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Portageville, Missouri
Main Street
Main Street
Location of Portageville, Missouri
Location of Portageville, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
Counties New Madrid, Pemiscot
Government
 • Type Mayor/council system
Area
 • Total 2.03 sq mi (5.25 km2)
 • Land 2.03 sq mi (5.25 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
285 ft (87 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,228
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,943
 • Density 1,451.18/sq mi (560.20/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63873
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-59186
GNIS feature ID 0724759

Portageville is a city in New Madrid and Pemiscot counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. The population was 3,228 according to the 2010 Census.

History

A post office called Portageville has been in operation since 1873. The community takes its name from nearby Portage Bayou.

From 1935-1936, Portageville was the home of the Portageville Pirates, part of the Kitty League. "In 1935, the Portageville Pirates are awarded the second-half title after the Jackson Generals and Union City Greyhounds are disqualified for having too many class players on their rosters." In 1936, the Pirates relocated to Owensboro, Kentucky.

Geography

Portageville is located at 36°25′47″N 89°42′4″W / 36.42972°N 89.70111°W / 36.42972; -89.70111 (36.429828, -89.701157), primarily in New Madrid County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.04 square miles (5.28 km2), all of it land.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Portageville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Climate data for Portageville, Missouri
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6
(42)
8
(47)
14
(58)
21
(69)
26
(78)
31
(87)
32
(90)
31
(88)
27
(81)
22
(71)
14
(58)
8
(46)
20
(68)
Average low °C (°F) −3
(27)
−1
(30)
4
(39)
9
(49)
14
(58)
19
(67)
21
(70)
20
(68)
16
(60)
9
(48)
4
(40)
−1
(30)
9
(49)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 86
(3.4)
84
(3.3)
110
(4.3)
130
(5)
130
(5)
99
(3.9)
94
(3.7)
69
(2.7)
91
(3.6)
91
(3.6)
110
(4.2)
110
(4.4)
1,200
(47.2)
Source: Weatherbase

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 73
1900 427
1910 987 131.1%
1920 1,244 26.0%
1930 1,262 1.4%
1940 2,107 67.0%
1950 2,662 26.3%
1960 2,505 −5.9%
1970 3,117 24.4%
1980 3,470 11.3%
1990 3,401 −2.0%
2000 3,295 −3.1%
2010 3,228 −2.0%
2019 (est.) 2,943 −8.8%
source:

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,228 people, 1,346 households, and 894 families living in the city. The population density was 1,582.4 inhabitants per square mile (611.0/km2). There were 1,409 housing units at an average density of 690.7 per square mile (266.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 78.62% White, 18.96% Black or African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 1.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.

There were 1,346 households, of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 17.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.6% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the city was 38.6 years. 25.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24% were from 25 to 44; 26% were from 45 to 64; and 16.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.4% male and 53.6% female.

Education

Portageville School District operates one elementary school, one middle school and Portageville High School.

Portageville has a lending library, a branch of the New Madrid County Library.

Notable people

  • Luis Morgan Casey, Roman Catholic bishop, was born in Portageville.
  • Vermel Whalen, Ohio state legislator, was born in Portageville.

See also

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