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Appleton City, Missouri
Location of Appleton City, Missouri
|• Type||4th Class City|
|• Total||1.15 sq mi (2.97 km2)|
|• Land||1.15 sq mi (2.97 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||876 ft (267 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||940.77/sq mi (363.34/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0755694|
Appleton City is a city in St. Clair County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,032 as of the 2020 census. It is the largest city in St. Clair County.
Appleton City was originally called Arlington, and under the latter name was platted in 1870. The present name is after the D. Appleton & Company, who helped build the town a library in exchange for the naming rights. A post office called Appleton City has been in operation since 1871.
The Hudson City School was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.
Appleton City is located at 38°11′24″N 94°1′43″W / 38.19000°N 94.02861°W (38.189953, -94.028642).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.15 square miles (2.98 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,127 people, 501 households, and 281 families residing in the city. The population density was 980.0 inhabitants per square mile (378.4/km2). There were 617 housing units at an average density of 536.5 per square mile (207.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.8% White, 0.6% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.1% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.
There were 501 households, of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.9% were non-families. 40.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 24.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.91.
The median age in the city was 45.2 years. 21.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.1% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 26% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.
Appleton City R-II School District operates one elementary school and Appleton City High School.
The town has a public library, the Appleton City Library.
- Edward A. Babler, doctor and humanitarian after whom Babler State Park was named
- John Baldwin, Missouri state senator
- Byron Calame, editor for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times
- Ivah Wills Coburn, stage actress
- Daniel Cowan Jackling, mining and metallurgical engineer who pioneered the use of low-grade porphyry copper ores at the Bingham Canyon Mine, Utah.
- Vester Pegg, silent film actor
- In Spanish: Appleton City (Misuri)