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Risco, Missouri
City
Location of Risco, Missouri
Location of Risco, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County New Madrid
Area
 • Total 0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
 • Land 0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 276 ft (84 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 346
 • Estimate (2012) 337
 • Density 617.9/sq mi (238.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63874
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-61994
GNIS feature ID 0725322

Risco is a city in New Madrid County, Missouri, United States. The population was 346 at the 2010 census.

History

A post office called Risco has been in operation since 1903. The community derives its name from the Frisco Railroad.

Geography

Risco is located at 36°33′06″N 89°49′12″W / 36.551558°N 89.819921°W / 36.551558; -89.819921.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.56 square miles (1.45 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 272
1940 429 57.7%
1950 495 15.4%
1960 502 1.4%
1970 412 −17.9%
1980 446 8.3%
1990 434 −2.7%
2000 392 −9.7%
2010 346 −11.7%
Est. 2015 328 −5.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 346 people, 149 households, and 92 families residing in the city. The population density was 617.9 inhabitants per square mile (238.6/km2). There were 169 housing units at an average density of 301.8 per square mile (116.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.53% White, 1.16% Black or African American, and 2.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population.

There were 149 households of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.3% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the city was 41.7 years. 21.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.4% were from 25 to 44; 26.8% were from 45 to 64; and 20.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 392 people, 165 households, and 115 families residing in the city. The population density was 821.3 people per square mile (315.3/km²). There were 177 housing units at an average density of 370.9 per square mile (142.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.59% White, 0.16% African American, and 0.26% from two or more races.

There were 165 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,827, and the median income for a family was $32,857. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $22,813 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,777. About 13.2% of families and 14.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.7% of those under age 18 and 18.9% of those age 65 or over.

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