Elsberry, Missouri facts for kids
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Elsberry in June 2018
Location of Elsberry, Missouri
|• Total||1.63 sq mi (4.23 km2)|
|• Land||1.63 sq mi (4.23 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||449 ft (137 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,272.67/sq mi (491.41/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0735598|
Elsberry is a city in Lincoln County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,934 at the 2010 census.
Elsberry was laid out in 1871, and named for one its founders, Robert T. Elsberry. The town site was platted in 1879. A post office called Elsberry has been in operation since 1879.
Elsberry is located at 39°10′9″N 90°47′13″W / 39.16917°N 90.78694°W (39.169041, -90.787026).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.63 square miles (4.22 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,934 people, 808 households, and 517 families living in the city. The population density was 1,186.5 inhabitants per square mile (458.1/km2). There were 939 housing units at an average density of 576.1 per square mile (222.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.1% White, 2.4% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.6% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.
There were 808 households, of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.0% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.97.
The median age in the city was 38.4 years. 24.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.3% were from 25 to 44; 26.9% were from 45 to 64; and 15.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.9% male and 54.1% female.
Elsberry R-II School District operates one elementary school, one middle school and Elsberry High School.
The town has a lending library, the Joseph R. Palmer Family Memorial Library.
- Clarence Cannon, congressman; lived in Elsberry as a boy
- Marc Hill, Major League Baseball player; born in Elsberry in 1952
- In Spanish: Elsberry (Misuri)