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Fortescue, Missouri
Aerial view of Fortescue, Missouri
Aerial view of Fortescue, Missouri
Location of Fortescue, Missouri
Location of Fortescue, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Holt
Area
 • Total 0.08 sq mi (0.20 km2)
 • Land 0.08 sq mi (0.20 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
860 ft (262 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 21
 • Estimate 
(2019)
29
 • Density 376.62/sq mi (145.21/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
64437
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-25228
GNIS feature ID 0718111

Fortescue is a village in Holt County, Missouri, United States. The population was 21 at the 2020 census.

History

Fortescue was founded in about 1884. An early railroad promoter named Fortesque gave the community the maiden name of his mother. A post office called Fortescue was established in 1884, and remained in operation until 1973.

Geography

Fortescue is located at 40°3′7″N 95°19′4″W / 40.05194°N 95.31778°W / 40.05194; -95.31778 (40.051970, -95.317731).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 153
1930 141 −7.8%
1940 175 24.1%
1950 117 −33.1%
1960 78 −33.3%
1970 63 −19.2%
1980 51 −19.0%
1990 46 −9.8%
2000 51 10.9%
2010 32 −37.3%
2019 (est.) 29 −9.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
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Looking west from Forstecue on June 26, 2011 in the midst of the 2011 Missouri River floods

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 32 people, 10 households, and 9 families living in the village. The population density was 400.0 inhabitants per square mile (154.4/km2). There were 16 housing units at an average density of 200.0 per square mile (77.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.0% White.

There were 10 households, of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.0% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 10.0% were non-families. 0.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 3.20 and the average family size was 3.33.

The median age in the village was 31 years. 34.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.2% were from 25 to 44; 28.2% were from 45 to 64; and 3.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 43.8% male and 56.3% female.

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