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Gainesville, Missouri
City
Location of Gainesville, Missouri
Location of Gainesville, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Ozark
Area
 • Total 2.87 sq mi (7.43 km2)
 • Land 2.87 sq mi (7.43 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 781 ft (238 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 773
 • Estimate (2012) 764
 • Density 269.3/sq mi (104.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 65655
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-26218
GNIS feature ID 0718308

Gainesville is a city in Ozark County, Missouri, United States. The population was 773 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Ozark County.

History

Gainesville was platted in 1841, taking its name from Gainesville, Georgia, the native home of a large share of the early settlers. Gainesville was designated county seat of Ozark County in 1857. A post office called Gainesville has been in operation since 1860.

Geography

Gainesville is located at (36.603520, -92.430709). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.87 square miles (7.43 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1880 165
1890 175 6.1%
1900 222 26.9%
1910 195 −12.2%
1920 256 31.3%
1930 235 −8.2%
1940 255 8.5%
1950 309 21.2%
1960 266 −13.9%
1970 627 135.7%
1980 707 12.8%
1990 659 −6.8%
2000 632 −4.1%
2010 773 22.3%
Est. 2015 760 20.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 773 people, 356 households, and 204 families residing in the city. The population density was 269.3 inhabitants per square mile (104.0/km2). There were 406 housing units at an average density of 141.5 per square mile (54.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.51% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 1.42% Native American, 0.39% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.68% of the population.

There were 356 households of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.3% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.7% were non-families. 40.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 42.6 years. 22.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22% were from 25 to 44; 28.2% were from 45 to 64; and 19.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.6% male and 53.4% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 632 people, 294 households, and 176 families residing in the city. The population density was 239.3 inhabitants per square mile (92.4/km²). There were 339 housing units at an average density of 128.3 per square mile (49.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.73% White, 0.16% African American, 0.47% Native American, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population.

There were 294 households out of which 25.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.1% were non-families. 37.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 85.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,083, and the median income for a family was $32,019. Males had a median income of $22,188 versus $16,597 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,566. About 12.8% of families and 18.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.3% of those under age 18 and 20.0% of those age 65 or over.


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