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Purcell, Missouri
Location within Jasper County and Missouri
Location within Jasper County and Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Jasper
Area
 • Total 0.43 sq mi (1.13 km2)
 • Land 0.43 sq mi (1.13 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
965 ft (294 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 318
 • Estimate 
(2019)
428
 • Density 983.91/sq mi (380.10/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
64857
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-60140
GNIS feature ID 0725003

Purcell is a city in Jasper County, Missouri, United States. As of the 2020 census, the city population was 318.

History

Purcell was platted in 1903, and named after James Purcell, a local law enforcement agent. A post office has been in operation at Purcell since 1905.

Geography

Purcell is located at 37°14′31″N 94°26′16″W / 37.24194°N 94.43778°W / 37.24194; -94.43778 (37.241951, -94.437670). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.44 square miles (1.14 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 994
1920 603 −39.3%
1930 362 −40.0%
1940 204 −43.6%
1950 334 63.7%
1960 265 −20.7%
1970 325 22.6%
1980 322 −0.9%
1990 354 9.9%
2000 357 0.8%
2010 408 14.3%
2019 (est.) 428 4.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

Purcell is part of the Joplin, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 408 people, 142 households, and 108 families living in the city. The population density was 927.3 inhabitants per square mile (358.0/km2). There were 162 housing units at an average density of 368.2 per square mile (142.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.4% White, 1.5% African American, 2.2% Native American, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 142 households, of which 42.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.9% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.30.

The median age in the city was 32.6 years. 30.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.3% were from 25 to 44; 22.8% were from 45 to 64; and 9.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.3% male and 53.7% female.

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