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Location of Kelso, Missouri
|• Total||0.32 sq mi (0.82 km2)|
|• Land||0.32 sq mi (0.82 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||436 ft (133 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,851.74/sq mi (714.70/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0720525|
Kelso is a village in Scott County, Missouri, United States. The population was 586 at the 2010 census.
The Kelso ZIP code of 63758 is used for residents who wish to receive their mail at the Kelso post office; direct mail delivery in Kelso uses the Scott City ZIP code of 63780.
Kelso was settled in the 1850s. A post office called Kelso has been in operation since 1858. The community has the name of I. R. Kelso, a pioneer citizen.
Kelso is located three miles southwest of Scott City, and 120 miles south of St. Louis. United States Route 61, often called the Blues Highway, runs through Kelso.
Kelso is located at 37°11′44″N 89°33′6″W / 37.19556°N 89.55167°W (37.195450, -89.551591).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.32 square miles (0.83 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 586 people, 228 households, and 168 families living in the village. The population density was 1,831.3 inhabitants per square mile (707.1/km2). There were 243 housing units at an average density of 759.4 per square mile (293.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.63% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.17% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population.
There were 228 households, of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.8% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.3% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.04.
The median age in the village was 41 years. 21.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.1% were from 25 to 44; 30% were from 45 to 64; and 15.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.