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Clark, Missouri
Location of Clark, Missouri
Location of Clark, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Randolph
Area
 • Total 0.59 sq mi (1.54 km2)
 • Land 0.59 sq mi (1.54 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
860 ft (262 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 298
 • Estimate 
(2019)
290
 • Density 489.04/sq mi (188.76/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
65243
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-14068
GNIS feature ID 0729293

Clark is a city in Randolph County, Missouri, United States. The population was 298 at the 2010 census.

History

A post office called Clark has been in operation since 1887. The community has the name of John Bullock Clark Jr., a five-term U.S. Congressman from Missouri.

Geography

Clark is located at 39°16′49″N 92°20′37″W / 39.28028°N 92.34361°W / 39.28028; -92.34361 (39.280154, -92.343538). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.58 square miles (1.50 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 194
1900 223 14.9%
1910 300 34.5%
1920 315 5.0%
1930 334 6.0%
1940 273 −18.3%
1950 276 1.1%
1960 260 −5.8%
1970 271 4.2%
1980 304 12.2%
1990 257 −15.5%
2000 275 7.0%
2010 298 8.4%
2019 (est.) 290 −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 298 people, 105 households, and 71 families residing in the city. The population density was 513.8 inhabitants per square mile (198.4/km2). There were 120 housing units at an average density of 206.9 per square mile (79.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 105 households, of which 45.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples living together, 18.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.4% were non-families. 22.9% 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 3.35.

The median age in the city was 30 years. 32.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 22.4% were from 45 to 64; and 9.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.

Speed trap history

From 2009-2012 The City of Clark Police Department (CDP) operated almost constant traffic enforcement on US Highway 63 and Missouri Highway 22. In Spring of 2012 The entire police department was suspended due to complaints, then in May 2012 the City Council disbanded the CPD due to a pending investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol to which the department was cleared and given an excellent rating by the Missouri Auditors Office and reinstated.

Notable people

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