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Norborne, Missouri
Location of Norborne, Missouri
Location of Norborne, Missouri
Coordinates: 39°18′8″N 93°40′34″W / 39.30222°N 93.67611°W / 39.30222; -93.67611Coordinates: 39°18′8″N 93°40′34″W / 39.30222°N 93.67611°W / 39.30222; -93.67611
Country United States
State Missouri
County Carroll
Area
 • Total 0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)
 • Land 0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
689 ft (210 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 708
 • Estimate 
(2019)
647
 • Density 1,000.00/sq mi (385.87/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
64668
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-52760
GNIS feature ID 0723412

Norborne is a city in Carroll County, Missouri, United States. The population was 708 at the 2010 census.

Norborne was founded in 1868 by Norborne B. Coates, a civil engineer for the railroad. The town has numerous small businesses but is mostly an agricultural community. Norborne is the self-proclaimed Soybean Capital of the World and holds a Soybean Festival every year during the weekend of the second Saturday in August.

In June 2009, Norborne, Missouri was hit by straight-line winds in excess of 74 mph (miles per hour) which severely damaged buildings, homes and property.[1][2]

Geography

Norborne is located at 39°18′8″N 93°40′34″W / 39.30222°N 93.67611°W / 39.30222; -93.67611 (39.302268, -93.676040).

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.
1870 148
1880 602 306.8%
1890 1,005 66.9%
1900 1,189 18.3%
1910 1,241 4.4%
1920 1,180 −4.9%
1930 1,190 0.8%
1940 1,239 4.1%
1950 1,114 −10.1%
1960 965 −13.4%
1970 950 −1.6%
1980 931 −2.0%
1990 856 −8.1%
2000 805 −6.0%
2010 708 −12.0%
2019 (est.) 647 −8.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 708 people, 306 households, and 185 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,089.2 inhabitants per square mile (420.5/km2). There were 367 housing units at an average density of 564.6 per square mile (218.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.3% White, 2.1% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.1% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 306 households, of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.5% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 40.5 years. 23% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 27.5% were from 45 to 64; and 17.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.

Notable natives

  • Harold L. Wright Vice president, F. W. Woolworth Co.
  • Bob Walkenhorst, singer, songwriter and member of The Rainmakers
  • Max Lane Former NFL offensive lineman, New England Patriots
  • James E. Craig Notable Essayist and Editor of the Editorial Page of the New York Sun
  • Pauline Gracia Beery Mack, chemist

History

Norborne was laid out in 1868. The community was named after one of its founders, Norborne B. Coats. A post office called Norborne has been in operation since 1869.

The Farmers Bank Building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.

Education

Public education in Norborne is administered by the Norborne R-VIII School District.

Norborne has a lending library, the Norborne Public Library.

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