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Risco, Missouri
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Location of Risco, Missouri
Location of Risco, Missouri
Coordinates: 36°33′6″N 89°49′12″W / 36.55167°N 89.82000°W / 36.55167; -89.82000Coordinates: 36°33′6″N 89°49′12″W / 36.55167°N 89.82000°W / 36.55167; -89.82000
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 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
279 ft (85 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 346
 • Estimate 
(2019)
310
 • Density 553.57/sq mi (213.67/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
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%
2019 (est.) 310 −10.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 346 people, 149 households, and 92 families living 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.

Education

Risco has a stand-alone school district, Risco RII. The school system consists of an elementary school, a combination middle and high school and a gymnasium, all on the same plot of land.

Risco has a lending library, a branch of the New Madrid County Library.

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