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Location of Gower, Missouri
|• Total||0.99 sq mi (2.57 km2)|
|• Land||0.99 sq mi (2.57 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||942 ft (287 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,467.20/sq mi (566.76/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0718638|
Gower is a city in Buchanan and Clinton counties in the U.S. state of Missouri and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. The population was 1,526 at the 2010 census.
The Buchanan County portion of Gower is part of the St. Joseph, MO–KS Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Clinton County portion is part of the Kansas City, MO–KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Gower was laid out in 1871. The city was named after A. G. Gower, a railroad official.
Gower is located at 39°36′41″N 94°35′52″W / 39.61139°N 94.59778°W (39.611381, -94.597656).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.00 square mile (2.59 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,526 people, 561 households, and 408 families living in the city. The population density was 1,526.0 inhabitants per square mile (589.2/km2). There were 598 housing units at an average density of 598.0 per square mile (230.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White, 0.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.
There were 561 households, of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.3% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.08.
The median age in the city was 37.9 years. 26.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 16.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.