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Cassville, Missouri
Downtown Cassville during Christmas Parade
Downtown Cassville during Christmas Parade
Location of Cassville, Missouri
Location of Cassville, Missouri
Coordinates: 36°40′48″N 93°52′10″W / 36.68000°N 93.86944°W / 36.68000; -93.86944Coordinates: 36°40′48″N 93°52′10″W / 36.68000°N 93.86944°W / 36.68000; -93.86944
Country United States
State Missouri
County Barry
Township Flat Creek
Area
 • Total 3.42 sq mi (8.87 km2)
 • Land 3.42 sq mi (8.86 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,309 ft (399 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,266
 • Estimate 
(2019)
3,290
 • Density 961.15/sq mi (371.15/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
65623, 65625
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-11890
GNIS feature ID 0749248

Cassville is a city in Flat Creek Township, Barry County, Missouri, United States. According to the 2010 census the population of Cassville was 3,266. It was estimated to be 3,290 by the City of Cassville as of July 1, 2019. Cassville is one of the primary markets and job centers for an estimated 14,000 people living in the surrounding area. It is the county seat of Barry County.

History

Cassville was platted in 1845. The community was named after Lewis Cass. A post office has been in operation at Cassville since 1845.

The city was connected by rail via the Cassville & Exeter Railroad from July 4, 1896 to September 11, 1956.

The Cassville Ranger Station Historic District, Natural Bridge Archeological Site, and six sites in Roaring River State Park are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.22 square miles (8.34 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 287
1890 626
1900 702 12.1%
1910 781 11.3%
1920 1,002 28.3%
1930 1,016 1.4%
1940 1,214 19.5%
1950 1,441 18.7%
1960 1,451 0.7%
1970 1,910 31.6%
1980 2,091 9.5%
1990 2,371 13.4%
2000 2,890 21.9%
2010 3,266 13.0%
2019 (est.) 3,290 0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,266 people, 1,275 households, and 848 families living in the city. The population density was 1,014.3 inhabitants per square mile (391.6/km2). There were 1,402 housing units at an average density of 435.4 per square mile (168.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.8% White, 0.4% African American, 1.7% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 2.1% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.6% of the population.

There were 1,275 households, of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.5% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the city was 40.5 years. 23.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23% were from 25 to 44; 25.3% were from 45 to 64; and 19.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.

Climate

Climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfa" (Humid Subtropical Climate).

Climate data for Cassville, Missouri
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.7
(44)
8.9
(48)
14.4
(58)
20
(68)
24.4
(76)
28.9
(84)
31.7
(89)
31.1
(88)
27.2
(81)
21.1
(70)
15
(59)
8.3
(47)
20
(68)
Average low °C (°F) -6.7
(20)
-4.4
(24)
1.1
(34)
6.1
(43)
11.1
(52)
15.6
(60)
17.8
(64)
17.2
(63)
13.3
(56)
6.1
(43)
1.1
(34)
-4.4
(24)
6.1
(43)
Precipitation mm (inches) 48
(1.9)
58
(2.3)
97
(3.8)
112
(4.4)
127
(5)
109
(4.3)
91
(3.6)
89
(3.5)
109
(4.3)
86
(3.4)
81
(3.2)
71
(2.8)
1,087
(42.8)
Source: Weatherbase

Education

Cassville R-IV School District operates one elementary school, one middle school, one intermediate school, and Cassville High School.

Cassville has a public library, a branch of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library.

Crowder College offers two-year degree programs in Cassville.

Transportation

The city owns a small general aviation airport two miles northwest of Cassville, named the Cassville Municipal Airport.

Notable people

  • Clete Boyer - Major League Baseball player born in Cassville
  • Mary Easley - Oklahoma Senator (2004-2010), Oklahoma Representative (1997-2004), teacher
  • Curtis F. Marbut - Director of the Soil Survey Division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Scott Fitzpatrick - Missouri State Treasurer, graduate of Cassville High School
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