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Owensville, Missouri
City of Owensville
Location of Owensville, Missouri
Location of Owensville, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°20′48″N 91°30′0″W / 38.34667°N 91.50000°W / 38.34667; -91.50000Coordinates: 38°20′48″N 91°30′0″W / 38.34667°N 91.50000°W / 38.34667; -91.50000
Country United States
State Missouri
County Gasconade
Area
 • Total 2.64 sq mi (6.84 km2)
 • Land 2.64 sq mi (6.84 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
948 ft (289 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,676
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,590
 • Density 981.43/sq mi (378.90/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
65066
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-55640
GNIS feature ID 0723913
Website www.cityofowensville.com

Owensville is a city in Gasconade County, Missouri, United States. The population was 2,676 at the 2010 census.

History

Owensville was named for a pioneer settler.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.64 square miles (6.84 km2), all of it land.

The City is approximately 70.8 miles southwest of St. Louis, 55.5 miles southeast of Jefferson City, and 22.3 miles north of Cuba (I-44). Missouri Highways 28 and 19 serve Owensville. In addition the City is 22 miles north of Interstate 44.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 677
1920 777 14.8%
1930 1,424 83.3%
1940 1,439 1.1%
1950 1,946 35.2%
1960 2,379 22.3%
1970 2,416 1.6%
1980 2,241 −7.2%
1990 2,325 3.7%
2000 2,500 7.5%
2010 2,676 7.0%
2019 (est.) 2,590 −3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,676 people, 1,081 households, and 680 families living in the city. The population density was 1,013.6 inhabitants per square mile (391.4/km2). There were 1,280 housing units at an average density of 484.8 per square mile (187.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.9% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 1,081 households, of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.1% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the city was 41.2 years. 23.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.3% were from 25 to 44; 23.2% were from 45 to 64; and 22.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.1% male and 54.9% female.

Friendship city

Owensville is a friendship city with:

Education

Public education in Owensville is administered by Gasconade County R-II School District, which operates one elementary school, one middle school, one Owensville High School.

Owensville has a public library, a branch of the Scenic Regional Library system.

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