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Granby, Missouri
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Location of Granby, Missouri
Location of Granby, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Newton
Area
 • Total 4.43 sq mi (11.47 km2)
 • Land 4.42 sq mi (11.46 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,125 ft (343 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,134
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,085
 • Density 471.29/sq mi (181.97/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
64844
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-28108
GNIS feature ID 0718664

Granby is a city in Newton County, Missouri, United States. The population was 2,134 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Joplin, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

A post office called Grandby has been in operation since 1856. The community took its name from Granby, Massachusetts,

Mining historically was the chief industrial activity at Grandy. At the turn of the 20th century, Granby contained a large smelter.

Geography

Granby is located at 36°55′9″N 94°15′19″W / 36.91917°N 94.25528°W / 36.91917; -94.25528.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.43 square miles (11.47 km2), of which, 4.42 square miles (11.45 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

There are many chat piles scattered about Granby today as evidence of the boom of lead and zinc mining as part of the Tri-State district back in the early 20th century.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,882
1890 1,400 −25.6%
1900 1,400 0.0%
1910 2,315 65.4%
1920 2,442 5.5%
1930 1,736 −28.9%
1940 1,445 −16.8%
1950 1,455 0.7%
1960 1,670 14.8%
1970 1,808 8.3%
1980 1,678 −7.2%
1990 1,908 13.7%
2000 2,121 11.2%
2010 2,134 0.6%
2015 (est.) 2,128 −0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,134 people, 821 households, and 573 families residing in the city. The population density was 482.8 inhabitants per square mile (186.4/km2). There were 940 housing units at an average density of 212.7 per square mile (82.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.5% White, 0.3% African American, 2.8% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 821 households of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.2% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the city was 36 years. 28% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 24.4% were from 45 to 64; and 15.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

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