Gerald, Missouri facts for kids
Location of Gerald, Missouri
|• Total||1.49 sq mi (3.86 km2)|
|• Land||1.48 sq mi (3.83 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||902 ft (275 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||1,329|
|• Density||908.8/sq mi (350.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0755549|
Gerald was platted in 1901 along a railroad line. The community was named after the local Fitzgerald family. A post office called Gerald has been in operation since 1901.
The Christian and Anna Keller Farmstead and Old Gerald School are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Gerald is located at(38.400397, -91.331279).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.49 square miles (3.86 km2), of which, 1.48 square miles (3.83 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,345 people, 527 households, and 356 families residing in the city. The population density was 908.8 inhabitants per square mile (350.9/km2). There were 603 housing units at an average density of 407.4 per square mile (157.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White, 0.2% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.
There were 527 households of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.4% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.97.
The median age in the city was 36.6 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.5% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 14.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,171 people, 474 households, and 327 families residing in the city. The population density was 835.0 people per square mile (322.9/km²). There were 510 housing units at an average density of 363.6 per square mile (140.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.21% White, 0.09% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.
There were 474 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $29,095, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $28,194 versus $21,971 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,095. About 6.0% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.
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