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Pleasant Hill, Missouri
Location of Pleasant Hill, Missouri
Location of Pleasant Hill, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Cass and Jackson
Area
 • 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)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 8,113
 • Estimate 
(2019)
8,683
 • Density 1,081.72/sq mi (417.67/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
64080
Area code(s) 816
FIPS code 29-58394
GNIS feature ID 0724514
Website www.pleasanthill.com

Pleasant Hill is a city in Cass and Jackson counties, Missouri, United States. The population was 8,113 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.

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.

History

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.

Geography

Pleasant Hill is located at 38°47′26″N 94°15′58″W / 38.79056°N 94.26611°W / 38.79056; -94.26611 (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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 2,554
1880 2,372 −7.1%
1890 2,217 −6.5%
1900 2,002 −9.7%
1910 2,065 3.1%
1920 1,965 −4.8%
1930 2,330 18.6%
1940 2,118 −9.1%
1950 2,200 3.9%
1960 2,689 22.2%
1970 3,396 26.3%
1980 3,301 −2.8%
1990 3,827 15.9%
2000 5,582 45.9%
2010 8,113 45.3%
2019 (est.) 8,683 7.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 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.

Education

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.

Notable person

  • 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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