Pineville, Missouri facts for kids
Old McDonald County Courthouse
Location within McDonald County and Missouri
|• Total||3.11 sq mi (8.05 km2)|
|• Land||3.11 sq mi (8.05 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||899 ft (274 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||788|
|• Density||254.3/sq mi (98.26/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0729944|
Pineville was originally named Marysville, and under the latter name was laid out in 1847. A post office called Pineville has been in operation since 1849. Some say the community was named for a grove of pine trees at the original town site, while others believe the name is a transfer from Pineville, Kentucky.
On August 17, 1897, Pineville was the site of a bank robbery which was one of the few at that time that involved a woman as an active participant in the actual robbery. Cora Hubbard, who was 20 at the time, John Sheets, a 23-year-old from Missouri, and 31-year-old Albert Whitfield “Whit” Tennison robbed the Mcdonald County Bank stealing a total of $589.23 (the equivalent of $15,700 in 2009 on the Consumer Price Index scale). All three were soon captured and imprisoned.
The county's historic Old McDonald County Courthouse, which is operated as a museum by the McDonald County Historical Society, was named to the National Register of Historic Places on May 1, 2012.
Pineville is located at (36.592580, -94.382491). The Elk River is formed at Pineville by the confluence of Big Sugar Creek and Little Sugar Creek. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.11 square miles (8.05 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 791 people, 287 households, and 185 families residing in the city. The population density was 254.3 inhabitants per square mile (98.2/km2). There were 357 housing units at an average density of 114.8 per square mile (44.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.0% White, 0.1% African American, 4.7% Native American, 1.5% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population.
There were 287 households of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% were married couples living together, 17.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.5% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.31.
The median age in the city was 33.8 years. 29.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.3% were from 25 to 44; 22.5% were from 45 to 64; and 13.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.6% male and 54.4% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 768 people, 309 households, and 207 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,094.0 people per square mile (423.6/km²). There were 350 housing units at an average density of 498.6 per square mile (193.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.70% White, 2.60% Native American, 0.39% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.04% of the population.
There were 309 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the town the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $24,886, and the median income for a family was $34,583. Males had a median income of $23,182 versus $20,515 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,414. About 19.3% of families and 23.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.8% of those under age 18 and 20.4% of those age 65 or over.
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