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|• Total||0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)|
|• Land||0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||942 ft (287 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||778.79/sq mi (300.84/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0726506|
Skidmore is a city in western Nodaway County, Missouri, United States. The population was 284 at the 2010 Census. The small farming community is known for the unsolved murder of Ken Rex McElroy. Skidmore also has a yearly "Punkin' Show."
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.
Skidmore is located at United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.33 square miles (0.85 km2), all land.. According to the
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 284 people, 122 households, and 81 families living 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.
In Spanish: Skidmore (Misuri) para niños
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