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Laddonia, Missouri
City of Laddonia
Location of Laddonia, Missouri
Location of Laddonia, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Audrain
Area
 • Total 0.66 sq mi (1.70 km2)
 • Land 0.65 sq mi (1.69 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
778 ft (237 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 513
 • Estimate 
(2019)
498
 • Density 761.47/sq mi (293.91/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63352
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-39602
GNIS feature ID 0720731

Laddonia is a city in Audrain County, Missouri, United States. The population was 513 at the 2010 census.

History

Laddonia was laid out in 1871. It was named for Amos Ladd, an early settler, and his wife, Onia. A post office has been in operation at Laddonia since 1871.

Geography

Laddonia is located at 39°14′25″N 91°38′37″W / 39.24028°N 91.64361°W / 39.24028; -91.64361 (39.240331, -91.643501).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.65 square miles (1.68 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 528
1900 619 17.2%
1910 614 −0.8%
1920 580 −5.5%
1930 576 −0.7%
1940 588 2.1%
1950 599 1.9%
1960 671 12.0%
1970 745 11.0%
1980 726 −2.6%
1990 581 −20.0%
2000 620 6.7%
2010 513 −17.3%
Est. 2019 498 −2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 513 people, 226 households, and 140 families living in the city. The population density was 789.2 inhabitants per square mile (304.7/km2). There were 274 housing units at an average density of 421.5 per square mile (162.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.8% White, 0.4% African American, 0.6% Native American, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 226 households, of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.1% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the city was 44.4 years. 22.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.3% were from 25 to 44; 32.5% were from 45 to 64; and 17% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

Education

Public education is administered by Community R-VI School District, which operates Community Elementary School in Laddonia.

Laddonia has a lending library, a branch of the Mexico-Audrain Library District.

Notable person

  • Lloyd Morey, interim Illinois Auditor of Public Accounts and educator, was born in Laddonia.

•[ [Ken Lay]]was a major part of the Enron Scandal and also a member of the famous trombone quartet at Community R6 source Houston Chronical </ref>

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