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Skidmore, Missouri
City
Location within Nodaway County and Missouri
Location within Nodaway County and Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Nodaway
Area
 • Total 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)
 • Land 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 945 ft (288 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 284
 • Estimate (2012) 276
 • Density 861/sq mi (334.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64487
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-68132
GNIS feature ID 0726506

Skidmore is a city in Nodaway County, Missouri, United States. The population was 284 at the 2010 Census. The small farming community has a yearly "Punkin' Show".

History

The Skidmore area was first settled in 1840 by William Bunton shortly after the Platte Purchase opened the area to settlement. Skidmore itself was platted in 1880 when M. Skidmore donated 20 acres (81,000 m2) to the Nodaway Valley Railroad Company (the agent for the Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad which was eventually taken over by the Burlington Northern Railroad). The railroad no longer operates.

The St. Oswald's Protestant Episcopal Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

Geography

Skidmore is located at 40°17′19″N 95°04′44″W / 40.288488°N 95.078955°W / 40.288488; -95.078955. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.33 square miles (0.85 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 561
1910 562 0.2%
1920 528 −6.0%
1930 538 1.9%
1940 498 −7.4%
1950 485 −2.6%
1960 425 −12.4%
1970 440 3.5%
1980 437 −0.7%
1990 404 −7.6%
2000 342 −15.3%
2010 284 −17.0%
Est. 2015 272 −4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 284 people, 122 households, and 81 families residing in the city. The population density was 860.6 inhabitants per square mile (332.3/km2). There were 172 housing units at an average density of 521.2 per square mile (201.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.3% White, 0.4% Native American, and 0.4% from two or more races.

There were 122 households of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.6% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% 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 2.80.

The median age in the city was 45.4 years. 21.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.7% were from 25 to 44; 32.1% were from 45 to 64; and 18.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.8% male and 47.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 342 people, 148 households, and 96 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,058.8 people per square mile (412.6/km²). There were 173 housing units at an average density of 535.6 per square mile (208.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.42% White, 0.29% African American, and 0.29% from two or more races.

There were 148 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,500, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $20,156 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,881. About 14.7% of families and 22.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.8% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.


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