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Kingston, Missouri
The county Caldwell County courthouse in Kingston
The county Caldwell County courthouse in Kingston
Location of Kingston, Missouri
Location of Kingston, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Caldwell
Area
 • Total 0.52 sq mi (1.35 km2)
 • Land 0.52 sq mi (1.34 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
889 ft (271 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 290
 • Estimate 
(2019)
332
 • Density 639.69/sq mi (246.97/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
64650
Area code(s) 816
FIPS code 29-38846
GNIS feature ID 0720629

Kingston is a city in Caldwell County, Missouri, and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area with the United States. The population was 290 at the 2020 census. It is the county seat of Caldwell County.

History

Kingston was laid out in 1843, and named for Austin Augustus King, at the time judge, and afterward 10th Governor of Missouri. A post office has been in operation at Kingston since 1843.

The Caldwell County Courthouse and Far West are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Kingston is located at 39°38′35″N 94°2′18″W / 39.64306°N 94.03833°W / 39.64306; -94.03833 (39.643172, -94.038408). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.52 square miles (1.35 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 414
1880 470 13.5%
1890 465 −1.1%
1900 655 40.9%
1910 535 −18.3%
1920 371 −30.7%
1930 395 6.5%
1940 394 −0.3%
1950 338 −14.2%
1960 311 −8.0%
1970 291 −6.4%
1980 280 −3.8%
1990 279 −0.4%
2000 287 2.9%
2010 348 21.3%
2019 (est.) 332 −4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 348 people, 107 households, and 62 families living in the city. The population density was 669.2 inhabitants per square mile (258.4/km2). There were 133 housing units at an average density of 255.8 per square mile (98.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 76.4% White, 5.7% African American, 0.9% Asian, 16.1% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.5% of the population.

There were 107 households, of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.1% were non-families. 38.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 37.7 years. 12.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 13.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 37% were from 25 to 44; 23.8% were from 45 to 64; and 13.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 63.5% male and 36.5% female.

Notable person

  • Charles J. Hughes, Jr. - A Democratic U.S. Senator for Colorado.

Education

Kingston 42 School District operates the Kingston Elementary School in the city.

The city has a public library, the Caldwell County Library.

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