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Purdin, Missouri
Location of Purdin, Missouri
Location of Purdin, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Linn
Area
 • Total 0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
 • Land 0.31 sq mi (0.79 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
890 ft (270 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 141
 • Estimate 
(2019)
177
 • Density 578.43/sq mi (223.00/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
64674
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-60158
GNIS feature ID 0735812

Purdin is a city in northwest Linn County, Missouri, United States. The population was 141 at the 2020 census.

History

Purdin was platted in 1873. The community was named for its founder, Allen W. Purdin. A post office called Purdin has been in operation since 1877.

Geography

Purdin is located at 39°57′6″N 93°9′59″W / 39.95167°N 93.16639°W / 39.95167; -93.16639 (39.951600, -93.166258). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 229
1910 337 47.2%
1920 355 5.3%
1930 341 −3.9%
1940 303 −11.1%
1950 255 −15.8%
1960 207 −18.8%
1970 236 14.0%
1980 243 3.0%
1990 217 −10.7%
2000 223 2.8%
2010 190 −14.8%
2019 (est.) 177 −6.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 190 people, 79 households, and 49 families residing in the city. The population density was 612.9 inhabitants per square mile (236.6/km2). There were 99 housing units at an average density of 319.4 per square mile (123.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.5% White and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.

There were 79 households, of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.0% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.18.

The median age in the city was 36 years. 27.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 20.5% were from 45 to 64; and 19.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

Notable person

  • Bonnie Leman, magazine publisher.
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