Chilhowee, Missouri facts for kids
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Location of Chilhowee, Missouri
|• Total||0.38 sq mi (0.99 km2)|
|• Land||0.38 sq mi (0.99 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||922 ft (281 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||843.34/sq mi (325.29/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0729719|
Chilhowee is a village in south central Johnson County, Missouri, United States. It is situated along Missouri Route 2. The population was 325 at the 2010 census.
Chilhowee was originally called Simpson's Store, and under the latter name was founded in the mid-1850s, and named after James Simpson, a local merchant. A post office called Chilhowee has been in operation since 1859. The present name is of Native American origin.
The Chilhowee Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
Chilhowee is located at 38°35′19″N 93°51′22″W / 38.58861°N 93.85611°W (38.588676, -93.856190).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.38 square miles (0.98 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 325 people, 129 households, and 85 families living in the village. The population density was 855.3 inhabitants per square mile (330.2/km2). There were 163 housing units at an average density of 428.9 per square mile (165.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.4% White, 0.9% Native American, and 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.
There were 129 households, of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.1% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.02.
The median age in the village was 35.1 years. 29.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.6% were from 25 to 44; 21.5% were from 45 to 64; and 15.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.
The annual Chilhowee Fair is the main event that the town is most known for. The town fair takes place each year on labor day weekend usually beginning on Thursday evening and ending Saturday night. In 2007, Chilhowee celebrated their 60th annual fair. Fair events include arts and craft contests, vegetable and crop contests, parade, carnival, rodeo, concerts, and queen contests. The fair is highlighted by a street dance on Saturday night at the Chilhowee City Park often called the David Hill Special.
- Historic maps of Chilhowee in the Sanborn Maps of Missouri Collection at the University of Missouri