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Parkville, Missouri
McKay Hall at Park University
McKay Hall at Park University
Location of Parkville, Missouri
Location of Parkville, Missouri
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Country United States
State Missouri
County Platte
Area
 • Total 15.41 sq mi (39.91 km2)
 • Land 14.79 sq mi (38.31 km2)
 • Water 0.62 sq mi (1.61 km2)
Elevation
827 ft (252 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 5,554
 • Estimate 
(2012)
5,777
 • Density 375.5/sq mi (145.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
64151-64152
Area code(s) 816
FIPS code 29-56288
GNIS feature ID 0730174
Website parkvillemo.gov

Parkville is a city in Platte County, Missouri, United States. The population was 5,554 at the 2010 census. Parkville is known for its antique shops, art galleries, and historic downtown. The city is home to Park University and English Landing Park.

History

Parkville was platted in 1844. The community has the name of George S. Park, a first settler. A post office called Parkville was established in 1841, and remained in operation until 1962.

The Benjamin Banneker School, Mackay Building, Charles Smith Scott Memorial Observatory, Waddell "A" Truss Bridge, and Washington Chapel C.M.E. Church are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Parkville is located at 39°11′44″N 94°41′1″W / 39.19556°N 94.68361°W / 39.19556; -94.68361 (39.195602, -94.683636). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.41 square miles (39.91 km2), of which, 14.79 square miles (38.31 km2) is land and 0.62 square miles (1.61 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 309
1880 482
1890 769 59.5%
1900 931 21.1%
1910 765 −17.8%
1920 619 −19.1%
1930 636 2.7%
1940 671 5.5%
1950 1,186 76.8%
1960 1,229 3.6%
1970 1,253 2.0%
1980 2,091 66.9%
1990 2,402 14.9%
2000 4,059 69.0%
2010 5,554 36.8%
Est. 2015 6,296 13.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,554 people, 1,974 households, and 1,469 families residing in the city. The population density was 375.5 inhabitants per square mile (145.0/km2). There were 2,126 housing units at an average density of 143.7 per square mile (55.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.5% White, 4.0% African American, 0.1% Native American, 3.0% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.7% of the population.

There were 1,974 households of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.6% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the city was 39.1 years. 25.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20% were from 25 to 44; 32.6% were from 45 to 64; and 9.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,059 people, 1,510 households, and 1,060 families residing in the city. The population density was 586.9 people per square mile (226.5/km²). There were 1,587 housing units at an average density of 229.5 per square mile (88.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.37% White, 4.71% African American, 0.52% Native American, 1.31% Asian, 0.96% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.27% of the population.

There were 1,510 households out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city, the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 12.4% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 6.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $68,600, and the median income for a family was $86,820. Males had a median income of $64,917 versus $31,740 for females. The per capita income for the city was $33,119. About 5.0% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.

In popular culture

In Mark Twain's novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), Huck, Jim, "the king" and "the duke" crash a religious camp meeting in a town called Parkville, where "the king" lies to the crowd that he is an ex-pirate who was robbed and needs money to return to the Indian Ocean to convert other pirates to Christianity, for which a collection is taken from the crowd. This may actually be a fictitious town in Arkansas called Parkville, which Huck Finn describes as "a little one-horse town about three mile down the bend [of the Mississippi River].

In the Menagerie trilogy by Tui and Kari Sutherland, there was a menagerie in Parkville that was shut down due to it being exposed to the public.

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