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Pineville, Missouri
Old McDonald County Courthouse
Location within McDonald County and Missouri
Location within McDonald County and Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County McDonald
 • Total 3.29 sq mi (8.53 km2)
 • Land 3.29 sq mi (8.53 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
899 ft (274 m)
 • Total 791
 • Estimate 
 • Density 245.14/sq mi (94.64/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-57818

Pineville is a city in and the county seat of McDonald County, Missouri, United States. The population was 791 at the 2010 census.


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°35′33″N 94°22′57″W / 36.59250°N 94.38250°W / 36.59250; -94.38250 (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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 147
1890 192 30.6%
1920 359
1930 422 17.5%
1940 524 24.2%
1950 464 −11.5%
1960 454 −2.2%
1970 444 −2.2%
1980 504 13.5%
1990 580 15.1%
2000 768 32.4%
2010 791 3.0%
Est. 2019 807 2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 791 people, 287 households, and 185 families living 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.


Public education in Pineville is administered by McDonald County R-1 School District.

Pineville has a public library, the McDonald County Library.

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