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Billings, Missouri
Town
Nickname(s): Billin's
Location of Billings, Missouri
Location of Billings, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Christian
Area
 • Total 0.89 sq mi (2.31 km2)
 • Land 0.89 sq mi (2.31 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,368 ft (417 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,035
 • Estimate (2012) 1,055
 • Density 1,162.9/sq mi (449.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC−06:00)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−05:00)
ZIP code 65610
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-05626
GNIS feature ID 0714237
Website billingsmo.com

Billings is a town in Christian County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,035 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Missouri metropolitan area.

History

Billings was platted in 1872. The community was named after railroad baron Frederick H. Billings, who helped build the town a church in exchange for the naming rights. A post office has been in operation at Billings since 1871.

Geography

Billings is located at 37°3′50″N 93°33′14″W / 37.06389°N 93.55389°W / 37.06389; -93.55389 (37.064001, -93.553819).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.89 square miles (2.31 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 129
1890 464 259.7%
1900 702 51.3%
1910 760 8.3%
1920 614 −19.2%
1930 472 −23.1%
1940 452 −4.2%
1950 597 32.1%
1960 602 0.8%
1970 760 26.2%
1980 911 19.9%
1990 989 8.6%
2000 1,091 10.3%
2010 1,035 −5.1%
Est. 2015 1,083 4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,035 people, 437 households, and 281 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,162.9 inhabitants per square mile (449.0/km2). There were 504 housing units at an average density of 566.3 per square mile (218.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.8% White, 0.3% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 437 households of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.7% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the city was 37.5 years. 26.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.5% were from 25 to 44; 23.4% were from 45 to 64; and 16.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.1% male and 54.9% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,091 people, 454 households, and 306 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,400.0 people per square mile (540.0/km²). There were 492 housing units at an average density of 631.4 per square mile (243.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.26% White, 0.37% African American, 0.55% Native American, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.09% of the population.

There were 454 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 83.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,207, and the median income for a family was $34,861. Males had a median income of $24,615 versus $19,881 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,503. About 14.1% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.3% of those under age 18 and 24.4% of those age 65 or over.

Notable events

  • In 2012 Billings High School won the Missouri Class 2A boys basketball state championship.

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