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Mineral Point, Missouri
Location of Mineral Point, Missouri
Location of Mineral Point, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Washington
Incorporated 1905
Area
 • Total 0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
 • Land 0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
880 ft (268 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 351
 • Estimate 
(2019)
355
 • Density 1,479.17/sq mi (571.95/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63660
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-48710
GNIS feature ID 0722429

Mineral Point is a village in Washington County, Missouri, United States. The population was 351 at the 2010 census.

History

Mineral Point had its start in the 1850s as a lead-mining settlement. The community owes its name to the wealth of minerals found in the vicinity. Mineral Point was situated along the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway. A post office has been in operation at Mineral Point since 1858.

Geography

Mineral Point is located at 37°56′43″N 90°43′28″W / 37.94528°N 90.72444°W / 37.94528; -90.72444 (37.945181, -90.724493).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.24 square miles (0.62 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 290
1920 258 −11.0%
1930 347 34.5%
1940 350 0.9%
1950 304 −13.1%
1960 332 9.2%
1970 369 11.1%
1980 358 −3.0%
1990 384 7.3%
2000 363 −5.5%
2010 351 −3.3%
2019 (est.) 355 1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 351 people, 124 households, and 85 families living in the village. The population density was 1,462.5 inhabitants per square mile (564.7/km2). There were 131 housing units at an average density of 545.8 per square mile (210.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 92.0% White, 4.6% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 124 households, of which 42.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.7% were married couples living together, 21.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.5% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.45.

The median age in the village was 33.2 years. 31.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.7% were from 25 to 44; 26.5% were from 45 to 64; and 9.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.0% male and 53.0% female.

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