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Pleasant Hope, Missouri
Location of Pleasant Hope, Missouri
Location of Pleasant Hope, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Polk
Area
 • Total 1.57 sq mi (4.06 km2)
 • Land 1.55 sq mi (4.01 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
1,112 ft (339 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 614
 • Estimate 
(2019)
604
 • Density 390.43/sq mi (150.79/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
65725
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-58448
GNIS feature ID 0735789
Website cityofpleasanthope.com

Pleasant Hope is a city in Polk County, Missouri, United States. The population was 614 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

A post office called Pleasant Hope has been in operation since 1851. The name is indicative of the early settlers' optimism concering the future.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.57 square miles (4.07 km2), of which, 1.55 square miles (4.01 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 80
1950 174
1960 216 24.1%
1970 265 22.7%
1980 354 33.6%
1990 360 1.7%
2000 548 52.2%
2010 614 12.0%
2019 (est.) 604 −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 614 people, 243 households, and 162 families living in the city. The population density was 396.1 inhabitants per square mile (152.9/km2). There were 275 housing units at an average density of 177.4 per square mile (68.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.4% White, 0.8% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.3% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.

There were 243 households, of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.3% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the city was 33.5 years. 27% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 9.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

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