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Location of Puxico, Missouri
|• Total||0.67 sq mi (1.75 km2)|
|• Land||0.67 sq mi (1.73 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)|
|Elevation||374 ft (114 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,270.27/sq mi (490.27/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0725011|
Puxico is a city in Stoddard County, Missouri, United States. The population was 881 at the 2010 census.
Puxico was first settled in 1883, and named after Pucksicah, an Indian chief. A post office called Puxico has been in operation since 1884. Puxico was incorporated as a town in 1884.
Puxico is located at 36°57′2″N 90°9′31″W / 36.95056°N 90.15861°W (36.950535, -90.158611).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.68 square miles (1.76 km2), of which 0.67 square miles (1.74 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 881 people, 364 households, and 227 families living in the city. The population density was 1,314.9 inhabitants per square mile (507.7/km2). There were 429 housing units at an average density of 640.3 per square mile (247.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 0.1% African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.
There were 364 households, of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.4% were married couples living together, 17.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.6% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 3.01.
The median age in the city was 40.6 years. 24% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.8% were from 25 to 44; 22.9% were from 45 to 64; and 22.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.2% male and 53.8% female.
The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Puxico has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
Public education in Puxico is administered by Puxico R-VIII School District.
Puxico has a lending library, the Puxico Public Library.