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Fidelity, Missouri
Location of Fidelity, Missouri
Location of Fidelity, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Jasper
Area
 • Total 0.97 sq mi (2.50 km2)
 • Land 0.97 sq mi (2.50 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,122 ft (342 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 227
 • Estimate 
(2019)
268
 • Density 277.15/sq mi (107.03/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
64836
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-24120
GNIS feature ID 0729887

Fidelity is a village in Jasper County, Missouri, United States. The population was 227 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Joplin, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Fidelity was platted in 1856. A post office called Fidelity was established in 1855, and remained in operation until 1901.

Geography

Fidelity is located at 37°04′42″N 94°18′44″W / 37.078350°N 94.312165°W / 37.078350; -94.312165 (37.078350, -94.312165).

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.
1970 191
1980 274 43.5%
1990 235 −14.2%
2000 252 7.2%
2010 257 2.0%
2019 (est.) 268 4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 257 people, 109 households, and 62 families living in the village. The population density was 264.9 inhabitants per square mile (102.3/km2). There were 117 housing units at an average density of 120.6 per square mile (46.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.9% White, 0.4% African American, 1.6% Native American, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 109 households, of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.4% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.1% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the village was 41.6 years. 21.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.5% were from 25 to 44; 26.1% were from 45 to 64; and 18.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 52.1% male and 47.9% female.

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