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Clarence, Missouri
City
Location of Clarence, Missouri
Location of Clarence, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Shelby
Area
 • Total 1.16 sq mi (3.00 km2)
 • Land 1.16 sq mi (3.00 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 820 ft (250 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 813
 • Estimate (2012) 792
 • Density 700.9/sq mi (270.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63437
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-13978
GNIS feature ID 0715868

Clarence is a city in Shelby County, Missouri, United States. The population was 813 at the 2010 census.

History

Clarence was founded in 1857. According to tradition, the community has the name of Clarence Duff, the son of a pioneer citizen. A post office called Clarence has been in operation since 1859.

Geography

Clarence is located at 39°44′34″N 92°15′40″W / 39.742692°N 92.261159°W / 39.742692; -92.261159.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.16 square miles (3.00 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 444
1880 570 28.4%
1890 1,078 89.1%
1900 1,184 9.8%
1910 1,322 11.7%
1920 1,400 5.9%
1930 1,286 −8.1%
1940 1,157 −10.0%
1950 1,123 −2.9%
1960 1,103 −1.8%
1970 1,050 −4.8%
1980 1,147 9.2%
1990 1,026 −10.5%
2000 915 −10.8%
2010 813 −11.1%
Est. 2015 781 −3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 813 people, 355 households, and 199 families residing in the city. The population density was 700.9 inhabitants per square mile (270.6/km2). There were 439 housing units at an average density of 378.4 per square mile (146.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.0% White, 0.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 355 households of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.9% were non-families. 40.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the city was 43.3 years. 26% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.3% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 23.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 915 people, 398 households, and 228 families residing in the city. The population density was 784.9 people per square mile (302.0/km²). There were 466 housing units at an average density of 399.8 per square mile (153.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.25% White, 0.44% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.11% Asian, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33% of the population.

There were 398 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.7% were non-families. 39.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 23.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 81.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,513, and the median income for a family was $31,397. Males had a median income of $20,469 versus $16,518 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,970. About 16.1% of families and 19.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.0% of those under age 18 and 17.2% of those age 65 or over.

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