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Dearborn, Missouri
Location within Platte County and Missouri
Location within Platte County and Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
Counties Buchanan, Platte
Incorporated 1882
 • Total 0.93 sq mi (2.41 km2)
 • Land 0.91 sq mi (2.36 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
912 ft (278 m)
 • Total 496
 • Estimate 
 • Density 574.09/sq mi (221.71/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code 816
FIPS code 29-18658
GNIS feature ID 0716775

Dearborn is a city in Buchanan and Platte counties in the U.S. state of Missouri and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. The population was 496 at the 2010 census.


The city was named for Henry Dearborn, Revolutionary War general and Secretary of War, and was incorporated in 1882.

From 1913 to 1933 Dearborn was one of the stops along the Kansas City, Clay County and St. Joseph Railway (KCCC&SJ), an interurban light rail line connecting Kansas City and St. Joseph. Portions of the right-of-way and roadbed are still visible from Dearborn north to St. Joseph.

In November, 2012 one of two winning tickets for a record-breaking $587.5 million Powerball jackpot was purchased at the Trex Mart gas station in Dearborn.


Dearborn is located at 39°31′21″N 94°46′9″W / 39.52250°N 94.76917°W / 39.52250; -94.76917 (39.522464, -94.769183).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.91 square miles (2.36 km2), of which, 0.89 square miles (2.31 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 239
1900 567 137.2%
1910 499 −12.0%
1920 578 15.8%
1930 549 −5.0%
1940 456 −16.9%
1950 391 −14.3%
1960 444 13.6%
1970 543 22.3%
1980 547 0.7%
1990 480 −12.2%
2000 529 10.2%
2010 496 −6.2%
2019 (est.) 523 5.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

The Platte County portion of Dearborn (the majority of the city) is part of the Kansas City, MO–KS Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Buchanan County portion is part of the St. Joseph, MO–KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 496 people, 234 households, and 120 families living in the city. The population density was 557.3 inhabitants per square mile (215.2/km2). There were 269 housing units at an average density of 302.2 per square mile (116.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.4% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.2% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.

There were 234 households, of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.7% were non-families. 41.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the city was 38.7 years. 23.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.5% were from 25 to 44; 25.4% were from 45 to 64; and 19% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.


North Platte County R-I School District operates two schools in the community: North Platte Jr. High School and North Platte High School.

Dearborn has a public library, a branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library.

See also

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