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Greenfield, Missouri
Location of Greenfield, Missouri
Location of Greenfield, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Dade
Area
 • Total 1.14 sq mi (2.95 km2)
 • Land 1.14 sq mi (2.94 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,096 ft (334 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,371
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,313
 • Density 1,155.81/sq mi (446.07/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
65661
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-29206
GNIS feature ID 0718821
Website https://greenfieldmo.org/

Greenfield is a city in Dade County, Missouri. The population was 1,371 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Dade County.

History

Greenfield was laid out in 1841, and named for the greenery of the original town site. A post office called Greenfield has been in operation since 1850.

The Greenfield square is lined with buildings built in the 1880s out of bricks made in the Greenfield Brickyard. The Greenfield Opera House Building, which opened in 1888, is known as the "Jewel of the Square" and is still used for the summer productions of the Dade County Community Theater. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places along with the Washington Hotel.

Geography

Greenfield is located at 37°24′55″N 93°50′34″W / 37.41528°N 93.84278°W / 37.41528; -93.84278 (37.415340, -93.842781). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.14 square miles (2.95 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 228
1870 364 59.6%
1880 712 95.6%
1890 998 40.2%
1900 1,406 40.9%
1910 1,434 2.0%
1920 1,440 0.4%
1930 1,304 −9.4%
1940 1,353 3.8%
1950 1,213 −10.3%
1960 1,172 −3.4%
1970 1,172 0.0%
1980 1,394 18.9%
1990 1,416 1.6%
2000 1,358 −4.1%
2010 1,371 1.0%
2019 (est.) 1,313 −4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,371 people, 600 households, and 336 families living in the city. The population density was 1,202.6 inhabitants per square mile (464.3/km2). There were 709 housing units at an average density of 621.9 per square mile (240.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.6% White, 0.8% African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 600 households, of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.7% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.0% were non-families. 38.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 43.5 years. 23.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.7% were from 25 to 44; 25% were from 45 to 64; and 23.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.

Education

Public education in Greenfield is administered by Greenfield R-IV School District, which operates one elementary school and Greenfield High School. Faith Fellowship Christian Academy is a private institution.

Greenfield has a lending library, the Dade County Library.

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