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Kahoka, Missouri
Location within Clark County and Missouri
Location within Clark County and Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Clark
Area
 • Total 1.59 sq mi (4.13 km2)
 • Land 1.56 sq mi (4.05 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation
699 ft (213 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,961
 • Density 1,233.33/sq mi (474.82/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63445
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-37790
GNIS feature ID 0735671

Kahoka is a city in and the county seat of Clark County, in the northeast tip of Missouri, United States. As of the 2020 census, its population was 1,961.

History

Kahoka was platted in 1858. The city is named for the Cahokia tribe of the Illiniwek or Illinois Confederacy.

The Clark County Courthouse, Col. Hiram M. Hiller House, and Montgomery Opera House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Kahoka is located at 40°25′N 91°43′W / 40.417°N 91.717°W / 40.417; -91.717 (40.4239, -91.7213). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.60 square miles (4.14 km2), of which, 1.57 square miles (4.07 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 704
1890 1,425 102.4%
1900 1,818 27.6%
1910 1,758 −3.3%
1920 1,624 −7.6%
1930 1,507 −7.2%
1940 1,781 18.2%
1950 1,847 3.7%
1960 2,160 16.9%
1970 2,207 2.2%
1980 2,101 −4.8%
1990 2,195 4.5%
2000 2,241 2.1%
2010 2,078 −7.3%
Decennial US Census

Kahoka is part of the Fort MadisonKeokuk, IA-MO Micropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,078 people, 883 households, and 521 families living in the city. The population density was 1,323.6 inhabitants per square mile (511.0/km2). There were 1,001 housing units at an average density of 637.6 per square mile (246.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.5% White, 0.2% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 883 households, of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.0% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the city was 39.9 years. 23.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 23.6% were from 45 to 64; and 21% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.5% male and 53.5% female.

Education

Public education in Kahoka is administered by Clark County R-I School District, which operates two elementary schools, one middle school, and Clark County High School.

Kahoka has a public library, the H.E. Sever Memorial Branch Library.

Notable people

  • Ralph Bell, played for Chicago White Sox in 1912
  • William Bishop, businessman, military officer, politician, State Treasurer of Missouri from 1865 to 1869
  • John Conner, musician, marimbist
  • Hiram Hiller, Jr., physician, medical missionary, explorer, ethnographer
  • Matt Murphy, professional wrestler
  • Neil Smelser, sociologist
  • Ramo Stott, stock car driver
  • Richard Webber, federal judge
  • William Wheat, U.S. Representative from Illinois
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