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New Franklin, Missouri
Location of New_Franklin, Missouri
Location of New_Franklin, Missouri
Coordinates: 39°0′58″N 92°44′18″W / 39.01611°N 92.73833°W / 39.01611; -92.73833Coordinates: 39°0′58″N 92°44′18″W / 39.01611°N 92.73833°W / 39.01611; -92.73833
Country United States
State Missouri
County Howard
Government
 • Type Mayor-Alderman Government
Area
 • Total 1.34 sq mi (3.46 km2)
 • Land 1.32 sq mi (3.43 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
646 ft (197 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,089
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,057
 • Density 797.74/sq mi (308.12/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
65274
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-51824
GNIS feature ID 0723198

New Franklin is a city in Howard County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,089 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Columbia, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The community is one-quarter mile (0.8 km) northeast of Franklin and is up the hill from that flood prone historic community which was the start of the Santa Fe Trail.

History

Old Franklin was laid out in 1816. Due to the town's frequent flooding, New Franklin was relocated up the hill in 1826. Franklin is the name of Benjamin Franklin.

The Harris-Chilton-Ruble House, Thomas Hickman House, New Franklin Commercial Historic District, and Rivercene are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

New Franklin is located at 39°0′58″N 92°44′18″W / 39.01611°N 92.73833°W / 39.01611; -92.73833 (39.016071, -92.738308). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.34 square miles (3.47 km2), of which, 1.33 square miles (3.44 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 227
1880 250 10.1%
1890 132 −47.2%
1900 1,156 775.8%
1910 794 −31.3%
1920 848 6.8%
1930 1,210 42.7%
1940 1,144 −5.5%
1950 1,060 −7.3%
1960 1,096 3.4%
1970 1,122 2.4%
1980 1,228 9.4%
1990 1,107 −9.9%
2000 1,145 3.4%
2010 1,089 −4.9%
2019 (est.) 1,057 −2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,089 people, 496 households, and 292 families residing in the city. The population density was 818.8 inhabitants per square mile (316.1/km2). There were 545 housing units at an average density of 409.8 per square mile (158.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.3% White, 1.6% African American, 1.3% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 496 households, of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.1% were non-families. 37.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 41.6 years. 21.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.8% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 20.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.0% male and 53.0% female.

Notable Places

It is home to the University of Missouri Centre for Agroforestry, which holds an annual Chestnut roast in the area.

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