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Blackwater, Missouri
Blackwater City Hall
Blackwater City Hall
Location of Blackwater, Missouri
Location of Blackwater, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Cooper
Area
 • Total 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)
 • Land 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
630 ft (190 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 162
 • Estimate 
(2019)
150
 • Density 457.32/sq mi (176.81/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
65322
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-06148
Blackwater Station
Blackwater railroad station

Blackwater is a city in northwest Cooper County, Missouri, United States located along the Blackwater River, from which it takes its name. The population was 162 at the 2010 census.

Many parts of Blackwater's commercial and residential districts are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

History

Blackwater was platted in 1887, although it had long functioned as a trading point. A post office called Blackwater has been in operation since 1873.

Blackwater Commercial Historic District, Blackwater Residential Historic District, and Imhoff Archeological Site are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Blackwater is located at 38°58′46″N 92°59′27″W / 38.97944°N 92.99083°W / 38.97944; -92.99083 (38.979403, -92.990871).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.33 square miles (0.85 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 285
1910 371 30.2%
1920 478 28.8%
1930 506 5.9%
1940 389 −23.1%
1950 313 −19.5%
1960 284 −9.3%
1970 249 −12.3%
1980 290 16.5%
1990 221 −23.8%
2000 199 −10.0%
2010 162 −18.6%
Est. 2019 150 −7.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 162 people, 64 households, and 45 families living in the city. The population density was 490.9 inhabitants per square mile (189.5/km2). There were 87 housing units at an average density of 263.6 per square mile (101.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.1% White, 1.9% African American, 0.6% Native American, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 64 households, of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.7% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the city was 38.3 years. 25.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 27.2% were from 45 to 64; and 14.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

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