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New London, Missouri
Location of New London, Missouri
Location of New London, Missouri
Coordinates: 39°35′07″N 91°24′04″W / 39.58528°N 91.40111°W / 39.58528; -91.40111Coordinates: 39°35′07″N 91°24′04″W / 39.58528°N 91.40111°W / 39.58528; -91.40111
Country United States
State Missouri
County Ralls
Area
 • Total 0.70 sq mi (1.81 km2)
 • Land 0.69 sq mi (1.80 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
656 ft (200 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 974
 • Estimate 
(2019)
987
 • Density 1,422.19/sq mi (548.91/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63459
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-52058
GNIS feature ID 0723280

New London is a city in Ralls County, Missouri, United States. The population was 974 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Ralls County.

New London is part of the Hannibal Micropolitan Statistical Area. William Jameson, claimed land, made a plat, and founded New London in 1819. New London was named the county seat in 1820. The Ralls County Courthouse in New London was built in 1858 and is the oldest court house in Missouri.

History

New London was platted in 1819. The community was named after the City of London, in England. A post office called New London has been in operation since 1820.

Lock and Dam No. 22 Historic District and Ralls County Courthouse and Jail-Sheriff's House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

New London is located at 39°35′7″N 91°23′57″W / 39.58528°N 91.39917°W / 39.58528; -91.39917 (39.585206, -91.399143). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.69 square miles (1.79 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 268
1870 410 53.0%
1880 502 22.4%
1890 683 36.1%
1900 881 29.0%
1910 942 6.9%
1920 911 −3.3%
1930 900 −1.2%
1940 1,005 11.7%
1950 858 −14.6%
1960 875 2.0%
1970 967 10.5%
1980 1,161 20.1%
1990 988 −14.9%
2000 1,001 1.3%
2010 974 −2.7%
2019 (est.) 987 1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 974 people, 417 households, and 265 families living in the city. The population density was 1,411.6 inhabitants per square mile (545.0/km2). There were 467 housing units at an average density of 676.8 per square mile (261.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.5% White, 6.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 417 households, of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.5% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the city was 39.6 years. 25.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.2% were from 25 to 44; 28.7% were from 45 to 64; and 14.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

Notable people

  • Mayo Smith, winning manager of 1968 World Series with the Detroit Tigers
  • Tyler1, American Internet personality and Twitch streamer.
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