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Elmer, Missouri
Location of Elmer, Missouri
Location of Elmer, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Macon
Area
 • Total 0.25 sq mi (0.66 km2)
 • Land 0.25 sq mi (0.66 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
735 ft (224 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 51
 • Estimate 
(2019)
77
 • Density 304.35/sq mi (117.39/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63538
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-21988
GNIS feature ID 0735597

Elmer is a city in Macon County, Missouri, United States. The population was 51 at the 2020 census.

History

Elmer had its start in 1888 when the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway was extended to that point.

A post office called Elmer has been in operation since 1889. On July 26, 2011 the United States Postal Service announced plans to permanently close the Elmer post office as part of a nationwide restructuring plan.

Geography

Elmer is located at 39°57′25″N 92°38′57″W / 39.95694°N 92.64917°W / 39.95694; -92.64917 (39.956820, -92.649255). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 236
1910 512 116.9%
1920 349 −31.8%
1930 346 −0.9%
1940 238 −31.2%
1950 295 23.9%
1960 266 −9.8%
1970 193 −27.4%
1980 180 −6.7%
1990 91 −49.4%
2000 98 7.7%
2010 80 −18.4%
Est. 2019 77 −3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 80 people, 36 households, and 23 families living in the city. The population density was 320.0 inhabitants per square mile (123.6/km2). There were 47 housing units at an average density of 188.0 per square mile (72.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 36 households, of which 22.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.1% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age in the city was 51.6 years. 22.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 1.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.1% were from 25 to 44; 33.8% were from 45 to 64; and 27.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.3% male and 48.8% female.

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