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Bourbon, Missouri
City of Bourbon
Location of Bourbon, Missouri
Location of Bourbon, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Crawford
Area
 • Total 1.34 sq mi (3.46 km2)
 • Land 1.34 sq mi (3.46 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
942 ft (287 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,632
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,582
 • Density 1,183.25/sq mi (456.89/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
65441
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-07534
GNIS feature ID 0714562
Bourbon Missouri Water Tower-20161016-3302
The historic water tower, no longer in use, is a landmark along Interstate 44.

Bourbon is a city in Crawford County, Missouri, United States. At the time of the 2010 census, it had a population of 1,632.

History

A post office called Bourbon has been in operation since 1853. The name Bourbon refers to bourbon whiskey.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.34 square miles (3.47 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 31
1910 382
1920 377 −1.3%
1930 379 0.5%
1940 360 −5.0%
1950 543 50.8%
1960 779 43.5%
1970 955 22.6%
1980 1,259 31.8%
1990 1,188 −5.6%
2000 1,348 13.5%
2010 1,632 21.1%
2019 (est.) 1,582 −3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,632 people, 652 households, and 433 families living in the city. The population density was 1,217.9 inhabitants per square mile (470.2/km2). There were 718 housing units at an average density of 535.8 per square mile (206.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.71% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population.

There were 652 households, of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% were married couples living together, 16.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.6% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.2% 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 3.03.

The median age in the city was 35 years. 27.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.5% were from 25 to 44; 22.4% were from 45 to 64; and 15.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

Notable people

Education

Crawford County R-I School District operates one elementary school, one middle school, and Bourbon High School.

Meramec Valley Christian School is the only private Christian school in Bourbon.

Bourbon has a public library, a branch of the Crawford County Library District.

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