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Cole Camp, Missouri
City
Location of Cole Camp, Missouri
Location of Cole Camp, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Benton
Area
 • Total 1.30 sq mi (3.37 km2)
 • Land 1.30 sq mi (3.37 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,053 ft (321 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,121
 • Estimate (2012) 1,114
 • Density 862.3/sq mi (332.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 65325
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-15436
GNIS feature ID 0716089

Cole Camp is a small city in Benton County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,121 at the 2010 census.

The town is known for the annual street fair in September. It also hosts a Maifest in May, an Oktoberfest in October, and a Christbaumfest in late November; all highlight the town's German heritage.

History

Cole Camp was laid out in 1857. The city most likely was named after pioneer Captain Stephen Cole.

Cole Camp was the site of a skirmish early in the American Civil War, when the local pro-Union Home Guard company was attacked by a Missouri State Guard force on June 19, 1861. At this battle of Cole Camp, the Home Guard were defeated with a loss of 35 men killed or wounded.

The Central Cole Camp Historic District and Augustus Sander House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Cole Camp is located at 38°27′34″N 93°12′16″W / 38.45944°N 93.20444°W / 38.45944; -93.20444 (38.459489, -93.204398).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.30 square miles (3.37 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 648
1910 910 40.4%
1920 889 −2.3%
1930 932 4.8%
1940 753 −19.2%
1950 813 8.0%
1960 853 4.9%
1970 1,038 21.7%
1980 1,022 −1.5%
1990 1,054 3.1%
2000 1,028 −2.5%
2010 1,121 9.0%
Est. 2015 1,105 −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,121 people, 492 households, and 286 families residing in the city. The population density was 862.3 inhabitants per square mile (332.9/km2). There were 560 housing units at an average density of 430.8 per square mile (166.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 492 households of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.9% were non-families. 38.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age in the city was 47.3 years. 21.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.2% were from 25 to 44; 23.5% were from 45 to 64; and 29.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.7% male and 55.3% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,028 people, 451 households, and 261 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,050.6 people per square mile (405.0/km²). There were 493 housing units at an average density of 503.8 per square mile (194.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.93% White, 0.10% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.19% Asian, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.

There were 451 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.1% were non-families. 40.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 28.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 80.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,190, and the median income for a family was $37,250. Males had a median income of $26,827 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,280. About 2.1% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.5% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.


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