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Pilot Grove, Missouri
City of Pilot Grove
Location of Pilot Grove, Missouri
Location of Pilot Grove, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Cooper
Area
 • Total 0.42 sq mi (1.09 km2)
 • Land 0.42 sq mi (1.09 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
843 ft (257 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 768
 • Estimate 
(2019)
761
 • Density 1,807.60/sq mi (698.32/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
65276
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-57602

Pilot Grove is a city in the Pilot Grove Township in northern Cooper County, Missouri, United States. The population was 768 at the 2010 census.

History

Pilot Grove was platted in 1873. The city was named from an old-growth grove of hickory trees, which once served as a local landmark or "pilot" to travelers.

Pleasant Green, the home of journalist Stanley Andrews (1894-1994), and Mount Nebo Baptist Church are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Pilot Grove is located at 38°52′19″N 92°54′48″W / 38.87194°N 92.91333°W / 38.87194; -92.91333 (38.871943, -92.913264).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.42 square miles (1.09 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 209
1890 560 167.9%
1900 631 12.7%
1910 554 −12.2%
1920 753 35.9%
1930 654 −13.1%
1940 748 14.4%
1950 635 −15.1%
1960 680 7.1%
1970 701 3.1%
1980 745 6.3%
1990 714 −4.2%
2000 723 1.3%
2010 768 6.2%
2019 (est.) 761 −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 768 people, 304 households, and 193 families living in the city. The population density was 1,828.6 inhabitants per square mile (706.0/km2). There were 334 housing units at an average density of 795.2 per square mile (307.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.5% White, 1.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 304 households, of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.5% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.4% 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 2.93.

The median age in the city was 43.4 years. 23.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 21.9% were from 45 to 64; and 25.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.7% male and 55.3% female.

Notable person

  • Edward H. Harte, journalist
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