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Halfway, Missouri
Location of Halfway, Missouri
Location of Halfway, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Polk
 • Total 2.14 sq mi (5.54 km2)
 • Land 2.14 sq mi (5.54 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,089 ft (332 m)
 • Total 173
 • Estimate 
 • Density 82.75/sq mi (31.94/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-29962
GNIS feature ID 0737904

Halfway is a village in Polk County, Missouri, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of Halfway is 173. It is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Halfway is a descriptive name from its location between Bolivar and Buffalo. A post office has been in operation at Halfway since 1850.


Halfway is located at 37°36′59″N 93°14′41″W / 37.61639°N 93.24472°W / 37.61639; -93.24472.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.14 square miles (5.54 km2), all of it land.

According to legend, Halfway was named such because it lies halfway between Buffalo and Bolivar, Missouri.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 167
1980 157 −6.0%
1990 171 8.9%
2000 176 2.9%
2010 173 −1.7%
2019 (est.) 177 2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 173 people, 61 households, and 47 families living in the village. The population density was 80.8 inhabitants per square mile (31.2/km2). There were 77 housing units at an average density of 36.0 per square mile (13.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 93.6% White, 1.7% from other races, and 4.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.

There were 61 households, of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.0% were non-families. 16.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the village was 36.1 years. 27.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.9% were from 25 to 44; 25.9% were from 45 to 64; and 13.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 43.9% male and 56.1% female.

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