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Fair Play, Missouri
City
Location of Fair Play, Missouri
Location of Fair Play, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Polk
Area
 • Total 0.41 sq mi (1.06 km2)
 • Land 0.41 sq mi (1.06 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 981 ft (299 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 475
 • Estimate (2012) 469
 • Density 1,158.5/sq mi (447.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 65649
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-23428
GNIS feature ID 0735611

Fair Play is a city in Polk County, Missouri, United States. The population was 475 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

The first post office in Fair Play was established in 1852. The founder wished to call it Oakland, but because that name was already assigned to another community, he said finally "We'll just call it Fair Play".

Geography

Fair Play is located in East Madison Township (T34N R24W) at 37°38.0′N 93°34.5′W / 37.633°N 93.575°W / 37.633; -93.575 (37.6328, -93.5756).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.41 square miles (1.06 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 407
1910 421 3.4%
1920 486 15.4%
1930 454 −6.6%
1940 431 −5.1%
1950 383 −11.1%
1960 335 −12.5%
1970 328 −2.1%
1980 384 17.1%
1990 442 15.1%
2000 418 −5.4%
2010 475 13.6%
Est. 2015 466 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 475 people, 200 households, and 116 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,158.5 inhabitants per square mile (447.3/km2). There were 225 housing units at an average density of 548.8 per square mile (211.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.8% White, 0.6% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 200 households of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.0% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.08.

The median age in the city was 38.1 years. 27.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.9% were from 25 to 44; 27.2% were from 45 to 64; and 15.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.4% male and 48.6% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 418 people, 160 households, and 107 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,392.5 people per square mile (538.0/km²). There were 189 housing units at an average density of 629.6 per square mile (243.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.45% White, 0.48% African American, 3.11% Native American, 0.48% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.

There were 160 households out of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city the population was spread out with 34.7% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,438, and the median income for a family was $23,750. Males had a median income of $22,422 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,151. About 22.1% of families and 29.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.3% of those under age 18 and 36.7% of those age 65 or over.


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