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Homestown, Missouri
Wardell Lodge #157 in Homestown
Wardell Lodge #157 in Homestown
Location of Homestown, Missouri
Location of Homestown, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Pemiscot
 • Total 0.12 sq mi (0.32 km2)
 • Land 0.12 sq mi (0.32 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
269 ft (82 m)
 • Total 151
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,056.91/sq mi (406.58/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-32824
GNIS feature ID 0719750

Homestown is a city in Pemiscot County, Missouri, United States. The population was 151 at the 2010 census.


Homestown, originally known as South Wardell, was one of ten communities constructed by the Farm Security Administration for displaced sharecroppers and tenant farmers following the January 1939 roadside sharecropper demonstration in Southeast Missouri. It was the largest of the communities and was designated for use by African-Americans.

The Delmo Community Center was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.


Homestown is located at 36°19′54″N 89°49′29″W / 36.33167°N 89.82472°W / 36.33167; -89.82472 (36.331766, -89.824686).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2), all of it land.


Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ in Homestown
Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 274
1970 273 −0.4%
1980 306 12.1%
1990 230 −24.8%
2000 181 −21.3%
2010 151 −16.6%
2019 (est.) 130 −13.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 151 people, 53 households, and 38 families living in the city. The population density was 1,258.3 inhabitants per square mile (485.8/km2). There were 66 housing units at an average density of 550.0 per square mile (212.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 2.65% White, 95.36% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, and 1.32% from two or more races.

There were 53 households, of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.3% were married couples living together, 28.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 15.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.3% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.32.

The median age in the city was 32.6 years. 29.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.5% were from 25 to 44; 27.1% were from 45 to 64; and 7.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.0% male and 47.0% female.

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