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The Ironton Courthouse
Queen City of the Francois Mountains
Location of Ironton, Missouri
|• Total||1.39 sq mi (3.60 km2)|
|• Land||1.34 sq mi (3.48 km2)|
|• Water||0.05 sq mi (0.12 km2)|
|Elevation||906 ft (276 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,034.25/sq mi (399.33/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0750466|
Ironton was designated county seat in 1857, soon after the formation of Iron County. Like the county, Ironton was named from the deposits of iron ore found in the vicinity. A post office called Ironton has been in operation since 1858.
Ironton is located at United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.39 square miles (3.60 km2), of which, 1.34 square miles (3.47 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.(37.600455, -90.631627). According to the
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,460 people, 639 households, and 375 families living in the city. The population density was 1,089.6 inhabitants per square mile (420.7/km2). There were 745 housing units at an average density of 556.0 per square mile (214.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.16% White, 1.71% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.51% of the population.
There were 639 households, of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.3% were non-families. 37.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.88.
The median age in the city was 41.9 years. 20.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 26.6% were from 45 to 64; and 20.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.
Ironton students are served by the Arcadia Valley School District. Arcadia Valley High School is a small, rural school.
Ironton has a public library, a branch of the Ozark Regional Library.
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