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Pleasant Hill, Missouri
Location of Pleasant Hill, Missouri
|County||Cass and Jackson|
|• Total||8.20 sq mi (21.23 km2)|
|• Land||8.03 sq mi (20.79 km2)|
|• Water||0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)|
|Elevation||909 ft (277 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,081.72/sq mi (417.67/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0724514|
Pleasant Hill is home for the National Weather Service Kansas City/Pleasant Hill, Missouri office, which serves 37 counties in northern and western Missouri and seven counties in extreme east-central Kansas.
Pleasant Hill was platted in 1844, and moved to its current site in 1865 when the railroad was built through the area. The community was named from its "pleasant situation on an elevated prairie".
The Pleasant Hill Downtown Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.
Pleasant Hill is located at(38.790481, -94.266056).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.18 square miles (21.19 km2), of which, 8.01 square miles (20.75 km2) is land and 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2) is water.
Pleasant Hill is located at the convergence of Missouri Highway 7 and Missouri Highway 58. and is approximately 8.7 miles south of US Highway 50.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 8,113 people, 2,959 households, and 2,196 families living in the city. The population density was 1,012.9 inhabitants per square mile (391.1/km2). There were 3,169 housing units at an average density of 395.6 per square mile (152.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.3% White, 0.7% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.2% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.7% of the population.
There were 2,959 households, of which 42.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.8% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.13.
The median age in the city was 33.7 years. 29.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.8% were from 25 to 44; 21.9% were from 45 to 64; and 11.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.
Pleasant Hill is the strongest contributor to the Pleasant Hill R-3 School District, which also includes students from the surrounding areas of Strasburg, East Lynne, and portions of unincorporated Cass County.
- Primary School K-2
- Pleasant Hill
- Elementary School (3-4)
- Pleasant Hill
- Intermediate School (5-6);
- Pleasant Hill
- Middle School (7-8)
- Pleasant Hill Middle School
- High School
- Pleasant Hill High School
Pleasant Hill has a public library, a branch of the Cass County Public Library.
- Allen "Bill" Kennedy, the highly skilled gambler depicted in the book, The Magician and the Cardsharp, by Karl Johnson (Henry Holt, 2005).
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