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Diggins, Missouri
Village
Location of Diggins, Missouri
Location of Diggins, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Webster
Area
 • Total 0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Land 0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,654 ft (504 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 299
 • Estimate (2012) 300
 • Density 308.2/sq mi (119.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 65636
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-19504
GNIS feature ID 0716894

Diggins is a village in Webster County, Missouri, United States. The population was 299 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Diggins was laid out in 1887, and named after one Mr. Diggins, a railroad official. A post office called Diggins has been in operation since 1886.

Geography

The village located at 37°10′27″N 92°51′9″W / 37.17417°N 92.8525°W / 37.17417; -92.8525 (37.174085, -92.852447).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.97 square miles (2.51 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 133
1940 128 −3.8%
1950 126 −1.6%
1960 101 −19.8%
1970 140 38.6%
1980 245 75.0%
1990 258 5.3%
2000 298 15.5%
2010 299 0.3%
Est. 2015 308 3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 299 people, 118 households, and 92 families residing in the village. The population density was 308.2 inhabitants per square mile (119.0/km2). There were 138 housing units at an average density of 142.3 per square mile (54.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.7% White, 0.3% African American, 0.7% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 118 households of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.0% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.76.

The median age in the village was 41.1 years. 26.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 34.8% were from 45 to 64; and 10.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 298 people, 115 households, and 87 families residing in the village. The population density was 371.0 people per square mile (143.8/km²). There were 134 housing units at an average density of 166.8 per square mile (64.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 94.63% White, 0.67% Native American, and 4.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population.

There were 115 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.3% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the village, the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 35.2% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 104.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $29,688, and the median income for a family was $33,500. Males had a median income of $27,143 versus $18,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,038. About 8.7% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 21.7% of those sixty-five or over.


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