Carl Junction, Missouri facts for kids
|Carl Junction, Missouri|
Location of Carl Junction, Missouri
|• Total||5.61 sq mi (14.53 km2)|
|• Land||5.48 sq mi (14.19 km2)|
|• Water||0.13 sq mi (0.34 km2)|
|Elevation||896 ft (273 m)|
|• Estimate (2013)||7,551|
|• Density||1,358.6/sq mi (524.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0715396|
Carl Junction was laid out near a railroad junction by Charles Carl, who gave the town his last name. A post office called Carl Junction has been in operation since 1878.
Carl Junction was struck by a tornado on May 4, 2003. In 2011, some Carl Junction residents survived the Joplin tornado by huddling in the freezer of a convenience store.
Carl Junction is located at(37.171804, -94.552557).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.61 square miles (14.53 km2), of which, 5.48 square miles (14.19 km2) is land and 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2) is water.
Carl Junction is approximately 8 miles from Joplin.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 7,445 people, 2,616 households, and 2,061 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,358.6 inhabitants per square mile (524.6/km2). There were 2,769 housing units at an average density of 505.3 per square mile (195.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.3% White, 1.0% African American, 1.3% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.
There were 2,616 households of which 45.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.3% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 21.2% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.18.
The median age in the city was 34.7 years. 31.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.6% were from 25 to 44; 22.8% were from 45 to 64; and 11.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,294 people, 1,871 households, and 1,534 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,084.6 people per square mile (418.9/km²). There were 2,006 housing units at an average density of 411.0 per square mile (158.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.11% White, 0.43% African American, 1.27% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.1% Dutch, 0.2% Other from other races, and 1.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.51% of the population.
There were 1,871 households out of which 45.5% had individuals under the age of 18, 70.0% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.0% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.12.
In the city the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $42,575, and the median income for a family was $47,723. Males had a median income of $32,583 versus $23,176 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,291. About 3.2% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, of those individuals below the poverty line, 41.8% were under 18 years of age and 10.4% were over 65 years of age.
Arts and culture
Each year in September, Carl Junction hosts the Bluegrass Festival. Bluegrass bands from all over the country come to play. There is a car show, petting zoo, refreshments, and many craft booths. The festival is held at Center Creek Park located just east of the Carl Junction swimming pool.
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