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Doniphan, Missouri
Location of Doniphan, Missouri
Location of Doniphan, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Ripley
Area
 • Total 1.38 sq mi (3.57 km2)
 • Land 1.38 sq mi (3.57 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
400 ft (100 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,781
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,916
 • Density 1,392.44/sq mi (537.43/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63935
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-19792
GNIS feature ID 0749678

Doniphan is a city in Ripley County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,781 at the 2020 census. It is the county seat of Ripley County.

History

The first settlement at Doniphan was made in the 1840s. The community was named for Alexander William Doniphan. A post office called Doniphan has been in operation since 1848.

Geography

Doniphan is located at 36°37′20″N 90°49′20″W / 36.62222°N 90.82222°W / 36.62222; -90.82222 (36.622106, -90.822179). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.38 square miles (3.57 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 146
1880 157 7.5%
1890 609 287.9%
1900 1,508 147.6%
1910 1,225 −18.8%
1920 1,248 1.9%
1930 1,398 12.0%
1940 1,604 14.7%
1950 1,611 0.4%
1960 1,421 −11.8%
1970 1,850 30.2%
1980 1,921 3.8%
1990 1,713 −10.8%
2000 1,932 12.8%
2010 1,997 3.4%
Est. 2019 1,916 −4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,997 people, 852 households, and 485 families living in the city. The population density was 1,447.1 inhabitants per square mile (558.7/km2). There were 966 housing units at an average density of 700.0 per square mile (270.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.64% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.80% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.70% of the population.

There were 852 households, of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.9% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.1% were non-families. 38.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 39.4 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 20.9% were from 45 to 64; and 22.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.2% male and 54.8% female.

Climate

Climate is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. The Köppen climate classification subtype for this climate is "Cfa" (Humid Subtropical Climate).

Climate data for Doniphan, Missouri
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 7.8
(46)
10
(50)
15
(59)
21.7
(71)
25.6
(78)
30.6
(87)
32.8
(91)
31.7
(89)
27.8
(82)
21.7
(71)
15
(59)
8.9
(48)
20
(68)
Average low °C (°F) -4.4
(24)
-2.2
(28)
0.6
(33)
6.7
(44)
10.6
(51)
15.6
(60)
17.8
(64)
17.8
(64)
12.8
(55)
5.6
(42)
0.6
(33)
-3.3
(26)
5.6
(42)
Precipitation mm (inches) 94
(3.7)
86
(3.4)
117
(4.6)
127
(5)
122
(4.8)
102
(4)
97
(3.8)
99
(3.9)
97
(3.8)
81
(3.2)
107
(4.2)
94
(3.7)
1,219
(48)
Source: Weatherbase

Education

Doniphan R-I School District operates one elementary school, one middle school, Current River Career Center and Doniphan High School.

The town has a lending library, the Doniphan-Ripley County Library District.

Notable people

  • Larry Dale Lee, foreign correspondent, grew up in Doniphan. He began his career at The Prospect-News.
  • Billy Yates, country singer, born and raised in Doniphan, MO. He has released 10 studio albums and has charted 4 singles including "Flowers" in 1997, which ranked 36 on the Billboard country charts.
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