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Bevier, Missouri
Location of Bevier, Missouri
Location of Bevier, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Macon
Area
 • Total 0.98 sq mi (2.53 km2)
 • Land 0.98 sq mi (2.53 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
791 ft (241 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 636
 • Estimate 
(2019)
691
 • Density 707.27/sq mi (273.13/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63532
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-05266
GNIS feature ID 0714120

Bevier is a city in Macon County, Missouri, United States. The population was 636 at the 2020 census.

History

Bevier was laid out and platted in 1858 along a new railroad line. The community was named for Kentucky native Col. Robert Bevier, who afterward became a leader of the Confederate army. A post office called Bevier has been in operation since 1858.

Coal was discovered in Bevier in 1860, and coal mining was an important part of the town economy well into the 20th century. Bevier was incorporated as a village on September 5, 1881, and reorganized as a city on March 16, 1889.

Geography

Bevier is located at 39°44′57″N 92°33′50″W / 39.74917°N 92.56389°W / 39.74917; -92.56389 (39.749126, -92.563902).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.03 square miles (2.67 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 833
1880 867 4.1%
1890 876 1.0%
1900 1,808 106.4%
1910 1,900 5.1%
1920 1,868 −1.7%
1930 1,229 −34.2%
1940 1,105 −10.1%
1950 838 −24.2%
1960 781 −6.8%
1970 806 3.2%
1980 733 −9.1%
1990 643 −12.3%
2000 723 12.4%
2010 718 −0.7%
2019 (est.) 691 −3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 718 people, 287 households, and 191 families living in the city. The population density was 697.1 inhabitants per square mile (269.2/km2). There were 341 housing units at an average density of 331.1 per square mile (127.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.4% White, 1.3% African American, 0.4% Asian, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.1% of the population.

There were 287 households, of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.4% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.07.

The median age in the city was 40.1 years. 26.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 15.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

Notable people

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