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Gower, Missouri
City
Location of Gower, Missouri
Location of Gower, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
Counties Clinton, Buchanan
Area
 • Total 1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Land 1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 945 ft (288 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,526
 • Estimate (2012) 1,505
 • Density 1,526.0/sq mi (589.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64454
Area code(s) 816
FIPS code 29-28036
GNIS feature ID 0718638

Gower is a city in Buchanan and Clinton Counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. 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.

History

Gower was laid out in 1871. The city was named after A. G. Gower, a railroad official.

Geography

Gower is located at 39°36′41″N 94°35′52″W / 39.61139°N 94.59778°W / 39.61139; -94.59778 (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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 163
1890 328 101.2%
1900 392 19.5%
1910 370 −5.6%
1920 418 13.0%
1930 378 −9.6%
1940 386 2.1%
1950 350 −9.3%
1960 406 16.0%
1970 758 86.7%
1980 1,276 68.3%
1990 1,249 −2.1%
2000 1,399 12.0%
2010 1,526 9.1%
Est. 2015 1,501 −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,526 people, 561 households, and 408 families residing 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.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,399 people, 536 households, and 393 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,399.9 people per square mile (540.2/km²). There were 549 housing units at an average density of 549.3 per square mile (212.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.36% White, 0.14% African American, 0.14% Native American, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.

There were 536 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $48,125, and the median income for a family was $55,694. Males had a median income of $35,313 versus $24,563 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,408. About 2.4% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.


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