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|• Total||0.13 sq mi (0.34 km2)|
|• Land||0.13 sq mi (0.34 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||958 ft (292 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||346/sq mi (132/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0730184|
Quitman is an unincorporated community in west central Nodaway County, Missouri, United States. The population was 45 at the 2010 census.
Originally it was called Russellville which was first platted in 1856 by R. R. Russell. Later, the name was changed to Quitman in honor of John A. Quitman, a former governor of Mississippi and war hero in the Mexican-American War. The city was incorporated on February 8, 1881 when it was a stop on the Nodaway Valley Railroad (which was building the railroad for the Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad that eventually became part of the Burlington Northern network. The railroad no longer continues.
In November 2012, the Nodaway County Commission voted to disincorporate Quitman after local residents asked for it.
Quitman is located at 40°22′23″N 95°4′37″W / 40.37306°N 95.07694°W (40.373105, -95.076915). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 45 people, 23 households, and 11 families living in the city. The population density was 346.2 inhabitants per square mile (133.7/km2). There were 27 housing units at an average density of 207.7 per square mile (80.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.
There were 23 households, of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.1% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 52.2% were non-families. 43.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.96 and the average family size was 2.73.
The median age in the city was 44.5 years. 20% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.7% were from 25 to 44; 37.7% were from 45 to 64; and 11.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.
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