 census.

History

Amsterdam was platted in 1891. The city was named after Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands. Arthur Stilwell, an early-20th-century railroad executive, chose it because the Dutch capital was where the firm of an important railway financier, Jan de Goeijen, was located. A post office has been in operation at Amsterdam since 1892.

Geography

Amsterdam is located at 38°21′2″N 94°35′15″W / 38.35056°N 94.5875°W / 38.35056; -94.5875 (38.350484, -94.587497).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.57 square miles (1.48 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 142
1910 162 14.1%
1920 188 16.0%
1930 179 −4.8%
1940 172 −3.9%
1950 160 −7.0%
1960 118 −26.3%
1970 120 1.7%
1980 231 92.5%
1990 237 2.6%
2000 281 18.6%
2010 242 −13.9%
Est. 2015 235 −2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 242 people, 95 households, and 62 families residing in the city. The population density was 424.6 inhabitants per square mile (163.9/km2). There were 106 housing units at an average density of 186.0 per square mile (71.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.3% White, 0.4% African American, 1.7% Native American, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 95 households of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.7% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the city was 38 years. 26.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 28% were from 45 to 64; and 12.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 281 people, 102 households, and 69 families residing in the city. The population density was 480.9 people per square mile (187.1/km²). There were 109 housing units at an average density of 186.6 per square mile (72.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.22% White, 0.71% Native American, and 1.07% from two or more races.

There were 102 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 100.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,821, and the median income for a family was $34,545. Males had a median income of $23,333 versus $21,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,670. About 15.0% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 5.0% of those over the age of sixty five.


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