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Republic, Missouri
City
Location of Republic, Missouri
Location of Republic, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
Counties Christian, Greene
Area
 • Total 13.31 sq mi (34.47 km2)
 • Land 13.30 sq mi (34.45 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 1,309 ft (399 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 14,751
 • Estimate (2015) 16,005
 • Density 1,109.1/sq mi (428.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 65738
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-61238
GNIS feature ID 0725224
Website City Website

Republic is a city in Christian and Greene counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 14,751. As of 2015, the population was 16,005. (Census Bureau Estimate) It is part of the Springfield, Missouri, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Early settlement in southwest Greene County centered on the community of Little York. When the Frisco Railroad built a line in the area in 1872, Little York was not on the route. Settlement moved two miles away to Brookline which was on the rail line's route. The first plat for what is now Republic was filed 8 January 1879. While the railroad did go through Republic, there initially was no switch or depot located in the city. A public subscription of $1000 raised the funds to build a depot in the city. Subsequent growth is attributed to the depot's completion.

In 2005, the cities of Republic and Brookline consolidated as Missouri State laws allow after a vote of the residents of both communities approved the consolidation with Republic taking over all aspects of city government. Originally, Brookline was to retain its own identity, but the city limit signs have since been changed to Republic's. However, according to Section I (b) of the Intergovernmental Agreement:

"Name of Consolidated Municipality - The name of the consolidated municipality shall be "City of Republic." To help preserve the identity of the Village, the City will place signs with text “Village of Brookline” at the current corporate limits of the Village. Placement of signage is subject to State sign regulations when placed in State right-of-way. The City of Republic will work with the United States Postal Service to help preserve the history and operation of the Brookline Station Post Office."

Therefore, Brookline has retained its identity per intergovernmental agreement although city limit signs have been placed at the old borders of the village. The Brookline signs are still located to identify the original village area near the post office.

The Elijah Teague Anderson House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

Geography

Republic is located at 37°7′18″N 94°28′17″W / 37.12167°N 94.47139°W / 37.12167; -94.47139 (37.121652, -93.471440). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.31 square miles (34.47 km2), of which, 13.30 square miles (34.45 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water. Most of the city lies in Greene County.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 81
1890 381 370.4%
1900 856 124.7%
1910 884 3.3%
1920 1,097 24.1%
1930 841 −23.3%
1940 790 −6.1%
1950 965 22.2%
1960 1,519 57.4%
1970 2,411 58.7%
1980 4,485 86.0%
1990 6,292 40.3%
2000 8,438 34.1%
2010 14,751 74.8%
Est. 2015 16,005 8.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 14,751 people, 5,516 households, and 3,999 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,109.1 inhabitants per square mile (428.2/km2). There were 6,139 housing units at an average density of 461.6 per square mile (178.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.6% White, 0.7% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 5,516 households of which 42.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.5% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median age in the city was 32.2 years. 29.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.9% were from 25 to 44; 20.5% were from 45 to 64; and 10.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 8,438 people, 3,148 households, and 2,379 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,508.1 people per square mile (581.8/km²). There were 3,298 housing units at an average density of 589.4 per square mile (227.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.43% White, 0.24% African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.04% of the population.

There were 3,148 households out of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 88.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,611, and the median income for a family was $37,622. Males had a median income of $30,849 versus $21,725 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,212. About 5.8% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over.


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